There are 4 ways to get from Newcastle to Katoomba by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  4 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Newcastle Interchange to Strathfield Station Central Coast and Newcastle Line
  2. Take the train from Strathfield Station to Katoomba Station Blue Mountains Line

$23 - $35

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Bus  •  6 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Newcastle to Hornsby
  2. Take the bus from Hornsby Station, Stand F to Parramatta Station, Stand B3 M60
  3. Take the bus from Penrith Station, Stand D to Goldsmith Pl Opp Katoomba Station

$27 - $38

Drive  •  2 h 49 min

  1. Drive from Newcastle to Katoomba 145.9 miles

$20 - $30

Fly, train  •  5 h 27 min

  1. Fly from Newcastle (NTL) to Sydney (SYD) NTL - SYD
  2. Take the train from Central Station to Katoomba Station

$104 - $210

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The cheapest way to get from Newcastle to Katoomba is to drive which costs $28 - $45 and takes 2 h 49 min.

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The quickest way to get from Newcastle to Katoomba is to drive which costs $28 - $45 and takes 2 h 49 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Newcastle to Katoomba station. However, there are services departing from Newcastle Interchange and arriving at Katoomba Station via Strathfield Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 31 min.

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The distance between Newcastle and Katoomba is 162 km. The road distance is 233.4 km.

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The best way to get from Newcastle to Katoomba without a car is to train which takes 4 h 31 min and costs $30 - $50.

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It takes approximately 4 h 31 min to get from Newcastle to Katoomba, including transfers.

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Newcastle to Katoomba train services, operated by Transport NSW, depart from Newcastle Interchange station.

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The best way to get from Newcastle to Katoomba is to train which takes 4 h 31 min and costs $30 - $50. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $35 - $55 and takes 6 h 35 min.

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The quickest flight from Newcastle Airport to Sydney Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Newcastle to Katoomba train services, operated by Transport NSW, arrive at Katoomba Station.

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Map of how to get from Newcastle to Katoomba.
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  • Distance: 101.5 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 31 min

What companies run services between Newcastle, NSW, Australia and Katoomba, NSW, Australia?

You can take a train from Newcastle to Katoomba via Strathfield Station in around 4 h 31 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Newcastle to Katoomba via Hornsby, Hornsby Station, Stand F, Parramatta Station, Stand B3, Parramatta Station, Penrith Station, and Penrith Station, Stand D in around 6 h 35 min.

Airlines
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Newcastle to Sydney
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $240
FlyPelican
Website
flypelican.com.au
Flights from Newcastle to Sydney via Taree
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$50 - $400
Train operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Newcastle Interchange to Strathfield Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$14 - $21
1st Class
$20 - $29
Train from Strathfield Station to Katoomba Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$9 - $14
1st Class
$12 - $19
Train from Central Station to Katoomba Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$10 - $15
1st Class
$14 - $21
Bus operators
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Newcastle to Hornsby
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $22
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Hillsbus
Website
hillsbus.com.au
Bus from Hornsby Station, Stand F to Parramatta Station, Stand B3
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
131500.com.au
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Penrith Station, Stand D to Goldsmith Pl Opp Katoomba Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info

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Yes, the driving distance between Newcastle to Katoomba is 233 km. It takes approximately 2 h 49 min to drive from Newcastle to Katoomba.

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FlyPelican and Regional Express offer flights from Newcastle Airport to Sydney Airport.

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There are 239+ hotels available in Katoomba. Prices start at $72 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Newcastle to Newcastle Airport is to line 136 bus which takes 27 min and costs $3 - $5.

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