There are 6 ways to get from Newcastle to Melbourne by plane, train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly from Newcastle  •  3 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Newcastle (NTL) to Melbourne (MEL) NTL - MEL

$65 - $286

Cheapest option

Bus  •  15 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Newcastle Interchange, Stewart Av to Central Station, Forecourt, Coach Bay 1 55Cn / ...
  2. Take the bus from Sydney to Melbourne Fe21

$52 - $72

4 alternative options

Train to Sydney, fly  •  6 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Newcastle Interchange to Central Station
  2. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Melbourne (MEL) SYD - MEL

$90 - $277

Train  •  14 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Newcastle Interchange to Central Station Central Coast and Newcastle Line
  2. Take the train from Central Station to Southern Cross 623 / ...

$75 - $192

Train, bus  •  16 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Newcastle Interchange to Central Station Central Coast and Newcastle Line
  2. Take the bus from Central Station to Melbourne Gx233

$90 - $152

Drive  •  10 h 31 min

  1. Drive from Newcastle to Melbourne 623.6 miles

$85 - $130

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Newcastle to Melbourne. However, there are services departing from Newcastle Interchange, Stewart Av and arriving at Melbourne via Sydney. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 48 min.

More details

No, there is no direct train from Newcastle to Melbourne. However, there are services departing from Newcastle Interchange and arriving at Southern Cross via Central Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 22 min.

More details

The distance between Newcastle and Melbourne is 822 km. The road distance is 997.7 km.

Get driving directions

The best way to get from Newcastle to Melbourne without a car is to train which takes 14 h 22 min and costs .

More details

It takes approximately 3 h 29 min to get from Newcastle to Melbourne, including transfers.

More details

Newcastle to Melbourne bus services, operated by Transport NSW, depart from Newcastle Interchange, Stewart Av station.

More details

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

More details

The best way to get from Newcastle to Melbourne is to fly which takes 3 h 29 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 14 h 22 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 15 h 48 min.

Mode details

The quickest flight from Newcastle Airport to Melbourne Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 35 min.

Search flights

Newcastle to Melbourne bus services, operated by Firefly Express, arrive at Melbourne station.

More details

Map of how to get from Newcastle to Melbourne.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 513.9 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 29 min

What companies run services between Newcastle, NSW, Australia and Melbourne, VIC, Australia?

Virgin Australia and Jetstar fly from Newcastle to Melbourne 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Newcastle to Melbourne via Central Station in around 14 h 22 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Newcastle to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $390
Flights from Sydney to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Newcastle to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $470
Flights from Sydney to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $430
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Sydney to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Newcastle to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $390
Flights from Sydney to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $370
Train operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Newcastle Interchange to Central Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$15 - $22
1st Class
$21 - $30
XPT
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Central Station to Southern Cross
Ave. Duration
10 h 48 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $170
Website
transportnsw.info
Economy
$60 - $80
First
$80 - $110
Sleeper
$150 - $170
Bus operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Newcastle Interchange, Stewart Av to Central Station, Forecourt, Coach Bay 1
Ave. Duration
2 h 48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Greyhound Australia

Greyhound Australia is the country’s only long distance bus operator running services in all states and territories. Greyhound Australia has been operating for 110 years and is the leading bus company in Australia. The extensive network now covers most of the Australian mainland and services more than 5 million passengers every year. Buses are equipped for the long journeys, with free WiFi, air-conditioning, full disability access, USB chargers in every seat and an on-board restroom.

Contact Details
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Central Station to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
12 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $130
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$75 - $110
Flexifare
$90 - $130

Want to know more about travelling around Australia

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.

More Questions & Answers

Newcastle to Melbourne train services, operated by XPT, arrive at Southern Cross station.

More details

Yes, the driving distance between Newcastle to Melbourne is 998 km. It takes approximately 10 h 31 min to drive from Newcastle to Melbourne.

Get driving directions

Virgin Australia and Jetstar offer flights from Newcastle Airport to Melbourne Airport.

Search flights

There are 1928+ hotels available in Melbourne. Prices start at $79 USD per night.

More details

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

More details