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 36 min

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

$66 - $287

Cheapest option

Bus  •  17 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Raymond Terrace Coach Stop, Adelaide St to Central Station, Forecourt, Coach Bay 9 100
  2. Take the bus from Sydney to Melbourne Fe21

$51 - $65

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

$93 - $280

Train  •  14 h 20 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 / ...

$76 - $203

Train, bus  •  15 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Newcastle Interchange to Central Station
  2. Take the bus from Sydney to Canberra
  3. Take the bus from Canberra to Melbourne

$93 - $163

Drive  •  10 h 31 min

  1. Drive from Newcastle to Melbourne 623.6 miles

$85 - $130

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The cheapest way to get from Newcastle to Melbourne is to bus which costs $65 - $90 and takes 17 h 24 min.

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The quickest way to get from Newcastle to Melbourne is to fly which costs $85 - $390 and takes 3 h 36 min.

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

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It takes approximately 3 h 36 min to get from Newcastle to Melbourne, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Newcastle to Melbourne. However, there are services departing from King St Before Darby St and arriving at Melbourne via Raymond Terrace Coach Stop, Adelaide St and Sydney. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h 24 min.

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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 20 min.

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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 20 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 32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$15 - $23
1st Class
$21 - $35
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 - $180
Website
transportnsw.info
Economy
$60 - $80
First
$85 - $120
Sleeper
$150 - $180
Bus operators
Murrays Coaches
Website
murrays.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Canberra
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Schedules at
murrays.com.au
Greyhound Australia
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Canberra to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $95
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$55 - $80
Flexifare
$65 - $95
Port Stephens Coaches
Website
pscoaches.com.au
Bus from Raymond Terrace Coach Stop, Adelaide St to Central Station, Forecourt, Coach Bay 9
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
pscoaches.com.au
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au

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