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There are 4 ways to get from Newcastle to Sydney by train, bus, night train or car

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Train  •  2h 33m

  1. Take the train from Newcastle Interchange to Central Station Ccn

$9 - $12

3 alternative options

Bus  •  2h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Newcastle to Sydney Pm11

$27 - $40

Night train  •  2h 58m

  1. Take the night train from Newcastle Interchange to Central Station Ccn

$9 - $12

Drive  •  1h 53m

  1. Drive from Newcastle to Sydney 160.3 km

$18 - $27

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The cost-effective way to get from Newcastle to Sydney is to train, which costs $9 - $12 and takes 2h 33m.

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The quickest way to get from Newcastle to Sydney is to drive which costs $18 - $27 and takes 1h 53m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Newcastle and arriving at Sydney. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 55m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Newcastle Interchange and arriving at Central Station station. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 33m.

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The distance between Newcastle and Sydney is 117 km. The road distance is 160.3 km.

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The best way to get from Newcastle to Sydney without a car is to train which takes 2h 33m and costs $9 - $12.

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The train from Newcastle Interchange to Central Station takes 2h 33m including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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Newcastle to Sydney bus services, operated by Premier Motor Service, depart from Newcastle station.

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

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The best way to get from Newcastle to Sydney is to train which takes 2h 33m and costs $9 - $12. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $27 - $40 and takes 2h 55m.

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Map of how to get from Newcastle to Sydney.
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  • Distance: 116.8 km
  • Duration: 2h 33m

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

Transport NSW operates a train from Newcastle Interchange to Central Station every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $9 - $12 and the journey takes 2h 33m. Alternatively, Premier Motor Service operates a bus from Newcastle to Sydney once daily. Tickets cost $27 - $40 and the journey takes 2h 55m.

Train operators
Transport NSW

Transport for NSW manages public transport for Australia’s New South Wales region, including metro, train, bus, ferry, light rail and coach. Hubs include Sydney, Byron Bay, Newcastle and Wollongong. Use an Opal card for cheapest fares in greater Sydney, the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, the Hunter and the Illawarra. Tickets for regional train and bus services need to be booked before travel (Opal cards are not accepted).

Contact Details
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Newcastle Interchange to Central Station
Ave. Duration
2h 33m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Opal card
$9 - $12
Opal single trip ticket
$11 - $15
Bus operators
Premier Motor Service
Phone
+61 2 4423 5233
Email
reservations@premierms.com.au
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Newcastle to Sydney
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
Premier Motor Service

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Newcastle to Sydney bus services, operated by Premier Motor Service, arrive at Sydney station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Newcastle to Sydney is 160 km. It takes approximately 1h 53m to drive from Newcastle to Sydney.

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