There are 5 ways to get from Newcastle to Sydney by train, bus, night train, car or plane

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Train  •  2h 35m

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

$24 - $45

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Bus  •  2h 48m

  1. Take the bus from Hunter St Opp Cooper St to Central Station, Forecourt, Coach Bay 1 55Cn / ...

$18 - $55

3 alternative options

Night train  •  2h 58m

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

$24 - $45

Drive  •  1h 52m

  1. Drive from Newcastle to Sydney 160.2 km

$21 - $35

Fly  •  2h 25m

  1. Fly from Newcastle (NTL) to Sydney (SYD) NTL - SYD

$111 - $332

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The cheapest way to get from Newcastle to Sydney is to drive which costs $21 - $35 and takes 1h 52m.

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The quickest way to get from Newcastle to Sydney is to drive which costs $21 - $35 and takes 1h 52m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Hunter St Opp Cooper St and arriving at Central Station, Forecourt, Coach Bay 1 station. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 48m.

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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 35m.

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The distance between Newcastle and Sydney is 117 km. The road distance is 160.2 km.

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The best way to get from Newcastle to Sydney without a car is to train which takes 2h 35m and costs $24 - $45.

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The train from Newcastle Interchange to Central Station takes 2h 35m including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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Newcastle to Sydney bus services, operated by Transport NSW, depart from Hunter St Opp Cooper St 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 35m and costs $24 - $45. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $18 - $55 and takes 2h 48m, you could also fly, which costs $110 - $340 and takes 2h 25m.

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Map of how to get from Newcastle to Sydney.
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  • Distance: 116.9 km
  • Duration: 2h 35m

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 $24 - $45 and the journey takes 2h 35m. Alternatively, Transport NSW operates a bus from Hunter St Opp Cooper St to Central Station, Forecourt, Coach Bay 1 every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $18 - $25 and the journey takes 2h 48m. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Newcastle to Sydney
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $320
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 35m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Economy
$24 - $35
First Class
$30 - $45
Bus 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
Bus from Hunter St Opp Cooper St to Central Station, Forecourt, Coach Bay 1
Ave. Duration
2h 48m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Schedules at
Transport NSW
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, although service is limited in Western Australia with just a single route to Broome. Buses are equipped for long journeys, with free WiFi, air-conditioning, full disability access, USB chargers, reclining seats and an onboard bathroom.

Contact Details
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Newcastle to Sydney
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
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Greyhound.com.au
Early Bird
$35 - $45
Premium
$35 - $55
Advantage
$35 - $45
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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The quickest flight from Newcastle Airport to Sydney Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Newcastle to Sydney bus services, operated by Transport NSW, arrive at Central Station, Forecourt, Coach Bay 1.

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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 52m to drive from Newcastle to Sydney.

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Regional Express offers flights from Newcastle Airport to Sydney Airport.

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There are 2747+ hotels available in Sydney. Prices start at $150 AUD 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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