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

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Bus Greyhound Australia  •  2 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Newcastle to Sydney Gx421 / ...

$13 - $29

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Train  •  2 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Newcastle Interchange to Central Station Central Coast and Newcastle Line

$15 - $22

Bus Premier Motor Service  •  3 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Newcastle to Chatswood

$20 - $26

Drive  •  1 h 51 min

  1. Drive from Newcastle to Sydney 100.1 miles

$14 - $21

Fly  •  2 h 28 min

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

$94 - $195

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The cheapest way to get from Newcastle to Sydney is to drive which costs $20 - $29 and takes 1 h 51 min.

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The quickest way to get from Newcastle to Sydney is to drive which costs $20 - $29 and takes 1 h 51 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Newcastle and arriving at Sydney. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 30 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Newcastle Interchange and arriving at Central Station station. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 34 min.

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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 bus which takes 2 h 30 min and costs $18 - $45.

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The bus from Newcastle to Sydney takes 2 h 30 min including transfers and departs three times a day.

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Newcastle to Sydney bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, 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 bus which takes 2 h 30 min and costs $18 - $45. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $21 - $35 and takes 2 h 34 min, you could also fly, which costs $130 - $280 and takes 2 h 28 min.

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Map of how to get from Newcastle to Sydney.
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  • Distance: 73.1 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 30 min

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

Greyhound Australia operates a bus from Newcastle to Sydney 3 times a day. Tickets cost $13 - $29 and the journey takes 2 h 30 min. Premier Motor Service also services this route once daily. Alternatively, Transport NSW operates a train from Newcastle to Sydney hourly. Tickets cost $15 - $22 and the journey takes 2 h 34 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 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
Bus operators
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 Newcastle to Sydney
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $29
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Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$13 - $19
Flexifare
$21 - $29
Premier Motor Service
Phone
+61 2 4423 5233
Email
reservations@premierms.com.au
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Newcastle to Sydney
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Bus from Newcastle to Chatswood
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $23
Schedules at
premierms.com.au

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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 Greyhound Australia, 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 1 h 51 min to drive from Newcastle to Sydney.

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

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There are 2145+ hotels available in Sydney. Prices start at $84 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Newcastle to Newcastle Airport is to bus which takes 28 min and costs $3 - $5.

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