There are 4 ways to get from Newcastle to Sydney by train, bus, night train or car
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Train • 2h 33m
$9 - $12
3 alternative options
Bus • 2h 55m
$27 - $40
Night train • 2h 58m
$9 - $12
Drive • 1h 53m
$18 - $27
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Questions & Answers
The cost-effective way to get from Newcastle to Sydney is to train, which costs $9 - $12 and takes 2h 33m.
The quickest way to get from Newcastle to Sydney is to drive which costs $18 - $27 and takes 1h 53m.
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.
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.
The distance between Newcastle and Sydney is 117 km. The road distance is 160.3 km.
The best way to get from Newcastle to Sydney without a car is to train which takes 2h 33m and costs $9 - $12.
The train from Newcastle Interchange to Central Station takes 2h 33m including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.
Newcastle to Sydney bus services, operated by Premier Motor Service, depart from Newcastle station.
Newcastle to Sydney train services, operated by Transport NSW, depart from Newcastle Interchange station.
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.
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.
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).
Train from Newcastle Interchange to Central Station
- Ave. Duration
- 2h 33m
- Every 30 minutes
- Estimated price
- $9 - $12
- Schedules at
- Transport NSW
- Opal card
- $9 - $12
- Opal single trip ticket
- $11 - $15
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More Questions & Answers
Newcastle to Sydney bus services, operated by Premier Motor Service, arrive at Sydney station.
Newcastle to Sydney train services, operated by Transport NSW, arrive at Central Station.
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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