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

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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

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Bus  •  2 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Newcastle Interchange, Stewart Av to Central Station, Forecourt, Coach Bay 1 55Cn / ...

$12 - $25

2 alternative options

Drive  •  1 h 51 min

  1. Drive from Newcastle to Sydney 100.1 miles

$14 - $21

Fly  •  2 h 29 min

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

$94 - $195

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Newcastle Interchange, Stewart Av and arriving at Central Station, Forecourt, Coach Bay 1 station. Services depart twice daily, and operate Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 2 h 48 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 train which takes 2 h 34 min and costs .

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The train from Newcastle Interchange to Central Station takes 2 h 34 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Newcastle to Sydney bus services, operated by Transport NSW, depart from Newcastle Interchange, Stewart Av 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 2 h 34 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 2 h 48 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 2 h 29 min.

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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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Map of how to get from Newcastle to Sydney.
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  • Distance: 73.1 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 34 min

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

Transport NSW operates a train from Newcastle to Sydney hourly. Tickets cost $15 - $22 and the journey takes 2 h 34 min. Alternatively, Transport NSW operates a bus from Newcastle to Sydney hourly. Tickets cost $12 - $18 and the journey takes 2 h 48 min. Premier Motor Service also services this route once daily.

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
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Newcastle Interchange, Stewart Av to Central Station, Forecourt, Coach Bay 1
Ave. Duration
2 h 48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Premier Motor Service
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

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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 1996+ hotels available in Sydney. Prices start at $79 USD 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 .

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