There are 3 ways to get from Newcastle to Sydney by train, car or plane

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Train  •  2 h 32 min

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

$15 - $22

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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The cheapest way to get from Newcastle to Sydney is to drive which costs $19 - $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 $19 - $29 and takes 1 h 51 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 train from Newcastle Interchange to Central Station takes 2 h 32 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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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 32 min.

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The best way to get from Newcastle to Sydney is to train which takes 2 h 32 min and costs $21 - $35. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $130 - $270 and takes 2 h 29 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 32 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 32 min. Alternatively, Regional Express and FlyPelican fly from Newcastle to Sydney 3 times a day.

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 32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$15 - $22
1st Class
$21 - $35

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