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

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Train  •  3h 51m

  1. Take the train from Broadmeadow Station to Tamworth Station 223

$25 - $40

3 alternative options

Drive  •  3h 28m

  1. Drive from Newcastle to Tamworth 281.9 km

$30 - $50

Fly from Newcastle  •  4h 32m

  1. Fly from Newcastle (NTL) to Tamworth (TMW) NTL - TMW

$115 - $317

Train to Sydney, fly  •  5h 1m

  1. Take the train from Newcastle Interchange to Central Station
  2. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Tamworth (TMW) SYD - TMW

$174 - $343

Newcastle to Tamworth by train

The train journey time between Newcastle and Tamworth is around 3h 50m and covers a distance of around 292 km. The fastest train normally takes 3h 48m. Operated by NSW TrainLink, the Newcastle to Tamworth train service departs from Broadmeadow Station and arrives in Tamworth Station. Typically seven trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Newcastle to Tamworth train schedules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Tamworth is 1800 020 080.

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The cheapest way to get from Newcastle to Tamworth is to train which costs $25 - $40 and takes 3h 51m.

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The quickest way to get from Newcastle to Tamworth is to drive which costs $30 - $50 and takes 3h 28m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Broadmeadow Station station and arriving at Tamworth Station station. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 51m.

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The distance between Newcastle and Tamworth is 220 km. The road distance is 281.9 km.

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The best way to get from Newcastle to Tamworth without a car is to train which takes 3h 51m and costs $25 - $40.

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The train from Broadmeadow Station to Tamworth Station takes 3h 51m including transfers and departs twice daily.

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Newcastle to Tamworth train services, operated by NSW TrainLink, depart from Broadmeadow Station.

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The best way to get from Newcastle to Tamworth is to train which takes 3h 51m and costs $25 - $40. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $110 - $320 and takes 4h 32m.

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There is no direct flight from Newcastle Airport to Tamworth Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 10m and has one stopover.

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Newcastle to Tamworth train services, operated by NSW TrainLink, arrive at Tamworth Station.

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Map of how to get from Newcastle to Tamworth.
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  • Distance: 219.7 km
  • Duration: 3h 51m

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

NSW TrainLink operates a train from Broadmeadow Station to Tamworth Station twice daily. Tickets cost $25 - $40 and the journey takes 3h 51m. Alternatively, Jetstar, Qantas and three other airlines fly from Newcastle to Tamworth 4 times a day.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Newcastle to Tamworth via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $280
Flights from Newcastle to Tamworth via Brisbane, Sydney
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$210 - $650
Flights from Newcastle to Tamworth via Gold Coast, Sydney
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $360
Flights from Newcastle to Tamworth via Sydney
Ave. Duration
2h 57m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$180 - $440
Flights from Newcastle to Tamworth via Canberra, Sydney
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$250 - $480
Flights from Sydney to Tamworth
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $340
Link Airways
Website
linkairways.com
Flights from Newcastle to Tamworth via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $550
Train operators
NSW TrainLink
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Broadmeadow Station to Tamworth Station
Ave. Duration
3h 51m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
NSW TrainLink Train
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 33m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Website
Transport NSW
Opal card
$9 - $12
Opal single trip ticket
$11 - $15

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Yes, the driving distance between Newcastle to Tamworth is 282 km. It takes approximately 3h 28m to drive from Newcastle to Tamworth.

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FlyPelican, Link Airways, Jetstar and Qantas offer flights from Newcastle Airport to Tamworth Airport.

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There are 41+ hotels available in Tamworth. Prices start at $125 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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