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

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Train  •  4 h 34 min

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

$22 - $33

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Bus  •  5 h 30 min

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

$24 - $44

Drive  •  2 h 49 min

  1. Drive from Newcastle to Wollongong 146.5 miles

$20 - $30

Fly, train  •  4 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Newcastle (NTL) to Sydney (SYD) NTL - SYD
  2. Take the train from Wolli Creek Station to Wollongong Station

$100 - $205

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The cheapest way to get from Newcastle to Wollongong is to drive which costs $29 - $45 and takes 2 h 49 min.

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The quickest way to get from Newcastle to Wollongong is to drive which costs $29 - $45 and takes 2 h 49 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Newcastle to Wollongong. However, there are services departing from Newcastle and arriving at Wollongong via Sydney. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Newcastle to Wollongong station. However, there are services departing from Newcastle Interchange and arriving at Wollongong Station via Central Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 34 min.

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The distance between Newcastle and Wollongong is 185 km. The road distance is 234.5 km.

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The best way to get from Newcastle to Wollongong without a car is to train which takes 4 h 34 min and costs $30 - $50.

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It takes approximately 4 h 34 min to get from Newcastle to Wollongong, including transfers.

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Newcastle to Wollongong bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, depart from Newcastle station.

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Newcastle to Wollongong train services, operated by Transport NSW, depart from Newcastle Interchange station.

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The best way to get from Newcastle to Wollongong is to train which takes 4 h 34 min and costs $30 - $50. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $30 - $65 and takes 5 h 30 min.

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Map of how to get from Newcastle to Wollongong.
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  • Distance: 115.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 34 min

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

You can take a train from Newcastle to Wollongong via Central Station in around 4 h 34 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Newcastle to Wollongong via Sydney in around 5 h 30 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
Train from Central Station to Wollongong Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$7 - $11
1st Class
$10 - $15
Train from Wolli Creek Station to Wollongong Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$6 - $10
1st Class
$9 - $14
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
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 Sydney to Wollongong
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $15
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 Wollongong bus services, operated by Premier Motor Service, arrive at Wollongong station.

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Newcastle to Wollongong train services, operated by Transport NSW, arrive at Wollongong Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Newcastle to Wollongong is 234 km. It takes approximately 2 h 49 min to drive from Newcastle to Wollongong.

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

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There are 60+ hotels available in Wollongong. Prices start at $85 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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