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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  4 h 35 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

$24 - $35

2 alternative options

Drive  •  2 h 49 min

  1. Drive from Newcastle to Wollongong 146.5 miles

$20 - $30

Fly, train  •  4 h 14 min

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

$101 - $206

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 35 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
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$35 - $340
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
$16 - $23
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$16 - $23
1st Class
$22 - $35
Train from Central Station to Wollongong Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$8 - $12
1st Class
$11 - $16
Train from Wolli Creek Station to Wollongong Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$7 - $11
1st Class
$10 - $15

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Newcastle and Wollongong is 185 km. The road distance is 234 km.

The cheapest way to get from Newcastle to Wollongong is to drive which costs $27 - $40 and takes 2 h 49 min.

The quickest way to get from Newcastle to Wollongong is to drive which takes 2 h 49 min and costs $27 - $40.

No, there is no direct train from Newcastle to Wollongong. However, there are services departing from Newcastle Interchange and arriving at Wollongong Station via Central Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 35 min.

It takes approximately 4 h 35 min to get from Newcastle to Wollongong, including transfers.