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There are 6 ways to get from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Nelson Bay by plane, bus, train or car

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

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Fly to Newcastle  •  2h 33m

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

$85 - $182

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Bus  •  4h 46m

  1. Take the bus from Central Station, Forecourt, Coach Bay 7 to Donald St Before Stockton St 100

$16 - $19

4 alternative options

Fly to Taree, bus  •  4h 12m

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Taree (TRO) SYD - TRO
  2. Take the bus from Taree to Karuah

$181 - $502

Train, bus  •  5h 3m

  1. Take the train from Central Station to Newcastle Interchange Central Coast and Newcastle Line
  2. Take the bus from Hunter St Opp Cooper St to Donald St Before Stockton St 130 / ...

$28 - $37

Bus Transport NSW  •  5h 14m

  1. Take the bus from Central Station, Chalmers St to Newcastle Interchange, Stewart Av 55Cn / ...
  2. Take the bus from Hunter St Opp Cooper St to Donald St Before Stockton St 130 / ...

$25 - $33

Drive  •  2h 37m

  1. Drive from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Nelson Bay 136.5 miles

$19 - $29

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The cheapest way to get from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Nelson Bay is to bus which costs $23 - $28 and takes 4h 46m.

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The quickest way to get from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Nelson Bay is to fly which costs $120 - $260 and takes 2h 33m.

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The distance between Sydney Airport (SYD) and Nelson Bay is 163 km. The road distance is 218.3 km.

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The best way to get from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Nelson Bay without a car is to bus which takes 4h 46m and costs $23 - $28.

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It takes approximately 2h 33m to get from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Nelson Bay, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Nelson Bay is to fly which takes 2h 33m and costs $120 - $260. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $23 - $28 and takes 4h 46m.

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The quickest flight from Sydney Airport to Newcastle Airport is the direct flight which takes 45m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Sydney Airport (SYD) to Nelson Bay is 218 km. It takes approximately 2h 37m to drive from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Nelson Bay.

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Regional Express offers flights from Sydney Airport to Newcastle Airport.

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There are 1041+ hotels available in Nelson Bay. Prices start at $102 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Nelson Bay.
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  • Distance: 101.6 miles
  • Duration: 2h 33m

What companies run services between Sydney Airport (SYD), Australia and Nelson Bay, NSW, Australia?

Regional Express flies from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Nelson Bay 3 times a day. Alternatively, Port Stephens Coaches operates a bus from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Nelson Bay once daily. Tickets cost $5 - $8 and the journey takes 3h 35m.

Airlines
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Sydney to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $240
FlyPelican
Website
flypelican.com.au
Flights from Sydney to Taree
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $310
Train operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Newcastle Interchange
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Economy
$15 - $22
1st Class
$21 - $30
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 Taree to Karuah
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $23
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$9 - $14
Flexifare
$16 - $23
Premier Motor Service
Phone
+61 2 4423 5233
Email
reservations@premierms.com.au
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Taree to Karuah
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Website
Premier Motor Service
Port Stephens Coaches
Phone
(02) 4982 2940
Website
pscoaches.com.au
Bus from Central Station, Forecourt, Coach Bay 7 to Donald St Before Stockton St
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
Port Stephens Coaches
Bus from Hunter St Opp Cooper St to Donald St Before Stockton St
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
Port Stephens Coaches
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Central Station, Chalmers St to Newcastle Interchange, Stewart Av
Ave. Duration
2h 48m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
Transport NSW

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