There are 5 ways to get from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Nelson Bay by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly  •  2 h 33 min

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

$85 - $182

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Bus  •  4 h 47 min

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

$17 - $20

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  5 h 39 min

  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 / ...

$29 - $39

Bus Greyhound Australia  •  6 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Sydney to Newcastle Gx243
  2. Take the bus from Customs House, Stand 3 to Donald St Before Stockton St 130 / ...

$28 - $47

Drive  •  2 h 37 min

  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 4 h 47 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Nelson Bay is to fly which costs $110 - $260 and takes 2 h 33 min.

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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 4 h 47 min and costs $23 - $28.

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It takes approximately 2 h 33 min 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 2 h 33 min and costs $110 - $260. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $23 - $28 and takes 4 h 47 min.

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

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

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

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There are 734+ hotels available in Nelson Bay. Prices start at $80 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: 2 h 33 min

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

Regional Express and FlyPelican fly 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 3 h 35 min.

Airlines
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Sydney to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $240
FlyPelican
Website
flypelican.com.au
Flights from Sydney to Newcastle via Taree
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$45 - $390
Train operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Newcastle Interchange
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$15 - $23
1st Class
$21 - $35
Bus operators
Port Stephens Coaches
Website
pscoaches.com.au
Bus from Central Station, Forecourt, Coach Bay 7 to Donald St Before Stockton St
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
pscoaches.com.au
Bus from Hunter St Opp Cooper St to Donald St Before Stockton St
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
pscoaches.com.au
Bus from Customs House, Stand 3 to Donald St Before Stockton St
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
pscoaches.com.au
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 Sydney to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $30
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$13 - $19
Flexifare
$21 - $30
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Schedules at
premierms.com.au

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