There are 4 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.

Recommended option

Fly  •  2 h 28 min

  1. SYD - NTL

$85 - $182

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 47 min

  1. 100

$17 - $20

2 alternative options

Train, bus  •  5 h 32 min

  1. Central Coast and Newcastle Line
  2. 130 / ...

$31 - $40

Drive  •  2 h 37 min

  1. 136.5 miles

$19 - $29

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

FlyPelican and Regional Express 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
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$30 - $330
Train operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Hamilton Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$16 - $23
1st Class
$22 - $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 Maitland Rd Before Beaumont St to Donald St Before Stockton St
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
pscoaches.com.au

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Sydney Airport (SYD) and Nelson Bay is 163 km. The road distance is 218 km.

The cheapest way to get from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Nelson Bay is to bus which costs $22 - $27 and takes 4 h 47 min.

The quickest way to get from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Nelson Bay is to fly which takes 2 h 28 min and costs $110 - $250.

It takes approximately 2 h 28 min to get from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Nelson Bay, including transfers.