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There are 6 ways to get from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Newcastle by plane, train, bus, car, shuttle or towncar

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Fly  •  2 h 11 min

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

$85 - $181

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Shuttle  •  2 h 4 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Sydney Airport to Newcastle

$11 - $85

4 alternative options

Train  •  3 h 13 min

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

$26 - $33

Bus  •  4 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Sydney to Newcastle Gx241 / ...

$24 - $40

Drive  •  2 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Newcastle 107.2 miles

$15 - $23

Towncar  •  2 h 4 min

  1. Take a town car from Sydney Airport to Newcastle 107.2 miles

$290 - $400

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The cheapest way to get from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Newcastle is to drive which costs $21 - $35 and takes 2 h 4 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Newcastle is to shuttle which costs $15 - $120 and takes 2 h 4 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Sydney Airport (SYD) station to Newcastle. However, there are services departing from International Airport Station and arriving at Newcastle Interchange via Central Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 13 min.

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The distance between Sydney Airport (SYD) and Newcastle is 126 km. The road distance is 171.6 km.

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The best way to get from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Newcastle without a car is to train which takes 3 h 13 min and costs $35 - $50.

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It takes approximately 2 h 11 min to get from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Newcastle, including transfers.

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Sydney Airport (SYD) to Newcastle train services, operated by Transport NSW, arrive at Central Station.

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The best way to get from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Newcastle is to fly which takes 2 h 11 min and costs $120 - $260. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $35 - $50 and takes 3 h 13 min, you could also bus, which costs $30 - $60 and takes 4 h 1 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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Sydney Airport (SYD) to Newcastle train services, operated by Transport NSW, arrive at Newcastle Interchange station.

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Map of how to get from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Newcastle.
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  • Distance: 78.5 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 11 min

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

Regional Express flies from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Newcastle 3 times a day. Alternatively, Transport NSW operates a train from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Newcastle hourly. Tickets cost $15 - $22 and the journey takes 2 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
Train operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Newcastle Interchange
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
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 Sydney to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $29
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$13 - $19
Flexifare
$21 - $29
Premier Motor Service
Phone
+61 2 4423 5233
Email
reservations@premierms.com.au
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
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
Frequency
On demand
Shuttle from Sydney Airport to Newcastle
Estimated price
$11 - $85
Towncar from Sydney Airport to Newcastle
Estimated price
$290 - $400

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Yes, the driving distance between Sydney Airport (SYD) to Newcastle is 172 km. It takes approximately 2 h 4 min to drive from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Newcastle.

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Regional Express offers flights from Sydney Airport to Newcastle Airport.

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There are 201+ hotels available in Newcastle. Prices start at $70 USD per night.

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