There are 4 ways to get from Sydney to Charlestown by train, bus, car or plane

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Recommended option

Train  •  2 h 39 min

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

$16 - $24

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Central Station, Forecourt, Coach Bay 7 to Raymond Terrace Coach Stop, Adelaide St 100
  2. Take the bus from Raymond Terrace Coach Stop, Adelaide St to Hunter St At Cooper St 140

$10 - $14

2 alternative options

Drive  •  1 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Sydney to Charlestown 89.8 miles

$12 - $19

Fly, line 28 bus  •  4 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Newcastle (NTL) SYD - NTL
  2. Take the line 28 bus from Hunter St Opp Cooper St to Charlestown Branch Library, Ridley St

$96 - $199

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The cheapest way to get from Sydney to Charlestown is to bus which costs $12 - $20 and takes 4 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sydney to Charlestown is to drive which costs $17 - $26 and takes 1 h 48 min.

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The distance between Sydney and Charlestown is 110 km. The road distance is 143.7 km.

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It takes approximately 2 h 39 min to get from Sydney to Charlestown, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sydney station to Charlestown. However, there are services departing from Central Station, Forecourt, Coach Bay 7 and arriving at Charlestown Branch Library, Ridley St via Raymond Terrace Coach Stop, Adelaide St and Hunter St Opp Cooper St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 15 min.

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What companies run services between Sydney, NSW, Australia and Charlestown, NSW, Australia?

Transport NSW operates a train from Sydney to Charlestown hourly. Tickets cost $14 - $22 and the journey takes 2 h 17 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Sydney to Charlestown via Raymond Terrace Coach Stop, Adelaide St, Hunter St At Cooper St, and Hunter St Opp Cooper St in around 4 h 15 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 Cardiff Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $22
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$14 - $22
1st Class
$20 - $30
Bus operators
Port Stephens Coaches
Website
pscoaches.com.au
Bus from Central Station, Forecourt, Coach Bay 7 to Raymond Terrace Coach Stop, Adelaide St
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
pscoaches.com.au
Hunter Valley Buses
Website
hillsbus.com.au
Bus from Raymond Terrace Coach Stop, Adelaide St to Hunter St At Cooper St
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
131500.com.au
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Hunter St Opp Cooper St to Charlestown Branch Library, Ridley St
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info

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