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Train  •  2h 46m

  1. Take the train from Central Station to Maitland Station 31 / ...

$27 - $40

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Train via Hamilton Station  •  3h 34m

  1. Take the train from Central Station to Hamilton Station Ccn

$19 - $27

2 alternative options

Bus  •  4h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Sydney to Newcastle Gx244 / ...

$26 - $50

Drive  •  1h 52m

  1. Drive from Sydney to Maitland 162.2 km

$18 - $27

Sydney to Maitland by train

The train journey time between Sydney and Maitland is around 2h 45m and covers a distance of around 192 km. The fastest train normally takes 2h 37m. Operated by NSW TrainLink, the Sydney to Maitland train service departs from Central Station and arrives in Maitland Station. Typically 28 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
2h 45m
Fastest train time:
2h 37m
Trains per week:
28
Cheapest price:
$27
Carbon emissions:
10 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
07:09
Last train departs at:
14:44

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Sydney to Maitland train schedules

Sydney → Maitland
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Maitland is 1800 020 080.

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The social distance requirement in Maitland is 1.5 metres.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Sydney to Maitland is to drive which costs $18 - $27 and takes 1h 52m.

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The fastest way to get from Sydney to Maitland is to drive which takes 1h 52m and costs $18 - $27.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sydney to Maitland station. However, there are services departing from Sydney and arriving at Maitland Station, Station St via Newcastle. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 10m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Central Station station and arriving at Maitland Station station. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 46m.

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The distance between Sydney and Maitland is 130 km. The road distance is 162.2 km.

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The best way to get from Sydney to Maitland without a car is to train which takes 2h 46m and costs $27 - $40.

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The train from Central Station to Maitland Station takes 2h 46m including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Sydney to Maitland bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, depart from Sydney station.

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Sydney to Maitland train services, operated by NSW TrainLink, depart from Central Station.

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The best way to get from Sydney to Maitland is to train which takes 2h 46m and costs $27 - $40. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $26 - $50 and takes 4h 10m.

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Map of how to get from Sydney to Maitland.
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  • Distance: 130 km
  • Duration: 2h 46m

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

NSW TrainLink operates a train from Central Station to Maitland Station every 4 hours. Tickets cost $27 - $40 and the journey takes 2h 46m. Alternatively, Greyhound Australia operates a bus from Sydney to Newcastle once daily. Tickets cost $26 - $50 and the journey takes 2h 30m. Premier Motor Service also services this route once daily.

Train operators
NSW TrainLink
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Maitland Station
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
NSW TrainLink Train
Economy
$27 - $40
First Class
$35 - $55
Transport NSW

Transport for NSW manages public transport for Australia’s New South Wales region, including metro, train, bus, ferry, light rail and coach. Hubs include Sydney, Byron Bay, Newcastle and Wollongong. Use an Opal card for cheapest fares in greater Sydney, the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, the Hunter and the Illawarra. Tickets for regional train and bus services need to be booked before travel (Opal cards are not accepted).

Contact Details
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Hamilton Station
Ave. Duration
2h 51m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Website
Transport NSW
Opal card
$9 - $12
Opal single trip ticket
$11 - $15
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, although service is limited in Western Australia with just a single route to Broome. Buses are equipped for long journeys, with free WiFi, air-conditioning, full disability access, USB chargers, reclining seats and an onboard bathroom.

Contact Details
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $50
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Greyhound.com.au
Early Bird
$26 - $40
Advantage
$30 - $45
Premium
$30 - $50
Premier Motor Service
Phone
+61244235233 (call 13 34 10 within Australia)
Email
reservations@premierms.com.au
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
Premier Motor Service

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Sydney to Maitland bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, arrive at Newcastle station.

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Sydney to Maitland train services, operated by NSW TrainLink, arrive at Maitland Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Sydney to Maitland is 162 km. It takes approximately 1h 52m to drive from Sydney to Maitland.

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