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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Bus  •  3 h 35 min

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

$5 - $8

4 alternative options

Train, bus  •  4 h 46 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 / ...

$19 - $26

Bus Greyhound Australia  •  5 h 13 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 / ...

$16 - $34

Drive  •  2 h 24 min

  1. Drive from Sydney to Nelson Bay 128.8 miles

$18 - $27

Fly  •  3 h 56 min

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

$94 - $196

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The cheapest way to get from Sydney to Nelson Bay is to bus which costs $7 - $10 and takes 3 h 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sydney to Nelson Bay is to drive which costs $25 - $40 and takes 2 h 24 min.

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The distance between Sydney and Nelson Bay is 154 km. The road distance is 206 km.

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The bus from Central Station, Forecourt, Coach Bay 7 to Donald St Before Stockton St takes 3 h 35 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Central Station, Forecourt, Coach Bay 7 station and arriving at Donald St Before Stockton St. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 35 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Sydney to Nelson Bay.
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  • Distance: 96.3 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 35 min

What companies run services between Sydney, NSW, Australia and Nelson Bay, NSW, Australia?

Port Stephens Coaches operates a bus from Sydney to Nelson Bay once daily. Tickets cost $5 - $8 and the journey takes 3 h 35 min. Alternatively, Regional Express and FlyPelican fly from Sydney to Nelson Bay 3 times a day.

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
$3 - $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

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