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

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Bus  •  4h 27m

  1. Take the bus from Central Station, Forecourt, Coach Bay 1 to Broadmeadow Coach Stop, Graham Rd 3513
  2. Take the bus from Hunter St Before Tudor St to Donald St Before Stockton St 130 / ...

$24 - $35

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Train, bus  •  4h 34m

  1. Take the train from Central Station to Hamilton Station Ccn
  2. Take the bus from Maitland Rd Before Beaumont St to Government Rd Before Church St 130 / ...

$29 - $50

Drive  •  2h 25m

  1. Drive from Sydney to Nelson Bay 206 km

$27 - $40

Fly  •  3h 26m

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

$111 - $333

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The cheapest way to get from Sydney to Nelson Bay is to bus which costs $24 - $40 and takes 4h 27m.

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The quickest way to get from Sydney to Nelson Bay is to drive which costs $27 - $40 and takes 2h 25m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sydney station to Nelson Bay. However, there are services departing from Central Station, Forecourt, Coach Bay 1 and arriving at Donald St Before Stockton St via Broadmeadow Station, Graham Rd and Hunter St Before Tudor St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 27m.

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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 best way to get from Sydney to Nelson Bay without a car is to bus which takes 4h 27m and costs $24 - $40.

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It takes approximately 4h 27m to get from Sydney to Nelson Bay, including transfers.

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Sydney to Nelson Bay bus services, operated by Transport NSW, depart from Central Station, Forecourt, Coach Bay 1.

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The best way to get from Sydney to Nelson Bay is to bus which takes 4h 27m and costs $24 - $40. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $110 - $340 and takes 3h 26m.

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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 to Nelson Bay bus services, operated by Port Stephens Coaches, arrive at Donald St Before Stockton St station.

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Map of how to get from Sydney to Nelson Bay.
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  • Distance: 154.1 km
  • Duration: 4h 27m

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

You can take a bus from Sydney to Nelson Bay via Broadmeadow Station, Graham Rd, Tudor St After Parry St, and Hunter St Before Tudor St in around 4h 27m. Alternatively, Regional Express flies 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
$90 - $320
Train operators
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
$24 - $45
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Economy
$24 - $35
First Class
$30 - $45
Bus operators
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
Bus from Central Station, Forecourt, Coach Bay 1 to Broadmeadow Coach Stop, Graham Rd
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Port Stephens Coaches
Phone
(02) 4982 2940
Website
pscoaches.com.au
Bus from Hunter St Before Tudor St to Donald St Before Stockton St
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
Port Stephens Coaches
Bus from Maitland Rd Before Beaumont St to Government Rd Before Church St
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
Port Stephens Coaches

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Yes, the driving distance between Sydney to Nelson Bay is 206 km. It takes approximately 2h 25m to drive from Sydney to Nelson Bay.

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Regional Express offers flights from Sydney Airport to Newcastle Airport.

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There are 1226+ hotels available in Nelson Bay. Prices start at $150 AUD per night.

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The best way to get from Sydney to Sydney Airport is to train which takes 22 min and costs $18.

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