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

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Bus  •  3h 35m

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

$5 - $8

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Train, bus  •  4h 25m

  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 / ...

$17 - $26

Bus Transport NSW  •  5h 13m

  1. Take the bus from Central Station, Chalmers St to Newcastle Interchange, Stewart Av 55Cn / ...
  2. Take the bus from Hunter St Opp Cooper St to Donald St Before Stockton St 130 / ...

$16 - $25

Drive  •  2h 24m

  1. Drive from Sydney to Nelson Bay 128.8 miles

$18 - $27

Fly  •  3h 55m

  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 3h 35m.

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

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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 3h 35m.

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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 3h 35m and costs $7 - $10.

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

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Sydney to Nelson Bay bus services, operated by Port Stephens Coaches, arrive at Central Station, Forecourt, Coach Bay 7.

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The best way to get from Sydney to Nelson Bay is to bus which takes 3h 35m and costs $7 - $10. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $130 - $280 and takes 3h 55m.

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The quickest flight from Sydney Airport to Newcastle Airport is the direct flight which takes 45m.

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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: 96.3 miles
  • Duration: 3h 35m

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 3h 35m. 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
45m
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
2h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Economy
$15 - $22
1st Class
$21 - $30
Bus operators
Port Stephens Coaches
Phone
(02) 4982 2940
Website
pscoaches.com.au
Bus from Central Station, Forecourt, Coach Bay 7 to Donald St Before Stockton St
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
Port Stephens Coaches
Bus from Hunter St Opp Cooper St to Donald St Before Stockton St
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
Port Stephens Coaches
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Central Station, Chalmers St to Newcastle Interchange, Stewart Av
Ave. Duration
2h 48m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
Transport NSW

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Yes, the driving distance between Sydney to Nelson Bay is 206 km. It takes approximately 2h 24m 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 1042+ hotels available in Nelson Bay. Prices start at $99 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Sydney to Sydney Airport is to train which takes 22m and costs $17.

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