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

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Train  •  2h 35m

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

$15 - $22

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Bus  •  2h 48m

  1. Take the bus from Central Station, Chalmers St to Newcastle Interchange, Stewart Av 55Cn / ...

$12 - $29

2 alternative options

Bus Premier Motor Service  •  4h 18m

  1. Take the bus from Chatswood to Newcastle

$19 - $26

Drive  •  1h 51m

  1. Drive from Sydney to Newcastle 99.5 miles

$14 - $21

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The cheapest way to get from Sydney to Newcastle is to drive which costs $20 - $29 and takes 1h 51m.

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The quickest way to get from Sydney to Newcastle is to drive which costs $20 - $29 and takes 1h 51m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Central Station, Chalmers St station and arriving at Newcastle Interchange, Stewart Av. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 48m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Central Station station and arriving at Newcastle Interchange. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 35m.

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The distance between Sydney and Newcastle is 117 km. The road distance is 159.3 km.

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The best way to get from Sydney to Newcastle without a car is to train which takes 2h 35m and costs $21 - $35.

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The train from Central Station to Newcastle Interchange takes 2h 35m including transfers and departs hourly.

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Sydney to Newcastle bus services, operated by Transport NSW, arrive at Central Station, Chalmers St.

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Sydney to Newcastle train services, operated by Transport NSW, arrive at Central Station.

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The best way to get from Sydney to Newcastle is to train which takes 2h 35m and costs $21 - $35. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $17 - $45 and takes 2h 48m.

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Map of how to get from Sydney to Newcastle.
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  • Distance: 73.1 miles
  • Duration: 2h 35m

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

Transport NSW operates a train from Sydney to Newcastle hourly. Tickets cost $15 - $22 and the journey takes 2h 35m. Alternatively, Transport NSW operates a bus from Sydney to Newcastle hourly. Tickets cost $12 - $18 and the journey takes 2h 48m. Two other operators also service this route.

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
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
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
2h 50m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $29
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Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$13 - $19
Flexifare
$21 - $29
Premier Motor Service
Phone
+61 2 4423 5233
Email
reservations@premierms.com.au
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Website
Premier Motor Service
Bus from Chatswood to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $23
Website
Premier Motor Service

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Sydney to Newcastle bus services, operated by Transport NSW, arrive at Newcastle Interchange, Stewart Av station.

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Sydney to Newcastle train services, operated by Transport NSW, arrive at Newcastle Interchange station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Sydney to Newcastle is 159 km. It takes approximately 1h 51m to drive from Sydney to Newcastle.

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There are 208+ hotels available in Newcastle. Prices start at $71 USD per night.

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