Newcastle is Australia's eighth largest city, located on the east coast of NSW, just 2 hours north of Sydney via the M1 Motorway.
The Pacific Highway runs through Newcastle, connecting the north and south of the state with Hunter & King Streets; the main streets of the city centre.
Newcastle Airport is located at Williamtown, 25 minutes drive north of Newcastle city centre. Direct flights to Newcastle Airport are available with:
Fly Pelican - Canberra, Sydney, Ballina / Byron Bay, Dubbo, Adelaide.
Jetstar - Melbourne, Gold Coast, Brisbane.
Qantaslink - Brisbane.
Rex - Sydney.
Virgin Australia - Brisbane, Melbourne
Transport options from Newcastle Airport to Newcastle city centre include
Bus with Port Stephens Coaches - view the timetable here
, direct transfers, rental cars, taxis and uber. Further details about each of these options can be found here.
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BY BUS & FERRY
Greyhound Australia provides affordable long-distance coach travel from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane to Newcastle Interchange, via many major and minor interstate locations.
TrainLink NSW (Transport NSW)
TrainLink is currently trialing a coach connection service from Tamworth to Scone, linking up with Intercity Trains Network - Hunter Line - to Newcastle Interchange. Plan your trip here.
Newcastle Transport (Transport NSW) is the local bus network that branches out from Newcastle Interchange to the suburbs of Newcastle and Lake Macquarie. Route & timetable information can be found here.
Newcastle Transport also operates the Ferry service between Newcastle and Stockton. The quick harbour commute runs frequently; find timetables here .
Newcastle is also easily accessible from locations throughout the Hunter Region by local bus companies Hunter Valley Buses
Newcastle is a prominent destination for all Sydney, Intercity and Regional train services.
For services that do not terminate at the Newcastle Interchange, simply alight at Broadmeadow (a central suburb of Newcastle) and connect with a train through to the Interchange.
TrainLink NSW (Transport NSW) is the one-stop-shop for train travel to Newcastle. Plan your trip here