How to get to Newcastle

(The following information is from the Newcastle free guide and map.)

Where are we?

Newcastle is 160kms north of Sydney in Australia. It takes about an hour and a half to drive up the Freeway but we also have train services and an airport.


Newcastle is 2 hours drive north of Sydney and is accessible from the following major Highways: M1, Pacific Highway, New England Highway and the Golden Highway.

Newcastle Taxis services all of Newcastle 24 hours a day seven days a week, including Newcastle Airport. Choose from a sedan, station wagon, wheelchair taxi, or maxi taxi to carry up to 11 people at a time. Bookings can be made by calling 133 300 or on-line at Newcastle Taxis website.


Newcastle is part of the New South Wales City Rail network. There are frequent return services daily from Sydney. For timetables and fares visit or call 131 500.

CountryLink trains and coach network connect Newcastle via Broadmeadow station to Melbourne, Brisbane and other NSW country centres. For timetables, fares and online bookings visit or call 13 22 32.


Newcastle Airport is located 30 minutes from Newcastle city centre and is the fastest growing regional airport in Australia with direct flights from Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra, the Gold Coast and Ballina. For a current flight timetable visit

For direct transfers, the Newcastle Airport Information Services desk is your one stop shop to book your airport transfer, including shuttle and hire car and limousine services. Please call 4928 9822 or email direct on

Newcastle Airport is not accessible via State Transit Buses. Port Stephens Coaches service Newcastle Airport from Newcastle Station 11 times a day during the week, and 5 times a day on weekends. For further information on timetables and services, contact Port Stephens Coaches on 02 4982 2940 or


Newcastle is serviced by coach companies throughout Australia with regular connections to and from various locations. For further information visit the Greyhound website at