Getting Here

By Plane

Newcastle Airport is the major regional airport and is located 30 minutes north of Newcastle’s city centre. Many direct flights are available on a daily basis from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Ballina and the Gold Coast. Please visit the Newcastle Airport website for more information. Once you arrive Newcastle Airport Information Services can arrange door-to-door airport transfer services. Shuttle bus prices to Newcastle start from $45, cheaper for group bookings. Call (02) 4928 9822. Port Stephens Coaches operates a public bus service from Newcastle Airport to Newcastle train station up to 11 times a day. The Airport’s taxi rank is adjacent to the arrivals end of the terminal. Newcastle Taxis can be contacted directly, free-of-charge, on the dedicated taxi phone located in the arrivals end of the terminal or you can call: 133 300 to make a booking. 

By Train

NSW TrainLink provides services between Sydney and the Hunter, Central Coast, Blue Mountains, Southern Highlands and Illawarra and South Coast regions. NSW TrainLink services provide regular daily travel to the Upper Hunter, North Western and North Coast regions. From Sydney, trains run to Canberra and Melbourne, and to the southern and western regions of NSW. Timetable booklets for NSW TrainLink services are available online at nsw-trainlink. Please note: buses operate between Hamilton Station and Newcastle Station. 

By Bus

Coaches provide links for travel from other regions. Prior bookings are essential and can be made by contacting the operator by phone or on their website. Coach Services and Operators include Port Stephens Coaches, Busways North Coast, Sid Fogg’s Coachlines, Premier Motor Service, and Greyhound. Some travel agents also handle coach bookings.

By Car

If approaching from the south, the M1 Pacific Motorway from Sydney will have you arriving in Newcastle in just two hours. Alternatively, if you are entering the city from the north, follow the Pacific Highway.

By Cruise Ship

Cruise ships dock at Dyke Point within the Newcastle Harbour, about 500 metres from the city centre. The port lies within walking distance of the city centre, and a range of transport options such as taxis, trains, buses and car rental offices can be found just after leaving the harbour.

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