Newcastle Transport is the new integrated transport service for the people of Newcastle and is operated by Keolis Downer. There are more than 20 bus routes
in the Newcastle area. These routes connect major centres such as Newcastle city, Hamilton, Jesmond, Kotara and Charlestown. Services typically operate
approximately hourly or half-hourly.
In addition to its many bus services, Newcastle Transport operates the Stockton Ferry, which connects Newcastle city with Stockton on the other side of the harbour. The wharf and ferry are accessible for wheelchairs and prams, and bikes are welcome with racks provided on the ferry for safe passage of you and your bike across the harbour.
The Ferry operates from:
Monday to Friday from 5am to 11pm,
Saturday from 5.30 am to midnight,
Sunday from 8.45am to 10pm.
For a trip planner, timetables, route maps, and other information visit the Newcastle Transport website.
Riding a bike is one of the best ways to get around inner city Newcastle as many attractions are located within minutes of each other. The city has both on road and off road bike tracks and is a mixture of flat and hilly terrain. Newcastle is one of the first cities in NSW to have bike sharing program, called Spinway it is located at 3 Honeysucke Drive. Bikes can also be hired from Newcastle Electric Bikes, Newcastle Bike Hire and Metro Cycles. Click here to view a map of their locations.
One of the easiest physical activities is walking and there are some unique and beautiful walking tracks and trails within Newcastle city centre. Visit our maps web page for a selection of interesting and unique walking tours including a Newcastle on Foot Touring map beautifully illustrated by local artist Liz Anelli. There is also a series of walking tours designed by Newcastle City Council that showcase some of our City's historical, architectural and artistic hidden gems.