Getting Here

Air

Newcastle Airport is New South Wales’ largest regional airport, offering up to 50+ flights per day and processing over 1.28 million passengers per year.

Newcastle Airport is located only 30 minutes from the Newcastle CBD. With direct flights from Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne, Brisbane, the Gold Coast, Dubbo, Taree and Ballina/Byron Bay; Newcastle is easily accessible by air.

Newcastle Airport is serviced by three major carriers; Qantaslink, Virgin Australia and Jetstar, as well as regional carriers FlyPelican and Regional Express.

Taxis, hire cars, rideshare services and public buses are available from the airport direct to Newcastle City Centre. Further information on transport options is available here.

Coach / Bus

Newcastle is serviced by a range of coach companies throughout Australia with regular connections to and from various locations to the city.

State Transit also operates a regular public service throughout Newcastle and surrounding suburbs. A map of the public transport for the city is available here.

Port Stephens Coaches also services Newcastle, including connections to Newcastle Airport and group transfers.

Rail

Newcastle is part of the CityRail network with multiple stations positioned around the City Centre.

Frequent daily return services are available heading south on the Newcastle/ Central Coast network with access to; Lake Macquarie, the Central Coast, Sydney and surrounding suburbs, and heading north west on the Hunter network providing access to the Lower and Upper Hunter regions. Visit the  Transport Sydney Trains website for further information and timetables.

NSW TrainLink trains connect Newcastle to Sydney, Brisbane and many other country centres. The trains are designed for comfortable long distance travel, and regularly depart from Newcastle's Broadmeadow Train Station. Visit the  NSW TrainLink website for further information and timetables.

Newcastle’s new Light Rail services the city centre, with six convenient stops. Visit Newcastle Transport for further information on city services. 

Road

Newcastle is located only two hours drive north of Sydney and an easy 50 minute journey to the Hunter Valley or Port Stephens.

Driving from Sydney or the South - Follow the Pacific Motorway (M1) and take the Newcastle Link Road exit which will bring you into the heart of the City.

Driving from the West - Newcastle City Centre is accessible from either the New England or Golden Highway.

Driving from the North - Follow the Pacific Highway directly into the City Centre.