Getting There

Situated 160 kilometers north of Sydney, the Newcastle and Hunter Valley region offers a huge selection of world-class wineries, beaches, ocean baths, arts, culture, gourmet food and boutique accommodation making it the perfect destination for a romantic weekend or short break.

If you are travelling from interstate or overseas fly into Sydney International Airport and make your way by car, bus, train or another plane to the Hunter Region. There are direct flights to Newcastle Regional Airport from major Australian airports. 



Newcastle is a 2 hour drive north of Sydney and is accessible from the following major Highways: Sydney-Newcastle Freeway M1, Pacific Highway A1 & A43, New England Highway A15 and the Golden Highway B84. For driving directions to Newcastle visit For the latest road and traffic conditions check out the RTA's website or phone 13 27 01.

Newcastle Taxis services all of Newcastle 24 hours a day seven days a week, including NewcastleAirport. 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 13 CABS, 13 22 27 or on-line at newcastle taxis' website.


Newcastle is part of the Sydney Trains Rail network. There are frequent return services daily from Sydney and the trip takes about 3 and a quarter hours and is very affordable. For timetables and fares visit  or call 13 15 00.

CountryLink trains and coach network connect Newcastle via Broadmeadow station to Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra and other NSW country centres. For timetables, fares and online bookings visit the Regional Trains and Coaches website  or call 131 500.


Newcastle Airport is located 30 minutes from Newcastle city center and is the fastest growing regional airport in Australia with direct flights from Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra, Gold Coast, Ballina, Taree and Dubbo. International travel is easy to and from Newcastle Airport with direct flights to Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney and the Gold Coast where you can easily connect worldwide. 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 is serviced by coach companies throughout Australia with regular connections to and from various locations. For further information visit the Greyhound website at 


Whether you’re departing the airport, or have just arrived into Newcastle, the team at the Newcastle Airport Information Services Desk can arrange the perfect airport transfer for you.

The team at the Information desk can:

>    Arrange transfers for 1 – 500 passengers
>    Organise transport for your bike
>    Book transfers to meet any flight in or out of Newcastle
>    Book your accommodation, including negotiated hotel rates
>    Provide information on local attractions

Call the Newcastle Airport Information Services Desk to book your airport transfer now:

Phone: (02) 4928 9822 


Hire cars

All major hire car companies are based at Newcastle Airport