Getting There

Situated 160 kilometers north of Sydney, the Newcastle, Port Stephen and the 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. You can get there by car, bus, air and train.



Newcastle is 2 hours drive north of Sydney and is accessible from the following major Highways: F3, Pacific Highway, New England Highway and the Golden Highway. 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 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, Canberra 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 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