How to travel from Adelaide to Newcastle, Australia

The distance between Adelaide and Newcastle is around 1,510km (938 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to drive which takes around 16h 15m.

3 routes found

We've found 3 different ways to get from Adelaide to Newcastle by bus, train and car. The recommended routes, which include information on duration, ticket price, and level of difficulty, can be found below.

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Bus

Take the bus to Broken Hill Town Coach Stop then Dubbo Station Coach Bay 1 and then to Newcastle.

  • Duration21h 20m
  • Departs3 times a week
  • Typical cost
    A$150($100)
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Train

Take the train to Mount Victoria then Strathfield Station and then to Newcastle Interchange.

  • Duration1 day 2h
  • Departsonce a week
  • Typical cost
    A$415($280)
Operated by

Multiple train operators

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Drive

Drive to Newcastle.

  • Duration16h 15m
  • Distance1,510km (938 miles)
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Frequently asked questionsabout travel between Adelaide and Newcastle

There are several options for getting from Adelaide to Newcastle by bus, train and car. The cheapest option is to take the bus which costs around A$150 ($100) and will take around 21h 20m. If you need to get there more quickly, you can drive and arrive in approximately 16h 15m, though it is a bit more costly at approximately A$200 ($135).

The distance between Adelaide and Newcastle is around 1,510km (938 miles). In a direct line (as the crow flies), the distance is 1,235km (768 miles)

It takes around 21h 20m to get from Adelaide and Newcastle by bus. If you are travelling by car it will take around 16h 15m to drive there.

The quickest way to get from Adelaide to Newcastle is to drive which takes around 16h 15m and will set you back approx A$200 ($135).

The cheapest way to travel between Adelaide and Newcastle, if you exclude driving, is to take the bus which will typically cost around A$150 ($100) for a standard one-way ticket.

Train travel

Yes there is a train service that runs between Adelaide and Newcastle. It typically takes around 1 day 2h and departs once a week.

There are no direct train services that runs from Adelaide to Newcastle. However, you can instead can take several connecting trains with a changeover in Mount Victoria and Strathfield Station. These services run once a week and will take a minimum of 1 day 2h.

Great Southern Rail - Indian Pacific and Transport NSW run train services between Adelaide and Newcastle. Trains depart once a week and will take around 1 day 2h, however, this may vary depending on the particular service and whether it runs express or stops all stations.

Bus travel

Yes there is a bus that runs regularly from Adelaide and Newcastle. It typically takes around 21h 20m and departs 3 times a week.

There are no direct bus services that runs from Adelaide to Newcastle. However, you can instead can take several connecting buses with changeovers in Broken Hill Town Coach Stop and Dubbo Station Coach Bay 1. These services run 3 times a week and will take a minimum of 21h 20m.

NSW TrainLink and Sid Foggs Coaches run regular bus services between Adelaide and Newcastle. Buses run 3 times a week and take around 21h 20m on average but will vary depending on you book with.

Flights and Airlines

It doesn't look like you can fly directly from Adelaide to Newcastle. We recommend that you take the bus to Broken Hill Town Coach Stop then Dubbo Station Coach Bay 1 and then to Newcastle. instead which will take 21h 20m.

The closest major airport to Newcastle is Newcastle Airport (NTL) (NTL) which is approximately 14km (9 miles) from Newcastle. Sydney Airport (SYD) (SYD) and Port Macquarie Airport (PQQ) (PQQ) are also nearby and might be a better alternative airport depending on where you are flying from.

Drive yourself

Yes it is possible to drive from Adelaide and Newcastle. The distance is around 1,510km (938 miles) by road and it will take around 16h 15m in normal traffic conditons.

If you don't have a car, the easiest way to get from Adelaide to Newcastle is to take the bus which takes, on average, 21h 20m and will usually cost around A$150 ($100).

How do I get from Adelaide to Newcastle

Compare travel optionsbetween Adelaide and Newcastle

Transport options from Adelaide to Newcastle
Transport optionDurationCostFrequencyDistance
Bus
21h 20m
A$150($100)
3 times a week1,680km (1,044 miles)
Train
1 day 2h
A$415($280)
once a week1,826km (1,134 miles)
Drive
16h 15m
A$200($135)
on demand1,510km (938 miles)

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Airports near Newcastle

The following major airports near Newcastle offer regular flights to various popular destinations within Australia and internationally.

NTL
Newcastle Airport (NTL)
Domestic Airport
Distance
14km (9 miles) from Newcastle
SYD
Sydney Airport (SYD)
International Airport
Distance
126km (78 miles) from Newcastle
PQQ
Port Macquarie Airport (PQQ)
Domestic Airport
Distance
195km (121 miles) from Newcastle