Getting Here


Newcastle Airport is the fastest growing regional airport in Australia and is located only 30 minutes from the Newcastle CBD.

With daily direct flights from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, the Gold Coast, and Ballina; Newcastle is easily accessible by air.

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

Taxis, hire cars, coaches, airport shuttles and large group transfers are available from the airport directly into the City Centre through the Newcastle Airport Information Services team. Port Stephens Coaches also runs a frequent service from Newcastle Airport to Newcastle Station daily.

For further information on timetables, services or to book a transfer, contact  Newcastle Airport on 02 4928 9822 or  Port Stephens Coaches on 02 4982 2940.

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 and offers a free fare zone within the Newcastle inner city from 7am - 6pm seven days a week. This service provides a convenient way to get around in the inner city without the hassle of driving and parking, and links many of the accommodation options within the CBD with the larger conference venues.


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 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.