Newcastle to Sydney Airport: Travel Directly with Car Australia

Sydney airport is located 8km to the south of the city, which places it roughly 170km away from Newcastle. This means that getting between the two requires a little extra planning. Fortunately, we offer the perfect solution at Car Australia: Newcastle to Sydney airport shuttles and chauffeured cars. Generally speaking, the journey from Sydney airport to Newcastle takes around 150 minutes. This means it is well worth looking for direct transport options. At Car Australia, our Newcastle to Sydney airport shuttle is a private and direct service; we stop for you and you alone. Additionally, our shuttles can take as many as 12 passengers, while our coach can seat up to 50.

Of course, there are plenty of transport options when it comes to getting from Sydney airport to Newcastle. But none offer the service and value for money of Car Australia. At Car Australia, our professional drivers offer door-to-door service. That means you won’t have to haul your heavy luggage from bus stop to train station; simply let us know where to collect you! As with all air travel, we understand that you are at the whim of the airline; we know you don’t get to choose what time you fly. For that reason, we offer our services day and night. Better still, we have transport options to suit all budgets. From premium people movers and private shuttles to luxury limousines and chauffeured cars, we have something for everyone. So take the stress and rigmarole out of your next trip from Newcastle to Sydney airport: choose Car Australia.

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Sydney Airport to Newcastle: Some Information About our Services

As an airline passenger, we know that you are operating on a tight schedule. To help you organise your trip, we have compiled a few useful pieces of information below.

Pick Up and Other Information

Airport Shuttle: Newcastle to Sydney Travel Times

At a total distance of about 170km, the journey from Newcastle to Sydney airport is not exactly short. On average, it takes about 150 minutes. However, depending on the traffic conditions, this can change. During peak travel times, getting from Sydney airport to Newcastle takes between 140 and 190 minutes. From Newcastle to Sydney airport, it is around 130 to 190 minutes. Off peak, travel times are not all that different; you can expect a journey of 130-180 minutes from Sydney airport to Newcastle, and 130-190 in the other direction.

Newcastle to Sydney Airport Transfers: Getting Around the Airport

Getting around Sydney airport is pretty straightforward, but the layout is different in the domestic and international terminals. For domestic travellers, you have three pick up options, plus some kerbside spaces. The first option is priority pick up, which costs a minimum of $4 – paid via e-Tag – but is also the closest. The next option is express pick up, which is a little further away, but still only 8 minutes’ walk from the terminal. Then there’s blue emu pick up, which is offsite; getting there means a short trip on a scheduled shuttle bus from the terminal.

At the international terminal, you have an express pick up section in the P9 car park, where you can wait for fifteen minutes free of charge. For drop offs, you can access the kerbside spaces easily on the departures level. There are also several disabled spaces along this stretch, for those who need them.

Newcastle to Sydney Airport: Getting Around Newcastle

Newcastle is the second largest urban centre in NSW, after Sydney of course. Lie Sydney, it is a harbour city that boasts the largest coal exporting harbour in the world. But there is more to it than that alone! Newcastle is positioned on one of Australia’s most beautiful coastlines, with surf beaches, cliffs and other great natural attractions. A little further inland, you can enjoy Blackbutt Reserve, Hunter Wetlands Centre, Treetop Adventure Park and some kayaking destinations. And we would be remiss not to mention the famous Hunter Valley wine region! At Car Australia, we can collect you from anywhere in Newcastle, so choose somewhere convenient and let us know.

At Car Australia, we understand that our clients have a diverse set of needs. From large families, to corporate and sporting teams, we strive to meet everyone’s needs. Our vehicles include luxury people movers, which have seating capacities of up to 12. But if you are travelling in a larger group still, let us know. We have a luxury coach with seating for up to 50 passengers, as well as luggage space.

At Car Australia, we know that solo travellers are just as common as groups. Fortunately, our range of vehicles covers everyone. We have premium and luxury sedans, which can seat up to four people, but they are just as suitable for an individual. With these cars, you get the best in comfort, style and reliability, as well as your own private chauffeur.

At Car Australia, our foremost priority is proving comprehensive airport transport. This means that we endeavour to service as wide an area as possible. So if your group needs to be collected outside of Newcastle, just let us know. Our professional drivers know the area well and will happily drive you to and from your destination, as a part of our dedication to door-to-door service. There’s no need to rely on public transport; simply get in touch with Car Australia and we will ensure that all of your transport needs are met from Sydney airport to Newcastle, and further.