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Flight information Sydney to Newcastle Williamtown

Direct airline


Flights per week


Average flight time, total distance 141 kilometres

0h 45min

Most popular airline last month

Regional Express

Newcastle Williamtown and Port Stephens

2 airports

Which airlines fly from Sydney to Newcastle?

Because of the short distance involved in flights from Sydney to Newcastle Williamtown, Rex is the only airline that offers a direct flight.

It is possible to book a flight with a connection in Brisbane or another Australian city, but this adds unnecessary time and expense onto your flight.

Is there a time difference between Sydney and Newcastle?

No, all cities in New South Wales have the same time.

What is the weather like in Newcastle?

The weather in Newcastle is very similar to Sydney, but you’ll find that the beaches are a lot less busy when you arrive.

In terms of rain, Newcastle is far wetter, particularly in autumn.

How expensive is Newcastle?



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Essential travel information for Newcastle

For flights with Rex, you need to show a valid form of ID such as a passport or driver’s licence. See the full list of travel requirements here.

Departing from Sydney

Sydney Airport (SYD) is Australia’s busiest and best-connected airport. It has 3 terminals:

  • Terminal 1 is dedicated to international travel
  • Terminal 2 is used by Rex and other airlines for domestic flights
  • Terminal 3 is exclusive to Qantas and QantasLink for domestic flights

For domestic flights to Newcastle, it’s recommended that you get to Terminal 2 at least 60 minutes before you fly.

In Terminal 2, you’ll find departure gates in 2 wings. The majority of food outlets are found between these, but each wing has a few options too. Shops are found in the centre and to the left as you enter the terminal.

A Rex lounge is on your right-hand side, by departure gate G2 as you enter.

Arriving in Newcastle

Although Newcastle Airport (NTL) is the 2nd busiest airport in New South Wales, it is far smaller than its counterpart in Sydney.

NTL has a single terminal for all flights. As you enter the terminal, you’ll immediately come to the baggage carousels. This area also has toilets, vending machines and tourist information. There’s a free-to-use phone you and pick up to arrange a taxi, although these are also available outside the terminal.

A public bus, route 130, is also available, but this only comes once an hour. Car hire is also available at Newcastle Airport.

Return flights from Newcastle to Sydney

Although taxis are an easy way to get to Newcastle Airport, they can cost up to $100 from the city centre. The 130 bus is cheaper, but it has infrequent departures. Shuttle buses are an in-between option, securing you a cheap and convenient way to prepare for your flight from Newcastle to Sydney.

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Please note: all information is correct as of November 2018.

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