Newcastle Transportation

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    SYDNEY TO NEWCASTLE BY INTERCITY TRAIN

    by DennyP Written Feb 28, 2012

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    WELCOME TO NEWCASTLE CITY
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    .Todays journey to Newcastle was an enjoyable one..I say that as I love to travel by train as there are usualy very few hassles involved with train travel. I took this City to Newcastle service as I felt like a train ride and as this was the next train to leave Central I boarded the 10.42 am Intercity.
    There were plenty of seats to be had and I found one I liked upstairs..The Intercity and suburban city trains are all "double deckers" and upstairs seats give great views enabling in some places good photo opportunities. The train journey to Newcastle is nearly three hours in duration as it makes numerous stops . The Newcastle Service runs about once an hour during the day. The journey itself is quite scenic as after leaving the Northern Suburbs of the city it reaches the Hawksebury River .The train then after crossing the bridges it hugs the riverside for many miles enabling some great views...This is the beginning of the "Central Coast " and all along the river can be seen the huge oyster farms.. and little riverside houses in the bush with only little boat access. This trip is also through a lot of natural bushland in the National Park..

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    USE THE LOCAL FREE BUSSES.

    by DennyP Updated Feb 28, 2012

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    When I visited Newcastle again today I arrived by train so had to search out the transport situation upon arrival!! Just like Woolongong and Sydney City the local CBD (Commercial Buisiness District ) busses are free .. except here in Newcastle they are only free between (9.00 AM and 3.00 PM.) But thats fine as this is the time mostly used by visitors anyway.
    The bus stops are easy to see and a simple "waving down" the driver and you have a free ride.The busses are numberd #555. This I find is really so handy as the easy way to find your way around is to do a "loop" on the bus as it goes to most points of interest..This way you can work out what you want to see. So it's "hop on" and "hop off "where and when you want. Bus stops have the relevant information you need or ask the bus driver.
    The busses arrive about every 20 minutes. Gotta love these free busses . I notice now also ALL free busses have been changed to the green livery as my local free service in Parramatta used to be blue but is now changed to same green livery.

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    The Stockton Ferry

    by iandsmith Written Jul 15, 2005

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    No, the ferry's the one without sails.

    If you're dining at Queens Wharf then you're sure to notice a little ferry docking from time to time.
    Now, when I was a lad you either caught that or the punt with your car to get over to Stockton. These days there is no punt. Now that it's gone I have to admit that I miss it, or one of the three that were used.
    No, there's a bridge today; actually, two bridges, but they're a fairly roundabout route so the ferry has continued to be a viable option, especially for commuters.
    As ferry journeys go, it's not terribly exciting though our granddaughter loved it last month. It also allows you to have a walk out on the interesting northern breakwall that reaches out from Stockton, a suburb partly made from ballast brought out in the sailing ship days of yesteryear, but that's another story.

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    Car rental

    by kielorla Written May 12, 2004
    Falcom 4.0 litres

    Renting a Car to tour around Newcastle is the best way to travel around. As you can drive to Port Stephen and Hunter Valley easily. The rental rate is reasonable. Is about AUS$80++ for a reasonable big car. We got ours a big car around 4Litres at about $84 per day.

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    Car rental

    by kielorla Updated May 12, 2004
    Falcom 4.0 litres

    Renting a Car to tour around Newcastle is the best way to travel around. As you can drive to Port Stephen and Hunter Valley easily. The rental rate is reasonable. Is about AUS$80++ for a reasonable big car. We got ours a big car around 4Litres at about $84 per day.

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    Newcastle's famous tram

    by Mez77 Written Sep 29, 2003

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    An essential Newcastle Experience.

    There is no better way to discover the unique attractions of Australia's second oldest city. See the beauty of Newcastle as well as the blend of hostory and lifestyle that make up this great city.

    Enjoy a 45 minute journey through Newcastle's major tourist attractions including sites of our convict past, fort, gaol, Australia's oldest school and pass many places of interest. Departs Newcastle Railway Station.

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    Newcastle's Famous Tram

    by iandsmith Written Sep 12, 2002

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    Newcastle has a tram. Well, it's not really a tram. They haven't run here for decades, more's the pity.
    It does look like a tram though. As in a San Francisco body over a bus. Now you're getting the idea. What it actually does is do guided tours and the man is very good. If you want a history lesson and facts on what's happening, this would be my recommendation.

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    If you're coming from Sydney...

    by iandsmith Written Aug 26, 2002

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    If you're coming from Sydney on public transport, do catch the train. It is a scenic trip at times, especially when you are around the Hawkesbury - Gosford area. The wonderful scenes as you descend the sandstone ramparts before crossing the Hawkesbury and then follow the shoreline for many kilometres before coming to Brisbane Waters makes the trip a delight. You can also catch a float plane from Rose Bay which follows the coast and is also very scenic.
    There is a reasonable bus network throughout the city and trains to some areas. It's a great town for cyclists also.

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  • There are a number of ways to...

    by Morpheous Written Aug 26, 2002

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    There are a number of ways to get to Newcastle. Probably the easiest is to drive. Take the Newcastle exit from the freeway from Sydney. Coming from the north, if you are coming along the Pacific Highway, you bipass Raymond Terrace and then head for Hexham. At Hexham, follow the signs to Newcastle. If you are coming along the New England Highway, follow the signs to Sydney and get onto the freeway. Once on the freeway, take the Newcastle exit.

    You can also get to Newcastle by train. Get off either at Newcastle station (right in the heart of downtown) or Broadmeadow (bigger, Countrylink station).
    If you have a car, drive. Otherwise, the city buses are pretty good. If you only intend to be in the downtown area, it is small enough to do on foot. Shopping and beaches and restaurants are within a close proximity.

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    By car , train, bus or...

    by MegSmith252 Written Aug 24, 2002

    By car , train, bus or plane.
    By car it's around two hours from Sydney. Plane about half an hour. Bus around three hours, train 2hours 40mins to three hours (depending on whether you get an express train.
    Probably by car. The public transport system isn't great.

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    Catcha a Train

    by skatzcatz Written Oct 1, 2004

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    Newcastle train

    travelling to Newcastle from Sydney or anywhere on the rail network consider a train. For $23.80 you can get here from the Airport which includes the hefty airport fee's also.

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    Car, Bus or Train

    by Sweetberry1 Updated Aug 4, 2004

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    Map - Sydney to Newcastle.

    Car, Bus or Train...
    If you are coming from Sydney, any of these will get you there.
    You can also fly into Newcastle.

    Would need a car if you are going to do some serious siteseeing.

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    Driving to Newcastle from...

    by RamSter Written Sep 12, 2002

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    Driving to Newcastle from Sydney is about a 2 hour drive north, the drive has its scenic moments, partially mountainous,dont expect good radio reception, this is the flatter scenery to Newcastle.

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