Travel Information


By Plane:

Newcastle Airport is just 34km north-west of NEX, an easy 35 minute commute.

Sydney Airport is 157km south-east of NEX via the M1 Freeway. Travelling time is approximately 1 hour and 55 minutes.

Flights can be booked on Jetstar, Qantas, Virgin, Rex Regional Express, Fly Pelican with direct flights from Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Gold Coast and Byron Bay.

By Car:

Estimated travel times:

166 km
2 hrs 25 mins
Central Coast
82.9 km
1 hrs 25 mins
Newcastle Airport
25.8 km
30 mins

Car Rental:

Car Rental Services are provided by the following operators: 

AVIS - Phone 13 63 33
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Hertz - Phone 13 30 39
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Europcar - Phone 1300 13 13 90
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Budget - Phone 13 27 27
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Thrifty Car Rental - Phone 1300 36 72 27
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Redspot Car Rental - Phone 1300 668 810
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By Bus:

Market Bus port is only 450m from the NEX, with public buses travelling throughout Newcastle and the greater region.

By Train:

Trains terminate at Hamilton Station from the Hunter, Central Coast and Newcastle lines. A shuttle bus service operates to Civic Station a 600m walk from NEX.


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