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Cheap Melbourne to Newcastle Flights
Newcastle is ideally located to experience some of the Hunter Regions best attractions. From world-class wineries to a UNESCO listed rainforest and Australia's largest saltwater lake, a stay in this city will be anything but dull.
Fly from Melbourne to Newcastle on leading airlines such as Qantas, Jetstar or Virgin Australia. Choose from the 29 weekly flights, and you'll be exploring all the city has to offer in just 1h 35 min.
Ready to pack your bags and head for the skies? Here's everything you need to know about flying from Melbourne to Newcastle!
Departing from Melbourne Airport
Getting to Melbourne Airport
On a tight budget? The cheapest way to get from Melbourne's CBD to the airport is with the public bus. Take route 478, 479 or 901 to get dropped off at Terminal 4. A one-way ticket will only set you back AUD 4-6 and journey time is usually 90 minutes.
If you're catching a red-eye flight, the best way to get to the airport is with the SkyBus. It runs 24 hours a day, costs AUD 19 and the bus leaves for the terminals every 10 minutes.
A taxi or a ride share service to the airport costs between AUD 55-65. You'll be dropped off along Departure Drive or by the T4 Transport Hub Zone.
Want to park your car at Melbourne Airport? Choose from the three options that will best suit your needs. The Value Car Park is perfect for travellers on a tight budget, while the Long Term Park and the premium Terminal Car Park are more expensive but offer the most convenience.
Which Domestic Terminal Will Your Melbourne to Newcastle Flight Depart From?
- If you're flying with Qantas, your flight will depart from Terminal 1.
- Virgin Australia flights leave from Terminal 3.
- Jetstar and flights to Newcastle depart from Terminal 4.
All three terminals have restaurants, bars, shops, lounges and free WiFi available for all passengers.
Arriving at Newcastle Airport
Getting from Newcastle Airport to Your Hotel
If you want to take a taxi to your hotel, you'll find the cabs waiting outside of the terminal building. You can save time by booking your ride ahead of time with Newcastle's online booking system, and you have the option to pay your driver in cash or with any major credit card.
One of the cheapest ways to get into Newcastle's CBD is with the bus. However, route 42A only operates from the airport Monday to Saturday. You'll find the bus stop opposite the arrivals terminal and the service also stops at Killingworth and Freeman Hospital.
Another affordable way to get into the city is with the metro. The trip takes around 25 minutes, and the train leaves every 12 minutes from 5:44 a.m. to 11:58 p.m. every day.
Want to hire a car while in Newcastle? You'll find four rental companies on the ground floor of the domestic arrivals terminal that can help you with your transport needs.
Things to do in Newcastle
- Visiting Newcastle for just the weekend? See as much of the city as possible by hopping on board the tram. It runs past important historical landmarks, the beach and other must-see sites.
- Don't stay cooped up in your hotel at night. Newcastle has an array of lively bars as well as safaris where you can spot Australia's most famous nocturnal animals. But if that's not enough evening excitement for you, there are also ghost tours to the city's most haunted spots.
- For history buffs, no visit to the city would be complete without a visit to the Newcastle East Heritage Walk. You'll learn all about the city's past and get a chance to explore a convict lumber yard, the cathedral and many more historical sites.
- Want to know about the city's Aboriginal heritage? Go to the Miromaa Aboriginal Language and Technology Centre. There are tons of interactive exhibits, and you'll even get the chance to play a traditional Didgeridoo.