Cheap flights to Newcastle (NTL) for 2021

Everything you need to know about flying to Newcastle from cities across Australia.

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Newcastle is where the city meets the sea, with pristine golden beaches that run along the coastline and an emerging culinary scene. Experience life like a local with days spent basking by the waves, take the 45-minute journey to the Hunter Valley for the ultimate winery experience and discover the rich history that lies within the city.

Direct flights are available from Melbourne, Brisbane, Gold Coast and Sydney to Newcastle Airport.

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How much are flights to Newcastle?

From Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne, you can secure return flights to Newcastle for under $200. From Perth, you can expect to pay approximately $500 for a return fare and $300 from Adelaide. Look out for Jetstar's sales that pop up frequently with deals for Newcastle flights.

When is the cheapest time to fly to Newcastle?

It is generally cheaper to travel to Newcastle during the cooler months of the year, particularly between May and August. You can expect to see blue skies and an average temperature of 18 degrees, perfect for beach walks, hikes and daytrips to nearby wineries.

How far in advance should I book my flights to Newcastle?

If you know the dates you want to travel, it's best to book five to seven weeks in advance if you're flying from any Australian city other than Sydney. For Sydneysiders, booking the week before you travel is the cheapest.

Frequently asked questions about flights to Newcastle

How long does it take to fly to Newcastle?

This is how long you can expect to spend in the air when flying from across Australian cities to Newcastle Airport.

  • Adelaide: 2 hours, 5 minutes with a stopover
  • Brisbane: 1 hour, 15 minutes direct
  • Melbourne: 1 hour, 30 minutes direct
  • Perth: 5 hours, 30 minutes with a stopover
  • Sydney: 45 minutes direct

Which airlines fly to Newcastle?

You can fly direct to Newcastle from Brisbane, Gold Coast, Melbourne and Sydney. Flights from other cities are available with a stopover. FlyPelican offers frequent direct flights throughout the week to Newcastle from the destinations listed below. No airline offers direct flights from Adelaide or Perth to Newcastle, but you can get a connecting flight from either Melbourne or Brisbane via Jetstar, Qantas and Virgin Australia.

  • FlyPelican: Ballina Byron Bay, Canberra, Dubbo and Sydney
  • Jetstar: Adelaide, Brisbane, Cairns, Darwin, Gold Coast, Hobart, Melbourne and Perth
  • QantasLink: Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney
  • Regional Express: Sydney
  • Virgin Australia: Adelaide, Brisbane, Cairns, Gold Coast, Hobart, Launceston, Melbourne, Perth and Rockhampton

Where is the airport in Newcastle?

Newcastle Airport is located in Port Stephens, north of Newcastle.

How long does it take to get to the airport?

From Port Stephens, your journey time to and from the airport is approximately 25 minutes. Port Stephens Coaches is a public bus service that operates between Newcastle Airport and Newcastle train stations, with journeys available each day. Visitors can hire a car from the airport from companies including Avis, Europcar and Hertz. This is the best option if you want to explore the areas around Newcastle that aren't as easily accessible without a car. The Newcastle Airport taxi rank can be found at the end of the terminal and there is a designated rideshare pick-up and drop-off zone for DiDi, GoCatch and Uber.

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