Distance between Newcastle and Katoomba
The distance from Newcastle to Katoomba is 233 kilometers by road including 156 kilometers on motorways. Road takes approximately 2 hours and 34 minutes and goes through Newcastle West, Hamilton East, Hamilton, Hamilton North, Broadmeadow, Lambton and Jesmond.
Shortest distance by air  162 km ✈️ 
Car route length  233 km 🚗 
Driving time  2 h 34 min 
Fuel amount  18.7 L 
Fuel cost  35.4 AUD 
Point  Distance  Time  Fuel  
Newcastle  0 km  00 min  0.0 L  
2 km, 02 min


Newcastle West  2 km  02 min  0.1 L  
A15 1 km, 00 min


Hamilton East  3 km  03 min  0.2 L  
A15 1 km, 00 min


Hamilton  4 km  04 min  0.2 L  
A15 1 km, 01 min


Hamilton North  5 km  05 min  0.3 L  
A15 1 km, 00 min


Broadmeadow  5 km  05 min  0.4 L  
A15 2 km, 01 min


Lambton  7 km  07 min  0.5 L  
A15 2 km, 01 min


Jesmond  9 km  09 min  0.7 L  
A15 3 km, 02 min


Wallsend  12 km  11 min  0.8 L  
A15 M1 225 km, 2 h 24 min


Katoomba  237 km  2 h 36 min  18.8 L 
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Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost to drive from Newcastle to Katoomba?
Fuel cost: 35.4 AUD
This fuel cost is calculated as: (Route length 233 km / 100 km) * (Fuel consumption 8 L/100 km) * (Fuel price 1.9 AUD / L)
You can adjust fuel consumption and fuel price here.
How long is a car ride from Newcastle to Katoomba?
Driving time: 2 h 34 min
This time is calculated for driving at the maximum permitted speed, taking into account traffic rules restrictions.
 126 km with a maximum speed 110 km/h = 1 h 8 min
 17 km with a maximum speed 100 km/h = 10 min
 14 km with a maximum speed 90 km/h = 9 min
 34 km with a maximum speed 80 km/h = 25 min
 20 km with a maximum speed 70 km/h = 17 min
 21 km with a maximum speed 60 km/h = 20 min
 1 km with a maximum speed 40 km/h = 1 min
The calculated driving time does not take into account intermediate stops and traffic jams.
How far is Newcastle to Katoomba by land?
The distance between Newcastle and Katoomba is 233 km by road including 156 km on motorways.
Precise satellite coordinates of highways were used for this calculation. The start and finish points are the centers of Newcastle and Katoomba respectively.
How far is Newcastle to Katoomba by plane?
The shortest distance (air line, as the crow flies) between Newcastle and Katoomba is 162 km.
This distance is calculated using the Haversine formula as a greatcircle distance between two points on the surface of a sphere. The start and finish points are the centers of Newcastle and Katoomba respectively. Actual distance between airports may be different.
How many hours is Newcastle from Katoomba by plane?
Boeing 737 airliner needs 12 min to cover the distance of 162 km at a cruising speed of 800 km/h.
Small plane "Cessna 172" needs 44 min to flight this distance at average speed of 220 km/h.
This time is approximate and do not take into account takeoff and landing times, airport location and other real world factors.
How long is a helicopter ride from Newcastle to Katoomba?
Fast helicopter "Eurocopter AS350" or "Hughes OH6 Cayuse" need 40 min to cover the distance of 162 km at a cruising speed of 240 km/h.
Popular "Robinson R44" needs 46 min to flight this distance at average speed of 210 km/h.
This time is approximate and do not take into account takeoff and landing times, aerodrome location and other real world factors.
What city is halfway between Newcastle and Katoomba?
The halfway point between Newcastle and Katoomba is Mooney Mooney. It is located about 2 km from the exact midpoint by road.
The distance from Mooney Mooney to Newcastle is 115 km and driving will take about 1 h 10 min. The road between Mooney Mooney and Katoomba has length 118 km and will take approximately 1 h 24 min.
The other cities located close to halfway point:
Where is Newcastle in relation to Katoomba?
Newcastle is located 162 km northeast of Katoomba.
Newcastle has geographic coordinates: latitude 32.92729, longitude 151.78125.
Katoomba has geographic coordinates: latitude 33.71376, longitude 150.31216.
Which highway goes from Newcastle to Katoomba?
The route from Newcastle to Katoomba follows M1.
Other minor sections pass along the road:
 A32: 45 km
 M4: 30 km
 A15: 16 km
 A28: 12 km
 M2: 5 km
 A40: 1 km
 A37: 1 km