Distance between Sydney and Newcastle
The distance from Sydney to Newcastle is 160 kilometers by road including 127 kilometers on motorways. Road takes approximately 1 hour and 44 minutes and goes through The Rocks, Millers Point, Dawes Point, Milsons Point, North Sydney, Cammeray and Crows Nest.
Shortest distance by air  117 km ✈️ 
Car route length  160 km 🚗 
Driving time  1 h 44 min 
Fuel amount  12.8 L 
Fuel cost  21.5 AUD 
Point  Distance  Time  Fuel  
Sydney  0 km  00 min  0.0 L  
2 km, 02 min


Millers Point  2 km  02 min  0.1 L  
A4 1 km, 00 min


Milsons Point  3 km  03 min  0.3 L  
M1 1 km, 00 min


North Sydney  5 km  04 min  0.3 L  
M1 1 km, 01 min


Cammeray  6 km  05 min  0.4 L  
M1 1 km, 00 min


Crows Nest  7 km  05 min  0.5 L  
M1 1 km, 00 min


Naremburn  7 km  06 min  0.5 L  
M1 2 km, 01 min


Artarmon  9 km  07 min  0.7 L  
M1 1 km, 01 min


Lane Cove North  10 km  08 min  0.8 L  
A1 M1 150 km, 1 h 35 min


Newcastle  160 km  1 h 44 min  12.7 L 
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost to drive from Sydney to Newcastle?
Fuel cost: 21.5 AUD
This fuel cost is calculated as: (Route length 160 km / 100 km) * (Fuel consumption 8 L/100 km) * (Fuel price 1.68 AUD / L)
You can adjust fuel consumption and fuel price here.
How long is a car ride from Sydney to Newcastle?
Driving time: 1 h 44 min
This time is calculated for driving at the maximum permitted speed, taking into account traffic rules restrictions.
 110 km with a maximum speed 110 km/h = 59 min
 5 km with a maximum speed 100 km/h = 3 min
 6 km with a maximum speed 90 km/h = 3 min
 10 km with a maximum speed 80 km/h = 7 min
 2 km with a maximum speed 70 km/h = 1 min
 25 km with a maximum speed 60 km/h = 25 min
 2 km with a maximum speed 40 km/h = 2 min
The calculated driving time does not take into account intermediate stops and traffic jams.
How far is Sydney to Newcastle by land?
The distance between Sydney and Newcastle is 160 km by road including 127 km on motorways.
Precise satellite coordinates of highways were used for this calculation. The start and finish points are the centers of Sydney and Newcastle respectively.
How far is Sydney to Newcastle by plane?
The shortest distance (air line, as the crow flies) between Sydney and Newcastle is 117 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 Sydney and Newcastle respectively. Actual distance between airports may be different.
How many hours is Sydney from Newcastle by plane?
Boeing 737 airliner needs 8 min to cover the distance of 117 km at a cruising speed of 800 km/h.
Small plane "Cessna 172" needs 31 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 Sydney to Newcastle?
Fast helicopter "Eurocopter AS350" or "Hughes OH6 Cayuse" need 29 min to cover the distance of 117 km at a cruising speed of 240 km/h.
Popular "Robinson R44" needs 33 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 Sydney and Newcastle?
The halfway point between Sydney and Newcastle is Ourimbah. It is located about 1 km from the exact midpoint by road.
The distance from Ourimbah to Sydney is 81 km and driving will take about 53 min. The road between Ourimbah and Newcastle has length 79 km and will take approximately 50 min.
The other cities located close to halfway point:
Where is Sydney in relation to Newcastle?
Sydney is located 117 km southwest of Newcastle.
Sydney has geographic coordinates: latitude 33.86796, longitude 151.21005.
Newcastle has geographic coordinates: latitude 32.92729, longitude 151.78125.
Which highway goes from Sydney to Newcastle?
The route from Sydney to Newcastle follows M1.
Other minor sections pass along the road:
 A15: 16 km
 A1: 14 km
 A37: 1 km
 A38: 1 km