Buses in Newcastle, New South Wales

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Buses in Newcastle
A Newcastle Transport Volgren bodied Volvo B7RLE at Merewether Beach in November 2020
OwnerTransport for NSW
Transit typeBus

Newcastle bus routes connect suburbs in and around Newcastle and Lake Macquarie, about 100 kilometres north of Sydney.

Newcastle is the second-largest city in the state of New South Wales, serving as a regional centre for residents of the Central Coast, Hunter Valley and Great Lakes regions. Bus services within Newcastle are operated by Newcastle Transport. It also operates a ferry service across the Hunter River between Newcastle's CBD and Stockton. Hunter Valley Buses also operate many routes in the area. These two main operators have an east–west split, with Newcastle Transport buses mostly covering the inner city and coastal region east of the lake as far south as Swansea, while Hunter Valley Buses cover the region west of the lake, Newcastle Airport, and outlying suburbs and towns, extending into the valley. Port Stephens Coaches serve the airport and coast north of Newcastle.

The network is overseen by Transport for NSW, with the Opal card ticketing system valid for most journeys. Newcastle consists of five outer metropolitan bus regions for the purposes of contracting arrangements (regions OSMBSC 1 to 4 and NISC 1).

Busways, Greyhound Australia, NSW TrainLink, Port Stephens Coaches, Premier Motor Service, Rover Coaches and Sid Fogg's also run intercity routes connecting Newcastle to the rest of New South Wales.[1]

Newcastle Transport[edit]

Newcastle Buses & Ferries Bustech bodied Volvo B7RLE

Following Newcastle Transport taking over the operations of Newcastle Buses & Ferries in July 2017, the network was completely redesigned from 14 January 2018.[2][3]

Areas serviced[edit]

Some of the major destinations Newcastle Transport serves include Newcastle Interchange, Queens Wharf, Broadmeadow, The Junction, Mayfield, Waratah, University of Newcastle, Jesmond, Westfield Kotara, Charlestown Square, Lake Macquarie Fair, Wallsend, Stockland Glendale, Warners Bay, Belmont, John Hunter Hospital, Cardiff and Swansea.

Current Routes[edit]

Hunter Valley Buses[edit]

Port Stephens Coaches[edit]

Rover Coaches[edit]

  • 160 Newcastle InterchangeUniversity of NewcastleKurri KurriCessnock (Monday to Saturday)
  • 161 Cessnock Hospital and Vineyard Grove Hoppa (weekdays)
  • 162 Cessnock – South Cessnock – Aberdare – Kearsley – Abernethy (Monday to Saturday)
  • 163 Morisset station – Kurri Kurri – Cessnock (peak hour service)
  • 164 MaitlandGillieston HeightsHeddon Greta – Kurri Kurri – Cessnock (some services start/terminate at Stockland Green Hills)
  • 165 Cessnock West Hoppa Service (weekdays)
  • 166 Stockland Green Hills – Maitland – Saddlers Ridge – Gilleston Heights – Heddon Greta – Stanford Merthyr – Kurri Kurri (weekdays)
  • 167 Nulkaba and Cessnock East Hoppa (weekdays)
  • 168 Cessnock – Bellbird – PeltonEllalong – Paxton – Millfield – Greta Main – Pelton – Bellbird – Cessnock
  • 171 Kurri Kurri – Kurri Hospital – Weston (weekdays)
  • 172 Kurri Kurri – Deakin Street, Kurri (one service on weekdays)


  1. ^ Newcastle and Hunter Valley Timetables Australian Timetable Association, Retrieved 4 November 2014
  2. ^ Newcastle timetables to change Archived 12 January 2018 at the Wayback Machine Transport for NSW 1 December 2017
  3. ^ Timetables and routes will change in 2018 Newcastle Transport
  4. ^ Late Night Services Transport for NSW

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