How far is it from Newcastle Aiport to the Newcastle CBD?

Newcastle Airport is about 27km from the CBD by road. With Newcastle Connections, the trip takes about half an hour.

What types of transfers do Newcastle Connections offer?

At Newcastle Connections, we offer a Newcastle Airport Shuttle Bus servicing Newcastle and surrounds, departing 12 times a day, taking all the hassle out of your airport transfer. Alternatively, for a more personal service, we offer a Private Transfer service to Sydney Airport and Cruise Terminals.

How do I book a seat on the shuttle bus?

To book your airport transfer, simply visit our secure online booking system. Once there, it'™s a straightforward process:

Select your date and time of travel, and the number of passengers.
Choose your pickup location.
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From there, it’s a simple case of entering your payment details, and your booking will be confirmed.
That’s it! Your transfer will be booked, and you can rest assured you’ll arrive at your destination, on time, and without any stress.

Where do I get on the shuttle bus?

Our team will be in contact 48 hours prior to your trip to organise your pick up. For transfers to Newcastle Airport, our drivers will pick you up from the front door of any major Newcastle Hotel. For transfers from Newcastle Airport to the CBD and surrounds, our professional drivers will meet you at the airport Arrivals terminal to take all the stress out of the process.

Can I book a trip directly with the driver?

Unfortunately, due to scheduling reasons, all transfers must be organised through our Booking Office on 1300 715 552, or booked online using our secure booking system.

What are Newcastle Connections' operating hours?

Meeting all major flights in and out of Newcastle Airport, Newcastle Connections operate shuttles at the times that you need. We operate seven days a week, from early in the morning until late at night, and can often accommodate your needs. Give us a call on 1300 715 552 to discuss your requirements.

How much time should I allow to get to the airport?

Generally speaking, you should aim to arrive at the Aiport x hours before your flight, but in reality, that's the beauty of the Newcastle Connections shuttle bus. We worry about the scheduling so you don't have to. Our drivers will be in contact with you 48 hours prior to your flight to organise your pickup, but rest assured we'll get you to your destination in plenty of time.

What happens if I cancel my flight?

For cancellations earlier than 24 hours of your booking, a full refund will apply. For cancellations between 24 and 12 hours of your booking, a 50% refund will apply. Unfortunately, for cancellations within 12 hours of the booking, a refund will not be possible. If you need to cancel your booking, it’s best to do so as early as possible. Or, contact us on 1300 715 552 to reschedule your trip.

What Hotels and Motels do you service?

Newcastle Connections is a trusted provider for all major Newcastle Hotels and Motels, including Travelodge, ibis Newcastle, Quest Newcastle, Central Apartments, the Lucky, Crowne Plaza and the Novotel Newcasle.

Can I organise a pick up from my home or workplace?

Yes, absolutely. Give us a call, or book online and leave your desired pick up location in the comments.

Can I pay with cash?

Yes, not a problem at all. Simply call our Booking office on 1300 715 552 to reserve your seat, and pay with cash on the day directly to your driver.

What time do your shuttles run?

Our Newcastle Aiport shuttle bus schedule is listed on the booking page of our website. If you require something a little more flexible, or if you'd like to organise a time pickup time outside of this schedule, please give us a call on 1300 715 552.

What if my plane is late?

Give us a call on 1300 715 552 as soon as possible to let us know of the delay. We'll get you on your way as soon as we possibly can.

What if I need to change my booking time?

Booking times can generally be organised without fuss. Give us a call on 1300 715 552 to discuss your options.

What time does the shuttle bus pick me up?

For flights departing Newcastle Airport, Newcastle Connections aims to get you to the Airport an hour before your flight, leaving you plenty of time to check in and board. For incoming flights, you will be met by your professional driver within 15 minutes of your flight. Please have your mobile phone on so we can contact you if necessary.

How much luggage can I bring on board? Is there an extra charge for large luggage?

Generally speaking, if it fit on the plane it will fit in our vehicles. For large or awkwardly shaped luggage, a surcharge may apply. Please contact us on 1300 715 552 to discuss your needs.

Do you offer child booster seats?

Unlike a public bus, our vehicles can be fully equipped with booster seats and child seats. Please let us know the ages of your children when you book your seat, so that we can ensure we have the appropriate child seats available for your trip.

How far in advance should I book?

Feel free to make your booking as far in advance as you are comfortable with. If you've left things until the last minute, don't panic. We can generally schedule a pick up with short notice. If you'd like to make a booking for some time in the next 12 hours, please give us a call on 1300 715 552.

Do you vehicles have seatbelts?

Yes, as per legislation, all vehicles are fully equipped with seatbelts in all seats.

Why do you need my flight details?

To provide the most efficient pick up, and ensure our drivers know exactly what time to schedule the service, it is important for our drivers to know your flight number or flight times.

How can I make it easier on your drivers?

If your pick up is scheduled for after dark, please leave a light on out the front of your house. Street numbers can be impossible to see in the dark. We also ask that you have your mobile phone on so that we can contact you in case of any issues.