Sydney Airport to Newcastle
For those arriving at Sydney Airport we recommend taking the train to Newcastle. Take the Airport & East Hills train from Domestic/International Airport Station to Central Station and then the Newcastle and Central Coast train from Central Station to Newcastle Station. From Newcastle Station it is an easy walk to the recommended hotels. For more information or to plan your exact trip times see the CityRail website at www.cityrail.info.
Alternatively, there is the Happy Cabby Airport Shuttle Service which you will need to book in advance.
Newcastle Airport to Newcastle
For those arriving at the Newcastle Airport we recommend taking a taxi to Newcastle. The taxi rank is adjacent to the arrivals area of the terminal. Newcastle Taxis can be contacted directly, free-of-charge, on the dedicated taxi phone located in the arrivals end of the terminal.
Alternatively, you can catch the 130 or 131 bus from the Newcastle Airport to the Newcastle Station. From Newcastle Station it is an easy walk to the recommended hotels. For more information and/or to plan your exact trip times see the CityRail website or the Port Stephens Coaches timetables.
Local Transportation in Newcastle
Newcastle Taxis: bookings can be made online or by calling 133 300 within Australia.
Newcastle Buses: the free green 555 Newcastle Shuttle Bus runs every 20 minutes, seven days a week, on a continuous loop around the city centre.
Car parking is available at the venue.
It is about a ten-minute walk from the Newcastle Railway Station to any of the aforementioned hotels. For more information please see the map above.
A wide variety of accommodation within easy walking distance of the conference venue and Newcastle Station is available. See the accommodation page for some suggestions.