A big port city with a coastal town vibe, Newcastle has added gourmet menus and trendy bars to its repertoire over the last few years. The second-largest city in NSW and the second-oldest city in the country, “Newy” is surrounded by spectacular beaches and is the gateway to the Hunter Valley.View our Newcastle travel guide
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Reasons to fly with Qantas
Visiting from Melbourne to Newcastle (Williamtown)
Melbourne to Newcastle (MEL to NTL)
The approximate flight time for direct flights from Melbourne to Newcastle is 1 hour and 15 minutes.
When to visit
With warm, humid summers and short, cool winters, Newcastle has great weather. If you visit between January and April, you’ll enjoy average highs of 27°C, perfect for visiting the beaches, although even in July, the average lows are only 16°C.
What is the main airport called?
Newcastle Airport (NTL).Opens in a new tab or window It is 15 km north of Newcastle, New South Wales in Port Stephens.
Arriving in Newcastle
Once you touch down in Newcastle, you’ll be greeted by the friendly airport staff and there are multiple transport options available to choose from.
Getting into Newcastle from Newcastle Airport
Newcastle Airport is a short 25-minute drive from the town centre and is serviced by taxis, shuttle bus services and rental cars.
Getting around Newcastle
Besides buses, taxis and hire cars, the city of Newcastle has a bike hire service. Ferry services operate to help you get around Newcastle easily. Bus services run in Lake Macquarie through Dudley, Mount Hutton and Warners Bay. Electric bikes (eBikes) are also available to hire from 19 docking stations across Newcastle. Take a drive or join a tour to expand your horizons to the neighbouring regions.
Fly from Melbourne
Once you’ve got your tickets from Melbourne, there are a few things you should know to ensure you’re as prepared as possible for your flight.
What is the main airport called?
Melbourne Airport.Opens in a new tab or window Located 20 km (12.5 miles) from the city centre, Melbourne Domestic Airport (MEL), also known as Tullamarine Airport, is the main airport serving the state of Victoria. Qantas operates from two terminals in Melbourne T1 - domestic and T2 - international.
Passengers on Qantas flights from Melbourne are allocated checked baggage. If you need more luggage, you can purchase an additional baggage allowance online prior to departure.
Experience the Qantas difference
Fly with Qantas and enjoy a comfortable journey with familiar smiles waiting to welcome you onboard.
Enjoy peace of mind knowing baggage is included on all Qantas flights. Find out all you need to know about checked baggage.
Food and drinks on every flight
Enjoy a meal or snack every time you fly with us, as well as a range of refreshments including beer and wine+.
Enjoy a range of entertainment on every flight including TV, the latest movies and more+.