Getting to Tamworth

The trip’s just part of the fun!

Located about 400km north-west of Sydney, 250km from Newcastle and 550km south of Brisbane, the Tamworth region is easily accessed by road, rail or air. 

When you visit the Tamworth region make sure you share it by tagging @tamworthregion or using #TamworthNSW.


The regional city of Tamworth is:

  • About three-and-a-half hours north-west of Newcastle along the Hunter Expressway and New England Highway. Check out this route on Google Maps.
  • An easy five hour drive from Sydney via the Pacific Motorway, Hunter Expressway and New England Highway. Check out this route on Google Maps.
  • A scenic seven hour drive from Brisbane on the Cunningham and New England Highways. Check out this route on Google Maps.


Remember to stop, revive and survive; why not make a road trip out of it? It’ll ensure you arrive safely, and there are tonnes of great spots to stop off and unique towns and villages to discover on your way through.


Tamworth Regional Airport is the largest regional airport in Australia. Located just 10 minutes from the Tamworth CBD, it is equipped with a café, airline lounge access, an ATM, WIFI and short- and long-term parking adjacent to the terminal.  

Flights are operated between Tamworth, Sydney and Brisbane by both Qantas and Link Airways throughout the week. From May 2023, Bonza. will operate twice weekly services from Tamworth to Melbourne (Tullamarine) and the Sunshine Coast (Maroochydore). 

To start your adventure upon arrival:

  • Hire a car through one of several providers located at the airport.
  • Jump in a taxi at the Airport Taxi Rank outside the terminal, or book one in advance.
  • Grab a door-to-door shuttle with ShuttleLink.
  • Order yourself an UBER.

Trains and Buses

Daily train and coach services operate between Tamworth and a number of cities, coastal destinations and regional centres including (but not limited to) Sydney, Brisbane, Newcastle, Port Macquarie, Gosford, Coffs Harbour, Grafton, Armidale, Tenterfield, Inverell, Scone, Muswellbrook, Singleton, Quirindi, Gunnedah, Moree, Narrabri, Dubbo, Orange and Bathurst.

Daily services also operate within the Tamworth region including from Tamworth to Attunga, Bendemeer, Kootingal, Manilla, Moonbi and Somerton.

For a full list of routes, timetables and more information, visit Transport NSW’s website.