Get around Newcastle, on demand

Get around Newcastle, on demand

20 January 2020

If you’re visiting Newcastle during the week and staying in the CBD, you can now enjoy your own personalised public transport service when travelling during peak weekday times. 

Newcastle On Demand works like ride sharing apps but with a flat fee, it is a more affordable option to travel to and from key locations in the CBD. 

Here are some ways you can explore the area with On Demand transport: 

1. Start the day right

If you’re an early bird and staying in the CBD, get the day started the right way with a walk along the Newcastle Bathers Way. Start at Nobbys Beach and explore this stunning coastal walk that winds through King Edward Park to the ANZAC Memorial Walk, all the way to Merewether Beach.   

After your walk (and perhaps a dip in the Merewether Ocean Baths), grab a coffee at a beach kiosk or nearby café and watch the waves roll in knowing your exercise is done for the day.  

When you’re ready to face reality, order your ride back to town from the palm of your hand using Newcastle On Demand.

2. From the beach to the 'burbs

Newcastle On Demand is an easy way to explore beyond the CBD.  

The service can take you from your CBD location such as Newcastle East so you can spend the afternoon exploring boutique shops at the Junction or Beaumont Street, Hamilton.  

If you’re in Hamilton, catch Newcastle On Demand direct back to the CBD, or head to Hamilton Train station to get to Newcastle Interchange. From the Interchange, transfer to the Light Rail into town, or transfer to connecting bus and train services. 

3. Heading home

Going home is never fun but Newcastle On Demand is the simple way to get you on your wayUse the service to get to Broadmeadow Train Station or Newcastle Interchange to connect with city, inter-city and regional train, bus and coach services. 

The service will get you there on time, with room for luggage and with minimal waiting times so you can continue your journey stress free. 

Fast Facts:
  • Hours:  Monday to Friday 6.30am-9.00am and 3.30pm-6.00pm. 
  • Cost:  Flat fare of $3.20 per trip.  
  • How to pay: OpalPay or register your credit or debit card. (OpalPay does not include Opal benefits, such as the Transfer Discount). 
  • Use the code CBDFREE to get your first two trips free