Newcastle is easily accessible with several daily air, rail, boat and coach services. Byroad – if approaching from the south – the M1 Pacific Motorway from Sydney will have you arriving in Newcastle in just two hours. Alternatively, if you are entering the city from the north, follow the Pacific Highway. By air – Newcastle Airport is the major regional airport and is located 30minutes north of Newcastle’scity centre. Many direct flights are available on a daily basis from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Ballina/Byron Bay, the Gold Coast, Canberra and Dubbo. By rail – Newcastle is part of the CityRail network. Frequent return services run daily. CountryLink trains connect Newcastle to Sydney, Brisbane and other country centres.