Getting Here

Keen to come to Maitland but don’t know how to get here? Take a look at our helpful hints.


FROM SYDNEY – Travel over the Sydney Harbour Bridge and follow the A1 (Pacific Highway) towards Hornsby. Before Hornsby (at Wahroonga) take the M1 (Pacific Motorway) and choose one of the following routes:

ROUTE 1: Exit the M1 at the Newcastle interchange and take the M15 (Hunter Expressway) until you reach the Kurri Kurri interchange (14km). Follow Main Road into Maitland (8km). 

ROUTE 2: Drive to the end of the M1 (Pacific Motorway) and veer left, taking the A43 (New England Highway) exit to Maitland (16km).

FROM MID NORTH COAST – Travel south following the Newcastle/Sydney/Maitland signage on the A1 (Pacific Highway). Once you reach the Hexham bridge, turn right onto the A43 (New England Highway) and follow to Maitland (20km).

Getting to Maitland by train

Maitland is regularly serviced by NSW TrainLink on the Hunter line with stations at Thornton, Metford, Victoria Street, East Maitland, High Street, Maitland and Telarah.

If you travel North from Sydney on a NSW TrainLink service, interchange at Hamilton for Hunter Line Services.

Getting to Maitland by air

Newcastle Airport is an easy 40 minute drive from Maitland.

Flights are available to and from Sydney, Gold Coast, Cairns, Dubbo, Taree, Coffs Harbour, Ballina/Byron Bay, Canberra, Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast, The Whitsundays, Adelaide and Melbourne.


There are a growing number of public charging stations available for those travelling to Maitland by electric vehicle. Click the link below to view the locations of public charging stations across the country.

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NSW Trainlink 

Newcastle Airport

Google map routes from Newcastle Airport to Maitland

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