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Getting to Surfest with Newcastle Transport

Public transport is the best way to get to Surfest with buses running regularly to Merewether Beach. You can use your Opal card or your credit/debit card or linked device to tap on and off. With your credit/debit card or linked device to get the same fare and travel benefits of an Adult Opal card.

Plan your trip or find out more at newcastletransport.info.

Bus

The routes 12 and 21 get you directly to the event with a bus stop at Watkins Street before Berner Street.

The route 12 operates from Wallsend to Merewether Beach via Newcastle Interchange everyday from 5am and 1am. Between 7am and 7pm it runs every 15 minutes on weekdays and every 30 minutes on weekends.

The route 21 operates from Broadmeadow Station to Newcastle East, via Merewether Beach.

Routes 11, 13, 14, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28 and 47 can connect with the route 12 at the bus stop on Hunter Street at Florence Street.

Light Rail

Newcastle light rail operates frequently through Newcastle’s city centre. Event goers using the light rail can connect with the route 12 at Hunter Street at Florence Street – a short walk from Newcastle Interchange or connect with the route 21 at Customs House, Watt Street – a short walk from the Newcastle Beach stop.

Ferry

The ferry operates between Stockton and Queens Wharf with services every 15 minutes during peak periods and 20 minutes throughout the day and weekends.

Event goers can connect with the route 21 service at Customs House, Watt Street – a short walk from the Newcastle Beach stop.