Getting here

Maitland is major city located in the heart of the Lower Hunter Region. No matter how you choose to travel you’ll be here before you know it.

You’ll find Maitland is not far from anywhere, just 32km north west of Newcastle and 165km north of Sydney.



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 Hwy) and follow to Maitland (20km).

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 are travelling North from Sydney on a NSW TrainLink service, change at Hamilton for Hunter Line Services.

Newcastle Airport is an easy 40 minute drive from Maitland.

There are flights to and from Sydney, Gold Coast, Dubbo, Taree, Coffs Harbour, Ballina/Byron Bay, Canberra, Brisbane & Melbourne.


Live traffic

NSW Trainlink 

Newcastle Airport

Google map routes from Newcastle Airport to Maitland

For more information or directions once you have arrived in Maitland visit the Maitland Visitor Information Centre.

We acknowledge the Wonnarua People as the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the land within the Maitland Local Government Area. We pay respect to all Aboriginal Elders, past, present and future with a spiritual connection to these lands.