There is a strong road, rail and aviation infrastructure network in Tamworth. The city is a major freight and logistics distribution centre, servicing the wider north-west and regional NSW, and is a major employee base and headquarters for interstate carriers.
It is less than 400km to Sydney by car and the road network will get you there in about five hours or to Brisbane in seven. But you can catch a plane to both. Qantaslink has five flights to and from Sydney a day and Brindabella has two flights in and out of Brisbane each day. Both will take you less than an hour.
Tamworth Regional Airport set new high flying records last year with a 12% increase in passengers to June 2010.
Tamworth Regional Airport set new high flying records last year with a 12% increase in passengers to June 2010. Nearly 136,000 passengers used the airport last year.
Bus services provide Tamworth and surrounding towns with public transport. There is an extensive bus service around town, and buses are provided regularly to Manilla, Kootingal and Moonbi.
A train service connects Tamworth to Newcastle and Sydney daily. Buses also travel to Sydney and Brisbane daily. There is also a bus service to the coast. Subsidised school bus services (free) can transport school kids to and from school.
Tamworth also has a network of walking and cycle paths to connect the CBD with residential and industrial areas of the city.
Driving in Tamworth is also an option. With a total fleet of around 55,800 vehicles, cars are part of the landscape but there are no bottlenecks or traffic jams. Getting to work can be in as little time as five minutes or 15 minutes if you live in one of the surrounding rural residential areas and work in the CBD.
Taxis service Tamworth with a number of ranks across the city. Community transport services for disability groups, clubs, veterans and schools also operate.