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There are 9 ways to get from Adelaide to Grafton by plane, bus, train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly to Coffs Harbour, bus  •  7 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Adelaide (ADL) to Coffs Harbour (CFS) ADL - CFS
  2. Take the bus from Coffs Harbour to Grafton City South

$182 - $399

Cheapest option

Fly to Brisbane, train  •  9 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Adelaide (ADL) to Brisbane (BNE) ADL - BNE
  2. Take the train from Brisbane to Grafton Station

$108 - $357

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Fly to Ballina, bus  •  9 h 39 min

  1. Fly from Adelaide (ADL) to Ballina (BNK) ADL - BNK
  2. Take the bus from Ballina to Grafton

$179 - $424

Fly to Gold Coast, bus  •  8 h 54 min

  1. Fly from Adelaide (ADL) to Gold Coast (OOL) ADL - OOL
  2. Take the bus from Gold Coast Airport to Byron Bay Visitor Centre
  3. Take the bus from Byron Bay to Grafton

$127 - $390

Fly to Grafton  •  13 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Adelaide (ADL) to Grafton (GFN) ADL - GFN

$179 - $265

Bus  •  34 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from 85 Franklin St to Albury
  2. Take the bus from Albury station to Sydney
  3. Take the bus from Sydney to Grafton

$147 - $226

Train  •  35 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Adelaide Parklands to Sydney Indian Pacific
  2. Take the train from Central Station to Grafton Station 33 / ...

$343 - $746

Train, bus  •  37 h

  1. Take the train from Adelaide Parklands to Sydney Indian Pacific
  2. Take the bus from Sydney to Grafton City South

$346 - $741

Drive  •  20 h 43 min

  1. Drive from Adelaide to Grafton 1120.8 miles

$160 - $240

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The cheapest way to get from Adelaide to Grafton is to bus which costs $200 - $320 and takes 34 h 21 min.

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The quickest way to get from Adelaide to Grafton is to fly and bus which costs $250 - $600 and takes 7 h 20 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Adelaide to Grafton. However, there are services departing from 85 Franklin St and arriving at Prince St At Fitzroy St via Albury station, Sydney and Bligh St At Charles Lane. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 34 h 21 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Adelaide to Grafton station. However, there are services departing from Adelaide Parklands and arriving at Grafton Station via Central Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 35 h 49 min.

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The distance between Adelaide and Grafton is 1466 km. The road distance is 1793.3 km.

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The best way to get from Adelaide to Grafton without a car is to bus which takes 34 h 21 min and costs $200 - $320.

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It takes approximately 7 h 20 min to get from Adelaide to Grafton, including transfers.

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Adelaide to Grafton bus services, operated by V-Line, depart from 85 Franklin St station.

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Adelaide to Grafton train services, operated by Great Southern Rail - Indian Pacific, depart from Adelaide Parklands station.

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The best way to get from Adelaide to Grafton is to fly which takes 13 h 42 min and costs $250 - $380. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $200 - $320 and takes 34 h 21 min, you could also train, which costs $480 - $1,100 and takes 35 h 49 min.

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Map of how to get from Adelaide to Grafton.
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  • Distance: 916.1 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 20 min

What companies run services between Adelaide, SA, Australia and Grafton, NSW, Australia?

Qantas, Regional Express and two other airlines fly from Adelaide to Grafton every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Adelaide to Grafton via Albury station, Sydney, Grafton, and Bligh St At Charles Lane in around 34 h 21 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Adelaide to Coffs Harbour via Sydney
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $800
Flights from Adelaide to Coffs Harbour via Canberra, Sydney
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$260 - $800
Flights from Adelaide to Coffs Harbour via Melbourne, Sydney
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $800
Flights from Adelaide to Coffs Harbour via Avalon, Sydney
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $370
Flights from Adelaide to Ballina via Sydney
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $850
Flights from Adelaide to Ballina via Gold Coast, Sydney
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $390
Flights from Adelaide to Ballina via Canberra, Sydney
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$280 - $850
Flights from Adelaide to Ballina via Melbourne, Sydney
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$290 - $850
Flights from Adelaide to Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Flights from Adelaide to Gold Coast via Sydney
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Adelaide to Gold Coast via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Adelaide to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Adelaide to Brisbane via Sydney
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Adelaide to Coffs Harbour via Sydney
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $600
Flights from Adelaide to Coffs Harbour via Melbourne, Sydney
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $650
Flights from Adelaide to Ballina via Sydney
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $650
Flights from Adelaide to Ballina via Melbourne, Sydney
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $700
Flights from Adelaide to Ballina via Brisbane, Sydney
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $750
Flights from Adelaide to Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Adelaide to Gold Coast via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Adelaide to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $450
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Adelaide to Ballina via Sydney
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $390
Flights from Adelaide to Ballina via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $390
Flights from Adelaide to Ballina via Melbourne, Sydney
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $390
Flights from Adelaide to Ballina via Gold Coast, Sydney
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $390
Flights from Adelaide to Ballina via Maroochydore, Sydney
Ave. Duration
9 h 40 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $390
Flights from Adelaide to Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Flights from Adelaide to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $430
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Adelaide to Gold Coast via Sydney
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$180 - $350
Flights from Adelaide to Gold Coast via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $350
Flights from Adelaide to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $400
Flights from Adelaide to Brisbane via Sydney
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$80 - $400
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Adelaide to Grafton via Sydney
Ave. Duration
12 h 5 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $480
Flights from Adelaide to Grafton via Melbourne, Sydney
Ave. Duration
13 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $380
Flights from Adelaide to Grafton via Brisbane, Sydney
Ave. Duration
15 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $230
Flights from Adelaide to Grafton via Canberra, Sydney
Ave. Duration
15 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $370
Train operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Brisbane to Grafton Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Economy
$26 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $55
Train from Central Station to Grafton Station
Ave. Duration
10 h 4 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Economy
$60 - $95
1st Class
$85 - $130
Great Southern Rail - Indian Pacific
Phone
1800 703 357
Email
sales.enquiries@gsr.com.au
Website
greatsouthernrail.com.au
Train from Adelaide Parklands to Sydney
Ave. Duration
24 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$280 - $650
Book at
Great Southern Rail
Everyday Daynighter Seat
$284
Advanced Gold Single Cabin
$480 - $650
Low Gold Single Cabin
$500 - $650
Everyday Gold Single Cabin
$600 - $800
Bus operators
Premier Motor Service
Phone
+61 2 4423 5233
Email
reservations@premierms.com.au
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Coffs Harbour to Grafton City South
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Website
Premier Motor Service
Bus from Sydney to Grafton City South
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
Premier Motor Service
Greyhound Australia

Greyhound Australia is the country’s only long distance bus operator running services in all states and territories. Greyhound Australia has been operating for 110 years and is the leading bus company in Australia. The extensive network now covers most of the Australian mainland and services more than 5 million passengers every year. Buses are equipped for the long journeys, with free WiFi, air-conditioning, full disability access, USB chargers in every seat and an on-board restroom.

Contact Details
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Ballina to Grafton
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $25
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$10 - $15
Flexifare
$18 - $25
Bus from Byron Bay to Grafton
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $30
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$13 - $19
Flexifare
$21 - $30
Bus from Sydney to Grafton
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $90
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$50 - $75
Flexifare
$65 - $90
Byron Easybus
Phone
+612 6685 7447
Email
info@byronbus.com
Website
byronbayshuttle.com.au
Bus from Gold Coast Airport to Byron Bay Visitor Centre
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $28
Website
Byron Easybus
V-Line

V/Line is the largest provider of passenger rail and coach services in regional Victoria, Australia. Train and coach services cater to destinations across regional areas from Southern Cross Station in the heart of Melbourne city. Myki is used for travel to and from V/Line stations located between Melbourne and Geelong, Ballarat, Bendigo, Traralgon and Seymour, while paper tickets must be used on long distance services to Bairnsdale, Albury, Shepparton, Echuca, Swan Hill, Ararat, Maryborough and Warrnambool. First Class carriages have meal trays, larger reclining seats with more leg room, and approximately 52 seats in each carriage, compared to 88 in Economy Class.

Contact Details
Phone
1800 800 007
Website
vline.com.au
Bus from 85 Franklin St to Albury
Ave. Duration
14 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Albury station to Sydney
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au

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There is no direct flight from Adelaide Airport to Coffs Harbour Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 10 min and has one stopover.

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Adelaide to Grafton bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, arrive at Grafton station.

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Grafton is 30 min ahead of Adelaide. It is currently 4:15 PM in Adelaide and 4:45 PM in Grafton.

Adelaide to Grafton train services, operated by Transport NSW, arrive at Grafton Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Adelaide to Grafton is 1793 km. It takes approximately 20 h 43 min to drive from Adelaide to Grafton.

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Jetstar, Virgin Australia and Qantas offer flights from Adelaide Airport to Coffs Harbour Airport.

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There are 32+ hotels available in Grafton. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Adelaide to Adelaide Airport is to bus which takes 18 min and costs $4.

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