There are 7 ways to get from Adelaide to Grafton by plane, bus, train or car

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Recommended option

Fly to Coffs Harbour, bus  •  7 h 35 min

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

$183 - $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

$109 - $357

5 alternative options

Fly to Grafton  •  6 h 27 min

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

$130 - $267

Bus  •  35 h 1 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

$155 - $235

Train  •  38 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Adelaide Parklands to Sydney Indian Pacific
  2. Take the train from Central Station to Grafton Station 31 / ...

$355 - $761

Train, bus  •  40 h

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

$358 - $761

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 fly and train which costs $150 - $500 and takes 9 h 14 min.

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The quickest way to get from Adelaide to Grafton is to fly which costs $170 - $370 and takes 6 h 27 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 35 h 1 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 38 h 53 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 35 h 1 min and costs $210 - $330.

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It takes approximately 7 h 35 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 6 h 27 min and costs $170 - $370. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $210 - $330 and takes 35 h 1 min, you could also train, which costs $480 - $1,100 and takes 38 h 53 min.

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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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Map of how to get from Adelaide to Grafton.
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  • Distance: 916.1 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 35 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 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Adelaide to Grafton via Albury, Albury station, Sydney, Grafton, and Bligh St At Charles Lane in around 35 h 1 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Adelaide to Coffs Harbour via Sydney
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $800
Flights from Adelaide to Coffs Harbour via Canberra, Sydney
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $800
Flights from Adelaide to Coffs Harbour via Melbourne, Sydney
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $800
Flights from Adelaide to Coffs Harbour via Brisbane, Sydney
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $850
Flights from Adelaide to Coffs Harbour via Avalon, Sydney
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $370
Flights from Adelaide to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Adelaide to Brisbane via Canberra
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Adelaide to Brisbane via Sydney
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 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 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $600
Flights from Adelaide to Coffs Harbour via Melbourne, Sydney
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $650
Flights from Adelaide to Coffs Harbour via Brisbane, Sydney
Ave. Duration
9 h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $700
Flights from Adelaide to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $450
Flights from Adelaide to Brisbane via Canberra
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$120 - $450
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Adelaide to Grafton via Sydney
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $480
Flights from Adelaide to Grafton via Melbourne, Sydney
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $230
Flights from Adelaide to Grafton via Avalon, Sydney
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $230
Flights from Adelaide to Grafton via Brisbane, Sydney
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $430
Flights from Adelaide to Grafton via Gold Coast, Sydney
Ave. Duration
9 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $420
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Adelaide to Coffs Harbour via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $320
Flights from Adelaide to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $400
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Adelaide to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $430
Flights from Adelaide to Brisbane via Sydney
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $430
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
$27 - $40
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$27 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $55
Train from Central Station to Grafton Station
Ave. Duration
10 h 8 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$65 - $95
1st Class
$90 - $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
27 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$290 - $700
Schedules at
greatsouthernrail.com.au
Everyday Daynighter Seat
$291
Advanced Gold Single Cabin
$490 - $650
Low Gold Single Cabin
$500 - $700
Everyday Gold Single Cabin
$600 - $800
Bus operators
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Coffs Harbour to Grafton City South
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Grafton City South
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $90
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
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 - $90
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Albury station to Sydney
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
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 Sydney to Grafton
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$50 - $75
Flexifare
$65 - $95

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