There are 4 ways to get from Ballina to Kempsey by bus, night bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  6 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Ballina to Kempsey

$35 - $50

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Night bus, train  •  6 h 39 min

  1. Take the night bus from Ballina Coach Stop, Tamar St to Casino Station, Coach Bay 166
  2. Take the train from Casino Station to Kempsey Station 32

$33 - $48

2 alternative options

Drive  •  3 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Ballina to Kempsey 200.5 miles

$28 - $45

Fly, bus  •  6 h 13 min

  1. Fly from Ballina (BNK) to Port Macquarie (PQQ) BNK - PQQ
  2. Take the bus from Port Macquarie Airport to Belgrave St At John St

$91 - $384

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Ballina and arriving at Kempsey. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 6 h 10 min.

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The distance between Ballina and Kempsey is 256 km. The road distance is 320.8 km.

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The best way to get from Ballina to Kempsey without a car is to bus which takes 6 h 10 min and costs .

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The bus from Ballina to Kempsey takes 6 h 10 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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Ballina to Kempsey bus services, operated by Premier Motor Service, depart from Ballina station.

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There is no direct flight from Ballina Airport to Port Macquarie Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 30 min and has one stopover.

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Ballina to Kempsey bus services, operated by Premier Motor Service, arrive at Kempsey station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ballina to Kempsey is 321 km. It takes approximately 3 h 52 min to drive from Ballina to Kempsey.

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Virgin Australia, Regional Express, Jetstar and Qantas offer flights from Ballina Airport to Port Macquarie Airport.

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There are 122+ hotels available in Kempsey. Prices start at $62 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Ballina to Kempsey.
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  • Distance: 160 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 10 min

What companies run services between Ballina, NSW, Australia and Kempsey, NSW, Australia?

Premier Motor Service operates a bus from Ballina to Kempsey once daily. Tickets cost $35 - $50 and the journey takes 6 h 10 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Ballina to Port Macquarie via Sydney
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Train operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Casino Station to Kempsey Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$27 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $55
Bus operators
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Ballina to Kempsey
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Night bus from Ballina Coach Stop, Tamar St to Casino Station, Coach Bay
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Bus from Port Macquarie Airport to Belgrave St At John St
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info

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The best way to get from Ballina to Ballina Airport is to line 640 bus which takes 5 min and costs .

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