There are 5 ways to get from Ballina to Kempsey by night bus, train, bus, car or plane

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

Recommended option

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

$35 - $54

4 alternative options

Bus, train  •  7 h

  1. Take the bus from Ballina Coach Stop, Tamar St to Grafton Station, Coach Bay 144
  2. Take the train from Grafton Station to Kempsey Station 36 / ...

$36 - $51

Drive  •  3 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Ballina to Kempsey 200.5 miles

$28 - $45

Fly Ballina to Port Macquarie, bus  •  6 h 1 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

Fly Lismore to Grafton, train  •  6 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Lismore (LSY) to Grafton (GFN) LSY - GFN
  2. Take the train from Grafton Station to Kempsey Station

$114 - $171

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

There is no direct connection from Ballina to Kempsey. However, you can take the night bus to Casino Station, Coach Bay, take the walk to Casino Station, then take the train to Kempsey Station. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Ballina to Kempsey via Grafton Station, Coach Bay and Grafton Station in around 7 h.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Ballina to Port Macquarie via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Flights from Ballina to Port Macquarie via Newcastle, Sydney
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $600
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Lismore to Grafton
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $75
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Ballina to Port Macquarie via Sydney
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $900
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
$29 - $45
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$29 - $45
1st Class
$40 - $60
Train from Grafton Station to Kempsey Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$19 - $28
1st Class
$26 - $40
Bus operators
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
$6 - $9
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Bus from Ballina Coach Stop, Tamar St to Grafton Station, Coach Bay
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $24
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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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Ballina to Kempsey?

The distance between Ballina and Kempsey is 256 km. The road distance is 321 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Ballina to Kempsey?

The cheapest way to get from Ballina to Kempsey is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 3 h 52 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Ballina to Kempsey?

The quickest way to get from Ballina to Kempsey is to drive which takes 3 h 52 min and costs $35 - $55.

How long does it take to get from Ballina to Kempsey?

It takes approximately 6 h 39 min to get from Ballina to Kempsey, including transfers.