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There are 6 ways to get from Brisbane to Kempsey by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  6h 48m

  1. Take the train from Brisbane to Kempsey Station 32

$40 - $65

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Bus  •  10h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Brisbane to Kempsey

$55 - $75

Bus, train  •  11h 33m

  1. Take the bus from Brisbane Roma Street to Urunga Gx421
  2. Take the train from Urunga Station to Kempsey Station 36 / ...

$45 - $79

Drive  •  5h 44m

  1. Drive from Brisbane to Kempsey 313.1 miles

$40 - $65

Fly to Port Macquarie, bus  •  4h 13m

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

$114 - $251

Fly to Coffs Harbour, bus  •  5h 7m

  1. Fly from Brisbane (BNE) to Coffs Harbour (CFS) BNE - CFS
  2. Take the bus from Coffs Harbour to Kempsey

$182 - $434

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The cheapest way to get from Brisbane to Kempsey is to drive which costs $60 - $95 and takes 5h 44m.

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The quickest way to get from Brisbane to Kempsey is to fly and bus which costs $160 - $360 and takes 4h 13m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Brisbane and arriving at Kempsey. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 10h 25m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Brisbane and arriving at Kempsey Station station. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6h 48m.

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The distance between Brisbane and Kempsey is 402 km. The road distance is 500.9 km.

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The best way to get from Brisbane to Kempsey without a car is to train which takes 6h 48m and costs $60 - $90.

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The train from Brisbane to Kempsey Station takes 6h 48m including transfers and departs once daily.

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

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Brisbane to Kempsey train services, operated by Transport NSW, depart from Brisbane station.

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The best way to get from Brisbane to Kempsey is to train which takes 6h 48m and costs $60 - $90. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $75 - $110 and takes 10h 25m.

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Map of how to get from Brisbane to Kempsey.
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  • Distance: 251.3 miles
  • Duration: 6h 48m

What companies run services between Brisbane, QLD, Australia and Kempsey, NSW, Australia?

Transport NSW operates a train from Brisbane to Kempsey once daily. Tickets cost $40 - $65 and the journey takes 6h 48m. Alternatively, Premier Motor Service operates a bus from Brisbane to Kempsey once daily. Tickets cost $55 - $75 and the journey takes 10h 25m.

Airlines
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Brisbane to Port Macquarie
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $430
Fly Corporate
Website
flycorporate.com.au
Flights from Brisbane to Coffs Harbour
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $150
Train operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Brisbane to Kempsey Station
Ave. Duration
6h 48m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Economy
$40 - $65
1st Class
$60 - $90
Train from Urunga Station to Kempsey Station
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Economy
$7 - $11
1st Class
$9 - $15
Bus operators
Premier Motor Service
Phone
+61 2 4423 5233
Email
reservations@premierms.com.au
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Kempsey
Ave. Duration
10h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $75
Website
Premier Motor Service
Bus from Coffs Harbour to Kempsey
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $18
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 Brisbane Roma Street to Urunga
Ave. Duration
9h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $70
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$35 - $55
Flexifare
$50 - $70
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Port Macquarie Airport to Belgrave St At John St
Ave. Duration
38m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
Transport NSW

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The quickest flight from Brisbane Airport to Port Macquarie Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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

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Kempsey is 1h ahead of Brisbane. It is currently 7:38 PM in Brisbane and 8:38 PM in Kempsey.

Brisbane to Kempsey train services, operated by Transport NSW, arrive at Kempsey Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Brisbane to Kempsey is 501 km. It takes approximately 5h 44m to drive from Brisbane to Kempsey.

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Virgin Australia offers flights from Brisbane Airport to Port Macquarie Airport.

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There are 121+ hotels available in Kempsey. Prices start at $80 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Brisbane to Brisbane Airport is to train which takes 20m and costs $14 - $20.

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