There are 9 ways to get from Canberra to Kempsey by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly Canberra to Port Macquarie, bus  •  5 h 37 min

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

$156 - $488

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Bus, train via Pacific Hwy Before Adelaide St  •  13 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Canberra to Sydney Central Station
  2. Take the train from Central Station to Newcastle Interchange
  3. Take the bus from Heatherbrae to Port Macquarie
  4. Take the bus from Kooloonbung Creek Nature Park, Gordon St to Belgrave St At John St 340

$63 - $119

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Fly Canberra to Taree, train  •  6 h 59 min

  1. Fly from Canberra (CBR) to Taree (TRO) CBR - TRO
  2. Take the train from Taree Station to Kempsey Station

$83 - $434

Fly Canberra to Coffs Harbour, bus  •  7 h

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

$174 - $340

Bus to Sydney, fly to Port Macquarie, bus  •  6 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Canberra to Sydney International Airport
  2. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Port Macquarie (PQQ) SYD - PQQ
  3. Take the bus from Port Macquarie Airport to Belgrave St At John St

$106 - $241

Bus, train  •  11 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Canberra to Sydney
  2. Take the train from Central Station to Kempsey Station 31 / ...

$67 - $114

Bus  •  12 h

  1. Take the bus from Canberra to Sydney
  2. Take the bus from Sydney to Kempsey

$67 - $109

Train  •  12 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Canberra Station to Central Station 634 / ...
  2. Take the train from Central Station to Kempsey Station 31 / ...

$75 - $113

Drive  •  7 h 26 min

  1. Drive from Canberra to Kempsey 426.9 miles

$60 - $90

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The cheapest way to get from Canberra to Kempsey is to drive which costs $80 - $130 and takes 7 h 26 min.

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The quickest way to get from Canberra to Kempsey is to fly and bus which costs $210 - $700 and takes 5 h 37 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Canberra to Kempsey. However, there are services departing from Canberra and arriving at Kempsey via Sydney. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Canberra station to Kempsey station. However, there are services departing from Canberra Station and arriving at Kempsey Station via Central Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 25 min.

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The distance between Canberra and Kempsey is 581 km. The road distance is 683.1 km.

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The best way to get from Canberra to Kempsey without a car is to bus and train which takes 11 h 41 min and costs $90 - $160.

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It takes approximately 5 h 37 min to get from Canberra to Kempsey, including transfers.

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Canberra to Kempsey bus services, operated by Murrays Coaches, depart from Canberra station.

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

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The best way to get from Canberra to Kempsey is to bus which takes 12 h and costs $90 - $150. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $100 - $160 and takes 12 h 25 min.

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Map of how to get from Canberra to Kempsey.
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  • Distance: 363.3 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 37 min

What companies run services between Canberra, ACT, Australia and Kempsey, NSW, Australia?

You can take a bus from Canberra to Kempsey via Sydney in around 12 h. Alternatively, you can take a train from Canberra to Kempsey via Central Station in around 12 h 25 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Canberra to Port Macquarie via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 2 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Canberra to Port Macquarie via Melbourne, Sydney
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Flights from Canberra to Coffs Harbour via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Canberra to Coffs Harbour via Melbourne, Sydney
Ave. Duration
6 h 16 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $800
Flights from Sydney to Port Macquarie
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $360
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Canberra to Port Macquarie via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $490
Flights from Canberra to Port Macquarie via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $550
Flights from Canberra to Coffs Harbour via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Canberra to Coffs Harbour via Melbourne, Sydney
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $600
Flights from Canberra to Coffs Harbour via Brisbane, Sydney
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $650
Flights from Sydney to Port Macquarie
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $350
FlyPelican
Website
flypelican.com.au
Flights from Canberra to Taree via Newcastle
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$50 - $400
Flights from Canberra to Taree via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $400
Flights from Canberra to Taree via Melbourne, Sydney
Ave. Duration
5 h 57 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Canberra to Coffs Harbour via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $310
Train operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Taree Station to Kempsey Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$11 - $17
1st Class
$16 - $24
Train from Central Station to Kempsey Station
Ave. Duration
7 h 11 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$45 - $70
1st Class
$65 - $95
Train from Canberra Station to Central Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$29 - $45
1st Class
$40 - $60
Train from Central Station to Newcastle Interchange
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$15 - $23
1st Class
$21 - $35
Bus operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
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
Bus from Kooloonbung Creek Nature Park, Gordon St to Belgrave St At John St
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Coffs Harbour to Kempsey
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Kempsey
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
premierms.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 Canberra to Sydney International Airport
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$22 - $35
Flexifare
$30 - $45
Bus from Canberra to Sydney Central Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $45
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$23 - $35
Flexifare
$30 - $45
Bus from Heatherbrae to Port Macquarie
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $40
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$18 - $27
Flexifare
$27 - $40
Murrays Coaches
Website
murrays.com.au
Bus from Canberra to Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $45
Schedules at
murrays.com.au

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There is no direct flight from Canberra Airport to Port Macquarie Airport. The quickest flight takes 2 h 45 min and has one stopover.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Canberra to Kempsey is 683 km. It takes approximately 7 h 26 min to drive from Canberra to Kempsey.

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Virgin Australia and Qantas offer flights from Canberra Airport to Port Macquarie Airport.

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There are 122+ hotels available in Kempsey. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Canberra to Canberra Airport is to line 11 bus which takes 14 min and costs .

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