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

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Bus  •  7h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Chatswood to Kempsey

$45 - $60

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Train  •  8h 3m

  1. Take the train from Hornsby Station to Kempsey Station 33 / ...

$41 - $68

4 alternative options

Drive  •  4h 30m

  1. Drive from Chatswood to Kempsey 255.7 miles

$35 - $55

Fly to Port Macquarie, bus  •  4h 29m

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

$97 - $212

Fly to Coffs Harbour, bus  •  5h 32m

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

$75 - $225

Fly to Taree, train  •  5h 37m

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

$77 - $364

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The cheapest way to get from Chatswood to Kempsey is to drive which costs $50 - $75 and takes 4h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Chatswood to Kempsey is to fly and bus which costs $130 - $300 and takes 4h 29m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Chatswood and arriving at Kempsey. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7h 10m.

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No, there is no direct train from Chatswood station to Kempsey station. However, there are services departing from Chatswood Station and arriving at Kempsey Station via Hornsby Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 3m.

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The distance between Chatswood and Kempsey is 340 km. The road distance is 409.1 km.

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The best way to get from Chatswood to Kempsey without a car is to bus which takes 7h 10m and costs $60 - $85.

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The bus from Chatswood to Kempsey takes 7h 10m including transfers and departs once daily.

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

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

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The best way to get from Chatswood to Kempsey is to bus which takes 7h 10m and costs $60 - $85. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $55 - $100 and takes 8h 3m.

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Map of how to get from Chatswood to Kempsey.
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  • Distance: 212.3 miles
  • Duration: 7h 10m

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

Premier Motor Service operates a bus from Chatswood to Kempsey once daily. Tickets cost $45 - $60 and the journey takes 7h 10m. Alternatively, Transport NSW operates a train from Chatswood to Kempsey 3 times a day. Tickets cost $40 - $65 and the journey takes 6h 39m.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Sydney to Port Macquarie
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $360
Flights from Sydney to Coffs Harbour
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $320
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Sydney to Port Macquarie
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $350
Flights from Sydney to Coffs Harbour
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $320
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Sydney to Coffs Harbour
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $220
FlyPelican
Website
flypelican.com.au
Flights from Sydney to Taree
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $310
Train operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Hornsby Station to Kempsey Station
Ave. Duration
6h 39m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Economy
$40 - $65
1st Class
$55 - $90
Train from Taree Station to Kempsey Station
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Economy
$11 - $17
1st Class
$15 - $23
Bus operators
Premier Motor Service
Phone
+61 2 4423 5233
Email
reservations@premierms.com.au
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Chatswood to Kempsey
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $60
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
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 Sydney Airport to Port Macquarie Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Chatswood to Kempsey is 409 km. It takes approximately 4h 30m to drive from Chatswood to Kempsey.

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Virgin Australia and Qantas offer flights from Sydney 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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