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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  •  7 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Chatswood to Kempsey

$45 - $60

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Train  •  7 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Hornsby Station to Kempsey Station 31 / ...

$41 - $68

4 alternative options

Drive  •  4 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Chatswood to Kempsey 255.7 miles

$35 - $55

Fly to Port Macquarie, bus  •  4 h 25 min

  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  •  5 h 33 min

  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  •  5 h 37 min

  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 4 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chatswood to Kempsey is to fly and bus which costs $130 - $300 and takes 4 h 25 min.

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

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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 7 h 56 min.

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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 7 h 10 min and costs $60 - $85.

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The bus from Chatswood to Kempsey takes 7 h 10 min 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 7 h 10 min and costs $60 - $85. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $55 - $100 and takes 7 h 56 min.

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

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 7 h 10 min. Alternatively, Transport NSW operates a train from Chatswood to Kempsey 3 times a day. Tickets cost $40 - $65 and the journey takes 6 h 32 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Sydney to Port Macquarie
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $360
Flights from Sydney to Coffs Harbour
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $320
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Sydney to Port Macquarie
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $350
Flights from Sydney to Coffs Harbour
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $320
FlyPelican
Website
flypelican.com.au
Flights from Sydney to Taree
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $310
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Sydney to Coffs Harbour
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $220
Train operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Hornsby Station to Kempsey Station
Ave. Duration
6 h 32 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$40 - $65
1st Class
$55 - $90
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
$15 - $23
Bus operators
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Chatswood to Kempsey
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Bus from Coffs Harbour to Kempsey
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
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

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

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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 4 h 30 min 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 122+ hotels available in Kempsey. Prices start at $62 USD per night.

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