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

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Bus, train  •  8h 23m

  1. Take the bus from Surfers Paradise Coach Transit Centre, Beach Rd to Casino Station, Coach Bay 164 / ...
  2. Take the train from Casino Station to Kempsey Station 32

$39 - $57

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Bus  •  9h

  1. Take the bus from Surfers Paradise to Kempsey Pm11

$50 - $70

Bus via Nambucca Heads  •  9h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Surfers Paradise to Nambucca Heads Gx422
  2. Take the bus from Nambucca Heads to Kempsey Pm11

$86 - $131

Drive  •  4h 42m

  1. Drive from Gold Coast to Kempsey 415.2 km

$45 - $70

Fly from Gold Coast, bus  •  6h 51m

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

$305 - $480

Train to Brisbane, fly, bus  •  6h 12m

  1. Take the train from Helensvale station, platform 2 to International Airport station, platform 2
  2. Fly from Brisbane (BNE) to Port Macquarie (PQQ) BNE - PQQ
  3. Take the bus from Port Macquarie Airport to Belgrave St At John St

$180 - $347

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The cheapest way to get from Gold Coast to Kempsey is to bus and train which costs $35 - $60 and takes 8h 23m.

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The quickest way to get from Gold Coast to Kempsey is to drive which costs $45 - $70 and takes 4h 42m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Surfers Paradise and arriving at Kempsey. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 9h.

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It is 347 km from Gold Coast to Kempsey. It is approximately 415.2 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Gold Coast to Kempsey without a car is to bus and train which takes 8h 23m and costs $35 - $60.

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It takes approximately 8h 23m to get from Gold Coast to Kempsey, including transfers.

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Gold Coast to Kempsey bus services, operated by Premier Motor Service, depart from Surfers Paradise station.

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There is no direct flight from Gold Coast Airport to Port Macquarie Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 35m and has one stopover.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Gold Coast to Kempsey is 415 km. It takes approximately 4h 42m to drive from Gold Coast to Kempsey.

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  • Distance: 347.2 km
  • Duration: 8h 23m

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

Premier Motor Service operates a bus from Surfers Paradise to Kempsey once daily. Tickets cost $50 - $70 and the journey takes 9h.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Gold Coast to Port Macquarie via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $700
Flights from Gold Coast to Port Macquarie via Melbourne, Sydney
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $750
Flights from Brisbane to Port Macquarie
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Gold Coast to Port Macquarie via Sydney
Ave. Duration
5h 37m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $950
Train operators
NSW TrainLink
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Casino Station to Kempsey Station
Ave. Duration
4h 23m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
NSW TrainLink Train
TRANSLink QLD
Phone
13 12 30
Website
translink.com.au
Train from Helensvale station, platform 2 to International Airport station, platform 2
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $31
Website
TRANSLink QLD
Bus operators
NSW TrainLink
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Surfers Paradise Coach Transit Centre, Beach Rd to Casino Station, Coach Bay
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Website
NSW TrainLink Train
Premier Motor Service
Phone
+61 2 4423 5233
Email
reservations@premierms.com.au
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Surfers Paradise to Kempsey
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Website
Premier Motor Service
Bus from Nambucca Heads to Kempsey
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $30
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, although service is limited in Western Australia with just a single route to Broome. Buses are equipped for long journeys, with free WiFi, air-conditioning, full disability access, USB chargers, reclining seats and an onboard bathroom.

Contact Details
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Surfers Paradise to Nambucca Heads
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $110
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Greyhound.com.au
Early Bird
$65 - $80
Premium
$75 - $110
Advantage
$75 - $95
Busways Port Macquarie
Email
infoline@busways.com.au
Website
busways.com.au
Bus from Port Macquarie Airport to Belgrave St At John St
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $11
Website
busways.com.au

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Jetstar, Regional Express and Qantas offer flights from Gold Coast Airport to Port Macquarie Airport.

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There are 101+ hotels available in Kempsey. Prices start at $125 AUD per night.

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