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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  •  8 h 23 min

  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  •  9 h

  1. Take the bus from Surfers Paradise to Kempsey

$50 - $65

Bus Greyhound Australia  •  10 h

  1. Take the bus from Surfers Paradise to Nambucca Heads Gx421
  2. Take the bus from Nambucca Heads to Kempsey

$43 - $73

Drive  •  5 h

  1. Drive from Gold Coast to Kempsey 265.8 miles

$35 - $55

Train, fly to Port Macquarie, bus  •  6 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Helensvale, platform 2 to International Airport, 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

$121 - $263

Train, fly to Coffs Harbour, bus  •  7 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Helensvale, platform 2 to International Airport, platform 2
  2. Fly from Brisbane (BNE) to Coffs Harbour (CFS) BNE - CFS
  3. Take the bus from Coffs Harbour to Kempsey

$189 - $446

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The cheapest way to get from Gold Coast to Kempsey is to drive which costs $50 - $80 and takes 5 h.

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The quickest way to get from Gold Coast to Kempsey is to drive which costs $50 - $80 and takes 5 h.

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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 9 h.

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The distance between Gold Coast and Kempsey is 347 km. The road distance is 425.2 km.

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The best way to get from Gold Coast to Kempsey without a car is to bus and train which takes 8 h 23 min and costs $55 - $85.

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It takes approximately 8 h 23 min 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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The quickest flight from Brisbane Airport to Port Macquarie Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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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 425 km. It takes approximately 5 h to drive from Gold Coast to Kempsey.

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Map of how to get from Gold Coast to Kempsey.
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  • Distance: 217 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 23 min

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

Premier Motor Service operates a bus from Gold Coast to Kempsey once daily. Tickets cost $50 - $65 and the journey takes 9 h.

Airlines
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Brisbane to Port Macquarie
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $430
VivaColombia
Website
vivacolombia.co
Flights from Brisbane to Coffs Harbour
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $150
Train operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Casino Station to Kempsey Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$27 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $55
TRANSLink QLD
Website
translink.com.au
Train from Helensvale, platform 2 to International Airport, platform 2
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $22
Schedules at
jp.translink.com.au
Online
$14 - $19
Standard
$16 - $22
Bus operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Surfers Paradise Coach Transit Centre, Beach Rd to Casino Station, Coach Bay
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
tp.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
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Surfers Paradise to Kempsey
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $65
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Bus from Nambucca Heads to Kempsey
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $12
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
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 Surfers Paradise to Nambucca Heads
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $65
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Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$30 - $50
Flexifare
$40 - $65

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

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There are 148+ hotels available in Kempsey. Prices start at $62 USD per night.

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