There are 5 ways to get from Gold Coast to Kempsey by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus, train  •  8h 19m

  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

$53 - $90

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Bus  •  9h

  1. Take the bus from Surfers Paradise to Kempsey Pm11

$50 - $70

3 alternative options

Bus via Nambucca Heads  •  10h

  1. Take the bus from Surfers Paradise to Nambucca Heads Gx421
  2. Take the bus from Nambucca Heads to Kempsey Pm11

$86 - $130

Drive  •  4h 52m

  1. Drive from Gold Coast to Kempsey 421 km

$60 - $90

Train, 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

$173 - $356

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The cheapest way to get from Gold Coast to Kempsey is to bus which costs $50 - $70 and takes 9h.

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The quickest way to get from Gold Coast to Kempsey is to drive which costs $60 - $90 and takes 4h 52m.

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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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The distance between Gold Coast and Kempsey is 347 km. The road distance is 421 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 8h 19m and costs $50 - $90.

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It takes approximately 8h 19m 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 1h 10m.

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

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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
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Brisbane to Port Macquarie
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $460
Train operators
Transport NSW

Transport for NSW manages public transport for Australia’s New South Wales region, including metro, train, bus, ferry, light rail and coach. Hubs include Sydney, Byron Bay, Newcastle and Wollongong. Use an Opal card for cheapest fares in greater Sydney, the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, the Hunter and the Illawarra. Tickets for regional train and bus services need to be booked before travel (Opal cards are not accepted).

Contact Details
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Casino Station to Kempsey Station
Ave. Duration
4h 19m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Economy
$35 - $50
First Class
$45 - $65
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
$20 - $30
Website
TRANSLink QLD
Online
$20 - $26
Standard
$23 - $30
Bus operators
Transport NSW

Transport for NSW manages public transport for Australia’s New South Wales region, including metro, train, bus, ferry, light rail and coach. Hubs include Sydney, Byron Bay, Newcastle and Wollongong. Use an Opal card for cheapest fares in greater Sydney, the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, the Hunter and the Illawarra. Tickets for regional train and bus services need to be booked before travel (Opal cards are not accepted).

Contact Details
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
$18 - $25
Schedules at
Transport NSW
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 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $100
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Greyhound.com.au
Early Bird
$60 - $80
Premium
$75 - $100
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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Yes, the driving distance between Gold Coast to Kempsey is 421 km. It takes approximately 4h 52m to drive from Gold Coast to Kempsey.

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

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There are 138+ hotels available in Kempsey. Prices start at $150 AUD per night.

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