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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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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

$41 - $63

5 alternative options

Bus  •  9 h

  1. Take the bus from Surfers Paradise to Kempsey

$50 - $70

Drive  •  5 h

  1. Drive from Gold Coast to Kempsey 265.8 miles

$35 - $55

Fly Gold Coast to Port Macquarie, bus  •  6 h 51 min

  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

$85 - $346

Train to Brisbane, fly to Port Macquarie, bus  •  6 h 13 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

$122 - $263

Train to Brisbane, fly to Coffs Harbour, bus  •  7 h 6 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

$192 - $447

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Gold Coast to Kempsey is to drive which costs $50 - $75 and takes 5 h.

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The quickest way to get from Gold Coast to Kempsey is to drive which costs $50 - $75 and takes 5 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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It takes approximately 8 h 23 min to get from Gold Coast to Kempsey, including transfers.

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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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There is no direct flight from Gold Coast Airport to Port Macquarie Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 25 min and has one stopover.

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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 - $70 and the journey takes 9 h.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Gold Coast to Port Macquarie via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Gold Coast to Port Macquarie via Melbourne, Sydney
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $750
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Gold Coast to Port Macquarie via Sydney
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $500
Flights from Gold Coast to Port Macquarie via Melbourne, Sydney
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $600
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
$28 - $45
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$28 - $45
1st Class
$35 - $60
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
$15 - $22
Schedules at
jp.translink.com.au
Online
$15 - $19
Standard
$17 - $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 - $70
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Bus from Coffs Harbour to Kempsey
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Schedules at
premierms.com.au

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