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There are 6 ways to get from Lismore to Armidale by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus Transport NSW  •  6h 3m

  1. Take the bus from Lismore Transit Centre, Molesworth St to Tenterfield Coach Stop, Manners St 670T
  2. Take the bus from Tenterfield Coach Stop, Manners St to Armidale Station, Coach Bay 328

$25 - $34

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Bus Premier Motor Service  •  7h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Lismore to Coffs Harbour
  2. Take the bus from Coffs Harbour to Armidale

$64 - $91

Train, bus  •  8h 27m

  1. Take the train from Casino Station to Urunga Station 32
  2. Take the bus from Urunga to Armidale

$58 - $90

Drive  •  4h 7m

  1. Drive from Lismore to Armidale 217.3 miles

$30 - $45

Fly Ballina to Armidale  •  6h 58m

  1. Fly from Ballina (BNK) to Armidale (ARM) BNK - ARM

$105 - $380

Fly Lismore to Grafton, train, bus  •  7h 9m

  1. Fly from Lismore (LSY) to Grafton (GFN) LSY - GFN
  2. Take the train from Grafton Station to Urunga Station
  3. Take the bus from Urunga to Armidale

$134 - $187

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The cheapest way to get from Lismore to Armidale is to bus which costs $35 - $50 and takes 6h 3m.

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The quickest way to get from Lismore to Armidale is to drive which costs $40 - $65 and takes 4h 7m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lismore to Armidale. However, there are services departing from Lismore and arriving at Armidale via Coffs Harbour. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 25m.

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The distance between Lismore and Armidale is 244 km. The road distance is 347.7 km.

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The best way to get from Lismore to Armidale without a car is to bus which takes 6h 3m and costs $35 - $50.

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It takes approximately 6h 3m to get from Lismore to Armidale, including transfers.

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Lismore to Armidale bus services, operated by Premier Motor Service, depart from Lismore station.

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The best way to get from Lismore to Armidale is to bus which takes 6h 3m and costs $35 - $50. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $140 - $550 and takes 6h 58m.

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There is no direct flight from Ballina Airport to Armidale Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 55m and has one stopover.

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Lismore to Armidale bus services, operated by New England Coaches, arrive at Armidale station.

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Map of how to get from Lismore to Armidale.
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  • Distance: 152.4 miles
  • Duration: 6h 3m

What companies run services between Lismore, NSW, Australia and Armidale, NSW, Australia?

You can take a bus from Lismore to Armidale via Tenterfield Coach Stop, Manners St and Armidale Station, Coach Bay in around 6h 3m. Alternatively, Regional Express, Jetstar and three other airlines fly from Lismore to Armidale every 3 hours.

Airlines
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Ballina to Armidale via Sydney
Ave. Duration
5h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $900
Flights from Ballina to Armidale via Newcastle, Sydney
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Flights from Lismore to Grafton
Ave. Duration
30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $75
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Ballina to Armidale via Sydney
Ave. Duration
4h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $410
Train operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Casino Station to Urunga Station
Ave. Duration
3h 11m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Economy
$20 - $30
1st Class
$28 - $45
Train from Grafton Station to Urunga Station
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $16
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Economy
$10 - $16
1st Class
$14 - $21
Bus operators
Northern Rivers Buslines
Phone
02 9747 7000
Email
info@buslinesgroup.com.au
Website
buslinesgroup.com.au
Bus from Lismore Transit Centre, Molesworth St to Tenterfield Coach Stop, Manners St
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Website
Northern Rivers Buslines
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Tenterfield Coach Stop, Manners St to Armidale Station, Coach Bay
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Premier Motor Service
Phone
+61 2 4423 5233
Email
reservations@premierms.com.au
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Lismore to Coffs Harbour
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
Premier Motor Service
New England Coaches
Phone
02 6732 1051
Website
newenglandcoaches.com.au
Bus from Coffs Harbour to Armidale
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
newenglandcoaches.com.au
Bus from Urunga to Armidale
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
newenglandcoaches.com.au

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Yes, the driving distance between Lismore to Armidale is 348 km. It takes approximately 4h 7m to drive from Lismore to Armidale.

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FlyPelican, Jetstar, Virgin Australia and two other airlines offer flights from Ballina Airport to Armidale Airport.

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There are 48+ hotels available in Armidale. Prices start at $79 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Lismore to Lismore Airport is to taxi which takes 5m and costs $14 - $17.

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