There are 5 ways to get from Lismore to Kempsey by train, bus, night 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.

Recommended option

Train  •  5 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Casino Station to Kempsey Station 32

$33 - $50

4 alternative options

Bus, night train  •  8 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Lismore Transit Centre, Molesworth St to Prince St At Fitzroy St 695
  2. Take the bus from Prince St And Pound St to Park Av - No.20 372
  3. Take the night train from Urunga Station, Platfrom 1 to Kempsey Station 34

$50 - $74

Drive  •  3 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Lismore to Kempsey 197.8 miles

$28 - $45

Fly Lismore to Grafton, train  •  4 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Lismore (LSY) to Grafton (GFN) LSY - GFN
  2. Take the train from Grafton Station to Kempsey Station

$110 - $146

Fly Ballina to Port Macquarie, bus  •  7 h 48 min

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

$96 - $409

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

Transport NSW operates a train from Lismore to Kempsey once daily. Tickets cost $29 - $45 and the journey takes 4 h 23 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Ballina to Port Macquarie via Sydney
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Ballina to Port Macquarie via Newcastle, Sydney
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $600
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Lismore to Grafton
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $75
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Ballina to Port Macquarie via Sydney
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $550
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
$29 - $45
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$29 - $45
1st Class
$40 - $60
Night train from Urunga Station, Platfrom 1 to Kempsey Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$7 - $11
1st Class
$10 - $15
Train from Grafton Station to Kempsey Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $27
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$18 - $27
1st Class
$26 - $40
Bus operators
Northern Rivers Buslines
Website
buslinesgroup.com.au
Bus from Lismore Transit Centre, Molesworth St to Prince St At Fitzroy St
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
buslinesgroup.com.au
Ryans Bus Service
Website
ryansbusservice.com.au
Bus from Prince St And Pound St to Park Av - No.20
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Schedules at
ryansbusservice.com.au
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
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

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Lismore to Kempsey?

The distance between Lismore and Kempsey is 255 km. The road distance is 316 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Lismore to Kempsey?

The cheapest way to get from Lismore to Kempsey is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 3 h 47 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Lismore to Kempsey?

The quickest way to get from Lismore to Kempsey is to drive which takes 3 h 47 min and costs $35 - $55.

How long does it take to get from Lismore to Kempsey?

It takes approximately 5 h 54 min to get from Lismore to Kempsey, including transfers.