There are 5 ways to get from Manly to Kensington by ferry, bus, taxi, car or towncar

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Ferry, line 396 bus  •  48 min

  1. Take the ferry from Manly, Wharf 2 to Circular Quay, Wharf 2 MFF Manly Fast Ferry / ...
  2. Take the line 396 bus from Circular Quay, Alfred St, Stand B to Anzac Pde Stand D At UNSW 302 / ...

$5 - $10

Cheapest option

Line 144 bus, line 343 bus  •  1 h 36 min

  1. Take the line 144 bus from Manly Wharf, West Esplanade, Stand B to Pacific Hwy After Shirley Rd 144 / ...
  2. Take the line 343 bus from Crows Nest, Burlington St, Stand 5 to Gardeners Rd Near Eastern Av 343

$4 - $7

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  22 min

  1. Take a taxi from Manly to Kensington 13.5 miles

$45 - $60

Drive  •  22 min

  1. Drive from Manly to Kensington 13.5 miles

$1 - $3

Uber  •  22 min

  1. Take an Uber from Manly to Kensington 13.5 miles

$30 - $40

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Manly to Kensington. However, there are services departing from Manly Wharf, West Esplanade, Stand B and arriving at Gardeners Rd Near Eastern Av via Crows Nest, Burlington St, Stand 5. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 36 min.

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The distance between Manly and Kensington is 14 km. The road distance is 21.7 km.

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The best way to get from Manly to Kensington without a car is to ferry and line 396 bus which takes 48 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 48 min to get from Manly to Kensington, including transfers.

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Manly to Kensington bus services, operated by Transport NSW, depart from Manly Wharf, West Esplanade, Stand B station.

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Manly to Kensington bus services, operated by Transport NSW, arrive at Gardeners Rd Near Eastern Av station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Manly to Kensington is 22 km. It takes approximately 22 min to drive from Manly to Kensington.

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There are 1966+ hotels available in Kensington. Prices start at $79 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Manly to Kensington.
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  • Distance: 9 miles
  • Duration: 48 min

What companies run services between Manly, NSW, Australia and Kensington, NSW, Australia?

You can take a bus from Manly to Kensington via Pacific Hwy After Shirley Rd and Crows Nest, Burlington St, Stand 5 in around 1 h 36 min.

Bus operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Circular Quay, Alfred St, Stand B to Anzac Pde Stand D At UNSW
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Bus from Manly Wharf, West Esplanade, Stand B to Pacific Hwy After Shirley Rd
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Bus from Crows Nest, Burlington St, Stand 5 to Gardeners Rd Near Eastern Av
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Ferry operators
Manly Fast Ferry
Website
manlyfastferry.com.au
Ferry from Manly, Wharf 2 to Circular Quay, Wharf 2
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
manlyfastferry.com.au
Other operators
Uber Sydney
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Manly to Kensington
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Signup at
uber.com
Assist
$30 - $40
UberX
$30 - $40
Select
$45 - $60
UberXL
$45 - $60
Taxi
$50 - $70
Black
$65 - $85
Black SUV
$95 - $120
Lux
$95 - $120
Taxi from Manly to Kensington
Ave. Duration
22 min
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Silver Service
Phone
+61 13 31 00
Website
silverservice.com.au
Premier Cabs
Phone
+61 13 10 17
Website
premiercabs.com.au

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