There are 4 ways to get from Sydney to Kempsey by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly, bus  •  4h

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

$127 - $309

Cheapest option

Bus  •  6h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Central Station, Forecourt, Coach Bay 1 to Kempsey Station, Coach Stop 3513 / ...

$45 - $70

2 alternative options

Train  •  7h 17m

  1. Take the train from Central Station to Kempsey Station 33

$50 - $95

Drive  •  4h 32m

  1. Drive from Sydney to Kempsey 418.7 km

$50 - $80

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The cheapest way to get from Sydney to Kempsey is to bus which costs $45 - $70 and takes 6h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from Sydney to Kempsey is to fly and bus which costs $120 - $310 and takes 4h.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Central Station, Forecourt, Coach Bay 1 station and arriving at Kempsey Station, Coach Stop station. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6h 55m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Central Station station and arriving at Kempsey Station station. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7h 17m.

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The distance between Sydney and Kempsey is 346 km. The road distance is 418.7 km.

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The best way to get from Sydney to Kempsey without a car is to bus which takes 6h 55m and costs $45 - $70.

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It takes approximately 4h to get from Sydney to Kempsey, including transfers.

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Sydney to Kempsey bus services, operated by Transport NSW, depart from Central Station, Forecourt, Coach Bay 1.

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Sydney to Kempsey train services, operated by Transport NSW, depart from Central Station.

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The best way to get from Sydney to Kempsey is to bus which takes 6h 55m and costs $45 - $70. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $50 - $95 and takes 7h 17m.

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Map of how to get from Sydney to Kempsey.
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  • Distance: 345.6 km
  • Duration: 4h

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

Transport NSW operates a bus from Central Station, Forecourt, Coach Bay 1 to Kempsey Station, Coach Stop 4 times a day. Tickets cost $45 - $65 and the journey takes 6h 55m. Premier Motor Service also services this route once daily. Alternatively, Transport NSW operates a train from Central Station to Kempsey Station twice daily. Tickets cost $50 - $95 and the journey takes 7h 17m.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Sydney to Port Macquarie
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $390
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Sydney to Port Macquarie
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $360
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 Central Station to Kempsey Station
Ave. Duration
7h 17m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $95
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Transport NSW
Economy
$50 - $70
First Class
$70 - $95
Bus operators
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
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 Central Station, Forecourt, Coach Bay 1 to Kempsey Station, Coach Stop
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Premier Motor Service
Phone
+61 2 4423 5233
Email
reservations@premierms.com.au
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Kempsey
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
Premier Motor Service

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The quickest flight from Sydney Airport to Port Macquarie Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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Sydney to Kempsey bus services, operated by Transport NSW, arrive at Kempsey Station, Coach Stop.

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Sydney to Kempsey train services, operated by Transport NSW, arrive at Kempsey Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Sydney to Kempsey is 419 km. It takes approximately 4h 32m to drive from Sydney to Kempsey.

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Virgin Australia and Qantas offer flights from Sydney Airport to Port Macquarie Airport.

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There are 70+ hotels available in Kempsey. Prices start at $150 AUD per night.

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The best way to get from Sydney to Sydney Airport is to train which takes 22 min and costs $18.

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