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There are 7 ways to get from Sydney to Kempsey by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly to Port Macquarie, bus  •  4 h 5 min

  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

$96 - $209

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Train via Fassifern Station  •  8 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Central Station to Fassifern Station Central Coast and Newcastle Line
  2. Take the train from Fassifern Station to Kempsey Station 33 / ...

$45 - $72

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Fly to Coffs Harbour, bus  •  5 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Coffs Harbour (CFS) SYD - CFS
  2. Take the bus from Coffs Harbour to Kempsey

$74 - $222

Fly to Taree, train  •  5 h 13 min

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Taree (TRO) SYD - TRO
  2. Take the train from Taree Station to Kempsey Station

$76 - $361

Train  •  7 h 18 min

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

$45 - $70

Bus  •  7 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Sydney to Kempsey

$45 - $65

Drive  •  4 h 39 min

  1. Drive from Sydney to Kempsey 262.5 miles

$35 - $55

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The cheapest way to get from Sydney to Kempsey is to drive which costs $50 - $80 and takes 4 h 39 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sydney to Kempsey is to fly and bus which costs $130 - $300 and takes 4 h 5 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Sydney and arriving at Kempsey. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h 30 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Central Station station and arriving at Kempsey Station station. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h 18 min.

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The distance between Sydney and Kempsey is 346 km. The road distance is 420 km.

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The best way to get from Sydney to Kempsey without a car is to train which takes 7 h 18 min and costs $65 - $95.

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It takes approximately 4 h 5 min to get from Sydney to Kempsey, including transfers.

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Sydney to Kempsey bus services, operated by Premier Motor Service, depart from Sydney station.

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

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The best way to get from Sydney to Kempsey is to train which takes 7 h 18 min and costs $65 - $95. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $65 - $90 and takes 7 h 30 min.

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Map of how to get from Sydney to Kempsey.
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  • Distance: 216 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 5 min

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

Transport NSW operates a train from Sydney to Kempsey 3 times a day. Tickets cost $45 - $70 and the journey takes 7 h 18 min. Alternatively, Premier Motor Service operates a bus from Sydney to Kempsey once daily. Tickets cost $45 - $65 and the journey takes 7 h 30 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Sydney to Port Macquarie
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $360
Flights from Sydney to Coffs Harbour
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $320
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Sydney to Port Macquarie
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $350
Flights from Sydney to Coffs Harbour
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $320
FlyPelican
Website
flypelican.com.au
Flights from Sydney to Taree
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $310
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Sydney to Coffs Harbour
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $220
Train operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Taree Station to Kempsey Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$11 - $17
1st Class
$15 - $23
Train from Central Station to Kempsey Station
Ave. Duration
7 h 18 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$45 - $70
1st Class
$60 - $95
Train from Central Station to Fassifern Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$13 - $19
1st Class
$18 - $26
Train from Fassifern Station to Kempsey Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 9 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$30 - $50
1st Class
$45 - $70
Bus operators
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
Premier Motor Service
Phone
+61 2 4423 5233
Email
reservations@premierms.com.au
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Coffs Harbour to Kempsey
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Kempsey
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
premierms.com.au

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The quickest flight from Sydney Airport to Port Macquarie Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Sydney to Kempsey bus services, operated by Premier Motor Service, arrive at Kempsey station.

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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 420 km. It takes approximately 4 h 39 min 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 120+ hotels available in Kempsey. Prices start at $62 USD 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 $17.

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