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There are 5 ways to get from Sydney to Kempsey by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly to Port Macquarie, 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

$157 - $339

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Train  •  7h 11m

  1. Take the train from Central Station to Kempsey Station 31 / ...

$35 - $55

3 alternative options

Fly to Coffs Harbour, train  •  6h 40m

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

$148 - $288

Bus  •  7h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Sydney to Kempsey Pm12

$45 - $70

Drive  •  4h 33m

  1. Drive from Sydney to Kempsey 419.1 km

$45 - $70

Sydney → Kempsey
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Kempsey is 1800 020 080.

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The cheapest way to get from Sydney to Kempsey is to train which costs $35 - $55 and takes 7h 11m.

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The quickest way to get from Sydney to Kempsey is to fly and bus which costs $150 - $340 and takes 4h.

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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 7h 30m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Central Station station and arriving at Kempsey Station station. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7h 11m.

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It is 345 km from Sydney to Kempsey. It is approximately 419.1 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Sydney to Kempsey without a car is to train which takes 7h 11m and costs $35 - $55.

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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 Premier Motor Service, depart from Sydney station.

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

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The best way to get from Sydney to Kempsey is to train which takes 7h 11m and costs $35 - $55. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $45 - $70 and takes 7h 30m.

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Map of how to get from Sydney to Kempsey.
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  • Distance: 345.2 km
  • Duration: 4h

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

NSW TrainLink operates a train from Central Station to Kempsey Station every 4 hours. Tickets cost $35 - $55 and the journey takes 7h 11m. Alternatively, Premier Motor Service operates a bus from Sydney to Kempsey once daily. Tickets cost $45 - $70 and the journey takes 7h 30m.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Sydney to Port Macquarie
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $440
Flights from Sydney to Coffs Harbour
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $420
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Sydney to Port Macquarie
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Sydney to Coffs Harbour
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $370
Train operators
NSW TrainLink
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Coffs Harbour Station to Kempsey Station
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
NSW TrainLink Train
Train from Central Station to Kempsey Station
Ave. Duration
7h 11m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
NSW TrainLink Train
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
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 Premier Motor Service, arrive at Kempsey station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Sydney to Kempsey is 419 km. It takes approximately 4h 33m to drive from Sydney to Kempsey.

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Regional Express and Qantas offer flights from Sydney Airport to Port Macquarie Airport.

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There are 108+ hotels available in Kempsey. Prices start at $125 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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