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There are 7 ways to get from Sydney to South West Rocks by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  8h 53m

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

$51 - $70

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Train  •  9h 9m

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

$56 - $98

Bus via First Lane At Smith St  •  10h 27m

  1. Take the bus from Sydney to Kempsey PM12

$52 - $72

Drive  •  4h 53m

  1. Drive from Sydney to South West Rocks 450.4 km

$50 - $80

Fly to Port Macquarie, bus  •  5h 46m

  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
  3. Take the bus from Belgrave St After Stuart St to Horseshore Bay Beach Park, Livingstone St

$171 - $385

Fly to Armidale, bus, drive  •  7h 11m

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Armidale (ARM) SYD - ARM
  2. Take the bus from Armidale to Bellingen
  3. Drive from Bellingen to South West Rocks

$243 - $463

Fly to Coffs Harbour, train, bus  •  8h 37m

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Coffs Harbour (CFS) SYD - CFS
  2. Take the train from Coffs Harbour Station to Kempsey Station
  3. Take the bus from Belgrave St After Stuart St to Horseshore Bay Beach Park, Livingstone St

$156 - $384

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in South West Rocks is 1800 020 080.

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The cheapest way to get from Sydney to South West Rocks is to bus which costs $50 - $70 and takes 8h 53m.

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The quickest way to get from Sydney to South West Rocks is to drive which costs $50 - $80 and takes 4h 53m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sydney station to South West Rocks. However, there are services departing from Central Station, Forecourt, Coach Bay 1 and arriving at Horseshore Bay Beach Park, Livingstone St via Belgrave St After Stuart St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 53m.

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The distance between Sydney and South West Rocks is 372 km. The road distance is 450.4 km.

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The best way to get from Sydney to South West Rocks without a car is to bus which takes 8h 53m and costs $50 - $70.

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It takes approximately 8h 53m to get from Sydney to South West Rocks, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Sydney to South West Rocks is to bus which takes 8h 53m and costs $50 - $70. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $55 - $100 and takes 9h 9m.

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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 South West Rocks bus services, operated by Transport NSW, arrive at Kempsey Station, Coach Stop.

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Map of how to get from Sydney to South West Rocks.
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  • Distance: 372.5 km
  • Duration: 8h 53m

What companies run services between Sydney, NSW, Australia and South West Rocks, NSW, Australia?

Transport NSW operates a bus from Central Station, Forecourt, Coach Bay 1 to Kempsey Station, Coach Stop 3 times a day. Tickets cost $45 - $65 and the journey takes 6h 55m. Alternatively, Transport NSW operates a train from Central Station to Kempsey Station every 4 hours. Tickets cost $50 - $95 and the journey takes 7h 11m.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Sydney to Port Macquarie
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Sydney to Armidale
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $380
Flights from Sydney to Coffs Harbour
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Sydney to Armidale
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$110 - $340
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Sydney to Coffs Harbour
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $460
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 11m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Economy
$50 - $70
First Class
$70 - $95
Train from Coffs Harbour Station to Kempsey Station
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $40
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Transport NSW
Economy
$19 - $26
First Class
$27 - $40
Bus 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
Bus from Central Station, Forecourt, Coach Bay 1 to Kempsey Station, Coach Stop
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
Frequency
3 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
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
Bus from Belgrave St After Stuart St to Horseshore Bay Beach Park, Livingstone St
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Website
busways.com.au
Cavanaghs Bus Company
Phone
0265 627800
Email
operations@cavanaghbus.com.au
Website
cavanaghs.com.au
Bus from Belgrave St After Stuart St to Horseshore Bay Beach Park, Livingstone St
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
Cavanaghs Bus Company

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Yes, the driving distance between Sydney to South West Rocks is 450 km. It takes approximately 4h 53m to drive from Sydney to South West Rocks.

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Qantas offers flights from Sydney Airport to Port Macquarie Airport.

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There are 77+ hotels available in South West Rocks. 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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