How to travel from Adelaide to Forster, Australia

The distance between Adelaide and Forster is around 1,470km (913 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to fly and then take the bus which takes around 5h 50m.

6 routes found

We've found 6 different ways to get from Adelaide to Forster by plane, bus, train and car. The recommended routes, which include information on duration, ticket price, and level of difficulty, can be found below.

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Fly to Port Macquarie (PQQ), Bus

Fly from Adelaide (ADL) to Port Macquarie (PQQ) then take the bus to Forster Coach Stop Little St.

  • Duration5h 50m
  • Flight time3hrs
  • Typical cost
    A$735($495)
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Bus

Take the bus to Albury then Liverpool and then to Taree Station Coach Stop.

  • Duration1 day 1h
  • Departs4 times a week
  • Typical cost
    A$225($150)
Operated by

Multiple bus operators

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Train and Bus

Take the train to Sydney Central Station and then to Newcastle Interchange then take the bus to Forster Coach Stop Little St.

  • Duration1 day 11h
  • Departsonce a week
  • Typical cost
    A$425($285)
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Drive

Drive to Forster.

  • Duration17h 45m
  • Distance1,654km (1,028 miles)
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Frequently asked questionsabout travel between Adelaide and Forster

There are several options for getting from Adelaide to Forster by plane, bus, train and car. The cheapest option is to take the bus which costs around A$225 ($150) and will take around 1 day 1h. If you need to get there more quickly, you can fly and then take the bus and arrive in approximately 5h 50m, though it is a bit more costly at approximately A$735 ($495).

The distance between Adelaide and Forster is around 1,470km (913 miles). In a direct line (as the crow flies), the distance is 1,324km (823 miles)

It takes around 6h 15m to get from Adelaide and Forster by plane and bus. If you are travelling by car it will take around 17h 45m to drive there.

The quickest way to get from Adelaide to Forster is to fly and then take the bus which takes around 5h 50m and will set you back approx A$735 ($495).

The cheapest way to travel between Adelaide and Forster, if you exclude driving, is to take the bus which will typically cost around A$225 ($150) for a standard one-way ticket.

Train travel

There is no train service that runs between Adelaide and Forster. We recommend that you fly from Adelaide (ADL) to Port Macquarie (PQQ) then take the bus to Forster Coach Stop Little St. instead which will take 5h 50m.

Bus travel

Yes there is a bus that runs regularly from Adelaide and Forster. It typically takes around 1 day 1h and departs 4 times a week.

There are no direct bus services that runs from Adelaide to Forster. However, you can instead can take several connecting buses with changeovers in Albury, Liverpool, Strathfield Station Albert Rd Stand E and Taree Station Coach Stop. These services run 4 times a week and will take a minimum of 1 day 1h.

V/Line, Firefly Express and NSW TrainLink run regular bus services between Adelaide and Forster. Buses run 4 times a week and take around 1 day 1h on average but will vary depending on you book with.

Flights and Airlines

It doesn't look like you can fly directly from Adelaide to Forster. We recommend that you fly from Adelaide (ADL) to Newcastle (NTL) then take the bus to Forster Coach Stop Little St. instead which will take 6h 15m.

The closest major airport to Forster is Port Macquarie Airport (PQQ) (PQQ) which is approximately 90km (56 miles) from Forster. Newcastle Airport (NTL) (NTL) and Sydney Airport (SYD) (SYD) are also nearby and might be a better alternative airport depending on where you are flying from.

Drive yourself

Yes it is possible to drive from Adelaide and Forster. The distance is around 1,654km (1,028 miles) by road and it will take around 17h 45m in normal traffic conditons.

If you don't have a car, the easiest way to get from Adelaide to Forster is to fly and then take the bus which takes, on average, 6h 15m and will usually cost around A$595 ($400).

How do I get from Adelaide to Forster

Compare travel optionsbetween Adelaide and Forster

Transport options from Adelaide to Forster
Transport optionDurationCostFrequencyDistance
Fly to Port Macquarie (PQQ), Bus + 2 similar
5h 50m
A$735($495)
twice a week1,626km (1,010 miles)
Plane and Bus6h 15m
A$595($400)
5 times a day1,470km (913 miles)
Plane and Train8h 30m
A$455($305)
5 times a day1,593km (990 miles)
Bus
1 day 1h
A$225($150)
4 times a week1,816km (1,129 miles)
Train and Bus
1 day 11h
A$425($285)
once a week2,039km (1,267 miles)
Drive
17h 45m
A$310($210)
on demand1,654km (1,028 miles)

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Airports near Forster

The following major airports near Forster offer regular flights to various popular destinations within Australia and internationally.

PQQ
Port Macquarie Airport (PQQ)
Domestic Airport
Distance
90km (56 miles) from Forster
NTL
Newcastle Airport (NTL)
Domestic Airport
Distance
94km (58 miles) from Forster
SYD
Sydney Airport (SYD)
International Airport
Distance
231km (144 miles) from Forster