How to travel from Adelaide to Kingscliff, Australia

The distance between Adelaide and Kingscliff is around 1,760km (1,094 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to fly and then take the train which takes around 5h 50m.

4 routes found

We've found 4 different ways to get from Adelaide to Kingscliff by plane, train, bus and car. The recommended routes, which include information on duration, ticket price, and level of difficulty, can be found below.

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Plane and Train

Fly from Adelaide (ADL) to Brisbane (BNE) then take the train to Helensvale station platform 1.

  • Duration5h 50m
  • Flight time2h 30m
  • Typical cost
    A$475($320)
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Bus

Take the bus to Albury then Sydney and then to Tweed Heads.

  • Duration1 day 13h
  • Departsonce daily
  • Typical cost
    A$315($215)
Operated by

Multiple bus operators

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Train

Take the train to Brisbane and then to Helensvale station platform 1.

  • Duration2 days 11h
  • Departsonce a week
  • Typical cost
    A$22($15)
Operated by

Multiple train operators

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Drive

Drive to Kingscliff.

  • Duration22h 55m
  • Distance2,019km (1,254 miles)
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Frequently asked questionsabout travel between Adelaide and Kingscliff

There are several options for getting from Adelaide to Kingscliff by plane, train, bus and car. The cheapest option is to take the train which costs around A$22 ($15) and will take around 2 days 11h. If you need to get there more quickly, you can fly and then take the train and arrive in approximately 5h 50m, though it is a bit more costly at approximately A$475 ($320).

The distance between Adelaide and Kingscliff is around 1,760km (1,094 miles). In a direct line (as the crow flies), the distance is 1,598km (993 miles)

It takes around 5h 50m to get from Adelaide and Kingscliff by plane and train. If you are travelling by car it will take around 22h 55m to drive there.

The quickest way to get from Adelaide to Kingscliff is to fly and then take the train which takes around 5h 50m and will set you back approx A$475 ($320).

The cheapest way to travel between Adelaide and Kingscliff, if you exclude driving, is to take the train which will typically cost around A$22 ($15) for a standard one-way ticket.

Train travel

Yes there is a train service that runs between Adelaide and Kingscliff. It typically takes around 2 days 11h and departs once a week.

There are no direct train services that runs from Adelaide to Kingscliff. However, you can instead can take several connecting trains with a changeover in Brisbane, Helensvale station platform 1, Broadbeach South station and Griffith St at Coolangatta East. These services run once a week and will take a minimum of 2 days 11h.

Journey Beyond - Great Southern and Translink QLD run train services between Adelaide and Kingscliff. Trains depart once a week and will take around 2 days 11h, however, this may vary depending on the particular service and whether it runs express or stops all stations.

Bus travel

Yes there is a bus that runs regularly from Adelaide and Kingscliff. It typically takes around 1 day 13h and departs once daily.

There are no direct bus services that runs from Adelaide to Kingscliff. However, you can instead can take several connecting buses with changeovers in Albury, Sydney and Tweed Heads. These services run once daily and will take a minimum of 1 day 13h.

V/Line, Greyhound Australia and Premier Motor Service run regular bus services between Adelaide and Kingscliff. Buses run once daily and take around 1 day 13h 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 Kingscliff. We recommend that you fly from Adelaide (ADL) to Brisbane (BNE) then take the train to Helensvale station platform 1. instead which will take 5h 50m.

The closest major airport to Kingscliff is Gold Coast Airport (OOL) (OOL) which is approximately 12km (7 miles) from Kingscliff. Ballina Byron Airport (BNK) (BNK) and Brisbane Airport (BNE) (BNE) 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 Kingscliff. The distance is around 2,019km (1,254 miles) by road and it will take around 22h 55m in normal traffic conditons.

If you don't have a car, the easiest way to get from Adelaide to Kingscliff is to fly and then take the train which takes, on average, 5h 50m and will usually cost around A$475 ($320).

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Compare travel optionsbetween Adelaide and Kingscliff

Transport options from Adelaide to Kingscliff
Transport optionDurationCostFrequencyDistance
Plane and Train
5h 50m
A$475($320)
4 times a day1,760km (1,094 miles)
Bus
1 day 13h
A$315($215)
once daily2,499km (1,553 miles)
Train
2 days 11h
A$22($15)
once a week2,741km (1,703 miles)
Drive
22h 55m
A$380($255)
on demand2,019km (1,254 miles)

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Airports near Kingscliff

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

OOL
Gold Coast Airport (OOL)
International Airport
Distance
12km (7 miles) from Kingscliff
BNK
Ballina Byron Airport (BNK)
Domestic Airport
Distance
65km (40 miles) from Kingscliff
BNE
Brisbane Airport (BNE)
International Airport
Distance
105km (66 miles) from Kingscliff