Getting Here

Motorcyling the New England High Country

Tenterfield is an easy 3.5 hour drive from Brisbane and the Gold Coast and has good road access via the New England Highway to the north and the south, and the Bruxner Highway to the east.

There are also plenty of opportunities to get off the beaten track and enjoy the scenic route. See our scenic drives for more information.

While Tenterfield is best as a self-drive location, a number of companies provide coach services to Tenterfield from Brisbane, Sydney, Armidale, Tamworth, Casino and Lismore.

There are 5 major airports within a 3.5 hour radius of Tenterfield, all of which offer car hire options.


Distances to Tenterfield (Main Township)

Kilometres Time Airport
Brisbane 270 km 3 hours 30 mins Airport Icon
Gold Coast 260 km 3 hours 20 mins Airport Icon
Byron Bay/Ballina 200 km 2 hours 30 mins Airport Icon
Lismore 160 km 2 hours Airport Icon
Toowoomba 200 km 2 hours 20 mins Airport Icon
Stanthorpe 60 km 45 mins
Glen Innes 90 km 1 hour
Armidale 190 km 2 hours Airport Icon
Tamworth 300 km 3 hours 30 mins Airport Icon
Inverell 160 km 1 hour 45 mins Airport Icon
Coffs Harbour 295 km 3 hours 30 mins Airport Icon
Sydney 660 km 7 hours 50 mins Airport Icon


Nearby Airports

Daily domestic and international flights are available to both Brisbane and Gold Coast airports, from a large range of cities and regions. Armidale and Tamworth Airports offer direct flights to and from Sydney and Brisbane; Ballina has direct flights to Sydney, Melbourne and Newcastle; and Toowomba Wellcamp Airport offers direct flights to Melbourne, Sydney, Townsville and Western Queensland.

Brisbane Airport Flights and Services

Gold Coast Airport Flights and Services

Ballina/Byron Airport Flights and Services

Toowoomba Wellcamp Airport Flights and Services

Armidale Airport Flights and Services

Tamworth Airport Flights and Services

Bus and Coach Services

Tenterfield is accessible via coach services from Sydney, Armidale, Tamworth, Casino and Lismore.

Crisps Coaches

Services to and from Stanthorpe run Monday to Friday, departing Brisbane and operating via Dinmore, Amberley, Warrilview, Aratula, Fisher Park, Bestbrook, Maryvale, Gladfield, Clintonvale, Gap Turnoff, Warwick, Dalveen, Cottonvale, Thulimbah, The Summit, Applethorpe and Stanthorpe.

Visitors using this service must make their own way to Tenterfield.

Crisps Coaches Timetable

For the most up to date information and timetables, visit Crisps Coaches or phone (07) 4661 8333.

Northern Rivers Bus Lines

Northern Rivers Buslines runs services to Tenterfield from Lismore and Kyogle to Tenterfield every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The service departs Lismore and operates via Coraki Road, McKees Hill (Bruxner Highway), Tomki, Casino, Mummulgum, Mallanganee, Tabulam, Drake and Tenterfield. The service to/from Kyogle connects in Casino.

Northern Rivers Buslines Timetable

For more information visit Northern Rivers Buslines or call 02 6621 9749

NSW TrainLink

NSW TrainLink offers a train service from Sydney to Armidale, and then a bus from Armidale to Tenterfield. The NSW TrainLink service departs the Tenterfield Coach Stop (Manners Street) at 5.30 am daily, and arrives in Sydney at 4:40 pm.

For more information visit NSW TrainLink or call 13 22 32.

Charter Services

Planning to visit with a large group, need to hire a bus for an event or function, or just looking for a charter for the day, there are plenty of local options: