How to get to Taree & Wingham by car, train, coach or plane.

By car

1. Pacific Highway

Taree has been bypassed with the improved section of the Pacific Highway so access is now via exit ramps at Purfleet and Cundletown. Depending on the traffic, the 4 km trip into the Taree CBD from Purfleet can take less than 5 minutes. From Cundletown ramp it’s 8 km and 15 minutes.

Wingham is an extra 12 km from Taree CBD, taking about 15 minutes.

2. Bucketts Way


Wingham can be accessed from the Bucketts Way via Gloucester Road which joins it at Burrell Creek, it’s 15 km and takes about 15 minutes. Gloucester Road takes you through the pretty rural landscapes of the Manning valley with a highlight being the Killawarra Bridge across the Manning River.

Southern access to Taree is also possible via the Bucketts Way which ends at Manning River Drive at Purfleet, on the southern bank of the Manning River.

The Bucketts Way is named after the Bucketts Mountains at Gloucester, also known by their aboriginal name: the Buccan Buccans.

3. Comboyne Road


Access to Wingham from the northern Manning River Valley is via Comboyne Road which takes you over the ridge into the upper Hastings River valley. It becomes Wingham Road at the top of the mountain. Wingham to Comboyne is 40 km and takes about 35 minutes.

By train

Taree and Wingham are both on the main northern rail line from Sydney to Brisbane so it’s easy to get there by train. The towns are serviced by several XPT trains per day in both directions.

Download the train and coach timetable here.

XPT train – Northbound daily:

Northbound To Casino (Service #033) / To Grafton (Service #035) / To Brisbane (Service #031)

  • Sydney Central 07.08 / 11.41 / 14.41
  • Broadmeadow 09.33 / 14.04 / 17.04
  • Dungog 10.43 / 15.15 / 18.11
  • Gloucester 11.37 / 16.22 / 19.04
  • Wingham 12.27 / 17.12 / 19.53
  • Taree 12.40 / 17.25 / 20.08

XPT train – Southbound daily:

Southbound From Grafton (Service #036) / From Brisbane (Service #032) / From Casino (Service #034)

  • Taree 09.52 / 14.41 / 01.31
  • Wingham 10.06 / 14.55 / 01.44
  • Gloucester 10.56 / 15.44 / 02.33
  • Dungog 12.06 / 16.38 / 03.25
  • Broadmeadow 13.19 / 17.52 / 04.28
  • Sydney Central 15.44 / 20.12 / 06.50

By coach

Private bus companies service this region. Download the timetable here for these routes:

  • Route 309: Taree to Forster via Black Head and Diamond Beach
  • Route 310: Taree to Forster
  • Route 314: Taree to Old Bar
  • Route 315: Taree to Manning Point
  • Route 319: Taree to Wingham
  • Route 320: Taree to Harrington
  • Route 321: Lansdowne to Taree

Download the train and coach timetable here.

Coach northbound – Broadmeadow to Taree (Service #135)

  • Connecting train from Sydney Central (service 2157) departs 15.15
  • Coach departs Broadmeadow railway station 18.00
  • Stroud 19.00
  • Gloucester Town (Denison Street coach terminal) 19.42
  • Wingham Town 20.40
  • Taree railway station 20.52

Coach southbound – Taree to Broadmeadow: (Service #136)

  • Departs Taree railway station 06.00
  • Wingham Town 06.12
  • Gloucester Town (Denison Street coach terminal) 07.07
  • Stroud 07.47
  • Broadmeadow railway station 09.07
  • Connecting train to Sydney from Broadmeadow (service 2138) 09.30 (09.49 pub hols)

By plane

Taree airport is the nearest public airport. It services Regional Express (REX) with flights to/from Grafton and Sydney. From Taree CBD the journey is 8 km and takes about 10 minutes. A number of businesses including aircraft manufacturers and fabricators, an aircraft restorer and a skydiving school are based at Taree airport. The longest runway is 1,504 metres.

Port Macquarie airport is the next-nearest public airport. It services Qantaslink and Alliance Airlines with flights across Australia. From Taree CBD the journey is 90 km and takes about one hour.