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There are 6 ways to get from Adelaide to Brisbane by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly to Brisbane  •  4 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Adelaide (ADL) to Brisbane (BNE) ADL - BNE

$81 - $317

5 alternative options

Fly to Gold Coast, bus  •  6 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Adelaide (ADL) to Gold Coast (OOL) ADL - OOL
  2. Take the bus from Gold Coast Airport to Brisbane Roma St Bus Stop

$118 - $367

Bus  •  32 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Adelaide to Broken Hill
  2. Take the bus from Broken Hill Coach Stop to Dubbo Station, Bay 1 590
  3. Take the bus from Dubbo Station, Bay 1 to Tamworth Station, Coach Stop 361
  4. Take the bus from Tamworth to Brisbane

$255 - $291

Train  •  39 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Adelaide Parklands to Sydney Indian Pacific
  2. Take the train from Central Station to Brisbane 31

$373 - $781

Train, bus  •  42 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Adelaide Parklands to Sydney Indian Pacific
  2. Take the bus from Sydney to Brisbane Roma Street Gx243 / ...

$363 - $791

Drive  •  22 h 43 min

  1. Drive from Adelaide to Brisbane 1281.6 miles

$180 - $270

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The cheapest way to get from Adelaide to Brisbane is to fly which costs $110 - $450 and takes 4 h 26 min.

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The quickest way to get from Adelaide to Brisbane is to fly which costs $110 - $450 and takes 4 h 26 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Adelaide to Brisbane. However, there are services departing from Adelaide and arriving at Brisbane via Broken Hill Coach Stop, Dubbo Station, Bay 1 and Tamworth. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 32 h 11 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Adelaide to Brisbane. However, there are services departing from Adelaide Parklands and arriving at Brisbane via Central Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 39 h 57 min.

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The distance between Adelaide and Brisbane is 1601 km. The road distance is 2050.5 km.

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The best way to get from Adelaide to Brisbane without a car is to bus which takes 32 h 11 min and costs $360 - $410.

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It takes approximately 4 h 26 min to get from Adelaide to Brisbane, including transfers.

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Adelaide to Brisbane bus services, operated by Buses R Us, depart from Adelaide station.

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Adelaide to Brisbane train services, operated by Great Southern Rail - Indian Pacific, depart from Adelaide Parklands station.

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The best way to get from Adelaide to Brisbane is to fly which takes 4 h 26 min and costs $110 - $450. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $360 - $410 and takes 32 h 11 min, you could also train, which costs $500 - $1,100 and takes 39 h 57 min.

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Map of how to get from Adelaide to Brisbane.
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  • Distance: 1000.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 26 min

What companies run services between Adelaide, SA, Australia and Brisbane, QLD, Australia?

Tigerair Australia, Qantas and two other airlines fly from Adelaide to Brisbane hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Adelaide to Brisbane via Broken Hill, Broken Hill Coach Stop, Dubbo Station, Bay 1, Tamworth Station, Coach Stop, and Tamworth in around 32 h 11 min.

Airlines
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Adelaide to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $450
Flights from Adelaide to Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Adelaide to Gold Coast via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Adelaide to Gold Coast via Sydney
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Adelaide to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Adelaide to Brisbane via Sydney
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Adelaide to Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Flights from Adelaide to Gold Coast via Sydney
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Adelaide to Gold Coast via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Adelaide to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $400
Flights from Adelaide to Brisbane via Sydney
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$80 - $400
Flights from Adelaide to Gold Coast via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $350
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Adelaide to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $430
Flights from Adelaide to Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Flights from Adelaide to Gold Coast via Sydney
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Train operators
Great Southern Rail - Indian Pacific
Phone
1800 703 357
Email
sales.enquiries@gsr.com.au
Website
greatsouthernrail.com.au
Train from Adelaide Parklands to Sydney
Ave. Duration
24 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$280 - $650
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Great Southern Rail
Everyday Daynighter Seat
$284
Advanced Gold Single Cabin
$480 - $650
Low Gold Single Cabin
$500 - $650
Everyday Gold Single Cabin
$600 - $800
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
14 h 12 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$90 - $130
1st Class
$120 - $180
Bus operators
Byron Easybus
Website
byronbayshuttle.com.au
Bus from Gold Coast Airport to Brisbane Roma St Bus Stop
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Schedules at
byronbayshuttle.com.au
Buses R Us
Phone
(08) 8285 6900
Email
enquiries@busesrus.com.au
Website
lee925.wixsite.com
Bus from Adelaide to Broken Hill
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$100
Schedules at
lee925.wixsite.com
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Broken Hill Coach Stop to Dubbo Station, Bay 1
Ave. Duration
9 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Bus from Dubbo Station, Bay 1 to Tamworth Station, Coach Stop
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Crisps Coaches
Phone
(07) 4661 8333
Email
reservations@crisps.com.au
Website
crisps.com.au
Bus from Tamworth to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$82
Schedules at
crisps.com.au
Greyhound Australia

Greyhound Australia is the country’s only long distance bus operator running services in all states and territories. Greyhound Australia has been operating for 110 years and is the leading bus company in Australia. The extensive network now covers most of the Australian mainland and services more than 5 million passengers every year. Buses are equipped for the long journeys, with free WiFi, air-conditioning, full disability access, USB chargers in every seat and an on-board restroom.

Contact Details
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Brisbane Roma Street
Ave. Duration
16 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$80 - $140
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$80 - $120
Flexifare
$95 - $140
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
17 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $130
Schedules at
premierms.com.au

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The quickest flight from Adelaide Airport to Brisbane Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 20 min.

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Adelaide to Brisbane bus services, operated by Crisps Coaches, arrive at Brisbane station.

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Brisbane is 30 min ahead of Adelaide. It is currently 9:56 AM in Adelaide and 9:26 AM in Brisbane.

Adelaide to Brisbane train services, operated by Transport NSW, arrive at Brisbane station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Adelaide to Brisbane is 2051 km. It takes approximately 22 h 43 min to drive from Adelaide to Brisbane.

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Jetstar, Tigerair Australia, Virgin Australia and Qantas offer flights from Adelaide Airport to Brisbane Airport.

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There are 623+ hotels available in Brisbane. Prices start at $74 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Adelaide to Adelaide Airport is to bus which takes 18 min and costs $4.

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