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

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Fly from Brisbane  •  4 h 35 min

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

$83 - $317

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Train to Gold Coast, fly  •  6 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Central, platform 1 to Varsity Lakes, platform 2
  2. Fly from Gold Coast (OOL) to Adelaide (ADL) OOL - ADL

$104 - $349

Bus  •  31 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Brisbane to Tamworth
  2. Take the bus from Tamworth Station, Coach Stop to Dubbo Station, Bay 1 362
  3. Take the bus from Dubbo Station, Bay 1 to Broken Hill Coach Stop 589
  4. Take the bus from Broken Hill to Adelaide

$256 - $292

Train  •  40 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Brisbane to Central Station 32
  2. Take the train from Sydney to Adelaide Parklands Indian Pacific

$371 - $780

Bus, train  •  41 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Brisbane Roma Street to Sydney Gx423 / ...
  2. Take the train from Sydney to Adelaide Parklands Indian Pacific

$358 - $781

Drive  •  22 h 43 min

  1. Drive from Brisbane to Adelaide 1282.3 miles

$180 - $270

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The cheapest way to get from Brisbane to Adelaide is to fly which costs $110 - $450 and takes 4 h 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from Brisbane to Adelaide is to fly which costs $110 - $450 and takes 4 h 35 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Brisbane to Adelaide. However, there are services departing from Brisbane and arriving at Adelaide via Tamworth Station, Coach Stop, Dubbo Station, Bay 1 and Broken Hill. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 31 h 35 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Brisbane to Adelaide. However, there are services departing from Brisbane and arriving at Adelaide Parklands via Sydney. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 40 h 2 min.

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The distance between Brisbane and Adelaide is 1601 km. The road distance is 2051.7 km.

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The best way to get from Brisbane to Adelaide without a car is to bus which takes 31 h 35 min and costs $360 - $420.

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It takes approximately 4 h 35 min to get from Brisbane to Adelaide, including transfers.

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Brisbane to Adelaide bus services, operated by Crisps Coaches, depart from Brisbane station.

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Brisbane to Adelaide train services, operated by Transport NSW, depart from Brisbane station.

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The best way to get from Brisbane to Adelaide is to fly which takes 4 h 35 min and costs $110 - $450. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $360 - $420 and takes 31 h 35 min, you could also train, which costs $500 - $1,100 and takes 40 h 2 min.

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Map of how to get from Brisbane to Adelaide.
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  • Distance: 1000.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 35 min

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

Qantas, Jetstar and two other airlines fly from Brisbane to Adelaide hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Brisbane to Adelaide via Tamworth Station, Coach Stop, Dubbo Station, Bay 1, and Broken Hill in around 31 h 35 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Brisbane to Adelaide
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Brisbane to Adelaide via Canberra
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Brisbane to Adelaide via Sydney
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Brisbane to Adelaide via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
4 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Gold Coast to Adelaide
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Flights from Gold Coast to Adelaide via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Gold Coast to Adelaide via Sydney
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Brisbane to Adelaide
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $450
Flights from Brisbane to Adelaide via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $450
Flights from Gold Coast to Adelaide
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Gold Coast to Adelaide via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
4 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Brisbane to Adelaide
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $430
Flights from Brisbane to Adelaide via Sydney
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $430
Flights from Gold Coast to Adelaide
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Flights from Gold Coast to Adelaide via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Flights from Gold Coast to Adelaide via Sydney
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Brisbane to Adelaide
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $400
Flights from Gold Coast to Adelaide via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $300
Train operators
TRANSLink QLD
Phone
13 12 30
Website
translink.com.au
Train from Central, platform 1 to Varsity Lakes, platform 2
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
jp.translink.com.au
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Brisbane to Central Station
Ave. Duration
14 h 17 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$90 - $130
1st Class
$120 - $180
Great Southern Rail - Indian Pacific
Phone
1800 703 357
Email
sales.enquiries@gsr.com.au
Website
greatsouthernrail.com.au
Train from Sydney to Adelaide Parklands
Ave. Duration
24 h 45 min
Frequency
Once 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
Bus operators
Crisps Coaches
Phone
(07) 4661 8333
Email
reservations@crisps.com.au
Website
crisps.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Tamworth
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$82
Schedules at
crisps.com.au
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Tamworth Station, Coach Stop to Dubbo Station, Bay 1
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Bus from Dubbo Station, Bay 1 to Broken Hill Coach Stop
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Buses R Us
Phone
(08) 8285 6900
Email
enquiries@busesrus.com.au
Website
lee925.wixsite.com
Bus from Broken Hill to Adelaide
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$100
Schedules at
lee925.wixsite.com
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 Brisbane Roma Street to Sydney
Ave. Duration
15 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$75 - $140
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$75 - $110
Flexifare
$95 - $140
Premier Motor Service
Phone
+61 2 4423 5233
Email
reservations@premierms.com.au
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Sydney
Ave. Duration
17 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Schedules at
premierms.com.au

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More Questions & Answers

The quickest flight from Brisbane Airport to Adelaide Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 40 min.

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Brisbane to Adelaide bus services, operated by Buses R Us, arrive at Adelaide station.

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Adelaide is 30 min ahead of Brisbane. It is currently 2:00 PM in Brisbane and 2:30 PM in Adelaide.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Brisbane to Adelaide is 2052 km. It takes approximately 22 h 43 min to drive from Brisbane to Adelaide.

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

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There are 400+ hotels available in Adelaide. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Brisbane to Brisbane Airport is to train which takes 20 min and costs $14 - $20.

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