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

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Fly from Brisbane  •  4 h 48 min

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

$83 - $317

5 alternative options

Bus to Gold Coast, fly  •  5 h 47 min

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

$119 - $366

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

$259 - $294

Train  •  39 h 25 min

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

$372 - $832

Bus, train  •  42 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Brisbane to Sydney
  2. Take the train from Sydney to Adelaide Parklands Indian Pacific

$383 - $834

Drive  •  22 h 43 min

  1. Drive from Brisbane to Adelaide 1282.3 miles

$180 - $270

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Brisbane to Adelaide is to fly which costs $110 - $450 and takes 4 h 48 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 48 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, Coach Bay 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 39 h 25 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 $350 - $410.

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It takes approximately 4 h 48 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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Map of how to get from Brisbane to Adelaide.
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  • Distance: 1000.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 48 min

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

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

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Brisbane to Adelaide
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 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 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Gold Coast to Adelaide
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Flights from Gold Coast to Adelaide via Sydney
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Brisbane to Adelaide
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
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 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Gold Coast to Adelaide via Sydney
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Brisbane to Adelaide
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $430
Flights from Gold Coast to Adelaide
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Flights from Gold Coast to Adelaide via Sydney
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Flights from Gold Coast to Adelaide via Melbourne
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 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $400
Flights from Gold Coast to Adelaide via Sydney
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$160 - $300
Train operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Brisbane to Central Station
Ave. Duration
14 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $140
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$90 - $140
1st Class
$120 - $190
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 10 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$280 - $700
Schedules at
greatsouthernrail.com.au
Everyday Daynighter Seat
$288
Advanced Gold Single Cabin
$480 - $650
Low Gold Single Cabin
$500 - $700
Everyday Gold Single Cabin
$600 - $800
Bus operators
Byron Easybus
Website
byronbayshuttle.com.au
Bus from Brisbane Roma St Bus Stop to Gold Coast Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Schedules at
byronbayshuttle.com.au
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
$83
Schedules at
crisps.com.au
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Tamworth Station, Coach Stop to Dubbo Station, Coach Bay
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Bus from Dubbo Station, Coach Bay 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
$101
Schedules at
lee925.wixsite.com
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Sydney
Ave. Duration
17 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $140
Schedules at
premierms.com.au

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