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

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Fly to Barcaldine  •  3 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Brisbane (BNE) to Barcaldine (BCI) BNE - BCI

$180 - $615

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Bus  •  18 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Brisbane to Barcaldine

$80 - $120

4 alternative options

Fly to Longreach, bus  •  5 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Brisbane (BNE) to Longreach (LRE) BNE - LRE
  2. Take the bus from Longreach to Barcaldine

$240 - $438

Fly to Emerald, bus  •  7 h 51 min

  1. Fly from Brisbane (BNE) to Emerald (EMD) BNE - EMD
  2. Take the bus from Emerald station to Barcaldine

$151 - $325

Train  •  22 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Brisbane Roma Street to Barcaldine Spirit of the Outback

$140 - $200

Drive  •  12 h 29 min

  1. Drive from Brisbane to Barcaldine 668.9 miles

$95 - $140

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The cheapest way to get from Brisbane to Barcaldine is to bus which costs $110 - $170 and takes 18 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Brisbane to Barcaldine is to fly which costs $240 - $850 and takes 3 h 30 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Brisbane and arriving at Barcaldine. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 18 h 25 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Brisbane Roma Street and arriving at Barcaldine. Services depart twice a week. The journey takes approximately 22 h 25 min.

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The distance between Brisbane and Barcaldine is 890 km. The road distance is 1070.3 km.

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The best way to get from Brisbane to Barcaldine without a car is to bus which takes 18 h 25 min and costs $110 - $170.

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It takes approximately 3 h 30 min to get from Brisbane to Barcaldine, including transfers.

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Brisbane to Barcaldine bus services, operated by Bus Queensland, depart from Brisbane station.

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Brisbane to Barcaldine train services, operated by Queensland Rail Travel, depart from Brisbane Roma Street station.

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The best way to get from Brisbane to Barcaldine is to fly which takes 3 h 30 min and costs $240 - $850. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $110 - $170 and takes 18 h 25 min, you could also train, which costs $190 - $280 and takes 22 h 25 min.

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The quickest flight from Brisbane Airport to Barcaldine Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 5 min.

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Brisbane to Barcaldine bus services, operated by Bus Queensland, arrive at Barcaldine station.

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Map of how to get from Brisbane to Barcaldine.
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  • Distance: 556.3 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 30 min

What companies run services between Brisbane, QLD, Australia and Barcaldine, QLD, Australia?

Qantas flies from Brisbane to Barcaldine 3 times a week. Alternatively, Bus Queensland operates a bus from Brisbane to Barcaldine once daily. Tickets cost $80 - $120 and the journey takes 18 h 25 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Brisbane to Barcaldine
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Brisbane to Longreach
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $550
Flights from Brisbane to Longreach via Blackall
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $550
Flights from Brisbane to Longreach via Barcaldine
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $550
Flights from Brisbane to Emerald
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $480
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Brisbane to Emerald
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $470
Train operators
Queensland Rail Travel
Phone
1300 131 722
Email
reservations@qr.com.au
Website
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Brisbane Roma Street to Barcaldine
Ave. Duration
22 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$140 - $200
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Bus operators
Bus Queensland
Phone
1300 287 537
Website
busqldoutback.com.au
Bus from Longreach to Barcaldine
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
busqldoutback.com.au
Book at
busqldoutback.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Barcaldine
Ave. Duration
18 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Schedules at
busqldoutback.com.au
Book at
busqldoutback.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 Emerald station to Barcaldine
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$25 - $50
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$25 - $40
Flexifare
$35 - $50

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