There are 7 ways to get from Brisbane to Blackwater by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly to Emerald, bus  •  4 h 56 min

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

$132 - $292

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Bus  •  15 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Brisbane to Rockhampton Gx443 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Rockhampton to Blackwater Gx475 / ...

$74 - $164

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Fly to Rockhampton, train  •  6 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Brisbane (BNE) to Rockhampton (ROK) BNE - ROK
  2. Take the train from Rockhampton to Blackwater

$127 - $362

Fly to Gladstone, train  •  8 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Brisbane (BNE) to Gladstone (GLT) BNE - GLT
  2. Take the train from Gladstone to Blackwater

$157 - $380

Fly to Moranbah, drive  •  6 h 54 min

  1. Fly from Brisbane (BNE) to Moranbah (MOV) BNE - MOV
  2. Drive from Moranbah to Blackwater

$186 - $414

Train  •  13 h 40 min

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

$95 - $140

Drive  •  10 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Brisbane to Blackwater 537.7 miles

$75 - $120

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No, there is no direct bus from Brisbane to Blackwater. However, there are services departing from Brisbane and arriving at Blackwater via Rockhampton. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 30 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Brisbane Roma Street and arriving at Blackwater. Services depart four times a week. The journey takes approximately 13 h 40 min.

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The distance between Brisbane and Blackwater is 600 km. The road distance is 860.3 km.

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The best way to get from Brisbane to Blackwater without a car is to train which takes 13 h 40 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 56 min to get from Brisbane to Blackwater, including transfers.

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Brisbane to Blackwater bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, depart from Brisbane station.

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Brisbane to Blackwater 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 Blackwater is to train which takes 13 h 40 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 15 h 30 min.

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The quickest flight from Brisbane Airport to Emerald Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 30 min.

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Brisbane to Blackwater bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, arrive at Blackwater station.

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Map of how to get from Brisbane to Blackwater.
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  • Distance: 374.8 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 56 min

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

Queensland Rail Travel operates a train from Brisbane to Blackwater 4 times a week. Tickets cost $95 - $140 and the journey takes 13 h 40 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Brisbane to Blackwater via Rockhampton in around 15 h 30 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Brisbane to Emerald
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $480
Flights from Brisbane to Rockhampton
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $500
Flights from Brisbane to Gladstone
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Flights from Brisbane to Moranbah
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
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
Flights from Brisbane to Rockhampton
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $390
Flights from Brisbane to Gladstone
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $400
Train operators
Queensland Rail Travel
Phone
1300 131 722
Email
reservations@qr.com.au
Website
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Rockhampton to Blackwater
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$27 - $40
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Queensland Rail Travel
Train from Gladstone to Blackwater
Ave. Duration
5 h 4 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $55
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Queensland Rail Travel
Train from Brisbane Roma Street to Blackwater
Ave. Duration
13 h 40 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$95 - $140
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Queensland Rail Travel
Bus operators
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 Blackwater
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $18
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Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$6 - $9
Flexifare
$13 - $18
Bus from Brisbane to Rockhampton
Ave. Duration
11 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $100
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Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$55 - $85
Flexifare
$70 - $100
Bus from Rockhampton to Blackwater
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $65
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$16 - $23
Flexifare
$24 - $35
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Rockhampton George Street
Ave. Duration
13 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $95
Schedules at
premierms.com.au

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Brisbane to Blackwater train services, operated by Queensland Rail Travel, arrive at Blackwater station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Brisbane to Blackwater is 860 km. It takes approximately 10 h 12 min to drive from Brisbane to Blackwater.

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Virgin Australia and Qantas offer flights from Brisbane Airport to Emerald Airport.

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There are seven+ hotels available in Blackwater. Prices start at $100 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 .

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