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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train, bus  •  5 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Brisbane to Grafton Station 32
  2. Take the bus from Grafton City South to Coffs Harbour

$39 - $55

5 alternative options

Bus Byron Easybus  •  8 h

  1. Take the bus from Brisbane Roma St Bus Stop to Lismore Transit Centre Southbound - Brisbane Int. to Casino / ...
  2. Take the bus from Lismore to Coffs Harbour

$42 - $86

Bus  •  8 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Brisbane to Coffs Harbour

$45 - $65

Drive  •  4 h 24 min

  1. Drive from Brisbane to Coffs Harbour 244 miles

$35 - $55

Fly to Coffs Harbour  •  3 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Brisbane (BNE) to Coffs Harbour (CFS) BNE - CFS

$162 - $409

Fly to Armidale, bus  •  7 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Brisbane (BNE) to Armidale (ARM) BNE - ARM
  2. Take the bus from University of New England to Coffs Harbour

$222 - $320

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Brisbane to Coffs Harbour is to drive which costs $45 - $70 and takes 4 h 24 min.

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The quickest way to get from Brisbane to Coffs Harbour is to fly which costs $220 - $600 and takes 3 h 35 min.

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The distance between Brisbane and Coffs Harbour is 315 km. The road distance is 390.5 km.

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It takes approximately 5 h 44 min to get from Brisbane to Coffs Harbour, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Brisbane and arriving at Coffs Harbour. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8 h 50 min.

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The best way to get from Brisbane to Coffs Harbour without a car is to train and bus which takes 5 h 44 min and costs $50 - $75.

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Map of how to get from Brisbane to Coffs Harbour.
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  • Distance: 196.6 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 44 min

What companies run services between Brisbane, QLD, Australia and Coffs Harbour, NSW, Australia?

You can take a bus from Brisbane to Coffs Harbour via Lismore Transit Centre and Lismore in around 8 h. Alternatively, VivaColombia flies from Brisbane to Coffs Harbour 6 times a week.

Airlines
VivaColombia
Website
vivacolombia.co
Flights from Brisbane to Coffs Harbour
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $150
Flights from Brisbane to Armidale
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $140
Train operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Brisbane to Grafton Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$27 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $55
Bus operators
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Grafton City South to Coffs Harbour
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Lismore
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Bus from Lismore to Coffs Harbour
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Coffs Harbour
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Byron Easybus
Website
byronbayshuttle.com.au
Bus from Brisbane Roma St Bus Stop to Lismore Transit Centre
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
byronbayshuttle.com.au
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Brisbane to Lismore Transit Centre, Molesworth St
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info

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