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There are 4 ways to get from Brisbane to Emerald by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly  •  2h 56m

  1. Fly from Brisbane (BNE) to Emerald (EMD) BNE - EMD

$126 - $273

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Bus  •  16h 30m

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

$80 - $179

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Train  •  15h 20m

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

$100 - $150

Drive  •  10h 16m

  1. Drive from Brisbane to Emerald 549 miles

$75 - $120

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The cheapest way to get from Brisbane to Emerald is to drive which costs $110 - $160 and takes 10h 16m.

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The quickest way to get from Brisbane to Emerald is to fly which costs $170 - $390 and takes 2h 56m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Brisbane to Emerald station. However, there are services departing from Brisbane and arriving at Emerald station via Rockhampton. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16h 30m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Brisbane Roma Street and arriving at Emerald. Services depart twice a week, and operate Tuesday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 15h 20m.

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The distance between Brisbane and Emerald is 656 km. The road distance is 878.4 km.

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The best way to get from Brisbane to Emerald without a car is to train which takes 15h 20m and costs $140 - $210.

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It takes approximately 2h 56m to get from Brisbane to Emerald, including transfers.

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

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Brisbane to Emerald 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 Emerald is to fly which takes 2h 56m and costs $170 - $390. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $140 - $210 and takes 15h 20m, you could also bus, which costs $110 - $260 and takes 16h 30m.

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Map of how to get from Brisbane to Emerald.
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  • Distance: 410.1 miles
  • Duration: 2h 56m

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

Virgin Australia and Qantas fly from Brisbane to Emerald every 4 hours. Alternatively, Queensland Rail Travel operates a train from Brisbane to Emerald twice a week. Tickets cost $100 - $150 and the journey takes 15h 20m.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Brisbane to Emerald
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $480
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Brisbane to Emerald
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
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 Emerald
Ave. Duration
15h 20m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$100 - $150
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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 Brisbane to Rockhampton
Ave. Duration
11h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$55 - $85
Flexifare
$70 - $100
Bus from Rockhampton to Emerald station
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $80
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$22 - $35
Flexifare
$30 - $45
Premier Motor Service
Phone
+61 2 4423 5233
Email
reservations@premierms.com.au
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Rockhampton George Street
Ave. Duration
13h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $95
Website
Premier Motor Service

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The quickest flight from Brisbane Airport to Emerald Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Brisbane to Emerald is 878 km. It takes approximately 10h 16m to drive from Brisbane to Emerald.

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

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There are 21+ hotels available in Emerald. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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

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