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

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

Fly  •  3 h 1 min

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

$128 - $276

Cheapest option

Bus  •  16 h 25 min

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

$85 - $185

2 alternative options

Train  •  15 h 20 min

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

$110 - $160

Drive  •  10 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Brisbane to Emerald 549 miles

$75 - $120

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

Virgin Australia and Qantas fly from Brisbane to Emerald 5 times a day. Alternatively, Queensland Rail Travel operates a train from Brisbane to Emerald twice a week. Tickets cost $110 - $160 and the journey takes 15 h 20 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
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 Emerald
Ave. Duration
15 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$110 - $160
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Bus operators
Greyhound Australia
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Rockhampton
Ave. Duration
11 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$60 - $90
Flexifare
$75 - $110
Bus from Rockhampton to Emerald station
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23 - $80
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$23 - $35
Flexifare
$30 - $50

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Brisbane and Emerald is 656 km. The road distance is 878 km.

The cheapest way to get from Brisbane to Emerald is to drive which costs $100 - $150 and takes 10 h 16 min.

The quickest way to get from Brisbane to Emerald is to fly which takes 3 h 1 min and costs $160 - $370.

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

No, there is no direct bus from Brisbane to Emerald. However, there are services departing from Brisbane and arriving at Emerald station via Rockhampton. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h 25 min.

It takes approximately 3 h 1 min to get from Brisbane to Emerald, including transfers.