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

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Recommended option

Fly  •  3 h 1 min

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

$126 - $275

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 / ...

$82 - $182

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

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The cheapest way to get from Brisbane to Emerald is to drive which costs $100 - $160 and takes 10 h 16 min.

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The quickest way to get from Brisbane to Emerald is to fly which costs $170 - $380 and takes 3 h 1 min.

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

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

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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 16 h 25 min.

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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.

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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 - $85
Flexifare
$75 - $110
Bus from Rockhampton to Emerald station
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $80
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$22 - $35
Flexifare
$30 - $45

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