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

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Fly to Dubbo, bus  •  6h 18m

  1. Fly from Brisbane (BNE) to Dubbo (DBO) BNE - DBO
  2. Take the bus from Dubbo Station, Bay 1 to Forbes Coach Stop

$220 - $514

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Bus, train  •  26h 51m

  1. Take the bus from Brisbane to Hornsby
  2. Take the train from Emu Plains Station to Lithgow Station
  3. Take the bus from Lithgow Station, Railway Pde to Forbes Coach Stop 571

$103 - $179

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Fly to Orange, bus  •  6h 45m

  1. Fly from Brisbane (BNE) to Orange (OAG) BNE - OAG
  2. Take the bus from Lucknow Coach Stop, Mitchell Hwy to Forbes Coach Stop

$285 - $809

Bus  •  20h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Brisbane Roma Street to Coffs Harbour
  2. Take the bus from Coffs Harbour to Tamworth
  3. Take the bus from Tamworth Station, Coach Stop to Dubbo Station, Bay 1 362
  4. Take the bus from Dubbo Station, Bay 1 to Forbes Coach Stop 792

$118 - $182

Train  •  22h 47m

  1. Take the train from Brisbane to Strathfield Station 32
  2. Take the train from Strathfield Station to Parkes Station 445

$133 - $193

Drive  •  11h 53m

  1. Drive from Brisbane to Forbes 626.8 miles

$85 - $130

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The cheapest way to get from Brisbane to Forbes is to drive which costs $120 - $190 and takes 11h 53m.

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The quickest way to get from Brisbane to Forbes is to fly and bus which costs $310 - $750 and takes 6h 18m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Brisbane to Forbes. However, there are services departing from Brisbane Roma Street and arriving at Forbes Coach Stop via Coffs Harbour, Tamworth Station, Coach Stop and Dubbo Station, Bay 1. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20h 35m.

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The distance between Brisbane and Forbes is 815 km. The road distance is 1002.8 km.

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The best way to get from Brisbane to Forbes without a car is to bus which takes 20h 35m and costs $160 - $260.

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It takes approximately 6h 18m to get from Brisbane to Forbes, including transfers.

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Brisbane to Forbes bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, depart from Brisbane Roma Street station.

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The best way to get from Brisbane to Forbes is to bus which takes 20h 35m and costs $160 - $260. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $180 - $280 and takes 22h 47m.

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The quickest flight from Brisbane Airport to Dubbo Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 50m.

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Brisbane to Forbes bus services, operated by Transport NSW, arrive at Forbes Coach Stop station.

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Map of how to get from Brisbane to Forbes.
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  • Distance: 509.2 miles
  • Duration: 6h 18m

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

You can take a bus from Brisbane to Forbes via Coffs Harbour, Tamworth, Tamworth Station, Coach Stop, and Dubbo Station, Bay 1 in around 20h 35m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Brisbane to Forbes via Strathfield Station, Parkes Station, and Parkes Station, Coach Bay in around 22h 47m.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Brisbane to Dubbo via Sydney
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Fly Corporate
Website
flycorporate.com.au
Flights from Brisbane to Dubbo
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $210
Flights from Brisbane to Orange
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $310
Train operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Brisbane to Strathfield Station
Ave. Duration
14h 4m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Economy
$90 - $130
1st Class
$120 - $180
Train from Strathfield Station to Parkes Station
Ave. Duration
6h 18m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Economy
$40 - $60
1st Class
$55 - $80
Train from Emu Plains Station to Lithgow Station
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Economy
$9 - $13
1st Class
$12 - $18
Bus operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Dubbo Station, Bay 1 to Forbes Coach Stop
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Bus from Lucknow Coach Stop, Mitchell Hwy to Forbes Coach Stop
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Bus from Tamworth Station, Coach Stop to Dubbo Station, Bay 1
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Bus from Lithgow Station, Railway Pde to Forbes Coach Stop
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Schedules at
Transport NSW
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 Roma Street to Coffs Harbour
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $60
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Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$30 - $50
Flexifare
$40 - $60
Premier Motor Service
Phone
+61 2 4423 5233
Email
reservations@premierms.com.au
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Coffs Harbour
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
Premier Motor Service
Bus from Brisbane to Hornsby
Ave. Duration
16h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $130
Website
Premier Motor Service

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Forbes is 1h ahead of Brisbane. It is currently 5:52 AM in Brisbane and 6:52 AM in Forbes.

Yes, the driving distance between Brisbane to Forbes is 1003 km. It takes approximately 11h 53m to drive from Brisbane to Forbes.

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Fly Corporate and Qantas offer flights from Brisbane Airport to Dubbo Airport.

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There are 11+ hotels available in Forbes. Prices start at $74 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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