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There are 5 ways to get from Brisbane to Gladstone by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly  •  2 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Brisbane (BNE) to Gladstone (GLT) BNE - GLT

$116 - $324

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Bus  •  11 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Brisbane to Gladstone Gx402

$50 - $95

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Train  •  6 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Brisbane Roma Street to Gladstone Tilt Train / ...

$60 - $90

Bus, train  •  12 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Brisbane to Miriam Vale
  2. Take the train from Miriam Vale to Gladstone Spirit of Queensland

$76 - $102

Drive  •  6 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Brisbane to Gladstone 321.4 miles

$45 - $70

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The cheapest way to get from Brisbane to Gladstone is to drive which costs $60 - $95 and takes 6 h 48 min.

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The quickest way to get from Brisbane to Gladstone is to fly which costs $160 - $460 and takes 2 h 42 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Brisbane and arriving at Gladstone. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 11 h 20 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Brisbane Roma Street and arriving at Gladstone. Services depart twice daily. The journey takes approximately 6 h 22 min.

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The distance between Brisbane and Gladstone is 440 km. The road distance is 514.3 km.

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The best way to get from Brisbane to Gladstone without a car is to train which takes 6 h 22 min and costs $85 - $130.

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It takes approximately 2 h 42 min to get from Brisbane to Gladstone, including transfers.

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

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Brisbane to Gladstone 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 Gladstone is to fly which takes 2 h 42 min and costs $160 - $460. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $85 - $130 and takes 6 h 22 min, you could also bus, which costs $75 - $130 and takes 11 h 20 min.

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Map of how to get from Brisbane to Gladstone.
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  • Distance: 274.9 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 42 min

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

Virgin Australia and Qantas fly from Brisbane to Gladstone every 4 hours. Alternatively, Queensland Rail Travel operates a train from Brisbane to Gladstone twice daily. Tickets cost $60 - $90 and the journey takes 6 h 22 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Brisbane to Gladstone
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Brisbane to Gladstone
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $400
Train operators
Queensland Rail Travel
Phone
1300 131 722
Email
reservations@qr.com.au
Website
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Brisbane Roma Street to Gladstone
Ave. Duration
6 h 22 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $90
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Queensland Rail Travel
Train from Miriam Vale to Gladstone
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$13 - $19
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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 Gladstone
Ave. Duration
11 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $95
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Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$50 - $80
Flexifare
$65 - $95
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Miriam Vale
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Schedules at
premierms.com.au

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The quickest flight from Brisbane Airport to Gladstone Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Brisbane to Gladstone is 514 km. It takes approximately 6 h 48 min to drive from Brisbane to Gladstone.

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

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There are 38+ hotels available in Gladstone. Prices start at $49 USD per night.

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

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