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

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Fly to Katherine  •  13h 30m

  1. Fly from Brisbane (BNE) to Katherine (KTR) BNE - KTR

$249 - $309

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Fly to Darwin, bus  •  12h 18m

  1. Fly from Brisbane (BNE) to Darwin (DRW) BNE - DRW
  2. Take the bus from Palmerston to Katherine

$129 - $340

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Bus Bus Queensland  •  46h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Brisbane to Mount Isa
  2. Take the bus from Mount Isa to Tennant Creek
  3. Take the bus from Tennant Creek to Katherine

$228 - $364

Train, bus  •  47h 55m

  1. Take the train from Brisbane Roma Street to Townsville
  2. Take the bus from Townsville to Tennant Creek
  3. Take the bus from Tennant Creek to Katherine

$311 - $563

Bus via Townsville  •  2 days 7h

  1. Take the bus from Aspley Gympie Road to Townsville
  2. Take the bus from Townsville to Tennant Creek
  3. Take the bus from Tennant Creek to Katherine

$329 - $520

Drive  •  32h 48m

  1. Drive from Brisbane to Katherine 1942.8 miles

$270 - $400

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The cheapest way to get from Brisbane to Katherine is to fly and bus which costs $180 - $480 and takes 12h 18m.

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The quickest way to get from Brisbane to Katherine is to fly and bus which costs $180 - $480 and takes 12h 18m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Brisbane to Katherine. However, there are services departing from Brisbane and arriving at Katherine via Mount Isa and Tennant Creek. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 46h 55m.

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The distance between Brisbane and Katherine is 2589 km. The road distance is 3108.5 km.

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The best way to get from Brisbane to Katherine without a car is to bus which takes 46h 55m and costs $320 - $550.

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It takes approximately 13h 30m to get from Brisbane to Katherine, including transfers.

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Brisbane to Katherine bus services, operated by Bus Queensland, depart from Brisbane station.

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The best way to get from Brisbane to Katherine is to fly which takes 13h 30m and costs $350 - $440. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $320 - $550 and takes 46h 55m.

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There is no direct flight from Brisbane Airport to Katherine Airport. The quickest flight takes 17h 40m and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Brisbane to Katherine.
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  • Distance: 1618.2 miles
  • Duration: 13h 30m

What companies run services between Brisbane, QLD, Australia and Katherine, NT, Australia?

Tigerair Australia, Airnorth and three other airlines fly from Brisbane to Katherine 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Brisbane to Katherine via Mount Isa and Tennant Creek in around 46h 55m.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Brisbane to Darwin
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $420
Flights from Brisbane to Darwin via Sydney
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
$200 - $480
Flights from Brisbane to Darwin via Cairns
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $480
Flights from Brisbane to Darwin via Alice Springs
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $480
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Brisbane to Darwin
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Brisbane to Darwin via Sydney
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Brisbane to Darwin via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Airnorth
Website
flyairnorth.com
Flights from Brisbane to Katherine via Darwin
Ave. Duration
11h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $260
Flights from Brisbane to Katherine via Melbourne, Darwin
Ave. Duration
15h 45m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $350
Flights from Brisbane to Katherine via Sydney, Darwin
Ave. Duration
15h 20m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $310
Flights from Brisbane to Katherine via Adelaide, Darwin
Ave. Duration
19h 15m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $330
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Brisbane to Darwin
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $360
Flights from Brisbane to Darwin via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $360
Flights from Brisbane to Darwin via Adelaide
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $360
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Brisbane to Darwin
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $360
Train operators
Queensland Rail Travel
Phone
1300 131 722
Email
reservations@qr.com.au
Website
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Brisbane Roma Street to Townsville
Ave. Duration
17h 23m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $250
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Queensland Rail Travel
A-Choice
$249
B-Quick
$137
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 Palmerston to Katherine
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $50
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$23 - $35
Flexifare
$30 - $50
Bus from Mount Isa to Tennant Creek
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$50 - $75
Flexifare
$65 - $95
Bus from Tennant Creek to Katherine
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $95
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$55 - $80
Flexifare
$65 - $95
Bus from Townsville to Tennant Creek
Ave. Duration
19h 45m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$120 - $220
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$120 - $180
Flexifare
$150 - $210
Bus Queensland
Phone
1300 287 537
Website
busqldoutback.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Mount Isa
Ave. Duration
28h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Schedules at
busqldoutback.com.au
Book at
busqldoutback.com.au
Premier Motor Service
Phone
+61 2 4423 5233
Email
reservations@premierms.com.au
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Aspley Gympie Road to Townsville
Ave. Duration
23h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$150 - $200
Website
Premier Motor Service

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Katherine is 30m behind Brisbane. It is currently 7:07 AM in Brisbane and 6:37 AM in Katherine.

Yes, the driving distance between Brisbane to Katherine is 3109 km. It takes approximately 32h 48m to drive from Brisbane to Katherine.

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Tigerair Australia, Qantas, Airnorth and Jetstar offer flights from Brisbane Airport to Katherine Airport.

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There are 10+ hotels available in Katherine. Prices start at $100 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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