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

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Bus  •  19 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Brisbane to Tamworth
  2. Take the bus from Tamworth Station, Coach Stop to Dubbo Station, Bay 1 362
  3. Take the bus from Dubbo Station, Bay 1 to Lightning Ridge Coach Stop, Morilla St 513

$131 - $157

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Train, bus  •  26 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Brisbane to Strathfield Station 32
  2. Take the train from Strathfield Station to Dubbo Station 427
  3. Take the bus from Dubbo Station, Bay 1 to Lightning Ridge Coach Stop, Morilla St 513

$155 - $228

Drive  •  8 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Brisbane to Lightning Ridge 459.4 miles

$65 - $95

Fly Brisbane to Narrabri, drive  •  5 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Brisbane (BNE) to Narrabri (NAA) BNE - NAA
  2. Drive from Narrabri to Lightning Ridge

$183 - $279

Fly Brisbane to Roma, drive  •  7 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Brisbane (BNE) to Roma (RMA) BNE - RMA
  2. Drive from Roma to Lightning Ridge

$165 - $389

Bus to Toowoomba, fly to St George, drive  •  7 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Brisbane to Toowoomba
  2. Fly from Toowoomba (WTB) to St George (SGO) WTB - SGO
  3. Drive from St George to Lightning Ridge

$199 - $454

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The cheapest way to get from Brisbane to Lightning Ridge is to drive which costs $90 - $140 and takes 8 h 5 min.

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The quickest way to get from Brisbane to Lightning Ridge is to fly and drive which costs $250 - $400 and takes 5 h 49 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Brisbane to Lightning Ridge. However, there are services departing from Brisbane and arriving at Lightning Ridge Coach Stop, Morilla St via Tamworth Station, Coach Stop and Dubbo Station, Bay 1. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19 h 20 min.

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The distance between Brisbane and Lightning Ridge is 540 km. The road distance is 735 km.

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The best way to get from Brisbane to Lightning Ridge without a car is to bus which takes 19 h 20 min and costs $180 - $230.

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It takes approximately 19 h 20 min to get from Brisbane to Lightning Ridge, including transfers.

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Brisbane to Lightning Ridge bus services, operated by Crisps Coaches, depart from Brisbane station.

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The quickest flight from Brisbane Airport to Narrabri Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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Brisbane to Lightning Ridge bus services, operated by Transport NSW, arrive at Lightning Ridge Coach Stop, Morilla St station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Brisbane to Lightning Ridge is 735 km. It takes approximately 8 h 5 min to drive from Brisbane to Lightning Ridge.

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  • Distance: 337.5 miles
  • Duration: 19 h 20 min

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

You can take a bus from Brisbane to Lightning Ridge via Tamworth, Tamworth Station, Coach Stop, and Dubbo Station, Bay 1 in around 19 h 20 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Brisbane to Roma
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $600
VivaColombia
Website
vivacolombia.co
Flights from Brisbane to Narrabri
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$35 - $150
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Toowoomba to St George
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $390
Train operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Brisbane to Strathfield Station
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$90 - $130
1st Class
$120 - $180
Train from Strathfield Station to Dubbo Station
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$40 - $60
1st Class
$55 - $85
Bus operators
Crisps Coaches
Phone
(07) 4661 8333
Email
reservations@crisps.com.au
Website
crisps.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Tamworth
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$82
Schedules at
crisps.com.au
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Tamworth Station, Coach Stop to Dubbo Station, Bay 1
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Bus from Dubbo Station, Bay 1 to Lightning Ridge Coach Stop, Morilla St
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Murrays Coaches
Phone
(61) 13 22 51
Email
reservations@murrays.com.au
Website
murrays.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Toowoomba
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $35
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Murrays Coaches

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VivaColombia offers flights from Brisbane Airport to Narrabri Airport.

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There are two+ hotels available in Lightning Ridge. 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 20 min and costs $14 - $20.

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