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

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Bus, drive  •  12 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Brisbane to Toowoomba
  2. Take the bus from Toowoomba to St George
  3. Drive from St George to Dirranbandi
  4. Take the bus from Dirranbandi to Lightning Ridge

$74 - $122

4 alternative options

Train, bus, drive  •  15 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Brisbane Roma Street to Oakey
  2. Take the bus from Oakey to St George
  3. Drive from St George to Dirranbandi
  4. Take the bus from Dirranbandi to Lightning Ridge

$92 - $131

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 - $280

Bus to Toowoomba, fly to St George, drive  •  7 h 20 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

$191 - $448

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The cheapest way to get from Brisbane to Lightning Ridge is to drive which costs $85 - $130 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 - $390 and takes 5 h 49 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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It takes approximately 12 h 44 min to get from Brisbane to Lightning Ridge, including transfers.

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Map of how to get from Brisbane to Lightning Ridge.
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  • Distance: 337.5 miles
  • Duration: 12 h 44 min

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

There is no direct connection from Brisbane to Lightning Ridge. However, you can take the bus to Toowoomba, take the bus to St George, take the drive to Dirranbandi, then take the bus to Lightning Ridge. Alternatively, you can take the train to Oakey, take the bus to St George, take the drive to Dirranbandi, then take the bus to Lightning Ridge.

Airlines
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
Queensland Rail Travel
Phone
1300 131 722
Email
reservations@qr.com.au
Website
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Brisbane Roma Street to Oakey
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Bus operators
Greyhound Australia
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Toowoomba
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $25
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$10 - $15
Flexifare
$18 - $25
Bus Queensland
Phone
1300 287 537
Website
busqld.com.au
Bus from Toowoomba to St George
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
busqldoutback.com.au
Book at
busqldoutback.com.au
Bus from Dirranbandi to Lightning Ridge
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $29
Schedules at
busqldoutback.com.au
Book at
busqldoutback.com.au
Bus from Oakey to St George
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
busqldoutback.com.au
Book at
busqldoutback.com.au

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