How to get from Brisbane to Lightning Ridge

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Recommended option

Bus  •  11 h 50 min

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

$73 - $120

4 alternative options

Train, bus  •  14 h 44 min

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

$91 - $135

Drive  •  8 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Brisbane to Lightning Ridge 459.4 miles

$65 - $95

Fly to Narrabri, drive  •  5 h 49 min

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

$184 - $280

Fly to Dubbo, bus  •  8 h 23 min

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

$238 - $540

Questions & Answers

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

The cheapest way to get from Brisbane to Lightning Ridge is to drive which costs $85 - $130 and takes 8 h 5 min.

The quickest way to get from Brisbane to Lightning Ridge is to fly and drive which takes 5 h 49 min and costs $240 - $370.

No, there is no direct bus from Brisbane to Lightning Ridge. However, there are services departing from Brisbane and arriving at Lightning Ridge via Toowoomba and St George. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 50 min.

It takes approximately 11 h 50 min to get from Brisbane to Lightning Ridge, including transfers.

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

You can take a bus from Brisbane to Lightning Ridge via Toowoomba and St George in around 11 h 50 min.

Airlines
Jetgo Australia
Website
jetgo.com
Flights from Brisbane to Dubbo
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $500
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Brisbane to Dubbo via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
VivaColombia
Website
vivacolombia.co
Flights from Brisbane to Narrabri
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$35 - $150
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
$29 - $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
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $26
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$10 - $15
Flexifare
$18 - $26
Bus Queensland
Phone
1300 287 537
Website
busqld.com.au
Bus from Toowoomba to St George
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
busqldoutback.com.au
Book at
busqldoutback.com.au
Bus from St George to Lightning Ridge
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
busqldoutback.com.au
Book at
busqldoutback.com.au
Bus from Oakey to St George
Ave. Duration
5 h 9 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
busqldoutback.com.au
Book at
busqldoutback.com.au
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Dubbo Station, Coach Bay to Lightning Ridge Coach Stop, Morilla St
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info

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