There are 7 ways to get from Brisbane to Melbourne by plane, bus, train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly Brisbane to Melbourne  •  4 h 13 min

  1. Fly from Brisbane (BNE) to Melbourne (MEL) BNE - MEL

$89 - $279

6 alternative options

Bus to Gold Coast, fly to Melbourne  •  5 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Brisbane Roma St Bus Stop to Gold Coast Airport
  2. Fly from Gold Coast (OOL) to Melbourne (MEL) OOL - MEL

$96 - $318

Fly Brisbane to Avalon, bus  •  7 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Brisbane (BNE) to Avalon (AVV) BNE - AVV
  2. Take the bus from Avalon Airport to Skybus Coach Terminal/Melbourne

$127 - $212

Train  •  26 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Brisbane to Central Station 32
  2. Take the train from Central Station to Southern Cross 623 / ...

$155 - $316

Train, bus  •  27 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Brisbane to Central Station 32
  2. Take the bus from Sydney to Canberra
  3. Take the bus from Canberra to Melbourne

$172 - $276

Bus  •  28 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Brisbane to Tamworth
  2. Take the bus from Tamworth Station, Coach Stop to Dubbo Station, Coach Bay 362
  3. Take the bus from Dubbo Station, Coach Bay to Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay 792
  4. Take the bus from Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay to Gundagai Coach Stop, Sheridan St 723
  5. Take the bus from Gundagai to Melbourne

$180 - $219

Drive  •  18 h 55 min

  1. Drive from Brisbane to Melbourne 1099.3 miles

$150 - $230

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The cheapest way to get from Brisbane to Melbourne is to fly which costs $120 - $380 and takes 4 h 13 min.

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The quickest way to get from Brisbane to Melbourne is to fly which costs $120 - $380 and takes 4 h 13 min.

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The distance between Brisbane and Melbourne is 1375 km. The road distance is 1758.9 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 13 min to get from Brisbane to Melbourne, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Brisbane to Melbourne. However, there are services departing from Brisbane and arriving at Melbourne via Tamworth Station, Coach Stop, Dubbo Station, Coach Bay, Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay and Gundagai. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 28 h 31 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Brisbane to Melbourne. However, there are services departing from Brisbane and arriving at Southern Cross via Central Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 26 h 3 min.

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What companies run services between Brisbane, QLD, Australia and Melbourne, VIC, Australia?

Qantas, Tigerair Australia and two other airlines fly from Brisbane to Melbourne every 30 minutes. Alternatively, you can take a train from Brisbane to Melbourne via Central Station in around 26 h 3 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Brisbane to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
2 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Gold Coast to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
2 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $460
Flights from Brisbane to Avalon via Sydney
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Flights from Brisbane to Avalon via Adelaide
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$270 - $750
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Brisbane to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $490
Flights from Gold Coast to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $480
Flights from Gold Coast to Melbourne via Canberra
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$85 - $480
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Brisbane to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $380
Flights from Gold Coast to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
2 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $430
Flights from Brisbane to Avalon via Sydney
Ave. Duration
4 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Brisbane to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $370
Flights from Gold Coast to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $430
Train operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Brisbane to Central Station
Ave. Duration
14 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$95 - $140
1st Class
$130 - $190
XPT
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Central Station to Southern Cross
Ave. Duration
10 h 48 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $180
Website
transportnsw.info
Economy
$60 - $80
First
$85 - $120
Sleeper
$150 - $180
Bus operators
Byron Easybus
Website
byronbayshuttle.com.au
Bus from Brisbane Roma St Bus Stop to Gold Coast Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $35
Schedules at
byronbayshuttle.com.au
Skybus
Phone
+61 3 9335 2811
Email
info@skybus.com.au
Website
skybus.com.au
Bus from Avalon Airport to Skybus Coach Terminal/Melbourne
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17
Schedules at
skybus.com.au
Murrays Coaches
Website
murrays.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Canberra
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Schedules at
murrays.com.au
Greyhound Australia
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Canberra to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $95
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$55 - $80
Flexifare
$70 - $95
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
$86
Schedules at
crisps.com.au
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Tamworth Station, Coach Stop to Dubbo Station, Coach Bay
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Bus from Dubbo Station, Coach Bay to Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Bus from Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay to Gundagai Coach Stop, Sheridan St
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Gundagai to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au

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