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There are 8 ways to get from Brisbane to Melbourne by plane, train, bus 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

$75 - $264

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Train to Gold Coast, fly to Melbourne  •  6 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Central, platform 1 to Varsity Lakes, platform 2
  2. Fly from Gold Coast (OOL) to Melbourne (MEL) OOL - MEL

$66 - $286

6 alternative options

Bus to Toowoomba, fly to Melbourne  •  6 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Brisbane to Toowoomba
  2. Fly from Toowoomba (WTB) to Melbourne (MEL) WTB - MEL

$139 - $354

Fly Brisbane to Avalon  •  7 h 25 min

  1. Fly from Brisbane (BNE) to Avalon (AVV) BNE - AVV

$122 - $210

Train  •  26 h 5 min

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

$151 - $300

Bus Greyhound Australia  •  29 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Brisbane Roma Street to Sydney Airport - Domestic Gx423 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Sydney Airport, Domestic to Melbourne Gx233

$154 - $261

Bus Premier Motor Service  •  32 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Westfield Garden City to Sydney
  2. Take the bus from Sydney to Melbourne Fe21

$144 - $190

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 train and fly which costs $90 - $410 and takes 6 h 3 min.

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The quickest way to get from Brisbane to Melbourne is to fly which costs $100 - $380 and takes 4 h 13 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Brisbane to Melbourne. However, there are services departing from Brisbane Roma Street and arriving at Melbourne via Sydney Airport, Domestic. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 29 h 30 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 5 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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The best way to get from Brisbane to Melbourne without a car is to train which takes 26 h 5 min and costs $210 - $430.

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

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Brisbane to Melbourne bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, depart from Brisbane Roma Street station.

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Brisbane to Melbourne train services, operated by Transport NSW, depart from Brisbane station.

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The best way to get from Brisbane to Melbourne is to fly which takes 4 h 13 min and costs $100 - $380. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $210 - $430 and takes 26 h 5 min, you could also bus, which costs $210 - $370 and takes 29 h 30 min.

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Map of how to get from Brisbane to Melbourne.
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  • Distance: 859.2 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 13 min

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

Virgin Australia, Qantas and two other airlines fly from Brisbane to Melbourne hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Brisbane to Melbourne via Central Station in around 26 h 5 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Brisbane to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Gold Coast to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $460
Flights from Gold Coast to Melbourne via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Toowoomba to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Toowoomba to Melbourne via Sydney
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Brisbane to Avalon via Sydney
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Flights from Brisbane to Avalon via Adelaide
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$270 - $750
Flights from Brisbane to Avalon via Canberra, Sydney
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$250 - $750
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Brisbane to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $490
Flights from Gold Coast to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 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 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $380
Flights from Gold Coast to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $430
Flights from Brisbane to Avalon via Sydney
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Flights from Brisbane to Avalon via Melbourne, Sydney
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 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
Airnorth
Website
flyairnorth.com
Flights from Toowoomba to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Train operators
TRANSLink QLD
Website
translink.com.au
Train from Central, platform 1 to Varsity Lakes, platform 2
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
jp.translink.com.au
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Brisbane to Central Station
Ave. Duration
14 h 17 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$90 - $130
1st Class
$120 - $180
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 - $170
Website
transportnsw.info
Economy
$60 - $80
First
$80 - $110
Sleeper
$140 - $170
Bus operators
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
Book at
Murrays Coaches
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 Brisbane Roma Street to Sydney Airport - Domestic
Ave. Duration
16 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75 - $140
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$75 - $120
Flexifare
$95 - $140
Bus from Sydney Airport, Domestic to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
12 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $130
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$75 - $110
Flexifare
$90 - $130
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Westfield Garden City to Sydney
Ave. Duration
17 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $130
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au

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The quickest flight from Brisbane Airport to Melbourne Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 20 min.

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

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Brisbane to Melbourne train services, operated by XPT, arrive at Southern Cross station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Brisbane to Melbourne is 1759 km. It takes approximately 18 h 55 min to drive from Brisbane to Melbourne.

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Jetstar, Tigerair Australia, Virgin Australia and Qantas offer flights from Brisbane Airport to Melbourne Airport.

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There are 1956+ hotels available in Melbourne. Prices start at $80 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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