There are 9 ways to get from Brisbane to Melbourne Airport (MEL) by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly from Brisbane  •  3 h 50 min

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

$75 - $265

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Bus to Gold Coast, fly  •  4 h 50 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

$82 - $303

Bus to Toowoomba, fly  •  6 h 13 min

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

$131 - $348

Bus to Ballina, fly  •  7 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Brisbane Roma St Bus Stop to Ballina CBD Tamar St Bus Interchange
  2. Fly from Ballina (BNK) to Melbourne (MEL) BNK - MEL

$129 - $393

Train to Maroochydore, fly  •  7 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Central, platform 6 to Landsborough, platform 1
  2. Fly from Maroochydore (MCY) to Melbourne (MEL) MCY - MEL

$109 - $252

Train  •  25 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Brisbane to Central Station 32
  2. Take the train from Central Station to Broadmeadows 621 / ...

$156 - $306

Bus  •  31 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Brisbane to Sydney
  2. Take the bus from Sydney to Melbourne Fe21

$163 - $205

Bus via Central Station  •  31 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Brisbane to Sydney
  2. Take the bus from Central Station to Melbourne Gx233

$193 - $280

Drive  •  18 h 43 min

  1. Drive from Brisbane to Melbourne Airport (MEL) 1095.8 miles

$150 - $230

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The cheapest way to get from Brisbane to Melbourne Airport (MEL) is to fly which costs $100 - $370 and takes 3 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Brisbane to Melbourne Airport (MEL) is to fly which costs $100 - $370 and takes 3 h 50 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Brisbane to Melbourne Airport (MEL). However, there are services departing from Brisbane and arriving at Melbourne Airport T1 Skybus/Arrival Dr via Sydney and Skybus Coach Terminal/Spencer St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 31 h 7 min.

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The distance between Brisbane and Melbourne Airport (MEL) is 1368 km. The road distance is 1753.2 km.

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The best way to get from Brisbane to Melbourne Airport (MEL) without a car is to train which takes 25 h 59 min and costs $210 - $420.

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It takes approximately 3 h 50 min to get from Brisbane to Melbourne Airport (MEL), including transfers.

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Brisbane to Melbourne Airport (MEL) bus services, operated by Premier Motor Service, depart from Brisbane station.

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The best way to get from Brisbane to Melbourne Airport (MEL) is to fly which takes 3 h 50 min and costs $100 - $370. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $210 - $420 and takes 25 h 59 min, you could also bus, which costs $220 - $280 and takes 31 h 7 min.

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The quickest flight from Brisbane Airport to Melbourne Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 25 min.

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Brisbane to Melbourne Airport (MEL) bus services, operated by Firefly Express, arrive at Melbourne station.

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Map of how to get from Brisbane to Melbourne Airport (MEL).
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  • Distance: 854.8 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 50 min

What companies run services between Brisbane, QLD, Australia and Melbourne Airport (MEL), Australia?

Qantas, Tigerair Australia and two other airlines fly from Brisbane to Melbourne Airport (MEL) every 30 minutes. Alternatively, you can take a train from Brisbane to Melbourne Airport (MEL) via Central Station, Broadmeadows, and Broadmeadows Station/Pascoe Vale Rd in around 25 h 59 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Brisbane to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 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 - $450
Flights from Toowoomba to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Toowoomba to Melbourne via Sydney
Ave. Duration
4 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Ballina to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Ballina to Melbourne via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from Maroochydore to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $430
Flights from Maroochydore to Melbourne via Sydney
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
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 Ballina to Melbourne via Sydney
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Maroochydore to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Maroochydore to Melbourne via Sydney
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
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 Ballina to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Ballina to Melbourne via Sydney
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Maroochydore to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $430
Flights from Maroochydore to Melbourne via Sydney
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $430
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, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Train operators
TRANSLink QLD
Website
translink.com.au
Train from Central, platform 6 to Landsborough, platform 1
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
translink.com.au
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
$90 - $140
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$90 - $140
1st Class
$120 - $190
XPT
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Central Station to Broadmeadows
Ave. Duration
10 h 14 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $170
Website
transportnsw.info
Economy
$60 - $80
First
$80 - $110
Sleeper
$150 - $170
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
$26 - $35
Schedules at
byronbayshuttle.com.au
Bus from Brisbane Roma St Bus Stop to Ballina CBD Tamar St Bus Interchange
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
byronbayshuttle.com.au
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 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 from Central Station to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
12 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $130
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$75 - $110
Flexifare
$95 - $130
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Sydney
Ave. Duration
17 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $140
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
$45 - $55
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au

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Yes, the driving distance between Brisbane to Melbourne Airport (MEL) is 1753 km. It takes approximately 18 h 43 min to drive from Brisbane to Melbourne Airport (MEL).

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

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There are 1567+ hotels available in Melbourne Airport (MEL). 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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