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There are 8 ways to get from Brisbane to Melbourne Airport (MEL) by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly from Brisbane  •  3h 45m

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

$75 - $264

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Train to Gold Coast, fly  •  5h 35m

  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  •  6h 18m

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

$139 - $354

Train to Maroochydore, fly  •  7h 26m

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

$109 - $251

Train  •  26h 1m

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

$149 - $303

Bus Greyhound Australia  •  29h 52m

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

$167 - $274

Bus Premier Motor Service  •  30h 43m

  1. Take the bus from Brisbane to Hornsby
  2. Take the bus from Parramatta to Melbourne Fe21

$125 - $201

Drive  •  18h 43m

  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 train and fly which costs $90 - $410 and takes 5h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from Brisbane to Melbourne Airport (MEL) is to fly which costs $100 - $380 and takes 3h 45m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Brisbane to Melbourne Airport (MEL). However, there are services departing from Brisbane Roma Street and arriving at Melbourne Airport T1 Skybus/Arrival Dr via Sydney Airport, Domestic and Skybus Coach Terminal/Spencer St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 29h 52m.

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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 26h 1m and costs $210 - $430.

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It takes approximately 3h 45m to get from Brisbane to Melbourne Airport (MEL), including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Brisbane to Melbourne Airport (MEL) is to fly which takes 3h 45m and costs $100 - $380. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $210 - $430 and takes 26h 1m, you could also bus, which costs $230 - $390 and takes 29h 52m.

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

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Brisbane to Melbourne Airport (MEL) bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, 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: 3h 45m

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

Qantas, Virgin 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 26h 1m.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Brisbane to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Gold Coast to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $450
Flights from Toowoomba to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Toowoomba to Melbourne via Sydney
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Maroochydore to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $430
Flights from Maroochydore to Melbourne via Sydney
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Brisbane to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $490
Flights from Gold Coast to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $480
Flights from Maroochydore to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Maroochydore to Melbourne via Sydney
Ave. Duration
4h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Brisbane to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $380
Flights from Gold Coast to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
2h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $430
Flights from Maroochydore to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $430
Flights from Maroochydore to Melbourne via Sydney
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $430
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Brisbane to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $370
Flights from Gold Coast to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $430
Airnorth
Website
flyairnorth.com
Flights from Toowoomba to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Train operators
TRANSLink QLD
Phone
13 12 30
Website
translink.com.au
Train from Central, platform 1 to Varsity Lakes, platform 2
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
jp.translink.com.au
Train from Central, platform 6 to Landsborough, platform 1
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
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
14h 17m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Economy
$90 - $130
1st Class
$120 - $180
XPT
Phone
132 232
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Central Station to Broadmeadows
Ave. Duration
10h 14m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $170
Book at
transportnsw.info
Economy
$55 - $75
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
1h 45m
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
16h 15m
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
12h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $130
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$75 - $110
Flexifare
$90 - $130
Premier Motor Service
Phone
+61 2 4423 5233
Email
reservations@premierms.com.au
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Hornsby
Ave. Duration
16h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $130
Website
Premier Motor Service
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Parramatta to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
10h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au

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More Questions & Answers

Melbourne Airport (MEL) is 1h ahead of Brisbane. It is currently 8:32 PM in Brisbane and 9:32 PM in Melbourne Airport (MEL).

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

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

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There are 1794+ hotels available in Melbourne Airport (MEL). Prices start at $82 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Brisbane to Brisbane Airport is to train which takes 20m and costs $14 - $20.

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