There are 4 ways to get from Brisbane to Mount Isa by plane, bus, train or car

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Recommended option

Fly  •  4 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Brisbane (BNE) to Mount Isa (ISA) BNE - ISA

$276 - $415

Cheapest option

Bus  •  28 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Brisbane to Mount Isa

$120 - $180

2 alternative options

Train  •  39 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Brisbane Roma Street to Townsville Spirit of Queensland
  2. Take the train from Townsville station to Mount Isa station The Inlander

$251 - $426

Drive  •  21 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Brisbane to Mount Isa 1139.8 miles

$160 - $240

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The cheapest way to get from Brisbane to Mount Isa is to bus which costs $170 - $250 and takes 28 h 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Brisbane to Mount Isa is to fly which costs $370 - $600 and takes 4 h 8 min.

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The distance between Brisbane and Mount Isa is 1563 km. The road distance is 1823.7 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 8 min to get from Brisbane to Mount Isa, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Brisbane and arriving at Mount Isa. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 28 h 20 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Brisbane to Mount Isa station. However, there are services departing from Brisbane Roma Street and arriving at Mount Isa station via Townsville station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 39 h 18 min.

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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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Map of how to get from Brisbane to Mount Isa.
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  • Distance: 977 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 8 min

What companies run services between Brisbane, QLD, Australia and Mount Isa, QLD, Australia?

Qantas, Virgin Australia and Jetstar fly from Brisbane to Mount Isa 3 times a day. Alternatively, Bus Queensland operates a bus from Brisbane to Mount Isa once daily. Tickets cost $120 - $180 and the journey takes 28 h 20 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Brisbane to Mount Isa
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $750
Flights from Brisbane to Mount Isa via Townsville
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $600
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Brisbane to Mount Isa
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$260 - $750
Flights from Brisbane to Mount Isa via Cloncurry
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $750
Train operators
Queensland Rail Travel
Phone
1300 131 722
Email
reservations@qr.com.au
Website
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Brisbane Roma Street to Townsville
Ave. Duration
17 h 23 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$140 - $260
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
A-Choice
$256
B-Quick
$141
Train from Townsville station to Mount Isa station
Ave. Duration
20 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Bus operators
Bus Queensland
Phone
1300 287 537
Website
busqldoutback.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Mount Isa
Ave. Duration
28 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Schedules at
busqldoutback.com.au
Book at
busqldoutback.com.au

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