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

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Fly  •  4 h 8 min

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

$276 - $414

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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

$246 - $408

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 $380 - $600 and takes 4 h 8 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Brisbane and arriving at Mount Isa. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. 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 distance between Brisbane and Mount Isa is 1563 km. The road distance is 1823.7 km.

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The best way to get from Brisbane to Mount Isa without a car is to bus which takes 28 h 20 min and costs $170 - $250.

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

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Brisbane to Mount Isa bus services, operated by Bus Queensland, depart from Brisbane station.

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Brisbane to Mount Isa train services, operated by Queensland Rail Travel, depart from Brisbane Roma Street station.

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The best way to get from Brisbane to Mount Isa is to fly which takes 4 h 8 min and costs $380 - $600. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $170 - $250 and takes 28 h 20 min, you could also train, which costs $340 - $600 and takes 39 h 18 min.

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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 and Virgin Australia fly from Brisbane to Mount Isa twice daily. 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
6 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $750
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
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $250
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Queensland Rail Travel
A-Choice
$249
B-Quick
$137
Train from Townsville station to Mount Isa station
Ave. Duration
20 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$110 - $160
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Queensland Rail Travel
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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The quickest flight from Brisbane Airport to Mount Isa Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 35 min.

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Brisbane to Mount Isa bus services, operated by Bus Queensland, arrive at Mount Isa station.

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Brisbane to Mount Isa train services, operated by Queensland Rail Travel, arrive at Mount Isa station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Brisbane to Mount Isa is 1824 km. It takes approximately 21 h 4 min to drive from Brisbane to Mount Isa.

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Qantas and Virgin Australia offer flights from Brisbane Airport to Mount Isa Airport.

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There are 24+ hotels available in Mount Isa. Prices start at $63 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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