There are 5 ways to get from Brisbane to Nelson Bay by plane, bus, train, taxi 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.

Recommended option

Fly from Brisbane  •  4 h 25 min

  1. Fly from Brisbane (BNE) to Newcastle (NTL) BNE - NTL

$58 - $219

4 alternative options

Bus to Gold Coast, fly  •  5 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from Brisbane Roma St Bus Stop to Gold Coast Airport
  2. Fly from Gold Coast (OOL) to Newcastle (NTL) OOL - NTL

$80 - $289

Train, taxi  •  12 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Brisbane to Broadmeadow Station 32
  2. Take a taxi from Broadmeadow Station to Nelson Bay

$212 - $277

Bus  •  18 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Brisbane to Tamworth
  2. Take the bus from Tamworth Station, Coach Stop to Scone Station, Coach Stop 354 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Scone Station, Coach Stop to Newcastle Interchange, Stewart Av
  4. Take the bus from Customs House, Stand 3 to Donald St Before Stockton St 130 / ...

$111 - $152

Drive  •  8 h 51 min

  1. Drive from Brisbane to Nelson Bay 490.4 miles

$70 - $110

What companies run services between Brisbane, QLD, Australia and Nelson Bay, NSW, Australia?

Jetstar, Virgin Australia and Qantas fly from Brisbane to Nelson Bay every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Brisbane to Nelson Bay via Tamworth, Tamworth Station, Coach Stop, Scone Station, Coach Stop, Newcastle Interchange, Stewart Av, Customs House, Watt St, and Customs House, Stand 3 in around 18 h 57 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Brisbane to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $390
Flights from Gold Coast to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $340
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Brisbane to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $260
Flights from Gold Coast to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $340
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Brisbane to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $550
Train operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Brisbane to Broadmeadow Station
Ave. Duration
11 h 57 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$80 - $120
1st Class
$110 - $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
$28 - $35
Schedules at
byronbayshuttle.com.au
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Tamworth Station, Coach Stop to Scone Station, Coach Stop
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Bus from Scone Station, Coach Stop to Newcastle Interchange, Stewart Av
Ave. Duration
2 h 48 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Port Stephens Coaches
Website
pscoaches.com.au
Bus from Customs House, Stand 3 to Donald St Before Stockton St
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
pscoaches.com.au
Other operators
Taxi from Broadmeadow Station to Nelson Bay
Ave. Duration
49 min
Estimated price
$130 - $160
Newcastle Taxi
Phone
+61 2 4940 5955
Website
newcastletaxis.com.au

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Brisbane to Nelson Bay?

The distance between Brisbane and Nelson Bay is 590 km. The road distance is 785 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Brisbane to Nelson Bay?

The cheapest way to get from Brisbane to Nelson Bay is to drive which costs $90 - $140 and takes 8 h 51 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Brisbane to Nelson Bay?

The quickest way to get from Brisbane to Nelson Bay is to fly which takes 4 h 25 min and costs $75 - $290.

Is there a direct bus between Brisbane and Nelson Bay?

No, there is no direct bus from Brisbane to Nelson Bay. However, there are services departing from Brisbane and arriving at Donald St Before Stockton St via Tamworth Station, Coach Stop, Scone Station, Coach Stop, Newcastle Interchange, Stewart Av and Customs House, Stand 3. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18 h 57 min.

How long does it take to get from Brisbane to Nelson Bay?

It takes approximately 4 h 25 min to get from Brisbane to Nelson Bay, including transfers.