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There are 7 ways to get from Brisbane to Nelson Bay by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly Brisbane to Newcastle  •  4 h 29 min

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

$57 - $218

6 alternative options

Train to Gold Coast, fly to Newcastle  •  6 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Central, platform 1 to Varsity Lakes, platform 2
  2. Fly from Gold Coast (OOL) to Newcastle (NTL) OOL - NTL

$63 - $270

Fly Brisbane to Sydney, train, bus  •  8 h 9 min

  1. Fly from Brisbane (BNE) to Sydney (SYD) BNE - SYD
  2. Take the train from Central Station to Newcastle Interchange
  3. Take the bus from Hunter St Opp Cooper St to Donald St Before Stockton St

$84 - $262

Train, bus  •  14 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Brisbane to Broadmeadow Station 32
  2. Take the bus from Hunter St Opp Cooper St to Donald St Before Stockton St 130 / ...

$79 - $114

Bus Greyhound Australia  •  15 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Brisbane Roma Street to Newcastle Gx423 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Wharf Rd Opp Queens Wharf to Donald St Before Stockton St 130 / ...

$67 - $114

Bus Premier Motor Service  •  18 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Westfield Garden City to Newcastle
  2. Take the bus from Wharf Rd Opp Queens Wharf to Donald St Before Stockton St 130 / ...

$86 - $119

Drive  •  8 h 51 min

  1. Drive from Brisbane to Nelson Bay 490.4 miles

$70 - $110

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The cheapest way to get from Brisbane to Nelson Bay is to drive which costs $95 - $150 and takes 8 h 51 min.

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The quickest way to get from Brisbane to Nelson Bay is to fly which costs $80 - $310 and takes 4 h 29 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Brisbane to Nelson Bay. However, there are services departing from Brisbane Roma Street and arriving at Donald St Before Stockton St via Wharf Rd Opp Queens Wharf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 40 min.

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The distance between Brisbane and Nelson Bay is 590 km. The road distance is 784.6 km.

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The best way to get from Brisbane to Nelson Bay without a car is to train and bus which takes 14 h 15 min and costs $110 - $160.

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It takes approximately 4 h 29 min to get from Brisbane to Nelson Bay, including transfers.

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Brisbane to Nelson Bay bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, depart from Brisbane Roma Street station.

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The best way to get from Brisbane to Nelson Bay is to fly which takes 4 h 29 min and costs $80 - $310. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $90 - $160 and takes 15 h 40 min.

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The quickest flight from Brisbane Airport to Newcastle Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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Brisbane to Nelson Bay bus services, operated by Port Stephens Coaches, arrive at Donald St Before Stockton St station.

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Map of how to get from Brisbane to Nelson Bay.
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  • Distance: 369 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 29 min

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 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Brisbane to Nelson Bay via Newcastle and Wharf Rd Opp Queens Wharf in around 15 h 40 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
Flights from Brisbane to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $470
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Brisbane to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $550
Flights from Brisbane to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $380
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
Flights from Brisbane to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $330
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Brisbane to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $310
Train operators
TRANSLink QLD
Phone
13 12 30
Website
translink.com.au
Train from Central, platform 1 to Varsity Lakes, platform 2
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
jp.translink.com.au
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Newcastle Interchange
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$15 - $22
1st Class
$21 - $30
Train from Brisbane to Broadmeadow Station
Ave. Duration
11 h 57 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$75 - $110
1st Class
$100 - $150
Bus operators
Port Stephens Coaches
Phone
(02) 4982 2940
Website
pscoaches.com.au
Bus from Hunter St Opp Cooper St to Donald St Before Stockton St
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
pscoaches.com.au
Bus from Wharf Rd Opp Queens Wharf to Donald St Before Stockton St
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
pscoaches.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 Roma Street to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
13 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $110
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$65 - $95
Flexifare
$80 - $110
Premier Motor Service
Phone
+61 2 4423 5233
Email
reservations@premierms.com.au
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
14 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Bus from Westfield Garden City to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
14 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $110
Schedules at
premierms.com.au

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Nelson Bay is 1 h ahead of Brisbane. It is currently 1:14 PM in Brisbane and 2:14 PM in Nelson Bay.

Yes, the driving distance between Brisbane to Nelson Bay is 785 km. It takes approximately 8 h 51 min to drive from Brisbane to Nelson Bay.

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

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There are 752+ hotels available in Nelson Bay. Prices start at $81 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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