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There are 8 ways to get from Brisbane to Parkes by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly to Dubbo, bus  •  5 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Brisbane (BNE) to Dubbo (DBO) BNE - DBO
  2. Take the bus from Dubbo Station, Bay 1 to Parkes Station, Coach Bay

$218 - $511

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Fly to Parkes  •  5 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Brisbane (BNE) to Parkes (PKE) BNE - PKE

$73 - $261

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Fly to Sydney, train  •  10 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Brisbane (BNE) to Sydney (SYD) BNE - SYD
  2. Take the train from Central Station to Parkes Station

$107 - $296

Fly to Orange, train  •  6 h 27 min

  1. Fly from Brisbane (BNE) to Orange (OAG) BNE - OAG
  2. Take the train from Orange Station to Parkes Station

$291 - $821

Bus  •  20 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Brisbane Roma Street to Coffs Harbour
  2. Take the bus from Coffs Harbour to Tamworth
  3. Take the bus from Tamworth Station, Coach Stop to Dubbo Station, Bay 1 362
  4. Take the bus from Dubbo Station, Bay 1 to Parkes Station, Coach Bay 792

$116 - $179

Train  •  21 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Brisbane to Strathfield Station 32
  2. Take the train from Strathfield Station to Parkes Station 445

$130 - $188

Bus, train  •  25 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Brisbane to Hornsby
  2. Take the train from Parramatta Station to Parkes Station 445

$107 - $193

Drive  •  11 h 29 min

  1. Drive from Brisbane to Parkes 606.1 miles

$85 - $130

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The cheapest way to get from Brisbane to Parkes is to drive which costs $120 - $180 and takes 11 h 29 min.

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The quickest way to get from Brisbane to Parkes is to fly which costs $100 - $370 and takes 5 h 48 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Brisbane to Parkes station. However, there are services departing from Brisbane Roma Street and arriving at Parkes Station, Coach Bay via Coffs Harbour, Tamworth Station, Coach Stop and Dubbo Station, Bay 1. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20 h 10 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Brisbane to Parkes station. However, there are services departing from Brisbane and arriving at Parkes Station via Strathfield Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21 h 22 min.

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The distance between Brisbane and Parkes is 784 km. The road distance is 969.8 km.

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The best way to get from Brisbane to Parkes without a car is to bus which takes 20 h 10 min and costs $160 - $260.

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It takes approximately 5 h 53 min to get from Brisbane to Parkes, including transfers.

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

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Brisbane to Parkes train services, operated by Transport NSW, depart from Brisbane station.

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The best way to get from Brisbane to Parkes is to fly which takes 5 h 48 min and costs $100 - $370. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $160 - $260 and takes 20 h 10 min, you could also train, which costs $180 - $270 and takes 21 h 22 min.

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Map of how to get from Brisbane to Parkes.
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  • Distance: 489.7 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 53 min

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

Qantas, Regional Express and three other airlines fly from Brisbane to Parkes 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Brisbane to Parkes via Coffs Harbour, Tamworth, Tamworth Station, Coach Stop, and Dubbo Station, Bay 1 in around 20 h 10 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Brisbane to Dubbo via Sydney
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
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 Sydney
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $380
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Brisbane to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $310
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Brisbane to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $330
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Brisbane to Parkes via Sydney
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Brisbane to Parkes via Canberra, Sydney
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Flights from Brisbane to Parkes via Melbourne, Sydney
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $700
Flights from Brisbane to Parkes via Dubbo, Sydney
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $250
Flights from Brisbane to Parkes via Narrabri, Sydney
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$50 - $230
Fly Corporate
Website
flycorporate.com.au
Flights from Brisbane to Dubbo
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $210
Flights from Brisbane to Orange
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $310
Train operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Parkes Station
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Economy
$40 - $60
1st Class
$55 - $85
Train from Orange Station to Parkes Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Economy
$11 - $17
1st Class
$15 - $23
Train from Brisbane to Strathfield Station
Ave. Duration
14 h 4 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Economy
$90 - $130
1st Class
$120 - $180
Train from Strathfield Station to Parkes Station
Ave. Duration
6 h 18 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Economy
$40 - $60
1st Class
$55 - $80
Train from Parramatta Station to Parkes Station
Ave. Duration
6 h 6 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Economy
$35 - $60
1st Class
$50 - $80
Bus operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Dubbo Station, Bay 1 to Parkes Station, Coach Bay
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Bus from Tamworth Station, Coach Stop to Dubbo Station, Bay 1
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
Transport NSW
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 Coffs Harbour
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$30 - $50
Flexifare
$40 - $60
Premier Motor Service
Phone
+61 2 4423 5233
Email
reservations@premierms.com.au
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Coffs Harbour
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
Premier Motor Service
Bus from Brisbane to Hornsby
Ave. Duration
16 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $130
Website
Premier Motor Service

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The quickest flight from Brisbane Airport to Dubbo Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 50 min.

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Brisbane to Parkes bus services, operated by Transport NSW, arrive at Parkes Station, Coach Bay.

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Parkes is 1 h ahead of Brisbane. It is currently 4:07 PM in Brisbane and 5:07 PM in Parkes.

Brisbane to Parkes train services, operated by Transport NSW, arrive at Parkes Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Brisbane to Parkes is 970 km. It takes approximately 11 h 29 min to drive from Brisbane to Parkes.

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Fly Corporate and Qantas offer flights from Brisbane Airport to Dubbo Airport.

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There are 17+ hotels available in Parkes. Prices start at $69 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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