There are 7 ways to get from Brisbane to Parkes by plane, bus, train 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 to Dubbo, bus  •  5 h 23 min

  1. BNE - DBO

$221 - $515

Cheapest option

Fly to Sydney, train  •  10 h 47 min

  1. BNE - SYD

$109 - $303

5 alternative options

Fly to Orange, train  •  6 h 27 min

  1. BNE - OAG

$293 - $828

Fly to Parkes  •  5 h 3 min

  1. BNE - PKE

$175 - $483

Bus  •  17 h 15 min

  1. 362
  2. 792

$118 - $162

Train  •  21 h 18 min

  1. 32
  2. 445

$136 - $201

Drive  •  11 h 29 min

  1. 606.1 miles

$85 - $130

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

Qantas, Regional Express and four other airlines fly from Brisbane to Parkes hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Brisbane to Parkes via Tamworth, Tamworth Station, Coach Stop, and Dubbo Station, Coach Bay in around 17 h 15 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Brisbane to Dubbo via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
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
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Brisbane to Parkes via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Brisbane to Parkes via Newcastle, Sydney
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $450
Flights from Brisbane to Parkes via Canberra, Sydney
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Flights from Brisbane to Parkes via Dubbo, Sydney
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Flights from Brisbane to Parkes via Melbourne, Sydney
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $700
Flights from Brisbane to Parkes via Adelaide, Sydney
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $700
Flights from Brisbane to Parkes via Lord Howe Island, Sydney
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $650
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
Jetgo Australia
Website
jetgo.com
Flights from Brisbane to Dubbo
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $500
VivaColombia
Website
vivacolombia.co
Flights from Brisbane to Orange
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $310
Train operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Orange Station to Parkes Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$12 - $18
1st Class
$16 - $24
Train from Central Station to Parkes Station
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$40 - $65
1st Class
$60 - $90
Train from Brisbane to Strathfield Station
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$95 - $140
1st Class
$130 - $190
Train from Strathfield Station to Parkes Station
Ave. Duration
6 h 18 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$40 - $65
1st Class
$55 - $85
Bus operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Dubbo Station, Coach Bay to Parkes Station, Coach Bay
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Bus from Tamworth Station, Coach Stop to Dubbo Station, Coach Bay
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Brisbane and Parkes is 784 km. The road distance is 970 km.

The cheapest way to get from Brisbane to Parkes is to drive which costs $110 - $170 and takes 11 h 29 min.

The quickest way to get from Brisbane to Parkes is to fly which takes 5 h 3 min and costs $230 - $650.

No, there is no direct train from Brisbane to Parkes. However, there are services departing from Brisbane and arriving at Parkes Station via Strathfield Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21 h 18 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Brisbane to Parkes. However, there are services departing from Brisbane and arriving at Parkes Station, Coach Bay via Tamworth Station, Coach Stop and Dubbo Station, Coach Bay. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h 15 min.

It takes approximately 5 h 23 min to get from Brisbane to Parkes, including transfers.