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There are 3 ways to get from Brisbane to Rainbow Beach by bus, car or plane

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Bus  •  5h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Brisbane to Rainbow Beach Gx440 / ...

$22 - $150

2 alternative options

Drive  •  3h 2m

  1. Drive from Brisbane to Rainbow Beach 148.9 miles

$21 - $35

Fly, bus  •  5h 19m

  1. Fly from Brisbane (BNE) to Hervey Bay (HVB) BNE - HVB
  2. Take the bus from Hervey Bay - Palace Hostel to Rainbow Beach

$128 - $371

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The cheapest way to get from Brisbane to Rainbow Beach is to drive which costs $29 - $45 and takes 3h 2m.

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The quickest way to get from Brisbane to Rainbow Beach is to drive which costs $29 - $45 and takes 3h 2m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Brisbane and arriving at Rainbow Beach. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5h 15m.

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The distance between Brisbane and Rainbow Beach is 174 km. The road distance is 238.2 km.

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The best way to get from Brisbane to Rainbow Beach without a car is to bus which takes 5h 15m and costs $30 - $210.

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The bus from Brisbane to Rainbow Beach takes 5h 15m including transfers and departs three times a day.

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Brisbane to Rainbow Beach bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, depart from Brisbane station.

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The quickest flight from Brisbane Airport to Hervey Bay Airport is the direct flight which takes 50m.

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Brisbane to Rainbow Beach bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, arrive at Rainbow Beach station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Brisbane to Rainbow Beach is 238 km. It takes approximately 3h 2m to drive from Brisbane to Rainbow Beach.

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Map of how to get from Brisbane to Rainbow Beach.
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  • Distance: 108.8 miles
  • Duration: 5h 15m

What companies run services between Brisbane, QLD, Australia and Rainbow Beach, QLD, Australia?

Greyhound Australia operates a bus from Brisbane to Rainbow Beach twice daily. Tickets cost $22 - $150 and the journey takes 5h 15m. Premier Motor Service also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Brisbane to Hervey Bay
Ave. Duration
50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Bus operators
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 to Rainbow Beach
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $150
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Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$22 - $35
Flexifare
$30 - $45
Bus from Hervey Bay - Palace Hostel to Rainbow Beach
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $25
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$10 - $15
Flexifare
$18 - $25
Premier Motor Service
Phone
+61 2 4423 5233
Email
reservations@premierms.com.au
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Rainbow Beach
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
Premier Motor Service

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Qantas offers flights from Brisbane Airport to Hervey Bay Airport.

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There are 138+ hotels available in Rainbow Beach. 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 20m and costs $14 - $20.

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