There are 4 ways to get from Brisbane to Rainbow Beach by train, bus, car or plane

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Train, bus  •  5 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Brisbane Roma Street to Cooroy Tilt Train / ...
  2. Take the bus from Cooroy to Rainbow Beach Gx441 / ...

$20 - $51

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Bus  •  5 h 15 min

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

$22 - $150

Drive  •  3 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Brisbane to Rainbow Beach 148.9 miles

$21 - $35

Fly, bus  •  5 h 19 min

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

$128 - $372

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Brisbane and arriving at Rainbow Beach. Services depart twice daily. The journey takes approximately 5 h 15 min.

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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 train and bus which takes 5 h 13 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 13 min to get from Brisbane to Rainbow Beach, including transfers.

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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 50 min.

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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 3 h 2 min to drive from Brisbane to Rainbow Beach.

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Qantas offers flights from Brisbane Airport to Hervey Bay Airport.

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There are 17+ hotels available in Rainbow Beach. Prices start at $75 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Brisbane to Rainbow Beach.
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  • Distance: 108.8 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 13 min

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 5 h 15 min. Premier Motor Service also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Brisbane to Hervey Bay
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Train operators
Queensland Rail Travel
Phone
1300 131 722
Email
reservations@qr.com.au
Website
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Brisbane Roma Street to Cooroy
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Book at
Queensland Rail Travel
TRANSLink QLD
Website
translink.com.au
Train from Roma Street, platform 9 to Cooroy, platform 1
Ave. Duration
2 h 24 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
jp.translink.com.au
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 Cooroy to Rainbow Beach
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $23
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$9 - $14
Flexifare
$16 - $23
Bus from Brisbane to Rainbow Beach
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $150
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$22 - $35
Flexifare
$30 - $45
Bus from Hervey Bay - Torquay to Rainbow Beach
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $25
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$10 - $15
Flexifare
$18 - $25
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Rainbow Beach
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Schedules at
premierms.com.au

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The best way to get from Brisbane to Brisbane Airport is to train which takes 20 min and costs .

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