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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Bus  •  5 h 15 min

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

$23 - $150

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  5 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Central, platform 6 to Nambour, platform 3
  2. Take the bus from Nambour to Kybong
  3. Take the bus from Kybong to Rainbow Beach

$20 - $48

2 alternative options

Drive  •  3 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Brisbane to Rainbow Beach 148.9 miles

$21 - $35

Fly, bus  •  5 h 21 min

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

$134 - $380

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The cheapest way to get from Brisbane to Rainbow Beach is to drive which costs $28 - $45 and takes 3 h 2 min.

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The quickest way to get from Brisbane to Rainbow Beach is to drive which costs $28 - $45 and takes 3 h 2 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 bus from Brisbane to Rainbow Beach takes 5 h 15 min including transfers and departs twice daily.

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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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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 $23 - $150 and the journey takes 5 h 15 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Brisbane to Hervey Bay
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Train operators
TRANSLink QLD
Website
translink.com.au
Train from Central, platform 6 to Nambour, platform 3
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
translink.com.au
Bus operators
Greyhound Australia
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Rainbow Beach
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23 - $150
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$23 - $35
Flexifare
$30 - $45
Bus from Nambour to Kybong
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $16
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$4 - $7
Flexifare
$11 - $16
Bus from Kybong to Rainbow Beach
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $20
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$7 - $11
Flexifare
$14 - $20
Bus from Hervey Bay - Pialba to Rainbow Beach
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $26
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$10 - $15
Flexifare
$18 - $26

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