There are 6 ways to get from Brisbane to South Australia 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 Brisbane to Adelaide  •  4 h 51 min

  1. Fly from Brisbane (BNE) to Adelaide (ADL) BNE - ADL

$84 - $318

5 alternative options

Fly Brisbane to Whyalla  •  6 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Brisbane (BNE) to Whyalla (WYA) BNE - WYA

$253 - $681

Bus to Gold Coast, fly to Adelaide  •  5 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Brisbane Roma St Bus Stop to Gold Coast Airport
  2. Fly from Gold Coast (OOL) to Adelaide (ADL) OOL - ADL

$121 - $368

Train  •  39 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Brisbane to Central Station 32
  2. Take the train from Sydney to Adelaide Parklands Indian Pacific

$398 - $890

Bus  •  40 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Brisbane to Tamworth
  2. Take the bus from Tamworth Station, Coach Stop to Dubbo Station, Coach Bay 361
  3. Take the bus from Dubbo Station, Coach Bay to Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay 792
  4. Take the bus from Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay to Gundagai Coach Stop, Sheridan St 723
  5. Take the bus from Tourist Information Centre/249 Sheridan St to Wodonga
  6. Take the bus from Wodonga to 85 Franklin St

$211 - $301

Drive  •  22 h 43 min

  1. Drive from Brisbane to Adelaide 1282.3 miles

$180 - $270

What companies run services between Brisbane, QLD, Australia and South Australia?

Jetstar, Virgin Australia and two other airlines fly from Brisbane to Adelaide hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Brisbane to Adelaide via Central Station and Sydney in around 39 h 25 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Brisbane to Adelaide
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Brisbane to Adelaide via Sydney
Ave. Duration
4 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Brisbane to Whyalla via Adelaide
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $800
Flights from Brisbane to Whyalla via Sydney, Adelaide
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $850
Flights from Brisbane to Whyalla via Melbourne, Adelaide
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $850
Flights from Gold Coast to Adelaide
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Flights from Gold Coast to Adelaide via Sydney
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Brisbane to Adelaide
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $450
Flights from Gold Coast to Adelaide
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Gold Coast to Adelaide via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
4 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Gold Coast to Adelaide via Sydney
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Brisbane to Adelaide
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $430
Flights from Gold Coast to Adelaide
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Flights from Gold Coast to Adelaide via Sydney
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Brisbane to Whyalla via Adelaide
Ave. Duration
5 h 6 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $750
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Brisbane to Adelaide
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $400
Flights from Gold Coast to Adelaide via Sydney
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $300
Train operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Brisbane to Central Station
Ave. Duration
14 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$95 - $140
1st Class
$130 - $200
Great Southern Rail - Indian Pacific
Phone
1800 703 357
Email
sales.enquiries@gsr.com.au
Website
greatsouthernrail.com.au
Train from Sydney to Adelaide Parklands
Ave. Duration
24 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$300 - $750
Schedules at
greatsouthernrail.com.au
Everyday Daynighter Seat
$307
Advanced Gold Single Cabin
$500 - $700
Low Gold Single Cabin
$550 - $750
Everyday Gold Single Cabin
$650 - $850
Bus operators
Byron Easybus
Website
byronbayshuttle.com.au
Bus from Brisbane Roma St Bus Stop to Gold Coast Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $35
Schedules at
byronbayshuttle.com.au
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
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
Bus from Dubbo Station, Coach Bay to Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Bus from Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay to Gundagai Coach Stop, Sheridan St
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
V-Line
Phone
1800 800 007
Website
vline.com.au
Bus from Tourist Information Centre/249 Sheridan St to Wodonga
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Wodonga to 85 Franklin St
Ave. Duration
13 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Brisbane and South Australia is 1724 km. The road distance is 2052 km.

The cheapest way to get from Brisbane to South Australia is to fly which costs $100 - $420 and takes 4 h 51 min.

The quickest way to get from Brisbane to South Australia is to fly which takes 4 h 51 min and costs $100 - $420.

No, there is no direct train from Brisbane to South Australia. However, there are services departing from Brisbane and arriving at Adelaide Parklands via Sydney. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 39 h 25 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Brisbane to South Australia. However, there are services departing from Brisbane and arriving at 85 Franklin St via Tamworth Station, Coach Stop, Dubbo Station, Coach Bay, Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay, Tourist Information Centre/249 Sheridan St and Wodonga. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 40 h 1 min.

It takes approximately 4 h 51 min to get from Brisbane to South Australia, including transfers.