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There are 6 ways to get from Brisbane to Sydney by plane, train, bus 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.

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Fly from Brisbane  •  3h 17m

  1. Fly from Brisbane (BNE) to Sydney (SYD) BNE - SYD

$67 - $236

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Train to Gold Coast, fly  •  5h 7m

  1. Take the train from Central, platform 1 to Varsity Lakes, platform 2
  2. Fly from Gold Coast (OOL) to Sydney (SYD) OOL - SYD

$58 - $228

4 alternative options

Train  •  14h 17m

  1. Take the train from Brisbane to Central Station 32

$90 - $130

Bus Greyhound Australia  •  15h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Brisbane Roma Street to Sydney Gx423 / ...

$65 - $140

Bus Premier Motor Service  •  17h 42m

  1. Take the bus from Brisbane to Chatswood

$71 - $133

Drive  •  10h 16m

  1. Drive from Brisbane to Sydney 575.8 miles

$80 - $120

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The cheapest way to get from Brisbane to Sydney is to bus which costs $95 - $190 and takes 15h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from Brisbane to Sydney is to fly which costs $90 - $340 and takes 3h 17m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Brisbane Roma Street and arriving at Sydney. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 15h 40m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Brisbane and arriving at Central Station station. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 14h 17m.

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The distance between Brisbane and Sydney is 732 km. The road distance is 921.3 km.

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The best way to get from Brisbane to Sydney without a car is to train which takes 14h 17m and costs $120 - $190.

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It takes approximately 3h 17m to get from Brisbane to Sydney, including transfers.

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Brisbane to Sydney bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, depart from Brisbane Roma Street station.

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Brisbane to Sydney train services, operated by Transport NSW, depart from Brisbane station.

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The best way to get from Brisbane to Sydney is to fly which takes 3h 17m and costs $90 - $340. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $120 - $190 and takes 14h 17m, you could also bus, which costs $95 - $190 and takes 15h 40m.

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Map of how to get from Brisbane to Sydney.
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  • Distance: 457.7 miles
  • Duration: 3h 17m

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

Tigerair Australia, Virgin Australia and two other airlines fly from Brisbane to Sydney every 30 minutes. Alternatively, Transport NSW operates a train from Brisbane to Sydney once daily. Tickets cost $90 - $130 and the journey takes 14h 17m.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Brisbane to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $470
Flights from Gold Coast to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $380
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Brisbane to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $380
Flights from Gold Coast to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $420
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Brisbane to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $310
Flights from Gold Coast to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $340
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Brisbane to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $330
Flights from Gold Coast to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $330
Train operators
TRANSLink QLD
Phone
13 12 30
Website
translink.com.au
Train from Central, platform 1 to Varsity Lakes, platform 2
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
jp.translink.com.au
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Brisbane to Central Station
Ave. Duration
14h 17m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Economy
$90 - $130
1st Class
$120 - $180
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 Roma Street to Sydney
Ave. Duration
15h 40m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$75 - $140
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$75 - $110
Flexifare
$95 - $140
Premier Motor Service
Phone
+61 2 4423 5233
Email
reservations@premierms.com.au
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Sydney
Ave. Duration
17h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $130
Website
Premier Motor Service
Bus from Brisbane to Chatswood
Ave. Duration
17h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $130
Website
Premier Motor Service

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The quickest flight from Brisbane Airport to Sydney Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 35m.

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

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Sydney is 1h ahead of Brisbane. It is currently 2:27 PM in Brisbane and 3:27 PM in Sydney.

Brisbane to Sydney train services, operated by Transport NSW, arrive at Central Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Brisbane to Sydney is 921 km. It takes approximately 10h 16m to drive from Brisbane to Sydney.

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Jetstar, Tigerair Australia, Virgin Australia and Qantas offer flights from Brisbane Airport to Sydney Airport.

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There are 2263+ hotels available in Sydney. Prices start at $88 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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