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There are 3 ways to get from Ipswich to Caloundra by train, bus or car

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Train  •  3h 33m

  1. Take the train from Ipswich, platform 1 to Landsborough, platform 1 Ipna

$13 - $19

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Bus  •  4h 8m

  1. Take the bus from Ipswich to Brisbane
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane to Mooloolaba Gx441 / ...

$32 - $57

Drive  •  1h 35m

  1. Drive from Ipswich to Caloundra 80.3 miles

$11 - $17

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The cheapest way to get from Ipswich to Caloundra is to drive which costs $16 - $24 and takes 1h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from Ipswich to Caloundra is to drive which costs $16 - $24 and takes 1h 35m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ipswich to Caloundra station. However, there are services departing from Ipswich and arriving at Caloundra station via Brisbane and Brisbane Rd at Mooloolaba Bowls Club. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 8m.

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The distance between Ipswich and Caloundra is 97 km. The road distance is 128.5 km.

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The best way to get from Ipswich to Caloundra without a car is to train which takes 3h 33m and costs $17 - $27.

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It takes approximately 3h 33m to get from Ipswich to Caloundra, including transfers.

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Ipswich to Caloundra bus services, operated by Bus Queensland, depart from Ipswich station.

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The best way to get from Ipswich to Caloundra is to train which takes 3h 33m and costs $17 - $27. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $45 - $85 and takes 4h 8m.

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Ipswich to Caloundra bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, arrive at Mooloolaba station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ipswich to Caloundra is 128 km. It takes approximately 1h 35m to drive from Ipswich to Caloundra.

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  • Distance: 60.7 miles
  • Duration: 3h 33m

What companies run services between Ipswich, QLD, Australia and Caloundra, QLD, Australia?

TRANSLink QLD operates a train from Ipswich to Caloundra every 3 hours. Tickets cost $9 - $13 and the journey takes 2h 21m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Ipswich to Caloundra via Brisbane and Brisbane Rd at Mooloolaba Bowls Club in around 4h 8m.

Train operators
TRANSLink QLD
Phone
13 12 30
Website
translink.com.au
Train from Ipswich, platform 1 to Landsborough, platform 1
Ave. Duration
2h 21m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
translink.com.au
Bus operators
Bus Queensland
Phone
1300 287 537
Website
busqldoutback.com.au
Bus from Ipswich to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Schedules at
busqldoutback.com.au
Book at
busqldoutback.com.au
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 Mooloolaba
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $24
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$9 - $14
Flexifare
$17 - $24
Premier Motor Service
Phone
+61 2 4423 5233
Email
reservations@premierms.com.au
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Mooloolaba
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Website
Premier Motor Service

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