There are 5 ways to get from Manly to Brisbane by ferry, plane, bus, train or car

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Ferry, fly to Brisbane  •  3 h 56 min

  1. Take the ferry from Manly, Wharf 2 to Circular Quay, Wharf 2
  2. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Brisbane (BNE) SYD - BNE

$70 - $244

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Ferry, fly to Gold Coast, bus  •  5 h

  1. Take the ferry from Manly, Wharf 2 to Circular Quay, Wharf 2
  2. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Gold Coast (OOL) SYD - OOL
  3. Take the bus from Gold Coast Airport to Brisbane Roma St Bus Stop

$77 - $254

Ferry, train  •  15 h 41 min

  1. Take the ferry from Manly, Wharf 2 to Circular Quay, Wharf 2 MFF Manly Fast Ferry / ...
  2. Take the train from Central Station to Brisbane 31

$96 - $140

Bus  •  19 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Chatswood to Brisbane

$103 - $144

Drive  •  10 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Manly to Brisbane 578.3 miles

$80 - $120

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Manly to Brisbane. However, there are services departing from Manly Wharf, East Esplanade, Stand C and arriving at Brisbane via Chatswood. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19 h 26 min.

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The distance between Manly and Brisbane is 724 km. The road distance is 925.3 km.

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The best way to get from Manly to Brisbane without a car is to ferry and train which takes 15 h 41 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 56 min to get from Manly to Brisbane, including transfers.

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Manly to Brisbane bus services, operated by Premier Motor Service, depart from Chatswood station.

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The quickest flight from Sydney Airport to Brisbane Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 30 min.

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Manly to Brisbane bus services, operated by Premier Motor Service, arrive at Brisbane station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Manly to Brisbane is 925 km. It takes approximately 10 h 22 min to drive from Manly to Brisbane.

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

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There are 610+ hotels available in Brisbane. Prices start at $74 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Manly to Brisbane.
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  • Distance: 452.4 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 56 min

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

Premier Motor Service operates a bus from Manly to Brisbane once daily. Tickets cost $100 - $140 and the journey takes 17 h 15 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Sydney to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $470
Flights from Sydney to Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $380
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Sydney to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $380
Flights from Sydney to Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $420
Flights from Sydney to Gold Coast via Canberra
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $420
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Sydney to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $330
Flights from Sydney to Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $330
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Sydney to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $310
Flights from Sydney to Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $340
Train operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
14 h 12 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$90 - $130
1st Class
$120 - $180
Bus operators
Byron Easybus
Website
byronbayshuttle.com.au
Bus from Gold Coast Airport to Brisbane Roma St Bus Stop
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Schedules at
byronbayshuttle.com.au
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Chatswood to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
17 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $140
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Ferry operators
Manly Fast Ferry
Website
manlyfastferry.com.au
Ferry from Manly, Wharf 2 to Circular Quay, Wharf 2
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
manlyfastferry.com.au

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