There are 6 ways to get from Manly to Brisbane by ferry, plane, bus, train or car

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Ferry, fly to Brisbane  •  3h 45m

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

$112 - $288

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Bus via Sydney  •  15h 38m

  1. Take the bus from Sydney to Brisbane Gx241 / ...

$82 - $220

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Ferry, fly to Gold Coast, bus  •  5h 31m

  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

$114 - $373

Ferry, train  •  15h 41m

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

$98 - $183

Bus  •  20h 26m

  1. Take the bus from Chatswood to Brisbane Pm12

$90 - $127

Drive  •  10h 7m

  1. Drive from Manly to Brisbane 919.8 km

$130 - $200

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The cheapest way to get from Manly to Brisbane is to bus which costs $90 - $130 and takes 20h 26m.

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The quickest way to get from Manly to Brisbane is to ferry and fly which costs $110 - $290 and takes 3h 45m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Manly to Brisbane. However, there are services departing from Manly Wharf, West Esplanade, Stand B and arriving at Brisbane via Military Rd After Watson St and Sydney. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 38m.

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The distance between Manly and Brisbane is 724 km. The road distance is 919.8 km.

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The best way to get from Manly to Brisbane without a car is to bus via Sydney which takes 15h 38m and costs $80 - $220.

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It takes approximately 3h 45m to get from Manly to Brisbane, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from Sydney Airport to Brisbane Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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

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Brisbane is 1h behind Manly. It is currently 7:35 PM in Manly and 6:35 PM in Brisbane.

Map of how to get from Manly to Brisbane.
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  • Distance: 723.8 km
  • Duration: 3h 45m

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

Greyhound Australia operates a bus from Sydney to Brisbane 3 times a day. Tickets cost $120 - $210 and the journey takes 13h 40m. Premier Motor Service also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Sydney to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $500
Flights from Sydney to Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $500
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Sydney to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $430
Flights from Sydney to Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $480
Flights from Sydney to Gold Coast via Canberra
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $480
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Sydney to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $390
Flights from Sydney to Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $430
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Sydney to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $370
Flights from Sydney to Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $430
Train operators
Transport NSW

Transport for NSW manages public transport for Australia’s New South Wales region, including metro, train, bus, ferry, light rail and coach. Hubs include Sydney, Byron Bay, Newcastle and Wollongong. Use an Opal card for cheapest fares in greater Sydney, the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, the Hunter and the Illawarra. Tickets for regional train and bus services need to be booked before travel (Opal cards are not accepted).

Contact Details
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
14h 12m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$90 - $170
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Transport NSW
Economy
$90 - $120
First Class
$120 - $170
Bus operators
Byron Easybus
Phone
+612 6685 7447
Email
info@byronbus.com
Website
byronbayshuttle.com.au
Bus from Gold Coast Airport to Brisbane Roma St Bus Stop
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
Byron Easybus
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, although service is limited in Western Australia with just a single route to Broome. Buses are equipped for long journeys, with free WiFi, air-conditioning, full disability access, USB chargers, reclining seats and an onboard bathroom.

Contact Details
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
13h 40m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$120 - $210
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Early Bird
$120 - $160
Premium
$150 - $210
Advantage
$160 - $190
Premier Motor Service
Phone
+61 2 4423 5233
Email
reservations@premierms.com.au
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
18h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
Premier Motor Service
Bus from Chatswood to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
18h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
Premier Motor Service
Ferry operators
Manly Fast Ferry
Phone
02 9583 1199
Website
manlyfastferry.com.au
Ferry from Manly, Wharf 2 to Circular Quay, Wharf 2
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
Manly Fast Ferry
Sydney Ferries
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Ferry from Manly, Wharf 1 to Circular Quay, Wharf 3, Side A
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
Sydney Ferries

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Yes, the driving distance between Manly to Brisbane is 920 km. It takes approximately 10h 7m 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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