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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 56m

  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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Bus Greyhound Australia  •  18h 48m

  1. Take the bus from Sydney to Brisbane Roma Street Gx243 / ...

$68 - $146

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Ferry, fly to Gold Coast, bus  •  5h 34m

  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  •  15h 41m

  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 Premier Motor Service  •  20h 26m

  1. Take the bus from Chatswood to Brisbane

$68 - $134

Drive  •  10h 22m

  1. Drive from Manly to Brisbane 578.3 miles

$80 - $120

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The cheapest way to get from Manly to Brisbane is to drive which costs $110 - $170 and takes 10h 22m.

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The quickest way to get from Manly to Brisbane is to ferry and fly which costs $95 - $350 and takes 3h 56m.

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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 Roma Street via Military Rd At Watson St and Sydney. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18h 48m.

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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 15h 41m and costs $130 - $200.

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It takes approximately 3h 56m 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 30m.

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

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Brisbane is 1h behind Manly. It is currently 1:07 PM in Manly and 12:07 PM in Brisbane.

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

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

Greyhound Australia operates a bus from Manly to Brisbane 5 times a day. Tickets cost $80 - $140 and the journey takes 16h 45m. 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
$100 - $470
Flights from Sydney to Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $370
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Sydney to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $380
Flights from Sydney to Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $420
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Sydney to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $330
Flights from Sydney to Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $330
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Sydney to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $310
Flights from Sydney to Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
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
14h 12m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Economy
$90 - $130
1st Class
$120 - $180
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
$26 - $35
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 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 Sydney to Brisbane Roma Street
Ave. Duration
16h 45m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$80 - $140
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Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$80 - $120
Flexifare
$95 - $140
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
$65 - $130
Website
Premier Motor Service
Bus from Chatswood to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
18h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $130
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
20m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Website
Manly Fast Ferry

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