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

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Recommended option

Fly to Brisbane  •  4 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Brisbane (BNE) MEL - BNE

$88 - $278

5 alternative options

Fly to Gold Coast, bus  •  5 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Gold Coast (OOL) MEL - OOL
  2. Take the bus from Gold Coast Airport to Brisbane Roma St Bus Stop

$95 - $318

Train  •  26 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Central Station 622 / ...
  2. Take the train from Central Station to Brisbane 31

$158 - $312

Bus, train  •  27 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne to Canberra
  2. Take the bus from Canberra to Sydney
  3. Take the train from Central Station to Brisbane 31

$172 - $280

Bus  •  28 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne to Gundagai
  2. Take the bus from Gundagai Coach Stop, Sheridan St to Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay 724
  3. Take the bus from Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay to Dubbo Station, Coach Bay 791
  4. Take the bus from Dubbo Station, Coach Bay to Tamworth Station, Coach Stop 361
  5. Take the bus from Tamworth to Brisbane

$180 - $217

Drive  •  18 h 56 min

  1. Drive from Melbourne to Brisbane 1099.6 miles

$150 - $230

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The cheapest way to get from Melbourne to Brisbane is to fly which costs $110 - $380 and takes 4 h 2 min.

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The quickest way to get from Melbourne to Brisbane is to fly which costs $110 - $380 and takes 4 h 2 min.

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The distance between Melbourne and Brisbane is 1375 km. The road distance is 1759.3 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 2 min to get from Melbourne to Brisbane, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Melbourne to Brisbane. However, there are services departing from Melbourne and arriving at Brisbane via Gundagai Coach Stop, Sheridan St, Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay, Dubbo Station, Coach Bay and Tamworth. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 28 h 8 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Melbourne to Brisbane. However, there are services departing from Southern Cross and arriving at Brisbane via Central Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 26 h 20 min.

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What companies run services between Melbourne, VIC, Australia and Brisbane, QLD, Australia?

Qantas, Jetstar and two other airlines fly from Melbourne to Brisbane every 30 minutes. Alternatively, you can take a train from Melbourne to Brisbane via Central Station in around 26 h 20 min.

Airlines
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Melbourne to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $490
Flights from Melbourne to Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $480
Flights from Melbourne to Gold Coast via Canberra
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $480
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Melbourne to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Melbourne to Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $460
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Melbourne to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $380
Flights from Melbourne to Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $430
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Melbourne to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $370
Flights from Melbourne to Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $430
Train operators
XPT
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Southern Cross to Central Station
Ave. Duration
11 h 8 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $180
Website
transportnsw.info
Economy
$60 - $80
First
$85 - $120
Sleeper
$150 - $180
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
$95 - $140
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$95 - $140
1st Class
$130 - $190
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
$27 - $35
Schedules at
byronbayshuttle.com.au
Greyhound Australia
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Melbourne to Canberra
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $95
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$55 - $80
Flexifare
$65 - $95
Murrays Coaches
Website
murrays.com.au
Bus from Canberra to Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Schedules at
murrays.com.au
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Melbourne to Gundagai
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Gundagai Coach Stop, Sheridan St to Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Bus from Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay to Dubbo Station, Coach Bay
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Bus from Dubbo Station, Coach Bay to Tamworth Station, Coach Stop
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Crisps Coaches
Phone
(07) 4661 8333
Email
reservations@crisps.com.au
Website
crisps.com.au
Bus from Tamworth to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$86
Schedules at
crisps.com.au

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