There are 7 ways to get from Melbourne to Ipswich by plane, train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly to Brisbane, train  •  5 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Brisbane (BNE) MEL - BNE
  2. Take the train from Central, platform 5 to Ipswich, platform 1

$92 - $284

6 alternative options

Fly to Gold Coast, bus  •  6 h 26 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

$98 - $324

Fly to Toowoomba, bus  •  7 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Toowoomba (WTB) MEL - WTB
  2. Take the bus from Toowoomba to Ipswich

$158 - $371

Train  •  27 h 30 min

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

$156 - $317

Bus, train  •  28 h 34 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

$171 - $285

Bus, train via Tamworth Station  •  29 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne to Parramatta
  2. Take the train from Hornsby Station to Tamworth Station 223
  3. Take the bus from Tamworth to Dinmore

$175 - $207

Drive  •  19 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Melbourne to Ipswich 1109.6 miles

$150 - $230

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Melbourne to Ipswich is to fly and train which costs $120 - $390 and takes 5 h 17 min.

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The quickest way to get from Melbourne to Ipswich is to fly and train which costs $120 - $390 and takes 5 h 17 min.

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The distance between Melbourne and Ipswich is 1347 km. The road distance is 1775.4 km.

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It takes approximately 5 h 17 min to get from Melbourne to Ipswich, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct train from Melbourne to Ipswich. However, there are services departing from Southern Cross and arriving at East Ipswich, platform 1 via Central Station and Roma Street, platform 8. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 27 h 30 min.

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

You can take a train from Melbourne to Ipswich via Central Station, Brisbane, and Roma Street, platform 8 in around 27 h 30 min.

Airlines
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
Flights from Melbourne to Toowoomba
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Melbourne to Toowoomba via Sydney
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
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, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $480
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
Airnorth
Website
flyairnorth.com
Flights from Melbourne to Toowoomba
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Train operators
TRANSLink QLD
Website
translink.com.au
Train from Central, platform 5 to Ipswich, platform 1
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
jp.translink.com.au
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 - $110
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
$90 - $140
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$90 - $140
1st Class
$130 - $190
Train from Hornsby Station to Tamworth Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 33 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$40 - $60
1st Class
$55 - $80
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
Bus Queensland
Phone
1300 287 537
Website
busqldoutback.com.au
Bus from Toowoomba to Ipswich
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
busqldoutback.com.au
Book at
busqldoutback.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
$50 - $95
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$50 - $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 Parramatta
Ave. Duration
11 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Crisps Coaches
Phone
(07) 4661 8333
Email
reservations@crisps.com.au
Website
crisps.com.au
Bus from Tamworth to Dinmore
Ave. Duration
8 h 8 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$85
Schedules at
crisps.com.au

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