There are 8 ways to get from Melbourne to Ipswich by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly Melbourne to Brisbane, train  •  5 h 25 min

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

$91 - $284

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Fly Melbourne to Gold Coast, bus  •  6 h 25 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 Avalon to Gold Coast, bus  •  6 h 55 min

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

$113 - $407

Fly Melbourne to Toowoomba, bus  •  7 h 4 min

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

$157 - $371

Train  •  27 h 29 min

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

$154 - $301

Bus, train  •  28 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne to Central Station Gx322 / ...
  2. Take the train from Central Station to Brisbane 31

$170 - $263

Bus  •  32 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne to Sydney Fe31
  2. Take the bus from Sydney to Brisbane

$164 - $221

Drive  •  19 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Melbourne to Ipswich 1109.6 miles

$150 - $230

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No, there is no direct bus from Melbourne to Ipswich. However, there are services departing from Melbourne and arriving at Ipswich via Sydney and Brisbane. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 32 h 17 min.

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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 29 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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The best way to get from Melbourne to Ipswich without a car is to train which takes 27 h 29 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 25 min to get from Melbourne to Ipswich, including transfers.

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Melbourne to Ipswich bus services, operated by Firefly Express, depart from Melbourne station.

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Melbourne to Ipswich train services, operated by XPT, depart from Southern Cross station.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Ipswich is to train which takes 27 h 29 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 32 h 17 min.

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The quickest flight from Melbourne Airport to Brisbane Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 10 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Melbourne to Ipswich.
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  • Distance: 841.9 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 25 min

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 29 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Melbourne to Ipswich via Sydney and Brisbane in around 32 h 17 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Melbourne to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 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 Avalon to Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $650
Flights from Avalon to Gold Coast via Sydney
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $650
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 10 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
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
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
Flights from Avalon to Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $650
Flights from Avalon to Gold Coast via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $650
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 - $170
Website
transportnsw.info
Economy
$60 - $80
First
$80 - $110
Sleeper
$150 - $170
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
Bus Queensland
Phone
1300 287 537
Website
busqldoutback.com.au
Bus from Toowoomba to Ipswich
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
busqldoutback.com.au
Book at
busqldoutback.com.au
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 Melbourne to Central Station
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75 - $130
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$75 - $110
Flexifare
$90 - $130
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Melbourne to Sydney
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
17 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $140
Schedules at
premierms.com.au

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Melbourne to Ipswich train services, operated by Transport NSW, arrive at Brisbane station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Melbourne to Ipswich is 1775 km. It takes approximately 19 h 8 min to drive from Melbourne to Ipswich.

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

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There are 21+ hotels available in Ipswich. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Melbourne Airport is to bus which takes 20 min and costs .

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