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There are 10 ways to get from Melbourne to Queensland by plane, tram, train, bus or car

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Fly Melbourne to Gold Coast  •  4 h 13 min

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Gold Coast (OOL) MEL - OOL

$63 - $274

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Fly Melbourne to Brisbane  •  4 h 11 min

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

$76 - $258

Fly Avalon to Gold Coast, tram  •  4 h 43 min

  1. Fly from Avalon (AVV) to Gold Coast (OOL) AVV - OOL
  2. Take the tram from Broadbeach South to Cavill Avenue

$88 - $375

Fly Melbourne to Toowoomba  •  4 h 41 min

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Toowoomba (WTB) MEL - WTB

$128 - $323

Fly Melbourne to Townsville  •  5 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Townsville (TSV) MEL - TSV

$140 - $310

Fly Melbourne to Cairns  •  5 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Cairns (CNS) MEL - CNS

$105 - $416

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

$150 - $295

Bus  •  29 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne to Sydney Fe31
  2. Take the bus from Sydney to Brisbane Roma Street Gx243 / ...

$124 - $192

Train, bus  •  32 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Albury
  2. Take the bus from Albury to Jolimont Centre/Northbourne Ave
  3. Take the bus from Canberra to Sydney
  4. Take the bus from Sydney to Westfield Garden City

$176 - $243

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 Queensland is to fly which costs $85 - $390 and takes 4 h 13 min.

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The quickest way to get from Melbourne to Queensland is to fly which costs $100 - $370 and takes 4 h 11 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Melbourne to Queensland. However, there are services departing from Melbourne and arriving at Brisbane Roma Street via Sydney. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 29 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Melbourne to Queensland. 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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The distance between Melbourne and Queensland is 1768 km. The road distance is 1759.3 km.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Queensland without a car is to train which takes 26 h 20 min and costs $210 - $420.

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It takes approximately 4 h 13 min to get from Melbourne to Queensland, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Queensland is to fly which takes 4 h 13 min and costs $85 - $390. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $210 - $420 and takes 26 h 20 min, you could also bus, which costs $170 - $270 and takes 29 h 45 min.

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Map of how to get from Melbourne to Queensland.
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  • Distance: 1105.1 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 13 min

What companies run services between Melbourne, VIC, Australia and Queensland, Australia?

Jetstar, Virgin Australia and two other airlines fly from Melbourne to Gold Coast hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Melbourne to Brisbane via Central Station in around 26 h 20 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Melbourne to Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $460
Flights from Melbourne to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
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 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $650
Flights from Melbourne to Toowoomba
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Melbourne to Toowoomba via Sydney
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Melbourne to Townsville
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Melbourne to Townsville via Toowoomba
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$310 - $850
Flights from Melbourne to Townsville via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Melbourne to Townsville via Cairns
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Melbourne to Cairns
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Melbourne to Cairns via Sydney
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Melbourne to Cairns via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
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 20 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $480
Flights from Melbourne to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $490
Flights from Melbourne to Townsville via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
5 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Melbourne to Townsville via Sydney
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Melbourne to Cairns
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Melbourne to Cairns via Sydney
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Melbourne to Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $430
Flights from Melbourne to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $380
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 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $650
Flights from Melbourne to Townsville
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Melbourne to Townsville via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Melbourne to Townsville via Sydney
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Melbourne to Cairns
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Melbourne to Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $430
Flights from Melbourne to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $370
Flights from Melbourne to Cairns
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Airnorth
Website
flyairnorth.com
Flights from Melbourne to Toowoomba
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Melbourne to Townsville via Toowoomba
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$310 - $850
Train operators
TRANSLink QLD
Website
translink.com.au
Tram from Broadbeach South to Cavill Avenue
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
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
$140 - $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
V-Line

V/Line is the largest provider of passenger rail and coach services in regional Victoria, Australia. Train and coach services cater to destinations across regional areas from Southern Cross Station in the heart of Melbourne city. Myki is used for travel to and from V/Line stations located between Melbourne and Geelong, Ballarat, Bendigo, Traralgon and Seymour, while paper tickets must be used on long distance services to Bairnsdale, Albury, Shepparton, Echuca, Swan Hill, Ararat, Maryborough and Warrnambool. First Class carriages have meal trays, larger reclining seats with more leg room, and approximately 52 seats in each carriage, compared to 88 in Economy Class.

Contact Details
Phone
1800 800 007
Website
vline.com.au
Train from Southern Cross to Albury
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus operators
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
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
16 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$80 - $140
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$80 - $120
Flexifare
$95 - $140
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
17 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $130
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Westfield Garden City
Ave. Duration
17 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $130
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
V-Line

V/Line is the largest provider of passenger rail and coach services in regional Victoria, Australia. Train and coach services cater to destinations across regional areas from Southern Cross Station in the heart of Melbourne city. Myki is used for travel to and from V/Line stations located between Melbourne and Geelong, Ballarat, Bendigo, Traralgon and Seymour, while paper tickets must be used on long distance services to Bairnsdale, Albury, Shepparton, Echuca, Swan Hill, Ararat, Maryborough and Warrnambool. First Class carriages have meal trays, larger reclining seats with more leg room, and approximately 52 seats in each carriage, compared to 88 in Economy Class.

Contact Details
Phone
1800 800 007
Website
vline.com.au
Bus from Albury to Jolimont Centre/Northbourne Ave
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Murrays Coaches
Phone
(61) 13 22 51
Email
reservations@murrays.com.au
Website
murrays.com.au
Bus from Canberra to Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Book at
Murrays Coaches

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The quickest flight from Melbourne Airport to Gold Coast Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Melbourne to Queensland is 1759 km. It takes approximately 18 h 56 min to drive from Melbourne to Queensland.

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

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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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