There are 10 ways to get from Melbourne to Queensland by plane, bus, train, night train 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.

Recommended option

Fly Melbourne to Gold Coast  •  4 h 13 min

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

$75 - $293

9 alternative options

Fly Melbourne to Brisbane  •  4 h 11 min

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

$89 - $280

Fly Melbourne to Toowoomba  •  4 h 41 min

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

$135 - $337

Fly Melbourne to Cairns  •  4 h 47 min

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

$115 - $434

Fly Melbourne to Townsville  •  5 h 16 min

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

$154 - $324

Bus to Avalon, fly to Gold Coast  •  4 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Skybus Coach Terminal/Melbourne to Avalon Airport
  2. Fly from Avalon (AVV) to Gold Coast (OOL) AVV - OOL

$93 - $376

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

$160 - $329

Bus, train  •  27 h 42 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

$178 - $304

Bus, night train  •  28 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne to Wagga Wagga
  2. Take the night train from Wagga Wagga Station to Cootamundra Station 622
  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

$181 - $246

Drive  •  18 h 56 min

  1. Drive from Melbourne to Brisbane 1099.6 miles

$150 - $230

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

Jetstar, Tigerair 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
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $460
Flights from Melbourne to Gold Coast via Newcastle
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $430
Flights from Melbourne to Gold Coast via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Melbourne to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
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
Flights from Melbourne to Cairns
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Melbourne to Cairns via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Melbourne to Cairns via Sydney
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Melbourne to Townsville
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Melbourne to Townsville via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
5 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Melbourne to Townsville via Toowoomba
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$310 - $850
Flights from Melbourne to Townsville via Cairns
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Avalon to Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $650
Flights from Avalon to Gold Coast via Sydney
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $650
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 Brisbane
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $490
Flights from Melbourne to Cairns
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Melbourne to Townsville via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Melbourne to Townsville via Sydney
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Melbourne to Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $430
Flights from Melbourne to Gold Coast via Newcastle
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $430
Flights from Melbourne to Gold Coast via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $430
Flights from Melbourne to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $380
Flights from Melbourne to Cairns
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Flights from Melbourne to Cairns via Sydney
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Flights from Melbourne to Townsville
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Melbourne to Townsville via Sydney
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Avalon to Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $650
Flights from Avalon to Gold Coast via Sydney
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $650
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
Flights from Melbourne to Cairns via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Flights from Melbourne to Cairns via Sydney
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Flights from Melbourne to Townsville
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $240
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
Flights from Melbourne to Townsville via Toowoomba
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$310 - $850
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
$65 - $180
Website
transportnsw.info
Economy
$65 - $85
First
$90 - $120
Sleeper
$160 - $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 - $150
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$95 - $150
1st Class
$130 - $200
Night train from Wagga Wagga Station to Cootamundra Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$9 - $13
1st Class
$12 - $18
Bus operators
Skybus
Phone
+61 3 9335 2811
Email
info@skybus.com.au
Website
skybus.com.au
Bus from Skybus Coach Terminal/Melbourne to Avalon Airport
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17
Schedules at
skybus.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 - $100
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$55 - $85
Flexifare
$70 - $100
Murrays Coaches
Website
murrays.com.au
Bus from Canberra to Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $50
Schedules at
murrays.com.au
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Melbourne to Wagga Wagga
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
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
$25 - $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
$26 - $40
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Melbourne to Queensland?

The distance between Melbourne and Queensland is 1768 km. The road distance is 1759 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Melbourne to Queensland?

The cheapest way to get from Melbourne to Queensland is to fly which costs $95 - $380 and takes 4 h 13 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Melbourne to Queensland?

The quickest way to get from Melbourne to Queensland is to fly which takes 4 h 11 min and costs $110 - $370.

Is there a direct train between Melbourne and Queensland?

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.

How long does it take to get from Melbourne to Queensland?

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