There are 4 ways to get from Rainbow Beach to Brisbane by bus, train, car or plane

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

Bus, train  •  5 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Rainbow Beach to Cooroy Gx411
  2. Take the train from Cooroy, platform 1 to Central, platform 5 Gybr

$20 - $37

3 alternative options

Bus  •  5 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Rainbow Beach to Brisbane Gx411 / ...

$22 - $45

Drive  •  3 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Rainbow Beach to Brisbane 149 miles

$21 - $35

Bus, fly  •  4 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Rainbow Beach to Hervey Bay - Pialba
  2. Fly from Hervey Bay (HVB) to Brisbane (BNE) HVB - BNE

$134 - $379

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Rainbow Beach to Brisbane is to drive which costs $29 - $45 and takes 3 h 2 min.

More details

The quickest way to get from Rainbow Beach to Brisbane is to drive which costs $29 - $45 and takes 3 h 2 min.

More details

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Rainbow Beach and arriving at Brisbane. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 10 min.

More details

The distance between Rainbow Beach and Brisbane is 174 km. The road distance is 238.4 km.

Get driving directions

The best way to get from Rainbow Beach to Brisbane without a car is to bus and train which takes 5 h 4 min and costs $27 - $55.

More details

It takes approximately 5 h 4 min to get from Rainbow Beach to Brisbane, including transfers.

More details

Rainbow Beach to Brisbane bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, depart from Rainbow Beach station.

More details

The quickest flight from Hervey Bay Airport to Brisbane Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

Search flights

Map of how to get from Rainbow Beach to Brisbane.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 108.8 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 4 min

What companies run services between Rainbow Beach, QLD, Australia and Brisbane, QLD, Australia?

Greyhound Australia operates a bus from Rainbow Beach to Brisbane twice daily. Tickets cost $22 - $45 and the journey takes 5 h 10 min. Premier Motor Service also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Hervey Bay to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Train operators
TRANSLink QLD
Website
translink.com.au
Train from Cooroy, platform 1 to Central, platform 5
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
jp.translink.com.au
Bus operators
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 Rainbow Beach to Cooroy
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $24
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$9 - $14
Flexifare
$17 - $24
Bus from Rainbow Beach to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$22 - $35
Flexifare
$30 - $45
Bus from Rainbow Beach to Hervey Bay - Pialba
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $25
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$10 - $15
Flexifare
$18 - $25
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Rainbow Beach to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Bus from Rainbow Beach to Hervey Bay
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Schedules at
premierms.com.au

Want to know more about travelling around Australia

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.