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There are 5 ways to get from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Brisbane Airport (BNE) by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly  •  1h 30m

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Brisbane (BNE) SYD - BNE

$45 - $210

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Train  •  16h 3m

  1. Take the train from Central Station to Brisbane 31

$111 - $156

Bus  •  19h 10m

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

$77 - $173

Bus, train  •  20h 46m

  1. Take the bus from Sydney to Beenleigh
  2. Take the train from Beenleigh, platform 2 to International Airport, platform 2 Vlbd

$88 - $160

Drive  •  10h 34m

  1. Drive from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Brisbane Airport (BNE) 587.2 miles

$80 - $130

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The cheapest way to get from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Brisbane Airport (BNE) is to fly which costs $65 - $300 and takes 1h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Brisbane Airport (BNE) is to fly which costs $65 - $300 and takes 1h 30m.

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No, there is no direct train from Sydney Airport (SYD) station to Brisbane Airport (BNE). However, there are services departing from International Airport Station and arriving at International Airport, platform 2 via Central Station and Roma Street, platform 6. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16h 3m.

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The distance between Sydney Airport (SYD) and Brisbane Airport (BNE) is 750 km. The road distance is 939.6 km.

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The best way to get from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Brisbane Airport (BNE) without a car is to train which takes 16h 3m and costs $150 - $220.

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It takes approximately 1h 30m to fly from Sydney (SYD) to Brisbane (BNE), including transfers and time at the airport.

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Sydney Airport (SYD) to Brisbane Airport (BNE) train services, operated by Transport NSW, arrive at Central Station.

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The best way to get from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Brisbane Airport (BNE) is to fly which takes 1h 30m and costs $65 - $300. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $150 - $220 and takes 16h 3m, you could also bus, which costs $100 - $250 and takes 19h 10m.

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The quickest flight from Sydney Airport to Brisbane Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 30m.

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Brisbane Airport (BNE) is 1h behind Sydney Airport (SYD). It is currently 11:41 PM in Sydney Airport (SYD) and 10:41 PM in Brisbane Airport (BNE).

Map of how to get from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Brisbane Airport (BNE).
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  • Distance: 468.8 miles
  • Duration: 1h 30m

What companies run services between Sydney Airport (SYD), Australia and Brisbane Airport (BNE), Australia?

Tigerair Australia, Virgin Australia and two other airlines fly from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Brisbane Airport (BNE) every 30 minutes. Alternatively, Transport NSW operates a train from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Brisbane Airport (BNE) once daily. Tickets cost $90 - $130 and the journey takes 14h 12m.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Sydney to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $470
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Sydney to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $380
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Sydney to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $310
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Sydney to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $330
Train operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
14h 12m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Economy
$90 - $130
1st Class
$120 - $180
TRANSLink QLD
Phone
13 12 30
Website
translink.com.au
Train from Beenleigh, platform 2 to International Airport, platform 2
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $19
Schedules at
jp.translink.com.au
Online
$12 - $16
Standard
$14 - $19
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 Sydney to Brisbane Roma Street
Ave. Duration
16h 45m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$80 - $140
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$80 - $120
Flexifare
$95 - $140
Premier Motor Service
Phone
+61 2 4423 5233
Email
reservations@premierms.com.au
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
18h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $130
Website
Premier Motor Service
Bus from Sydney to Beenleigh
Ave. Duration
18h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $130
Website
Premier Motor Service

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Sydney Airport (SYD) to Brisbane Airport (BNE) train services, operated by Transport NSW, arrive at Brisbane station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Sydney Airport (SYD) to Brisbane Airport (BNE) is 940 km. It takes approximately 10h 34m to drive from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Brisbane Airport (BNE).

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

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There are 635+ hotels available in Brisbane Airport (BNE). Prices start at $71 USD per night.

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