There are 7 ways to get from Sydney to Brisbane by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly Sydney to Brisbane  •  3h 26m

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

$92 - $399

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Bus  •  13h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Sydney to Brisbane Gx241 / ...

$75 - $210

5 alternative options

Fly Sydney to Gold Coast, bus  •  5h 12m

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

$98 - $273

Train to Newcastle, fly to Brisbane  •  6h 28m

  1. Take the train from Central Station to Hamilton Station
  2. Fly from Newcastle (NTL) to Brisbane (BNE) NTL - BNE

$102 - $430

Train  •  14h 12m

  1. Take the train from Central Station to Brisbane 31

$90 - $170

Bus via Chatswood  •  19h 34m

  1. Take the bus from Chatswood to Brisbane Pm12

$88 - $142

Drive  •  10h

  1. Drive from Sydney to Brisbane 913.8 km

$110 - $170

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Sydney to Brisbane is to bus via Chatswood which costs $85 - $150 and takes 19h 34m.

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The quickest way to get from Sydney to Brisbane is to fly which costs $90 - $400 and takes 3h 26m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Sydney and arriving at Brisbane. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 13h 40m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Central Station station and arriving at Brisbane. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 14h 12m.

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The distance between Sydney and Brisbane is 732 km. The road distance is 913.8 km.

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The best way to get from Sydney to Brisbane without a car is to bus which takes 13h 40m and costs $75 - $210.

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It takes approximately 3h 26m to get from Sydney to Brisbane, including transfers.

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

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Sydney to Brisbane train services, operated by Transport NSW, depart from Central Station.

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The best way to get from Sydney to Brisbane is to fly which takes 3h 26m and costs $90 - $400. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $75 - $210 and takes 13h 40m, you could also train, which costs $90 - $170 and takes 14h 12m.

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Map of how to get from Sydney to Brisbane.
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  • Distance: 732.3 km
  • Duration: 3h 26m

What companies run services between Sydney, NSW, Australia and Brisbane, QLD, Australia?

Jetstar, Tigerair Australia and two other airlines fly from Sydney to Brisbane every 30 minutes. Alternatively, Greyhound Australia operates a bus from Sydney to Brisbane 3 times a day. Tickets cost $120 - $210 and the journey takes 13h 40m. Premier Motor Service also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Sydney to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Sydney to Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $330
Flights from Newcastle to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $230
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Sydney to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $340
Flights from Sydney to Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $340
Flights from Sydney to Gold Coast via Canberra
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$65 - $340
Flights from Newcastle to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $260
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Sydney to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $230
Flights from Sydney to Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Flights from Newcastle to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $180
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Sydney to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $270
Flights from Sydney to Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $260
Train operators
Transport NSW

Transport for NSW manages public transport for Australia’s New South Wales region, including metro, train, bus, ferry, light rail and coach. Hubs include Sydney, Byron Bay, Newcastle and Wollongong. Use an Opal card for cheapest fares in greater Sydney, the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, the Hunter and the Illawarra. Tickets for regional train and bus services need to be booked before travel (Opal cards are not accepted).

Contact Details
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Hamilton Station
Ave. Duration
2h 51m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Economy
$24 - $35
First Class
$30 - $45
Train from Central Station to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
14h 12m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $170
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Economy
$90 - $120
First Class
$120 - $170
Bus operators
Byron Easybus
Phone
+612 6685 7447
Email
info@byronbus.com
Website
byronbayshuttle.com.au
Bus from Gold Coast Airport to Brisbane Roma St Bus Stop
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
Byron Easybus
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, although service is limited in Western Australia with just a single route to Broome. Buses are equipped for long journeys, with free WiFi, air-conditioning, full disability access, USB chargers, reclining seats and an onboard bathroom.

Contact Details
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
13h 40m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$120 - $210
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Greyhound.com.au
Early Bird
$120 - $160
Premium
$150 - $210
Advantage
$160 - $190
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
$75 - $110
Website
Premier Motor Service
Bus from Chatswood to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
18h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
Premier Motor Service

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The quickest flight from Sydney Airport to Brisbane Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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Sydney to Brisbane bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, arrive at Brisbane station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Sydney to Brisbane is 914 km. It takes approximately 10h to drive from Sydney to Brisbane.

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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 677+ hotels available in Brisbane. Prices start at $150 AUD per night.

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The best way to get from Sydney to Sydney Airport is to train which takes 22 min and costs $18.

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