There are 5 ways to get from Sydney to Brisbane by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly to Brisbane  •  3 h 34 min

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

$66 - $237

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Fly to Gold Coast, bus  •  4 h 38 min

  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

$73 - $247

Train  •  14 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Central Station to Brisbane 31

$90 - $130

Bus  •  17 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Sydney to Brisbane

$100 - $140

Drive  •  10 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Sydney to Brisbane 574.5 miles

$80 - $120

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Sydney and arriving at Brisbane. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 17 h 35 min.

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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 14 h 12 min.

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The distance between Sydney and Brisbane is 732 km. The road distance is 919.2 km.

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The best way to get from Sydney to Brisbane without a car is to train which takes 14 h 12 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 34 min to get from Sydney to Brisbane, including transfers.

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Sydney to Brisbane bus services, operated by Premier Motor Service, depart from Sydney station.

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

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The best way to get from Sydney to Brisbane is to fly which takes 3 h 34 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 14 h 12 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 17 h 35 min.

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

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Sydney to Brisbane bus services, operated by Premier Motor Service, arrive at Brisbane station.

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Map of how to get from Sydney to Brisbane.
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  • Distance: 457.7 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 34 min

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

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

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Sydney to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $470
Flights from Sydney to Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $380
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Sydney to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $380
Flights from Sydney to Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $420
Flights from Sydney to Gold Coast via Canberra
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $420
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Sydney to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $330
Flights from Sydney to Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $330
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Sydney to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $310
Flights from Sydney to Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $340
Train operators
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
Bus operators
Byron Easybus
Website
byronbayshuttle.com.au
Bus from Gold Coast Airport to Brisbane Roma St Bus Stop
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Schedules at
byronbayshuttle.com.au
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
17 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $140
Schedules at
premierms.com.au

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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 919 km. It takes approximately 10 h 16 min 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 610+ hotels available in Brisbane. Prices start at $74 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Sydney to Sydney Airport is to train which takes 23 min and costs .

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