There are 4 ways to get from Sydney to Brisbane by plane, bus, 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 to Brisbane  •  3 h 34 min

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

$67 - $238

3 alternative options

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

$74 - $247

Train  •  14 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Central Station to Brisbane 31

$95 - $140

Drive  •  10 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Sydney to Brisbane 574.5 miles

$80 - $120

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

Jetstar, Virgin 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 $95 - $140 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 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $370
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 20 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
$95 - $140
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$95 - $140
1st Class
$130 - $190
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
$27 - $35
Schedules at
byronbayshuttle.com.au

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Sydney and Brisbane is 732 km. The road distance is 919 km.

The cheapest way to get from Sydney to Brisbane is to drive which costs $100 - $160 and takes 10 h 16 min.

The quickest way to get from Sydney to Brisbane is to fly which takes 3 h 34 min and costs $85 - $320.

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

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