There are 8 ways to get from Sydney to Queensland by plane, tram, train, bus or car

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Fly to Gold Coast, tram  •  3 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Gold Coast (OOL) SYD - OOL
  2. Take the tram from Broadbeach South to Cavill Avenue

$52 - $221

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Fly to Brisbane  •  3 h 34 min

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

$67 - $237

Fly to Toowoomba  •  4 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Toowoomba (WTB) SYD - WTB

$143 - $385

Fly to Townsville  •  5 h 4 min

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Townsville (TSV) SYD - TSV

$112 - $302

Train  •  14 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Central Station to Brisbane 31

$90 - $140

Bus Greyhound Australia  •  16 h 45 min

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

$80 - $140

Bus Premier Motor Service  •  18 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Chatswood to Brisbane

$104 - $148

Drive  •  10 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Sydney to Brisbane 574.5 miles

$80 - $120

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The cheapest way to get from Sydney to Queensland is to fly and tram which costs $70 - $310 and takes 3 h 36 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sydney to Queensland is to fly which costs $90 - $330 and takes 3 h 34 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Sydney and arriving at Brisbane Roma Street. Services depart three times a day. The journey takes approximately 16 h 45 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 Queensland is 1484 km. The road distance is 919.2 km.

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The best way to get from Sydney to Queensland without a car is to train which takes 14 h 12 min and costs $120 - $190.

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It takes approximately 3 h 36 min to get from Sydney to Queensland, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Sydney to Queensland is to fly which takes 3 h 34 min and costs $90 - $330. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $120 - $190 and takes 14 h 12 min, you could also bus, which costs $110 - $190 and takes 16 h 45 min.

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Map of how to get from Sydney to Queensland.
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  • Distance: 927.3 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 36 min

What companies run services between Sydney, NSW, Australia and Queensland, 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 - $140 and the journey takes 14 h 12 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Sydney to Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $370
Flights from Sydney to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $470
Flights from Sydney to Toowoomba
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $460
Flights from Sydney to Townsville
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $460
Flights from Sydney to Townsville via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
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 22 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $420
Flights from Sydney to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $380
Flights from Sydney to Townsville
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Sydney to Townsville via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Sydney to Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $330
Flights from Sydney to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $330
Flights from Sydney to Townsville
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $460
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Sydney to Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $340
Flights from Sydney to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $310
Train operators
TRANSLink QLD
Website
translink.com.au
Tram from Broadbeach South to Cavill Avenue
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
jp.translink.com.au
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 - $140
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$90 - $140
1st Class
$120 - $190
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
16 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$80 - $140
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$80 - $120
Flexifare
$100 - $140
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
17 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $130
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Bus from Chatswood to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
17 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $140
Schedules at
premierms.com.au

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The quickest flight from Sydney Airport to Gold Coast Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 20 min.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Sydney to Queensland is 919 km. It takes approximately 10 h 16 min to drive from Sydney to Queensland.

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

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The best way to get from Sydney to Sydney Airport is to train which takes 23 min and costs $17.

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