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There are 6 ways to get from Toowoomba to Rainbow Beach by bus, train, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Bus, train  •  7h 53m

  1. Take the bus from Toowoomba to Brisbane
  2. Take the train from Brisbane Roma Street to Cooroy
  3. Take the bus from Cooroy to Rainbow Beach

$29 - $87

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Bus  •  7h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Toowoomba to Brisbane Gx713 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane to Rainbow Beach Gx440 / ...

$32 - $185

Bus via King George Square, 1A  •  8h 11m

  1. Take the bus from Toowoomba to Brisbane
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane to Rainbow Beach Gx440 / ...

$42 - $185

Train, bus  •  10h 40m

  1. Take the train from Toowoomba to Brisbane Roma Street The Westlander
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane to Rainbow Beach Gx440 / ...

$46 - $183

Drive  •  4h 29m

  1. Drive from Toowoomba to Rainbow Beach 225.6 miles

$30 - $50

Bus, fly  •  7h 19m

  1. Take the bus from Toowoomba to Brisbane
  2. Fly from Brisbane (BNE) to Hervey Bay (HVB) BNE - HVB
  3. Take the bus from Hervey Bay - Palace Hostel to Rainbow Beach

$138 - $407

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The cheapest way to get from Toowoomba to Rainbow Beach is to drive which costs $45 - $70 and takes 4h 29m.

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The quickest way to get from Toowoomba to Rainbow Beach is to drive which costs $45 - $70 and takes 4h 29m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Toowoomba to Rainbow Beach. However, there are services departing from Toowoomba and arriving at Rainbow Beach via Brisbane. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 55m.

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The distance between Toowoomba and Rainbow Beach is 216 km. The road distance is 360.9 km.

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The best way to get from Toowoomba to Rainbow Beach without a car is to bus and train which takes 7h 53m and costs $40 - $130.

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It takes approximately 7h 53m to get from Toowoomba to Rainbow Beach, including transfers.

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Toowoomba to Rainbow Beach bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, depart from Toowoomba station.

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The quickest flight from Brisbane Airport to Hervey Bay Airport is the direct flight which takes 50m.

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Toowoomba to Rainbow Beach bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, arrive at Rainbow Beach station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Toowoomba to Rainbow Beach is 361 km. It takes approximately 4h 29m to drive from Toowoomba to Rainbow Beach.

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Map of how to get from Toowoomba to Rainbow Beach.
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  • Distance: 135 miles
  • Duration: 7h 53m

What companies run services between Toowoomba, QLD, Australia and Rainbow Beach, QLD, Australia?

You can take a bus from Toowoomba to Rainbow Beach via Brisbane in around 7h 55m.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Brisbane to Hervey Bay
Ave. Duration
50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Train operators
Queensland Rail Travel
Phone
1300 131 722
Email
reservations@qr.com.au
Website
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Brisbane Roma Street to Cooroy
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $29
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Queensland Rail Travel
Train from Toowoomba to Brisbane Roma Street
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$23 - $35
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Queensland Rail Travel
TRANSLink QLD
Phone
13 12 30
Website
translink.com.au
Train from Roma Street, platform 9 to Cooroy, platform 1
Ave. Duration
2h 24m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
jp.translink.com.au
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 Toowoomba to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $24
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Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$10 - $14
Flexifare
$17 - $24
Bus from Cooroy to Rainbow Beach
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $23
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$9 - $13
Flexifare
$16 - $23
Bus from Brisbane to Rainbow Beach
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $150
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$22 - $35
Flexifare
$30 - $45
Bus from Hervey Bay - Palace Hostel to Rainbow Beach
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $25
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$10 - $15
Flexifare
$18 - $25
Bus Queensland
Phone
1300 287 537
Website
busqldoutback.com.au
Bus from Toowoomba to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
busqldoutback.com.au
Book at
busqldoutback.com.au
Premier Motor Service
Phone
+61 2 4423 5233
Email
reservations@premierms.com.au
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Rainbow Beach
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
Premier Motor Service
Murrays Coaches
Phone
(61) 13 22 51
Email
reservations@murrays.com.au
Website
murrays.com.au
Bus from Toowoomba to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $35
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Murrays Coaches

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Qantas offers flights from Brisbane Airport to Hervey Bay Airport.

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