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

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Bus  •  7 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Toowoomba to Brisbane Domestic Airport Gx716 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane Domestic Airport to Rainbow Beach Gx441

$33 - $181

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Bus via Brisbane International Airport  •  8 h

  1. Take the bus from Toowoomba to Brisbane International Airport Gx711 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane International Airport to Rainbow Beach Gx441

$33 - $181

4 alternative options

Bus, train  •  8 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Toowoomba to Brisbane
  2. Take the train from Central, platform 6 to Nambour, platform 1
  3. Take the bus from Nambour to Kybong
  4. Take the bus from Kybong to Rainbow Beach

$37 - $78

Train, bus  •  10 h 40 min

  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  •  4 h 29 min

  1. Drive from Toowoomba to Rainbow Beach 225.6 miles

$30 - $50

Bus, fly  •  7 h 13 min

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

$129 - $388

Questions & Answers

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 Domestic Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 50 min.

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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 which takes 7 h 50 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h 50 min 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 50 min.

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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 4 h 29 min to drive from Toowoomba to Rainbow Beach.

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Qantas offers flights from Brisbane Airport to Hervey Bay Airport.

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There are 17+ hotels available in Rainbow Beach. Prices start at $74 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Toowoomba to Rainbow Beach.
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  • Distance: 135 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 50 min

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 Domestic Airport in around 7 h 50 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Brisbane to Hervey Bay
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Train operators
TRANSLink QLD
Website
translink.com.au
Train from Central, platform 6 to Nambour, platform 1
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
translink.com.au
Queensland Rail Travel
Phone
1300 131 722
Email
reservations@qr.com.au
Website
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Toowoomba to Brisbane Roma Street
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$23 - $35
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Queensland Rail Travel
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 Domestic Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $27
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$11 - $17
Flexifare
$19 - $27
Bus from Brisbane Domestic Airport to Rainbow Beach
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $150
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$22 - $35
Flexifare
$30 - $45
Bus from Toowoomba to Brisbane International Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $26
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$11 - $16
Flexifare
$19 - $26
Bus from Brisbane International Airport to Rainbow Beach
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $150
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$22 - $35
Flexifare
$30 - $45
Bus from Nambour to Kybong
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $15
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$4 - $6
Flexifare
$11 - $15
Bus from Kybong to Rainbow Beach
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $20
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$7 - $10
Flexifare
$14 - $20
Bus from Brisbane to Rainbow Beach
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $150
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$22 - $35
Flexifare
$30 - $45
Bus from Hervey Bay - Torquay to Rainbow Beach
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $25
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$10 - $15
Flexifare
$18 - $25
Murrays Coaches
Phone
(61) 13 22 51
Email
reservations@murrays.com.au
Website
murrays.com.au
Bus from Toowoomba to Brisbane Domestic Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $35
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Murrays Coaches
Bus from Toowoomba to Brisbane International Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $35
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Murrays Coaches
Bus from Toowoomba to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $35
Book at
Murrays Coaches
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Kybong to Rainbow Beach
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Rainbow Beach
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Schedules at
premierms.com.au

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