How to travel from Adelaide to Brisbane, Australia

The distance between Adelaide and Brisbane is around 2,006km (1,246 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to drive which takes around 22h 5m.

4 routes found

We've found 4 different ways to get from Adelaide to Brisbane by bus, train and car. The recommended routes, which include information on duration, ticket price, and level of difficulty, can be found below.

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Bus

Take the bus to Broken Hill Town Coach Stop, Dubbo Station Coach Bay 1 then Tamworth Station Coach Stop and then to Brisbane.

  • Duration1 day 5h
  • Departstwice a week
  • Typical cost
    A$330($220)
Operated by

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Train

Take the train to Mount Victoria then Strathfield Station and then to Brisbane.

  • Duration1 day 13h
  • Departsonce a week
  • Typical cost
    A$530($355)
Operated by

Multiple train operators

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car
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Drive

Drive to Brisbane.

  • Duration22h 5m
  • Distance2,006km (1,246 miles)
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Frequently asked questionsabout travel between Adelaide and Brisbane

There are several options for getting from Adelaide to Brisbane by bus, train and car. The cheapest option is to take the train which costs around and will take around 2 days 8h. If you need to get there more quickly, you can drive and arrive in approximately 22h 5m, though it is a bit more costly at approximately A$265 ($180).

The distance between Adelaide and Brisbane is around 2,006km (1,246 miles). In a direct line (as the crow flies), the distance is 1,601km (995 miles)

It takes around 1 day 5h to get from Adelaide and Brisbane by bus. If you are travelling by car it will take around 22h 5m to drive there.

The quickest way to get from Adelaide to Brisbane is to drive which takes around 22h 5m and will set you back approx A$265 ($180).

The cheapest way to travel between Adelaide and Brisbane, if you exclude driving, is to take the train which will typically cost around for a standard one-way ticket.

Train travel

Yes there is a train service that runs between Adelaide and Brisbane. It typically takes around 1 day 13h and departs once a week.

Yes there is a direct train service that runs between Adelaide and Brisbane with no changeovers required. The train runs once a week and takes 2 days 8h.

Great Southern Rail - Indian Pacific, Transport NSW, NSW TrainLink and Great Southern run train services between Adelaide and Brisbane. Trains depart once a week and will take around 1 day 13h, however, this may vary depending on the particular service and whether it runs express or stops all stations.

Bus travel

Yes there is a bus that runs regularly from Adelaide and Brisbane. It typically takes around 1 day 5h and departs twice a week.

There are no direct bus services that runs from Adelaide to Brisbane. However, you can instead can take several connecting buses with changeovers in Broken Hill Town Coach Stop, Dubbo Station Coach Bay 1 and Tamworth Station Coach Stop. These services run twice a week and will take a minimum of 1 day 5h.

NSW TrainLink and Crisps Coaches run regular bus services between Adelaide and Brisbane. Buses run twice a week and take around 1 day 5h on average but will vary depending on you book with.

Flights and Airlines

It doesn't look like you can fly directly from Adelaide to Brisbane. We recommend that you take the bus to Broken Hill Town Coach Stop, Dubbo Station Coach Bay 1 then Tamworth Station Coach Stop and then to Brisbane. instead which will take 1 day 5h.

The closest major airport to Brisbane is Brisbane Airport (BNE) (BNE) which is approximately 11km (7 miles) from Brisbane. Gold Coast Airport (OOL) (OOL) and Sunshine Coast Airport (MCY) (MCY) are also nearby and might be a better alternative airport depending on where you are flying from.

Drive yourself

Yes it is possible to drive from Adelaide and Brisbane. The distance is around 2,006km (1,246 miles) by road and it will take around 22h 5m in normal traffic conditons.

If you don't have a car, the easiest way to get from Adelaide to Brisbane is to take the bus which takes, on average, 1 day 5h and will usually cost around A$330 ($220).

How do I get from Adelaide to Brisbane

Compare travel optionsbetween Adelaide and Brisbane

Transport options from Adelaide to Brisbane
Transport optionDurationCostFrequencyDistance
Bus
1 day 5h
A$330($220)
twice a week2,194km (1,363 miles)
Train + 1 similar
1 day 13h
A$530($355)
once a week2,649km (1,646 miles)
Train to Brisbane2 days 8h
once a week2,616km (1,626 miles)
Drive
22h 5m
A$265($180)
on demand2,006km (1,246 miles)

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Airports near Brisbane

The following major airports near Brisbane offer regular flights to various popular destinations within Australia and internationally.

BNE
Brisbane Airport (BNE)
International Airport
Distance
11km (7 miles) from Brisbane
OOL
Gold Coast Airport (OOL)
International Airport
Distance
91km (57 miles) from Brisbane
MCY
Sunshine Coast Airport (MCY)
Domestic Airport
Distance
96km (60 miles) from Brisbane