How to travel from Adelaide to Caloundra, Australia

The distance between Adelaide and Caloundra is around 1,707km (1,061 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to fly and then take the bus which takes around 4hrs.

5 routes found

We've found 5 different ways to get from Adelaide to Caloundra by plane, 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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Plane and Bus

Fly from Adelaide (ADL) to Maroochydore (MCY) then take the bus to Caloundra station.

  • Duration4hrs
  • Flight time2h 30m
  • Typical cost
    A$575($385)
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Train

Take the train to Brisbane and then to Landsborough station platform 1.

  • Duration2 days 10h
  • Departsonce a week
  • Typical cost
    A$12($8)
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Bus and Train

Take the bus to Broken Hill Town Coach Stop then Dubbo Station Coach Bay 1 and then to Maitland Station Station St then take the train to Brisbane then take the bus to Mooloolaba.

  • Duration1 day 10h
  • Departs3 times a week
  • Typical cost
    A$295($200)
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Drive

Drive to Caloundra.

  • Duration23h 10m
  • Distance2,094km (1,301 miles)
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Frequently asked questionsabout travel between Adelaide and Caloundra

There are several options for getting from Adelaide to Caloundra by plane, bus, train and car. The cheapest option is to take the train which costs around A$12 ($8) and will take around 2 days 10h. If you need to get there more quickly, you can fly and then take the bus and arrive in approximately 4hrs, though it is a bit more costly at approximately A$575 ($385).

The distance between Adelaide and Caloundra is around 1,707km (1,061 miles). In a direct line (as the crow flies), the distance is 1,653km (1,027 miles)

It takes around 4hrs to get from Adelaide and Caloundra by plane and bus. If you are travelling by car it will take around 23h 10m to drive there.

The quickest way to get from Adelaide to Caloundra is to fly and then take the bus which takes around 4hrs and will set you back approx A$575 ($385).

The cheapest way to travel between Adelaide and Caloundra, if you exclude driving, is to take the train which will typically cost around A$12 ($8) for a standard one-way ticket.

Train travel

Yes there is a train service that runs between Adelaide and Caloundra. It typically takes around 2 days 10h and departs once a week.

There are no direct train services that runs from Adelaide to Caloundra. However, you can instead can take several connecting trains with a changeover in Brisbane and Landsborough station platform 1. These services run once a week and will take a minimum of 2 days 10h.

Journey Beyond - Great Southern and Translink QLD run train services between Adelaide and Caloundra. Trains depart once a week and will take around 2 days 10h, however, this may vary depending on the particular service and whether it runs express or stops all stations.

Bus travel

Sorry, looks like there is no bus service that runs between Adelaide and Caloundra. We recommend that you fly from Adelaide (ADL) to Maroochydore (MCY) then take the bus to Caloundra station. instead which will take 4hrs.

Flights and Airlines

It doesn't look like you can fly directly from Adelaide to Caloundra. We recommend that you fly from Adelaide (ADL) to Maroochydore (MCY) then take the bus to Caloundra station. instead which will take 4hrs.

The closest major airport to Caloundra is Sunshine Coast Airport (MCY) (MCY) which is approximately 22km (14 miles) from Caloundra. Brisbane Airport (BNE) (BNE) and Gold Coast Airport (OOL) (OOL) 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 Caloundra. The distance is around 2,094km (1,301 miles) by road and it will take around 23h 10m in normal traffic conditons.

If you don't have a car, the easiest way to get from Adelaide to Caloundra is to fly and then take the bus which takes, on average, 4hrs and will usually cost around A$575 ($385).

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Compare travel optionsbetween Adelaide and Caloundra

Transport options from Adelaide to Caloundra
Transport optionDurationCostFrequencyDistance
Plane and Bus + 1 similar
4hrs
A$575($385)
every 2 hours1,707km (1,061 miles)
Plane and Train4h 35m
A$465($310)
hourly1,727km (1,073 miles)
Train
2 days 10h
A$12($8)
once a week2,716km (1,688 miles)
Bus and Train
1 day 10h
A$295($200)
3 times a week2,555km (1,588 miles)
Drive
23h 10m
A$395($265)
on demand2,094km (1,301 miles)

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Airports near Caloundra

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

MCY
Sunshine Coast Airport (MCY)
Domestic Airport
Distance
22km (14 miles) from Caloundra
BNE
Brisbane Airport (BNE)
International Airport
Distance
67km (42 miles) from Caloundra
OOL
Gold Coast Airport (OOL)
International Airport
Distance
157km (97 miles) from Caloundra