Bus

Why not let someone else do the driving? Bus travel is a relaxing way to arrive at your Queensland holiday destination. Direct services to Brisbane depart from Darwin, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide, with many connecting services throughout Queensland.

Almost all of the major towns along the Queensland coast are serviced, as well as regional hubs like Charleville, Longreach and Mount Isa. You might want to book a coach all the way to Cairns, or travel only as far as Australia Zoo. Connections and bookings are usually flexible in terms of get on/get off arrangements.

There are routes and timetables available on the Greyhound site.

Bus Travel Times

Sydney to Brisbane: 15 hours 
Melbourne to Brisbane: 23-28 hours 
Adelaide to Brisbane: 34 hours 
Mount Isa to Brisbane: 26 hours

View the Queensland Road Distances Table below which shows the distances between popular destinations throughout Queensland.

Queensland Driving Distances Chart

Bus Arrivals & Departures

The Brisbane Transit Centre, located at Roma Street Station in the centre of Brisbane, is the coach hub of South East Queensland. Regular bus services arrive and depart to most Queensland destinations. You can also connect with rail and airport transfers, as well as local buses.

The centre is a hive of travel information and connection, a popular meeting point and also has its own food court.

See our Getting Around pages for more information and local service providers.

Plan your holiday

Services
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Magnetic Island Ferries

South Townsville, Townsville Area
From AU$16 - 212
Take in the stunning views while cruising on Magnetic Island's only passenger and car ferry service. With eight return trips daily, they welcome you aboard Magnetic Island Ferries as they make their way to Magnetic Island where you can enjoy magnificent weather, azure waters, brilliant beaches, fascinating flora and fauna, fine food and wines, and activities almost too numerous to mention.

Noosa Ferry Cruise Company

Tewantin, Noosa Area
From AU$25.00 - 49.00
The beautiful ferry boats are now available for a number of products, departing Tewantin, Noosaville, Noosa Sound and Noosa Heads. Discover the beautiful waterway and its townships at a leisurely pace.

Mission Beach Dunk Island Water Taxi

Mission Beach, Cassowary Coast Area
From AU$40 - 50
Having been in operation since 1975, the Mission Beach Dunk Island Water Taxi offers transfers daily to one of Australia's most beautiful tropical island destinations, Dunk Island. Simply a short 10 minute ride in their fully enclosed 10 metre vessel, over azure blue waters of the Coral Sea and you can sink your feet into the sand and enjoy this remarkable island for the day.

SeaLink Queensland

Townsville, Townsville Area
From AU$33 - 33
SeaLink Queensland is your one-stop-shop for your visit to North Queensland. From day tours, accommodation, transport and activities, specialising in Townsville and Magnetic Island, SeaLink Queensland can help you plan the ultimate Aussie adventure from Fraser Island to Cape Tribulation!

Whitsunday Transit

Cannonvale, Whitsunday Area
From AU$36 - 36
Whitsunday Transit is the mainland's major passenger transport service in the Whitsunday Region. Providing over 70 services per day in the Whitsunday area, the local bus timetable operates seven days a week.

Kingfisher Bay Passenger Ferry Service

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$60 - 60
Kingfisher Bay Passenger Ferry has five services to the resort each day from River Heads and return. This ferry has seating for 220 passengers on two decks with a fully licensed bar and snack food available.

Heart of Reef Shuttles

Airlie Beach, Whitsunday Area
From AU$22.00 - 36.00
Heart of Reef Shuttles is an express airport shuttle business which runs 365 days a year, transporting passengers to and from Whitsunday Coast Airport (PPP) . They only use vehicles with less than 13 seats, which means fewer stops so their passengers can get to there destinations faster and start to enjoy their holiday sooner.

go explore Sunshine Coast

Sunshine Coast Area
From AU$10 - 10
The go explore card is ideal for visitors and tourists to the Sunshine Coast. For just AUD10 a day for adults and AUD5 for children, go explore offers unlimited daily travel on TransLink Sunbus services throughout the Sunshine Coast, including to popular tourist destinations.

Sunstate Charters Pty Ltd

Pinkenba, Brisbane Area
Sunstate Charters is one of the the premier coach charter companies in the Brisbane and Gold Coast region of Queensland, Australia. More than 30 years of experience and dedication combined with the most modern fleet of coaches in the region ensures they are the ultimate choice to cater for your transportation needs.

Whitsundays 2 Everywhere

Cannonvale, Whitsunday Area
From AU$22 - 36
Whitsundays 2 Everywhere is a dedicated airport transfer company offering friendly personalised airport transfer services to the Whitsunday Coast Airport (Proserpine Airport), Mackay Airport, marinas and other locations on request.
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