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.

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!

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.

Fraser Island Barges

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$175 - 270
Get set to explore the World Heritage surrounds of Fraser Island! Fraser Island is strictly four-wheel-drive territory and Fraser Island Barges operate passenger and vehicle barges from Hervey Bay to help get you there.

TransLink Cairns

Cairns, Cairns Area
From AU$2.40 - 8.20
TransLink, through the Department of Transport and Main Roads, together with Sunbus Cairns, the local operator, are responsible for managing public transport in Cairns and surrounding suburbs. Visit the website and use the online journey planner to help plan your trip.

TransLink - South East Queensland

Brisbane City, Brisbane Area
From AU$2.68 - 25.00
TransLink is a division of the Department of Transport and Main Roads and has state-wide responsibility for mass transit including bus, train, ferry, and tram services across South East Queensland including the regions of Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and Brisbane.

Exemplar Coaches and Limousines

Craiglie, Douglas Area
From AU$16 - 824
Exemplar Coaches and Limousines is a boutique transfer provider, with modern limousines and coaches. They specialise in linking Cairns Airport with Palm Cove and Port Douglas and are the preferred transport provider to the majority of the accommodation houses in these areas.

Absolute North Charters

Lucinda, Hinchinbrook Area
From AU$45.00 - 150.00
Absolute North Charters is the essential way to hike the Thorsborne Trail on Hinchinbrook Island. Three generations of adventure experience on the trail ensures you the best transfer options as well as intimate knowledge that keeps you safe and ensures your hike holds a place in your heart for years to come.

Gold Coast Cabs

Helensvale, Gold Coast Area
From AU$10 - 100
Gold Coast Cabs provide direct door to door public transport for locals and visitors from Ormeau to Coolangatta. Priced competitively Gold Coast Cabs deliver service 24 hours 365 days a year. Flat rate airport direct transfer specials are also available to Broadbeach, Surfers Paradise, Main Beach and Sanctuary Cove hotels.
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