Brisbane to Gladstone

Brisbane to Gladstone

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Brisbane to Gladstone Schedule

Brisbane to Gladstone Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Qantas Airways Economy #QF233206:30 - 07:40AUD 207.77
Virgin Australia Economy #VA290106:25 - 07:30AUD 222.98
Qantas Airways Economy #QF233409:40 - 10:50AUD 256.25
Greyhound Australia AC Seater 14:00 - 00:35AUD 181.09
Qantas Airways Economy #QF234015:15 - 16:25AUD 213.50
Virgin Australia Economy #VA291115:30 - 16:35AUD 222.98
Qantas Airways Economy #QF234417:30 - 18:40AUD 256.25
Qantas Airways Economy #QF234619:00 - 20:10AUD 207.77

Transportation from Brisbane to Gladstone

How to get from Brisbane to Gladstone

When you want to get from Brisbane to Gladstone, you have a few options to consider. Traveling between these destinations is possible by different means of transport:

  • Flight
  • Bus
  • Train

If you’re looking for a quick trip, it’s recommended that you use Flight. However, if you’d rather take your time with a slower, more affordable travel option, you can book a Bus ticket.

The cost of travel will depend on the means of transport you choose for your trip. A flight ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about AUD 256.07. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a train as a train ticket costs as low as AUD 71.00.

How far is Brisbane from Gladstone?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Brisbane to Gladstone. Your trip will be a total of 304 miles (488 km). The flying distance is 243 miles (390 km).

How long does it take to get from Brisbane to Gladstone?

The travel time from Brisbane to Gladstone can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 2 to 12 hours.

How much does it cost to get from Brisbane to Gladstone?

The cost of the trip from Brisbane to Gladstone varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is Queensland Rail: travelling by train expect to pay as low as AUD 71.00 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a flight - a one-way flight ticket can cost as much as AUD 256.07.

Here is a chart of the average ticket prices and transportation options available from Brisbane to Gladstone:

  • Train tickets - AUD 71.00 to AUD 140.00;
  • Bus tickets - AUD 181.00 to AUD 196.00;
  • Plane tickets - AUD 208.00 to AUD 256.00;

How many trips per day are there between Brisbane and Gladstone?

Depending on your choice of transportation, the number of daily trips varies.

  • Flights from Brisbane to Gladstone depart during the day - there are approximately 1 departures a day.
  • Buses start plying the route from 14:00 - you can also take a bus as late as 14:00. There are 1 available bus trips every day.
  • Trains always run on a set schedule - there are 1 trains per day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?


Traveling by plane is the fastest way to get from Brisbane to Gladstone. While it’s often the most expensive option, tool, occasionally you can grab promotional tickets for more or less the price of a train or a ferry ticket. Normally, the minimum you need to pay for a Plane ticket is AUD 208.00.

Things to remember before boarding a plane:

  • It’s recommended to book a ticket in advance and check-in online. This way, you can save over 2 hours at the airport, and if your seat selection is on a first come first served basis you will have more options to choose from.
  • Getting through security checks may take some time - it’s recommended to get to the airport at least 1.5 hours in advance.

Airlines flying from Brisbane to Gladstone
Qantas Airways, Virgin Australia


Taking a bus from Brisbane to Gladstone is cheaper than flying. Quite often, a long-distance bus is the cheapest transportation option. Buses normally make bathroom and/or lunch stops along the way.

Things to remember before opting for a bus ride:

  • If possible, make sure to choose higher-class buses for a more comfortable travel experience. Such buses often have an air conditioning system, soft reclining seats, Wi-Fi, bathrooms, etc.
  • As with plane tickets, buses are better booked in advance so that you can secure a good seat.
  • While booking a bus, keep in mind that delays are possible. Yet it still pays to get to the bus station at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled departure.


Things to remember while choosing a train ticket:
Consider everything carefully while choosing the class of your train travel. In most cases, the second class is comfortable enough – it features 2 or 4 berths in each compartment and is often air-conditioned.

If you’re in for a premium experience, consider getting a first class ticket. The price of first class tickets may include Wifi, and a choice of snacks and drinks.

The most popular transport from Brisbane to Gladstone

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Brisbane to Gladstone? In order to make your choice of transportation easier, we asked 1000 users to range their preferences for this route. Here are the results of the poll:

  • 80% users enjoyed a train ride.
  • 20% decided to go for a bus.