Brisbane to Melbourne Bus

Brisbane to Melbourne

Brisbane to Melbourne Bus

Journey down the east coast of Australia from Brisbane to Melbourne in a convenient and comfortable Greyhound bus!

Taking in Australia’s three largest cities and plenty of beloved beaches and landmarks, the trip on a Greyhound bus from Brisbane to Melbourne is an unbeatable way to enjoy Australia’s east coast. While we don’t offer a direct route from Brisbane to Melbourne, there are connecting trips changing over in Sydney that depart daily.


Your adventure will begin in Brisbane, the cosmopolitan Queensland capital city with the laid back attitude of a country town. This is the place to cruise the Brisbane River on a CityCat; take in fascinating exhibitions at the Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art; or catch an intense NRL match at Suncorp Stadium.

Once you’re on the road from Brisbane to Melbourne, you’ll pass through the glamorous Gold Coast, with stops in Southport, Surfers Paradise and Coolangatta. You’ll roll through the bohemian and beautiful community of Byron Bay (the most easterly point of Australia), and breathe in the seaside air of charming towns like Ballina, Yamba, Coffs Harbour (home of the iconic Big Banana) and Port Macquarie.

You’ll change buses in Sydney, the biggest city in Australia, and home to world-famous attractions like the Opera House, Harbour Bridge, Bondi Beach, Manly Beach and more. On the home stretch, you’ll pass through Australia’s capital city, Canberra, where you’ll find national landmarks like Parliament House, the Australian War Memorial, Telstra Tower, Australian Institute of Sport, National Zoo & Aquarium, National Gallery, National Museum, National Library, Royal Australian Mint and more!

Finally, you’ll arrive in Melbourne. The cultural capital of Australia, Melbourne is positively brimming with world-class restaurants, hidden laneway bars, boutique fashion and world-class sporting events. If the city gets too busy for you, you can take the tram down St Kilda, where you can go for a sunset stroll on the scenic esplanade and keep an eye out for penguins!

With our Whimit Travel Passes, you can hop on and off our coaches travelling from Brisbane to Melbourne as often as you like for up to 120 days, staying in various coastal cities and towns along the way.

If you’re a surfer, you’ll definitely want to bring your board for this trip – we’ve got plenty of room in our oversized luggage bins, so it can stay with you the whole time.

As you travel from Brisbane to Melbourne on a Greyhound bus, you’ll enjoy the comforts that come standard on all of our coaches, including reclining seats, free WiFi connectivity, in-seat USB chargers and panoramic windows!

You can also reserve your preferred window or aisle seat when you book your bus trip from Brisbane to Melbourne with our seat selection feature, and stay up-to-date with any service delays that may affect your expected arrival time with our real-time coach tracker.

For even more benefits, deals and offers, why not join our Greyhound Rewards program? Every ticket you buy will earn you G-Dollars, which you can choose to use on your very next trip, or save for a special journey.

A Greyhound bus is the most scenic, comfortable and convenient way to travel from Brisbane to Melbourne. By driving through it, instead of flying over it, you’ll experience Australia’s east coast in a way you’ll never forget.


  • Unlimited travel: any direction along the East Coast for as many days as your time allows.

  • Best value for money: spend your precious pennies on having a good time, not worrying how you’re going to get there.

  • Less planning, more travelling: multiple daily departures means we’re always ready to take you to your next destination.

  • Staying connected: free WiFi and in-seat USB chargers on all our coaches.

  • Online booking management: just jump into your account and reserve a seat for your next trip.

  • Go further, see more: travel on Australia's largest coach network and see all of those hidden gems off the beaten track.

  • One ticket: keep it simple and don’t be weighed down. It’s the hassle-free option.


Where do buses depart from in Brisbane and Melbourne?

In Brisbane, buses depart from Brisbane Coach Terminal, Parkland Cres, Brisbane QLD, which is accessible via Parkland Boulevard and adjacent to platform 10 of Roma Street Train Station. In Melbourne, buses depart from Southern Cross Coach Terminal, Bay 55, 205 Spencer St, VIC.

What amenities can I expect on the bus?

All our buses between Brisbane & Melbourne come with free WiFi, USB chargers, air-conditioning, reclining seats, and a restroom.

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

The bus trip from Brisbane to Melbourne takes approximately 1d 16h 35m, including a change of service at Sydney Central Station. For the most up-to-date timetable please visit the Timetables page.

How much is a bus ticket from Brisbane to Melbourne?

For your trip from Brisbane to Melbourne we recommend getting one of our East Coast Travel Passes. Travel passes let you travel for your chosen amount of days up and down the coast, with unlimited stops in between, from just $265.

How does a travel pass work?

Once purchased, you can book travel on your pass at any time via Manage Booking. Simply enter your booking number and pin (found on your booking confirmation email) and start adding travel and book your seat on any one of our Brisbane to Melbourne coaches in real-time. You can pre-plan your trip, wing it or change your plans as often as you like, it doesn't matter - and it won't cost you a cent.


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