Melbourne to Brisbane Bus

Melbourne to Brisbane

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Melbourne to Brisbane Bus

The east coast of Australia is your oyster when you travel from Melbourne to Brisbane on a Greyhound bus!

The trip from Melbourne to Brisbane is the ultimate Aussie adventure, taking in Australia’s three largest cities and plenty of beloved beaches and landmarks. While Greyhound doesn’t offer a direct route from Melbourne to Brisbane, connecting trips changing over in Sydney depart daily.

You’ll begin your trip in Melbourne, the cultural capital of Australia, famed for its superlative restaurants, hidden laneway bars, boutique fashion and world-class sporting events.

As you travel from Melbourne to Brisbane on the bus, you’ll pass through Canberra, Australia’s master-planned capital city that plays host to an incredible array of national landmarks, including Parliament House, Telstra Tower, the Australian War Memorial, National Gallery, National Museum, National Library, National Zoo & Aquarium, Royal Australian Mint, Australian Institute of Sport and more!

You’ll change buses in Sydney, one of the most popular cities in the world, and home to must-do destinations like the Opera House, Harbour Bridge, Bondi Beach, Manly Beach and more.

You’ll pass through enchanting seaside towns like Port Macquarie, Coffs Harbour (home of the iconic Big Banana), Yamba and Ballina, before ticking bohemian and beautiful Byron Bay off your bucket list. Then it’s on to the glorious Gold Coast, with stops in Coolangatta, Surfers Paradise (where you’ll find glamorous Cavill Avenue) and Southport.

Finally, you’ll arrive in Brisbane, a vibrant riverside hub of arts, culture and dining with a relaxed atmosphere that sets it apart from other cities of its size. You can laze by the sandy lagoons of Australia’s only inner-city, man-made beach at South Bank Parklands; cruise the Brisbane River on a CityCat; and stroll through the sublime City Botanic Gardens and Roma Street Parkland.

With our Hop On Hop Off pass from Melbourne to Brisbane, you can hop on and off our Coaches travelling from Melbourne to Brisbane as often as you like for 90 days, holidaying in various cities and coastal towns along the way. When you get back on the bus, you just need to keep going in the same direction, until you reach the next stop that tickles your fancy!

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 Melbourne to Brisbane on a Greyhound bus, you’ll enjoy all the comforts that now come standard on our Coaches, including reclining leather seats, free Wi-Fi connectivity, in-seat USB chargers and panoramic windows!

You can also reserve your favourite window or aisle seat when you book your travel from Melbourne to Brisbane, 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, join our Greyhound Rewards program! Every express 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 ultimate way to travel from Melbourne to Brisbane. 


Air Conditioning Air Conditioning Reclining Seats Reclining Seats On Board Restroom On-board Restroom
Free Free WiFi USB Chargers USB Chargers Panoramic Windows Panoramic Windows


Sydney Central Station (Change Service)
Port Macquarie
Nambucca Heads
Coffs Harbour
Arrawarra (Spot X)
Maclean Township
Yamba (YHA)
Byron Bay
Brunswick Heads
Coolangatta (Gold Coast)
Surfers Paradise (Gold Coast)
Southport (Gold Coast)
Brisbane Coach Terminal


*Not all stops are available
on every service


Where do buses depart from in Melbourne and Brisbane?

In Melbourne, buses depart from Southern Cross Terminal, Bay 55. In Brisbane, buses depart from Parkland Crescent, which is accessible via Parkland Boulevard and adjacent to platform 10 of Roma Street Train Station.

What amenities can I expect on the bus?

All our buses from Melbourne to Brisbane come with free WiFi, USB chargers, reclining seats, and a restroom.

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

The bus trip from Melbourne to Brisbane takes approximately 1d 16h, 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 Melbourne to Brisbane?

All our bus fares come in three tiers – Early Bird, Advantage and Premium – with prices varying based on how far in advance you are making a booking. You can find the most up-to-date price for your trip by searching available trips online or by calling our customer service team on 1300 473 946. For more information on different types of available fares visit our Compare Fares page.

Where can I buy a ticket?

The easiest and cheapest way to buy a bus ticket for your Melbourne to Brisbane trip is to book directly on our website. Your ticket is then saved in your My Greyhound account where you can manage your booking, and simply show an electronic copy of your ticket on your phone to the bus driver when you board.

You can also book your trips on the phone by contacting our friendly customer service on 1300 473 946, at our ticket outlets/travel agencies, or directly with the bus driver*.

*Please note that all bookings made through our call centre, travel centres and tickets purchased directly from drivers will incur a booking fee of $5.

**For more information see our FAQ page.

What if my trip is disrupted by COVID?

In the event Greyhound is required to cancel your service due to COVID-related restrictions or border closures, you can rest easy knowing that Greyhound's COVID refund policy will allow you to choose between a refund, credit, or reschedule of your booked travel.

All passengers must adhere to local state and territory government requirements due to COVID-19. See our Service Updates for latest information, and find out how to Travel Safe with Greyhound.