Melbourne to Brisbane Bus

Melbourne to Brisbane

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 Whimit Travel Passes, you can hop on and off our coaches travelling from Melbourne to Brisbane as often as you like for 120 days, holidaying in various cities and coastal 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 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.

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 Melbourne and Brisbane?

In Melbourne, buses depart from Southern Cross Coach Terminal, Bay 55, 205 Spencer St, VIC. 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.

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?

For your trip from Melbourne to Brisbane 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 Melbourne to Brisbane 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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