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Flight information Melbourne to Brisbane

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Average flight time, total distance 1400 kilometres

2h 10min

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Which airlines fly from Melbourne to Brisbane?

Direct Melbourne to Brisbane flights are available with just 4 airlines:

Sometimes you may find non-direct flights to be a bit cheaper. These are offered by this same group of airlines.

Is there a time difference between Melbourne and Brisbane?

Yes. Both cities have the same time in winter, but because Brisbane doesn’t change its clocks for DST, it is 1 hour behind in summer.

What is the weather like in Brisbane?

Average temperatures in Brisbane are noticeably higher than in Melbourne, so pack for a warm trip.

Brisbane receives slightly more rain, although very little of this falls between June and October.

How expensive is Brisbane?



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Essential travel information for Brisbane

  • You’ll need photo ID to board a domestic flight from Melbourne.
  • Read about the ways Skyscanner’s travel app can help your trip go more smoothly.

Departing from Melbourne

Melbourne has 2 airports that offer direct flights to Brisbane:

Currently, only Jetstar flies from Avalon to Brisbane, however some Jetstar flights on this route leave from Tullamarine, so be sure to check which airport your plane will leave from.

Tullamarine Airport is the city’s main airport with 4 separate terminals that are used by different airlines:

Terminal 1: Qantas and QantasLink.

Terminal 2: International flights.

Terminal 3: Virgin Australia.

Terminal 4: Budget airlines, such as Jetstar and Tigerair.

Whichever terminal your flight is leaving from, it’s recommended that you arrive an hour before departure.

Arriving in Brisbane

Brisbane Airport (BNE) is much smaller than Tullamarine, and people travelling from Melbourne will find it easy to get from the plane to the exit.

No matter which gate your plane lands at, it’s just a short walk to the baggage carousels where you can pick up your checked luggage. This area also has ATMs, internet kiosks, toilets and the option to grab a coffee.

From Brisbane Airport, it’s roughly a 10-minute drive into the CBD. This costs up to $55 by taxi, but there are cheaper forms of transport available at the bus terminal and the train station.

Return flights from Brisbane to Melbourne

For your return flight from Brisbane to Melbourne, the easiest way to the airport is by train. City centre stations on the Airport railway line include Roma Street, Central and Fortitude Valley.

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Please note: all information is correct as of November 2018.

Prices shown on this page are estimated lowest prices only. Found in the last 45 days.