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When travelling from Melbourne to Brisbane, the most popular airport to fly into is Brisbane Airport. The majority of travellers flying into Brisbane Airport from Melbourne are departing from Melbourne Airport. If you are looking for alternate airports to fly out of when travelling to Brisbane, you can try Melbourne Avalon Airport or Melbourne Essendon Airport which are located in Melbourne and Melbourne respectively. When travelling from Melbourne, it is helpful to have an alternative airport to fly into when you land in Brisbane. Good options for arrival airports in Brisbane, you can try Coolangatta Gold Coast Airport (in Coolangatta), Maroochydore Sunshine Coast Airport (in Maroochydore), or Ballina Byron Airport (in Ballina). The cheapest route from Melbourne to Brisbane is MEL — OOL with an average price of $119 RT during the month of December.
|Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Coolangatta Gold Coast Airport (OOL)||$119|
|Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Brisbane Airport (BNE)||$194|
|Melbourne Avalon Airport (AVV) to Coolangatta Gold Coast Airport (OOL)||$119|
|Melbourne Avalon Airport (AVV) to Brisbane Airport (BNE)||$294|
|Melbourne Essendon Airport (MEB) to Brisbane Airport (BNE)||$1,005|
|Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Maroochydore Sunshine Coast Airport (MCY)||$143|
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|Virgin Australia||PriceFrom $161||Free cancellation||Rating|
|Qantas Airways||PriceFrom $232||Free cancellation||Rating|
|Link Airways||PriceFrom $945||Free cancellation||Rating|
Brisbane is 1373.4 km away from Melbourne. Typically, this will take 2h 05m by plane in normal conditions.
Prices for flights from Melbourne to Brisbane Airport refresh daily.
The number of operators available for flights from Melbourne to Brisbane Airport is 4 as of December 2023.
The minimum age for a child to fly alone is five, but airlines that offer an unaccompanied minor (UNMR) service may have their own age limitations. Flight duration, scheduling, and stopovers are among the considerations that may influence age limits. We recommend that you double-check with the airline you are booking with for travel from Melbourne to Brisbane Airport.
The travel and health documents required for your trip to Brisbane Airport can vary based on your itinerary and personal situation. As a rule, consider having multiple documents such as a national ID card or driver’s licence, and a passport valid for six-months after you plan to arrive at Brisbane Airport. We always recommend checking with your airline or a trusted third party such as IATA to get advice.
When you take flights from Melbourne to Brisbane, you will appreciate the quality of the airport facilities. At Melbourne Airport, you can stay at an airport hotel, which is great if you have an early flight to catch the next day. There is also a fast track service so that you can get through security quickly. You can relax in a lounge in the departures, such as the Plaza Premium Lounge, before take-off. Brisbane Airport also has a hotel, which is helpful if you arrive late at night. There are plenty of car hire branches if you plan to hire a car and restaurants and shops you can visit before continuing your journey. Both airports offer great accessibility for those who need it, so you should be able to travel around the airport with ease.
It's easy to travel to Melbourne Airport (MEL) from the city centre. You could get a taxi from your doorstep, which will get you to the terminal in about 30min if you're near the city centre. The SkyBus is also a popular option, and it takes about 45min to arrive at the airport. This is great for those travelling on a budget as it's cheaper than a taxi. If you're driving, then you can take advantage of the long term car park at the airport, where you can leave your vehicle in a secure environment. When you land at Brisbane Airport (BNE), you can also easily get to the city centre. A taxi takes about 20min and is great if you want to go to your accommodation directly. You can also opt for a train from the terminal building to downtown Brisbane, which takes around 20min. The Con-X-ion shuttle bus runs from the airport to the city in about 50min, dropping off at various locations.
Not only is Brisbane Airport close to the city centre, but it's also good for visiting nearby places too. You can travel to the Gold Coast in about 1h by car or 1h and 50min by train. The Sunshine Coast is approximately 1h away if you drive or 2h and 20min if you take a train. Whilst Toowoomba is around a 1h and 35-minute car journey from the terminal building or about 2h and 15min by bus. A good way to travel is by car, so it might be worth hiring a vehicle from the airport when you arrive. If you plan to visit somewhere further afield, such as Sydney, you might want to take a domestic flight as it takes around 1h and 25min. This same journey by public transport would take around 15h if you took the train or 18h by bus. By car, this route would probably have a total journey time of around 10h.
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