Distance between Adelaide and Brisbane
The distance from Adelaide to Brisbane is 2,005 kilometers by road including 136 kilometers on motorways. Road takes approximately 22 hours and 56 minutes and goes through Murray Bridge, Dubbo, Glen Osmond, Stirling, Bridgewater, Littlehampton and Nairne.
Shortest distance by air  1,601 km ✈️ 
Car route length  2,005 km 🚗 
Driving time  22 h 56 min 
Fuel amount  160.4 L 
Fuel cost  267.9 AUD 
Point  Distance  Time  Fuel  
Adelaide  0 km  00 min  0.0 L  
A1 5 km, 05 min


Glen Osmond  5 km  05 min  0.4 L  
A1 M1 10 km, 06 min


Stirling  16 km  12 min  1.2 L  
M1 5 km, 02 min


Bridgewater  20 km  14 min  1.4 L  
M1 17 km, 09 min


Littlehampton  37 km  24 min  2.5 L  
M1 36 km, 19 min


Murray Bridge  73 km  44 min  5.5 L  
M1 A1 32 km, 21 min


Tailem Bend  106 km  1 h 05 min  6.5 L  
B12 88 km, 59 min


Lameroo  194 km  2 h 05 min  13.9 L  
B12 B64 975 km, 11 h 14 min


Dubbo  1,169 km  13 h 19 min  90.8 L  
A39 837 km, 9 h 36 min


Brisbane  2,005 km  22 h 56 min  160.3 L 
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost to drive from Adelaide to Brisbane?
Fuel cost: 267.9 AUD
This fuel cost is calculated as: (Route length 2,005 km / 100 km) * (Fuel consumption 8 L/100 km) * (Fuel price 1.67 AUD / L)
You can adjust fuel consumption and fuel price here.
How long is a car ride from Adelaide to Brisbane?
Driving time: 22 h 56 min
This time is calculated for driving at the maximum permitted speed, taking into account traffic rules restrictions.
 60 km with a maximum speed 110 km/h = 32 min
 50 km with a maximum speed 100 km/h = 30 min
 1,584 km with a maximum speed 90 km/h = 17 h 36 min
 238 km with a maximum speed 80 km/h = 2 h 58 min
 3 km with a maximum speed 70 km/h = 2 min
 36 km with a maximum speed 60 km/h = 36 min
 32 km with a maximum speed 50 km/h = 38 min
The calculated driving time does not take into account intermediate stops and traffic jams.
How far is Adelaide to Brisbane by land?
The distance between Adelaide and Brisbane is 2,005 km by road including 136 km on motorways.
Precise satellite coordinates of highways were used for this calculation. The start and finish points are the centers of Adelaide and Brisbane respectively.
How far is Adelaide to Brisbane by plane?
The shortest distance (air line, as the crow flies) between Adelaide and Brisbane is 1,601 km.
This distance is calculated using the Haversine formula as a greatcircle distance between two points on the surface of a sphere. The start and finish points are the centers of Adelaide and Brisbane respectively. Actual distance between airports may be different.
How many hours is Adelaide from Brisbane by plane?
Boeing 737 airliner needs 2 h to cover the distance of 1,601 km at a cruising speed of 800 km/h.
Small plane "Cessna 172" needs 7 h 16 min to flight this distance at average speed of 220 km/h.
This time is approximate and do not take into account takeoff and landing times, airport location and other real world factors.
How long is a helicopter ride from Adelaide to Brisbane?
Fast helicopter "Eurocopter AS350" or "Hughes OH6 Cayuse" need 6 h 40 min to cover the distance of 1,601 km at a cruising speed of 240 km/h.
Popular "Robinson R44" needs 7 h 37 min to flight this distance at average speed of 210 km/h.
This time is approximate and do not take into account takeoff and landing times, aerodrome location and other real world factors.
What city is halfway between Adelaide and Brisbane?
The halfway point between Adelaide and Brisbane is Forbes. It is located about 5 km from the exact midpoint by road.
The distance from Forbes to Adelaide is 1,007 km and driving will take about 11 h 22 min. The road between Forbes and Brisbane has length 998 km and will take approximately 11 h 34 min.
The other cities located close to halfway point:
Where is Adelaide in relation to Brisbane?
Adelaide is located 1,601 km southwest of Brisbane.
Adelaide has geographic coordinates: latitude 34.92743, longitude 138.5999.
Brisbane has geographic coordinates: latitude 27.46897, longitude 153.0235.
Which highway goes from Adelaide to Brisbane?
The route from Adelaide to Brisbane follows A39, B12, B64, A20.
Other minor sections pass along the road:
 A2: 93 km
 M1: 69 km
 MR 694: 49 km
 A1: 25 km
 M2: 20 km
 A5: 15 km
 82: 15 km
 M7: 12 km
 B57: 7 km
 A7: 7 km
 M3: 3 km
 85: 3 km
 A8: 3 km
 B75: 2 km
 B400: 2 km