Australia Transport Options

Planes, Trains and Automobiles


Australia is a big country and has a number of transport options so you can travel around Australia. You can fly, take a train or bus or drive yourself in a car, van or tow a caravan. Some people even circumnavigate the Australia coastline by boat. You can travel by one option or combine them. There is no right or wrong way to travel Australia. Here are some posts to inspire your Australian travels.


Flying in Australia: Each Australian capital city has an airport. Plus there are many more smaller airports providing you with options to fly in to different Aussie destinations. I use Skyscanner to find flights in Australia or I go directly to the different airline websites QANTAS, Virgin, Jetstar to find the best flight.

Train Travel in Australia: Trains are limited in Australia and you cannot travel completely around the country. Most major cities have a train network with most interstate trains linking NSW, Victoria, Queensland and South Australia. There are some wonderful iconic train trips:

The Ghan – Adelaide to Darwin.
Indian Pacific – Sydney to Perth.
Great Southern – Brisbane to Adelaide.
Overland – Melbourne to Adelaide.

Bus (Coach) Travel in Australia: Many roads link Australia and buses travel on most of them. Greyhound Australia offers point to point and bus passes.

Cars and Van Travel in Australia: This is my preferred way to travel Australia, staying on the ground allows you a lot of flexibility of where you can go and what you can see. I have my own car, but if you want to rent one, get rates and availability at DiscoverCars.