Sunset on Lake Maraboon Emerald, Queensland

Flights from Brisbane (BNE) to Emerald (EMD)

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Flight prices are per adult in Australian Dollars, based on payment at qantas.com by BPAY made 7 days or more before departure, or POLi. A fee applies for other payments. Fares may not be available on all flights or days. Some flights are operated by partner or subsidiary airlines. We will do our best to get you where you want to be on time, but we don’t guarantee flight times or schedules and they aren’t part of our contract with you. International flights are subject to government and regulatory approval.

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Visiting from Brisbane to Emerald

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Brisbane to Emerald travel information

Emerald is a thriving outback town in the Central Highlands of Queensland. However, you won’t find any emeralds here. Sapphires abound at the nearby gemfields where you’re encouraged to dig for your own treasures. Surrounded by the best of Queensland’s countryside, you can also explore Emerald’s stunning botanic gardens, the jagged peaks of Minerva National Park, go sailing on Lake Maraboon or see the world’s biggest reproduction of Van Gogh’s famous sunflower painting.

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Flight information

Brisbane to Emerald flight information

The approximate flight time for direct flights from Brisbane to Emerald is 1 hour and 35 minutes.

How many direct flights go to Emerald from Brisbane on a daily basis?

On average, there are four flights per day from Brisbane to Emerald, and a total of 29 flights per week. 

When to visit

Best time to visit Emerald

Depending on what you plan to see and do, the best time to visit Emerald for outdoor activities ranges between early March to late April. Visit during this time and enjoy the comfortable, cool autumn. Visits from mid-September to mid-December will offer a pleasantly warm spring.

Arriving in Emerald

The friendly staff at Emerald AirportOpens external site in a new window will welcome you on arrival. Once you collect your luggage, there are several transport options available to get you into town.

Getting into Emerald from Emerald Airport

Emerald Airport is located 6km south of Emerald’s town centre. Taxis and car hire are located outside the terminal making getting into Emerald from the airport is easy. Short and long-term parking are available at the airport, with a shuttle bus available to take passengers to the terminal.

Getting around Emerald

Emerald town centre is small enough to explore on foot, however taxis also service the centre. The Sapphire Gemfields and the Central highlands are best discovered by car, with car rental available.

Departure information

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What is the main airport called?

Brisbane AirportLocated a 30-minute drive from the city centre on Airport Drive at Eagle Farm, Brisbane Airport (BNE)Opens external site in a new window is the main airport serving Brisbane and South East Queensland. There are two terminals at Brisbane Airport: International and Domestic. 

Baggage allowance

All passengers flying from Brisbane are allocated checked baggage. If extra luggage is needed, it can be purchased online before departure.

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Passengers travelling from Brisbane, ensure you check-in online or via the Qantas App before you arrive at the airport from 24 hours before departure.

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Can I cancel my flight booking due to COVID-19?

If your flights were booked through a travel agency or third-party website, please contact them directly to discuss your options.

If your plans have changed or you no longer wish to travel, visit Manage Booking to change your travel dates or cancel your flight and request a flight credit to use towards a future flight. Please visit our Booking changes and other options page for more information.

If we’ve cancelled your Qantas flight, including your Classic Flight Reward booking, wait to hear from us before changing your booking. We’ll be contacting anyone whose flight has been impacted as soon as possible.

Important information

* Flight prices are per adult in Australian Dollars, based on payment at qantas.com by BPAY made 7 days or more before departure, POLi or Qantas issued UATP. For other payment options a percentage based fee applies, capped at a maximum per passenger of $22 for Domestic or $120 for International travel. Prices are not guaranteed until payment is made. Fares may not be available on all flights or days. Some flights are operated by partner or subsidiary airlines. Prices may fluctuate if taxes or foreign exchange rates change. Passengers booking Premium Economy may be seated in Economy on connecting flights. Check the fare rules for more details before booking. Inclusions vary between flights. All schedules subject to change, including last minute aircraft changes. QantasLink flights operated by Sunstate Airlines (Qld) Pty Ltd ABN 82 009 734 703, Eastern Australia Airlines Pty Ltd ABN 77 001 599 024, and National Jet Systems Pty Ltd ABN 11 008 279 203. Licence No per state: QLD - 407, NSW - 2TA000237, VIC - 30362, SA - TTA155, WA - 9TA52.

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 This offer applies to Qantas operated flights for the following dates: Australian Domestic: booked between 21 May 2020 and 30 April 2022, for travel between 12 June 2020 and 30 April 2022. Trans-Tasman: booked between 15 October 2020 and 30 June 2022, for travel between 16 October 2020 and 31 December 2022. International: booked between 25 February 2021 and 30 June 2022, for travel between 1 November 2021 and 31 December 2022. If you decide to change the date of your travel, we'll waive the change fee. You'll need to change your flight before your scheduled date of departure and select a new travel date within 12 months of your original booking date. When you're ready to rebook, you'll also need to cover any fare increase for your new flight, if applicable. For all changes, your applicable Fare Rules and the Qantas Conditions of Carriage apply.

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