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.View our Emerald travel guide
Flights from Brisbane (BNE) to Emerald (EMD)
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Visiting from Brisbane to Emerald
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
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 to enjoy the comfortable and cool autumn weather. Visits from mid-September to mid-December will offer a pleasantly warm spring.
What is the main airport called?
Emerald Airport (EMD).Opens external site in a new window It is located 6km (4 miles) from the town centre on Springsure Road.
Arriving in Emerald
The friendly staff at Emerald Airport 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 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.
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What is the main airport called?
Brisbane Airport (BNE).Opens external site in a new window Located a 30-minute drive from the city centre on Airport Drive at Eagle Farm. It is main airport serving Brisbane and South East Queensland. There are two terminals at Brisbane Airport: International and Domestic.
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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, 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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