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There are 5 ways to get from Gold Coast to Armidale by bus, car, plane or train

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Bus Greyhound Australia  •  9h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Surfers Paradise to Coffs Harbour Gx423 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Coffs Harbour to Armidale

$67 - $110

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Bus Premier Motor Service  •  11h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Surfers Paradise to Coffs Harbour
  2. Take the bus from Coffs Harbour to Armidale

$80 - $112

Drive  •  5h 25m

  1. Drive from Gold Coast to Armidale 270.7 miles

$35 - $60

Fly from Gold Coast  •  5h 41m

  1. Fly from Gold Coast (OOL) to Armidale (ARM) OOL - ARM

$199 - $337

Train to Brisbane, fly  •  4h 37m

  1. Take the train from Helensvale, platform 2 to International Airport, platform 2
  2. Fly from Brisbane (BNE) to Armidale (ARM) BNE - ARM

$191 - $274

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The cheapest way to get from Gold Coast to Armidale is to drive which costs $50 - $80 and takes 5h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Gold Coast to Armidale is to train and fly which costs $260 - $390 and takes 4h 37m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Gold Coast to Armidale. However, there are services departing from Surfers Paradise and arriving at Armidale via Coffs Harbour. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 25m.

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The distance between Gold Coast and Armidale is 327 km. The road distance is 433.2 km.

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The best way to get from Gold Coast to Armidale without a car is to bus which takes 9h 25m and costs $90 - $160.

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It takes approximately 9h 25m to get from Gold Coast to Armidale, including transfers.

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Gold Coast to Armidale bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, depart from Surfers Paradise station.

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The best way to get from Gold Coast to Armidale is to bus which takes 9h 25m and costs $90 - $160. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $280 - $480 and takes 5h 41m.

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There is no direct flight from Gold Coast Airport to Armidale Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 25m and has one stopover.

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Gold Coast to Armidale bus services, operated by New England Coaches, arrive at Armidale station.

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Map of how to get from Gold Coast to Armidale.
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  • Distance: 204.1 miles
  • Duration: 9h 25m

What companies run services between Gold Coast, QLD, Australia and Armidale, NSW, Australia?

You can take a bus from Gold Coast to Armidale via Coffs Harbour in around 9h 25m. Alternatively, Qantas, Jetstar and three other airlines fly from Gold Coast to Armidale hourly.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Gold Coast to Armidale via Sydney
Ave. Duration
4h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Gold Coast to Armidale via Melbourne, Sydney
Ave. Duration
7h 17m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $310
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Gold Coast to Armidale via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $470
Fly Corporate
Website
flycorporate.com.au
Flights from Brisbane to Armidale
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$35 - $140
Train operators
TRANSLink QLD
Phone
13 12 30
Website
translink.com.au
Train from Helensvale, platform 2 to International Airport, platform 2
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $22
Schedules at
jp.translink.com.au
Online
$14 - $19
Standard
$16 - $22
Bus operators
Greyhound Australia

Greyhound Australia is the country’s only long distance bus operator running services in all states and territories. Greyhound Australia has been operating for 110 years and is the leading bus company in Australia. The extensive network now covers most of the Australian mainland and services more than 5 million passengers every year. Buses are equipped for the long journeys, with free WiFi, air-conditioning, full disability access, USB chargers in every seat and an on-board restroom.

Contact Details
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Surfers Paradise to Coffs Harbour
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $50
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Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$26 - $40
Flexifare
$35 - $50
Premier Motor Service
Phone
+61 2 4423 5233
Email
reservations@premierms.com.au
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Surfers Paradise to Coffs Harbour
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
Premier Motor Service

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Armidale is 1h ahead of Gold Coast. It is currently 4:29 AM in Gold Coast and 5:29 AM in Armidale.

Yes, the driving distance between Gold Coast to Armidale is 433 km. It takes approximately 5h 25m to drive from Gold Coast to Armidale.

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Regional Express, Virgin Australia, Jetstar and Qantas offer flights from Gold Coast Airport to Armidale Airport.

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There are 48+ hotels available in Armidale. Prices start at $79 USD per night.

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