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There are 4 ways to get from Gold Coast to Port Macquarie by bus, car, plane or train

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Bus  •  9 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Surfers Paradise to Port Macquarie Gx421

$40 - $80

3 alternative options

Drive  •  5 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Gold Coast to Port Macquarie 296.2 miles

$40 - $65

Fly from Gold Coast  •  6 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Gold Coast (OOL) to Port Macquarie (PQQ) OOL - PQQ

$167 - $512

Train to Brisbane, fly  •  5 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Helensvale, platform 2 to International Airport, platform 2
  2. Fly from Brisbane (BNE) to Port Macquarie (PQQ) BNE - PQQ

$119 - $259

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The cheapest way to get from Gold Coast to Port Macquarie is to drive which costs $55 - $90 and takes 5 h 34 min.

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The quickest way to get from Gold Coast to Port Macquarie is to drive which costs $55 - $90 and takes 5 h 34 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Surfers Paradise and arriving at Port Macquarie. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 9 h 30 min.

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The distance between Gold Coast and Port Macquarie is 385 km. The road distance is 473.9 km.

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The best way to get from Gold Coast to Port Macquarie without a car is to bus which takes 9 h 30 min and costs $60 - $110.

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The bus from Surfers Paradise to Port Macquarie takes 9 h 30 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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

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The best way to get from Gold Coast to Port Macquarie is to bus which takes 9 h 30 min and costs $60 - $110. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $230 - $750 and takes 6 h 28 min.

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There is no direct flight from Gold Coast Airport to Port Macquarie Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 30 min and has one stopover.

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Gold Coast to Port Macquarie bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, arrive at Port Macquarie station.

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Map of how to get from Gold Coast to Port Macquarie.
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  • Distance: 240.5 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 30 min

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

Greyhound Australia operates a bus from Gold Coast to Port Macquarie once daily. Tickets cost $40 - $80 and the journey takes 9 h 30 min. Premier Motor Service also services this route once daily. Alternatively, Qantas, Virgin Australia and two other airlines fly from Gold Coast to Port Macquarie hourly.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Gold Coast to Port Macquarie via Sydney
Ave. Duration
4 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Gold Coast to Port Macquarie via Melbourne, Sydney
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $750
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Gold Coast to Port Macquarie via Sydney
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $500
Flights from Brisbane to Port Macquarie
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $430
Train operators
TRANSLink QLD
Phone
13 12 30
Website
translink.com.au
Train from Helensvale, platform 2 to International Airport, platform 2
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
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 Port Macquarie
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $80
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Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$40 - $65
Flexifare
$55 - $80
Premier Motor Service
Phone
+61 2 4423 5233
Email
reservations@premierms.com.au
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Surfers Paradise to Port Macquarie
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Website
Premier Motor Service

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Port Macquarie is 1 h ahead of Gold Coast. It is currently 7:11 PM in Gold Coast and 8:11 PM in Port Macquarie.

Yes, the driving distance between Gold Coast to Port Macquarie is 474 km. It takes approximately 5 h 34 min to drive from Gold Coast to Port Macquarie.

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Virgin Australia and Qantas offer flights from Gold Coast Airport to Port Macquarie Airport.

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There are 201+ hotels available in Port Macquarie. Prices start at $75 USD per night.

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