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

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Tram to Gold Coast, fly  •  3 h 34 min

  1. Take the tram from Cavill Avenue to Broadbeach South
  2. Fly from Gold Coast (OOL) to Sydney (SYD) OOL - SYD

$52 - $221

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Train to Brisbane, fly  •  5 h 17 min

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

$74 - $248

Bus  •  14 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Surfers Paradise to Sydney Gx423 / ...

$70 - $130

Train  •  17 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Helensvale, platform 2 to Roma Street, platform 6 Vlbd / ...
  2. Take the train from Brisbane to Central Station 32

$99 - $143

Drive  •  9 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Gold Coast to Sydney 528.6 miles

$75 - $110

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The cheapest way to get from Gold Coast to Sydney is to drive which costs $100 - $160 and takes 9 h 32 min.

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The quickest way to get from Gold Coast to Sydney is to tram and fly which costs $70 - $320 and takes 3 h 34 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Surfers Paradise and arriving at Sydney. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 14 h 25 min.

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The distance between Gold Coast and Sydney is 686 km. The road distance is 845.7 km.

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The best way to get from Gold Coast to Sydney without a car is to bus which takes 14 h 25 min and costs $100 - $170.

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It takes approximately 3 h 34 min to get from Gold Coast to Sydney, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Gold Coast to Sydney is to bus which takes 14 h 25 min and costs $100 - $170. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $130 - $210 and takes 17 h 9 min.

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The quickest flight from Gold Coast Airport to Sydney Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 30 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Gold Coast to Sydney.
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  • Distance: 428.5 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 34 min

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

Greyhound Australia operates a bus from Gold Coast to Sydney 3 times a day. Tickets cost $70 - $130 and the journey takes 14 h 25 min. Premier Motor Service also services this route once daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Gold Coast to Sydney via Helensvale, platform 4, Helensvale, platform 2, and Brisbane in around 17 h 9 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Gold Coast to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $390
Flights from Brisbane to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $470
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Gold Coast to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $420
Flights from Gold Coast to Sydney via Canberra
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $420
Flights from Brisbane to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $380
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Gold Coast to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $330
Flights from Brisbane to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $330
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Gold Coast to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $340
Flights from Brisbane to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $310
Train operators
TRANSLink QLD
Phone
13 12 30
Website
translink.com.au
Tram from Cavill Avenue to Broadbeach South
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
jp.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
Train from Helensvale, platform 2 to Roma Street, platform 6
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
jp.translink.com.au
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Brisbane to Central Station
Ave. Duration
14 h 17 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$90 - $130
1st Class
$120 - $180
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 Sydney
Ave. Duration
14 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$70 - $130
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$70 - $110
Flexifare
$85 - $130
Premier Motor Service
Phone
+61 2 4423 5233
Email
reservations@premierms.com.au
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Surfers Paradise to Sydney
Ave. Duration
16 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Schedules at
premierms.com.au

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Sydney is 1 h ahead of Gold Coast. It is currently 10:23 PM in Gold Coast and 11:23 PM in Sydney.

Yes, the driving distance between Gold Coast to Sydney is 846 km. It takes approximately 9 h 32 min to drive from Gold Coast to Sydney.

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Tigerair Australia, Qantas, Jetstar and Virgin Australia offer flights from Gold Coast Airport to Sydney Airport.

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There are 2145+ hotels available in Sydney. Prices start at $84 USD per night.

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