From Brisbane Roma Street bus to Surfers Paradise. 1 h 25 min $18. From Central, platform 1 train to Nerang station, stop A then line 740 bus to Thomas Dr near Parnoo St. 1 h 44 min $16. From Brisbane taxi to Gold Coast. 54 min $226. From Brisbane drive to Gold Coast. 54 min $11.
Greyhound Australia operates a bus from Brisbane to Gold Coast every 4 hours. Tickets cost $6 - $20 and the journey takes 1 h 25 min. Premier Motor Service also services this route once daily. Alternatively, TRANSLink QLD operates a train from Brisbane to Gold Coast every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $7 - $10 and the journey takes 1 h 13 min. TRANSLink QLD also services this route every 30 minutes.