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There are 4 ways to get from Brisbane to Gold Coast by bus, train, taxi or car

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Bus  •  1 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Brisbane Roma Street to Surfers Paradise Gx426 / ...

$6 - $19

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Train  •  1 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Central, platform 1 to Nerang, platform 1 Bdvl / ...

$10 - $14

Taxi  •  54 min

  1. Take a taxi from Brisbane to Gold Coast 49.3 miles

$130 - $170

Drive  •  54 min

  1. Drive from Brisbane to Gold Coast 49.3 miles

$7 - $11

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The cheapest way to get from Brisbane to Gold Coast is to drive which costs $9 - $15 and takes 54 min.

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The quickest way to get from Brisbane to Gold Coast is to taxi which costs $190 - $230 and takes 54 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Brisbane Roma Street and arriving at Surfers Paradise. Services depart every two hours. The journey takes approximately 1 h 15 min.

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The distance between Brisbane and Gold Coast is 71 km. The road distance is 78.9 km.

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The best way to get from Brisbane to Gold Coast without a car is to bus which takes 1 h 15 min and costs $9 - $26.

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The bus from Brisbane Roma Street to Surfers Paradise takes 1 h 15 min including transfers and departs every two hours.

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Brisbane to Gold Coast bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, depart from Brisbane Roma Street station.

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The best way to get from Brisbane to Gold Coast is to bus which takes 1 h 15 min and costs $9 - $26. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $13 - $20 and takes 1 h 43 min.

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Brisbane to Gold Coast bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, arrive at Surfers Paradise station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Brisbane to Gold Coast is 79 km. It takes approximately 54 min to drive from Brisbane to Gold Coast.

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Map of how to get from Brisbane to Gold Coast.
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  • Distance: 44.5 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 15 min

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

Greyhound Australia operates a bus from Brisbane to Gold Coast every 3 hours. Tickets cost $6 - $19 and the journey takes 1 h 15 min. Premier Motor Service also services this route twice daily. Alternatively, TRANSLink QLD operates a train from Brisbane to Gold Coast every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $6 - $9 and the journey takes 1 h 13 min.

Train operators
TRANSLink QLD
Website
translink.com.au
Train from Central, platform 1 to Nerang, platform 1
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
jp.translink.com.au
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 Brisbane Roma Street to Surfers Paradise
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $19
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Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$6 - $9
Flexifare
$13 - $19
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Surfers Paradise
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Other operators
Taxi from Brisbane to Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
54 min
Estimated price
$130 - $170
Black & White Cabs
Phone
+61 13 32 22
Website
blackandwhitecabs.com.au
Yellow Cab Co
Phone
+61 13 19 24
Website
yellowcab.com.au

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