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There are 4 ways to get from Brisbane to Main Beach by bus, train, tram, taxi or car

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Bus  •  1 h 34 min

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

$9 - $23

Cheapest option

Train, tram  •  1 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Central, platform 1 to Helensvale, platform 1 Bdvl / ...
  2. Take the tram from Helensvale, platform 5 to Main Beach Glks

$8 - $12

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  52 min

  1. Take a taxi from Brisbane to Main Beach 48.1 miles

$130 - $160

Drive  •  52 min

  1. Drive from Brisbane to Main Beach 48.1 miles

$6 - $10

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The cheapest way to get from Brisbane to Main Beach is to drive which costs $9 - $14 and takes 52 min.

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The quickest way to get from Brisbane to Main Beach is to taxi which costs $180 - $230 and takes 52 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Brisbane to Main Beach. However, there are services departing from Brisbane Roma Street and arriving at Main Beach Pde at Main Beach Tourist Park via Remembrance Dr at Bruce Bishop Car Park. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 34 min.

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The distance between Brisbane and Main Beach is 69 km. The road distance is 76.9 km.

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The best way to get from Brisbane to Main Beach without a car is to bus which takes 1 h 34 min and costs $13 - $35.

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It takes approximately 1 h 34 min to get from Brisbane to Main Beach, including transfers.

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Brisbane to Main Beach bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, depart from Brisbane Roma Street station.

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Brisbane to Main Beach bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, arrive at Surfers Paradise station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Brisbane to Main Beach is 77 km. It takes approximately 52 min to drive from Brisbane to Main Beach.

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There are 1000+ hotels available in Main Beach. Prices start at $93 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Brisbane to Main Beach.
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  • Distance: 43.2 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 34 min

What companies run services between Brisbane, QLD, Australia and Main Beach, QLD, Australia?

Greyhound Australia operates a bus from Brisbane to Main Beach every 3 hours. Tickets cost $6 - $19 and the journey takes 1 h 15 min. Premier Motor Service also services this route once daily.

Train operators
TRANSLink QLD
Website
translink.com.au
Train from Central, platform 1 to Helensvale, platform 1
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
jp.translink.com.au
Tram from Helensvale, platform 5 to Main Beach
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
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
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$6 - $9
Flexifare
$13 - $19
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Surfers Paradise Coach Transit Centre, Beach Rd
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Other operators
Taxi from Brisbane to Main Beach
Ave. Duration
52 min
Estimated price
$130 - $160
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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