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Recommended option

Fly to Gold Coast  •  2 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Canberra (CBR) to Gold Coast (OOL) CBR - OOL

$128 - $283

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  21 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Canberra to Sydney
  2. Take the train from Central Station to Brisbane 31
  3. Take the train from Roma Street, platform 4 to Helensvale, platform 1

$127 - $200

4 alternative options

Fly to Brisbane, train  •  4 h 11 min

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

$157 - $351

Train  •  22 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Canberra Station to Central Station 634 / ...
  2. Take the train from Central Station to Brisbane 31
  3. Take the train from Roma Street, platform 4 to Helensvale, platform 1

$135 - $198

Bus  •  27 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Canberra Civic Coach Stop, West Row to Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay 781
  2. Take the bus from Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay to Dubbo Station, Coach Bay 791
  3. Take the bus from Dubbo Station, Coach Bay to Tamworth Station, Coach Stop 361
  4. Take the bus from Tamworth to Brisbane
  5. Take the bus from Brisbane to Surfers Paradise Coach Transit Centre, Beach Rd

$155 - $220

Drive  •  12 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Canberra Airport (CBR) to Gold Coast 692.7 miles

$95 - $150

What companies run services between Canberra Airport (CBR), Australia and Gold Coast, QLD, Australia?

Virgin Australia, Qantas and Jetstar fly from Canberra Airport (CBR) to Gold Coast hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Canberra Airport (CBR) to Gold Coast via Wentworth Av opposite station, Canberra Station, Central Station, Brisbane, Roma Street, platform 4, Helensvale, platform 1, and Helensvale, platform 5 in around 22 h 35 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Canberra to Gold Coast via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Canberra to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Canberra to Brisbane via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Canberra to Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Canberra to Gold Coast via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Canberra to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Canberra to Brisbane via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Canberra to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $270
Train operators
TRANSLink QLD
Website
translink.com.au
Train from International Airport, platform 1 to Helensvale, platform 1
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Schedules at
jp.translink.com.au
Online
$15 - $20
Standard
$18 - $23
Train from Roma Street, platform 4 to Helensvale, platform 1
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 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 Central Station to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
14 h 12 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$95 - $140
1st Class
$130 - $200
Train from Canberra Station to Central Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$30 - $45
1st Class
$40 - $65
Bus operators
Murrays Coaches
Website
murrays.com.au
Bus from Canberra to Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $50
Schedules at
murrays.com.au
Greyhound Australia
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Canberra to Sydney Central Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $50
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$24 - $35
Flexifare
$30 - $50
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Canberra Civic Coach Stop, West Row to Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Bus from Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay to Dubbo Station, Coach Bay
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Bus from Dubbo Station, Coach Bay to Tamworth Station, Coach Stop
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
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
$11 - $16
Schedules at
premierms.com.au

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Canberra Airport (CBR) and Gold Coast is 906 km. The road distance is 1108 km.

The cheapest way to get from Canberra Airport (CBR) to Gold Coast is to drive which costs $130 - $190 and takes 12 h 18 min.

The quickest way to get from Canberra Airport (CBR) to Gold Coast is to fly which takes 2 h 23 min and costs $160 - $380.

No, there is no direct bus from Canberra Airport (CBR) to Gold Coast. However, there are services departing from Canberra Airport and arriving at Surfers Paradise Coach Transit Centre, Beach Rd via Canberra Civic Coach Stop, West Row, Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay, Dubbo Station, Coach Bay, Tamworth and Brisbane. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 27 h 31 min.

It takes approximately 2 h 23 min to get from Canberra Airport (CBR) to Gold Coast, including transfers.