There are 6 ways to get from Canberra to Gold Coast by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly to Gold Coast  •  3 h 20 min

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

$125 - $280

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Bus  •  20 h

  1. Take the bus from Canberra to Sydney
  2. Take the bus from Sydney to Surfers Paradise Gx243 / ...

$97 - $174

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Fly to Brisbane, train  •  5 h 25 min

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

$156 - $350

Bus, train  •  20 h 41 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

$120 - $197

Train  •  21 h 25 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

$128 - $196

Drive  •  12 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Canberra to Gold Coast 691.6 miles

$95 - $150

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The cheapest way to get from Canberra to Gold Coast is to drive which costs $130 - $200 and takes 12 h 18 min.

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The quickest way to get from Canberra to Gold Coast is to fly which costs $170 - $390 and takes 3 h 20 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Canberra to Gold Coast. However, there are services departing from Canberra and arriving at Surfers Paradise via Sydney. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20 h.

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The distance between Canberra and Gold Coast is 906 km. The road distance is 1106.6 km.

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The best way to get from Canberra to Gold Coast without a car is to bus which takes 20 h and costs $130 - $240.

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It takes approximately 3 h 20 min to get from Canberra to Gold Coast, including transfers.

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Canberra to Gold Coast bus services, operated by Murrays Coaches, depart from Canberra station.

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The best way to get from Canberra to Gold Coast is to fly which takes 3 h 20 min and costs $170 - $390. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $130 - $240 and takes 20 h, you could also train, which costs $170 - $270 and takes 21 h 25 min.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Canberra to Gold Coast.
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  • Distance: 566.4 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 20 min

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

Virgin Australia, Qantas and Jetstar fly from Canberra to Gold Coast hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Canberra to Gold Coast via Sydney in around 20 h.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Canberra to Gold Coast via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
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 17 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 25 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
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Canberra to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 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 - $22
Schedules at
jp.translink.com.au
Online
$15 - $19
Standard
$17 - $22
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
$90 - $140
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$90 - $140
1st Class
$120 - $190
Train from Canberra Station to Central Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$29 - $45
1st Class
$40 - $60
Bus operators
Murrays Coaches
Website
murrays.com.au
Bus from Canberra to Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $45
Schedules at
murrays.com.au
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 Sydney to Surfers Paradise
Ave. Duration
15 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75 - $130
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$75 - $110
Flexifare
$90 - $130
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Surfers Paradise
Ave. Duration
16 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $120
Schedules at
premierms.com.au

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Yes, the driving distance between Canberra to Gold Coast is 1107 km. It takes approximately 12 h 18 min to drive from Canberra to Gold Coast.

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Qantas and Virgin Australia offer flights from Canberra Airport to Gold Coast Airport.

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There are 992+ hotels available in Gold Coast. Prices start at $94 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Canberra to Canberra Airport is to line 11 bus which takes 14 min and costs .

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