There are 4 ways to get from Emerald to Gold Coast by plane, train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly, train  •  4 h 3 min

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

$135 - $287

Cheapest option

Bus  •  17 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Emerald station to Rockhampton
  2. Take the bus from Rockhampton to Brisbane
  3. Take the bus from Brisbane to Surfers Paradise Coach Transit Centre, Beach Rd

$95 - $206

2 alternative options

Train  •  18 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Emerald to Brisbane Roma Street Spirit of the Outback
  2. Take the train from Roma Street, platform 3 to Helensvale, platform 1 Bdvl / ...

$122 - $169

Drive  •  10 h 49 min

  1. Drive from Emerald to Gold Coast 582.9 miles

$80 - $120

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

You can take a bus from Emerald to Gold Coast via Rockhampton and Brisbane in around 17 h 35 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Emerald to Gold Coast via Brisbane Roma Street, Roma Street, platform 3, Helensvale, platform 1, and Helensvale, platform 5 in around 18 h 20 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Emerald to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $480
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Emerald to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $470
Train operators
TRANSLink QLD
Website
translink.com.au
Train from International Airport, platform 1 to Helensvale, platform 1
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 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 3 to Helensvale, platform 1
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
jp.translink.com.au
Queensland Rail Travel
Phone
1300 131 722
Email
reservations@qr.com.au
Website
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Emerald to Brisbane Roma Street
Ave. Duration
16 h 22 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$110 - $160
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Bus operators
Greyhound Australia
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Emerald station to Rockhampton
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23 - $85
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$23 - $35
Flexifare
$30 - $50
Bus from Rockhampton to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$60 - $95
Flexifare
$80 - $110
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

How far is it from Emerald to Gold Coast?

The distance between Emerald and Gold Coast is 725 km. The road distance is 933 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Emerald to Gold Coast?

The cheapest way to get from Emerald to Gold Coast is to drive which costs $110 - $160 and takes 10 h 49 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Emerald to Gold Coast?

The quickest way to get from Emerald to Gold Coast is to fly and train which takes 4 h 3 min and costs $170 - $380.

Is there a direct bus between Emerald and Gold Coast?

No, there is no direct bus from Emerald to Gold Coast. However, there are services departing from Emerald station and arriving at Surfers Paradise Coach Transit Centre, Beach Rd via Rockhampton and Brisbane. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h 35 min.

How long does it take to get from Emerald to Gold Coast?

It takes approximately 4 h 3 min to get from Emerald to Gold Coast, including transfers.