From Brisbane Roma Street bus to Surfers Paradise. 1 h 25 min $18. From Fortitude Valley, platform 1 train to Nerang station, stop A then line 740 bus to Thomas Dr near Parnoo St. 1 h 48 min $16. From Brunswick Street Stop 212 bus to Springwood Bus Station then bus to Surfers Paradise Coach Transit Centre, Beach Rd. 2 h 14 min $21. From Fortitude Valley taxi to Gold Coast. 54 min $227. From Fortitude Valley drive to Gold Coast. 54 min $12.