From Fortitude Valley, platform 1 train to Nerang station, stop A then line 740 bus to Surfers Paradise, Cypress Ave. 1 h 52 min $16. From Brunswick Street Stop 202 near Wickham St line 375 bus to Brisbane Roma Street then bus to Surfers Paradise. 2 h 39 min $23. From Fortitude Valley taxi to Gold Coast. 54 min $227. From Fortitude Valley drive to Gold Coast. 54 min $11.