There are 5 ways to get from Gold Coast Airport (OOL) to Rainbow Beach by bus, train, car or plane

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

Bus, train  •  7 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Gold Coast Airport to Brisbane Roma St Bus Stop
  2. Take the train from Brisbane Roma Street to Cooroy
  3. Take the bus from Cooroy to Rainbow Beach

$46 - $87

Cheapest option

Train, bus via Gympie  •  8 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Varsity Lakes, platform 2 to Roma Street, platform 6
  2. Take the train from Brisbane Roma Street to Gympie North
  3. Take the bus from Gympie to Rainbow Beach

$37 - $84

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  8 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Varsity Lakes, platform 2 to Domestic Airport, platform 1 Vlbd
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane Domestic Airport to Rainbow Beach Gx441

$43 - $180

Drive  •  4 h 6 min

  1. Drive from Gold Coast Airport (OOL) to Rainbow Beach 210.5 miles

$30 - $45

Bus, fly  •  6 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Gold Coast Airport to Brisbane Roma St Bus Stop
  2. Fly from Brisbane (BNE) to Hervey Bay (HVB) BNE - HVB
  3. Take the bus from Hervey Bay - Pialba to Rainbow Beach

$161 - $413

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Gold Coast Airport (OOL) to Rainbow Beach is to drive which costs $40 - $60 and takes 4 h 6 min.

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The quickest way to get from Gold Coast Airport (OOL) to Rainbow Beach is to drive which costs $40 - $60 and takes 4 h 6 min.

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The distance between Gold Coast Airport (OOL) and Rainbow Beach is 255 km. The road distance is 336.8 km.

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It takes approximately 7 h 28 min to get from Gold Coast Airport (OOL) to Rainbow Beach, including transfers.

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What companies run services between Gold Coast Airport (OOL), Australia and Rainbow Beach, QLD, Australia?

There is no direct connection from Gold Coast Airport (OOL) to Rainbow Beach. However, you can take the bus to Brisbane Roma St Bus Stop, take the walk to Brisbane Roma Street, take the train to Cooroy, then take the bus to Rainbow Beach. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Gold Coast Airport (OOL) to Rainbow Beach via Varsity Lakes station, Varsity Lakes, platform 2, Domestic Airport, platform 1, and Brisbane Domestic Airport in around 8 h 25 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Brisbane to Hervey Bay
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Train operators
Queensland Rail Travel
Phone
1300 131 722
Email
reservations@qr.com.au
Website
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Brisbane Roma Street to Cooroy
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Brisbane Roma Street to Gympie North
Ave. Duration
2 h 34 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
TRANSLink QLD
Website
translink.com.au
Train from Roma Street, platform 9 to Cooroy, platform 1
Ave. Duration
2 h 24 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
jp.translink.com.au
Train from Varsity Lakes, platform 2 to Domestic Airport, platform 1
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $25
Schedules at
jp.translink.com.au
Online
$16 - $21
Standard
$19 - $25
Train from Varsity Lakes, platform 2 to Roma Street, platform 6
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
jp.translink.com.au
Train from Roma Street, platform 9 to Gympie North, platform 1
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Schedules at
jp.translink.com.au
Bus operators
Byron Easybus
Website
byronbayshuttle.com.au
Bus from Gold Coast Airport to Brisbane Roma St Bus Stop
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Schedules at
byronbayshuttle.com.au
Greyhound Australia
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Cooroy to Rainbow Beach
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $24
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$9 - $14
Flexifare
$17 - $24
Bus from Brisbane Domestic Airport to Rainbow Beach
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $150
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$23 - $35
Flexifare
$30 - $45
Bus from Gympie to Rainbow Beach
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $19
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$6 - $9
Flexifare
$13 - $19
Bus from Hervey Bay - Pialba to Rainbow Beach
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $26
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$10 - $15
Flexifare
$18 - $26

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