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

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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

$45 - $84

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Train, bus  •  8 h 23 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

$42 - $179

3 alternative options

Bus  •  7 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Gold Coast Airport to Brisbane Roma St Bus Stop Northbound - Byron to Brisbane Int. / ...
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane to Rainbow Beach Gx440 / ...

$48 - $182

Drive  •  4 h 6 min

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

$30 - $45

Bus, fly  •  6 h 54 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 - Torquay to Rainbow Beach

$154 - $404

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Gold Coast Airport (OOL) to Rainbow Beach. However, there are services departing from Gold Coast Airport and arriving at Rainbow Beach via Brisbane. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 30 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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The best way to get from Gold Coast Airport (OOL) to Rainbow Beach without a car is to bus and train which takes 7 h 28 min and costs .

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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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Gold Coast Airport (OOL) to Rainbow Beach bus services, operated by Byron Easybus, depart from Gold Coast Airport station.

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The quickest flight from Brisbane Airport to Hervey Bay Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Gold Coast Airport (OOL) to Rainbow Beach bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, arrive at Rainbow Beach station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Gold Coast Airport (OOL) to Rainbow Beach is 337 km. It takes approximately 4 h 6 min to drive from Gold Coast Airport (OOL) to Rainbow Beach.

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Qantas offers flights from Brisbane Airport to Hervey Bay Airport.

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There are 17+ hotels available in Rainbow Beach. Prices start at $74 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Gold Coast Airport (OOL) to Rainbow Beach.
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  • Distance: 159.4 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 28 min

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

You can take a bus from Gold Coast Airport (OOL) to Rainbow Beach via Brisbane Roma St Bus Stop and Brisbane in around 7 h 30 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
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Book at
Queensland Rail Travel
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 - $24
Schedules at
jp.translink.com.au
Online
$16 - $21
Standard
$18 - $24
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

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 Cooroy to Rainbow Beach
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $23
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$9 - $13
Flexifare
$16 - $23
Bus from Brisbane to Rainbow Beach
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $150
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$22 - $35
Flexifare
$30 - $45
Bus from Brisbane Domestic Airport to Rainbow Beach
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $150
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$22 - $35
Flexifare
$30 - $45
Bus from Hervey Bay - Torquay to Rainbow Beach
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $25
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$10 - $15
Flexifare
$18 - $25
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Rainbow Beach
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Schedules at
premierms.com.au

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