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There are 6 ways to get from Gold Coast to Adelaide by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly from Gold Coast  •  4 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Gold Coast (OOL) to Adelaide (ADL) OOL - ADL

$98 - $342

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Train to Brisbane, fly  •  6 h 35 min

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

$90 - $329

4 alternative options

Bus  •  36 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Surfers Paradise to Sydney
  2. Take the bus from Central Station to Yass
  3. Take the bus from Yass to Albury
  4. Take the bus from Albury to 85 Franklin St

$176 - $296

Bus, train  •  42 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Surfers Paradise to Sydney
  2. Take the train from Sydney to Adelaide Parklands Indian Pacific

$374 - $772

Train  •  42 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Helensvale, platform 2 to Roma Street, platform 6
  2. Take the train from Brisbane to Central Station 32
  3. Take the train from Sydney to Adelaide Parklands

$379 - $793

Drive  •  23 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Gold Coast to Adelaide 1316.3 miles

$180 - $280

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The cheapest way to get from Gold Coast to Adelaide is to train and fly which costs $120 - $470 and takes 6 h 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from Gold Coast to Adelaide is to fly which costs $130 - $490 and takes 4 h 53 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Gold Coast to Adelaide. However, there are services departing from Surfers Paradise and arriving at 85 Franklin St via Central Station, Yass and Albury. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 36 h 55 min.

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The distance between Gold Coast and Adelaide is 1601 km. The road distance is 2106.1 km.

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The best way to get from Gold Coast to Adelaide without a car is to bus which takes 36 h 55 min and costs $240 - $420.

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It takes approximately 4 h 53 min to get from Gold Coast to Adelaide, including transfers.

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Gold Coast to Adelaide bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, depart from Surfers Paradise station.

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The best way to get from Gold Coast to Adelaide is to fly which takes 4 h 53 min and costs $130 - $490. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $240 - $420 and takes 36 h 55 min, you could also train, which costs $500 - $1,200 and takes 42 h 54 min.

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The quickest flight from Gold Coast Airport to Adelaide Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 35 min.

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Gold Coast to Adelaide bus services, operated by V-Line, arrive at 85 Franklin St station.

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Map of how to get from Gold Coast to Adelaide.
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  • Distance: 1000.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 53 min

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

Jetstar, Virgin Australia and two other airlines fly from Gold Coast to Adelaide hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Gold Coast to Adelaide via Central Station, Yass, and Albury in around 36 h 55 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Gold Coast to Adelaide
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Flights from Gold Coast to Adelaide via Sydney
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Gold Coast to Adelaide via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Brisbane to Adelaide
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Brisbane to Adelaide via Canberra
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Brisbane to Adelaide via Sydney
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Brisbane to Adelaide via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
4 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Gold Coast to Adelaide
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Gold Coast to Adelaide via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
4 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Brisbane to Adelaide
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $450
Flights from Brisbane to Adelaide via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $450
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Gold Coast to Adelaide
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Flights from Gold Coast to Adelaide via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Flights from Gold Coast to Adelaide via Sydney
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Flights from Brisbane to Adelaide
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $430
Flights from Brisbane to Adelaide via Sydney
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $430
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Gold Coast to Adelaide via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $300
Flights from Brisbane to Adelaide
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $400
Train operators
TRANSLink QLD
Phone
13 12 30
Website
translink.com.au
Train from Helensvale, platform 2 to International Airport, platform 2
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $22
Schedules at
jp.translink.com.au
Online
$14 - $19
Standard
$16 - $22
Train from Helensvale, platform 2 to Roma Street, platform 6
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
jp.translink.com.au
Great Southern Rail - Indian Pacific
Phone
1800 703 357
Email
sales.enquiries@gsr.com.au
Website
greatsouthernrail.com.au
Train from Sydney to Adelaide Parklands
Ave. Duration
24 h 45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$280 - $650
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Great Southern Rail
Everyday Daynighter Seat
$284
Advanced Gold Single Cabin
$480 - $650
Low Gold Single Cabin
$500 - $650
Everyday Gold Single Cabin
$600 - $800
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Brisbane to Central Station
Ave. Duration
14 h 17 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$90 - $130
1st Class
$120 - $180
Bus operators
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 Surfers Paradise to Sydney
Ave. Duration
14 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$70 - $130
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$70 - $110
Flexifare
$85 - $130
Bus from Central Station to Yass
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$22 - $35
Flexifare
$30 - $45
Bus from Yass to Albury
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$22 - $35
Flexifare
$30 - $45
V-Line

V/Line is the largest provider of passenger rail and coach services in regional Victoria, Australia. Train and coach services cater to destinations across regional areas from Southern Cross Station in the heart of Melbourne city. Myki is used for travel to and from V/Line stations located between Melbourne and Geelong, Ballarat, Bendigo, Traralgon and Seymour, while paper tickets must be used on long distance services to Bairnsdale, Albury, Shepparton, Echuca, Swan Hill, Ararat, Maryborough and Warrnambool. First Class carriages have meal trays, larger reclining seats with more leg room, and approximately 52 seats in each carriage, compared to 88 in Economy Class.

Contact Details
Phone
1800 800 007
Website
vline.com.au
Bus from Albury to 85 Franklin St
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Premier Motor Service
Phone
+61 2 4423 5233
Email
reservations@premierms.com.au
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Surfers Paradise to Sydney
Ave. Duration
16 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Schedules at
premierms.com.au

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More Questions & Answers

Adelaide is 30 min ahead of Gold Coast. It is currently 5:51 AM in Gold Coast and 6:21 AM in Adelaide.

Yes, the driving distance between Gold Coast to Adelaide is 2106 km. It takes approximately 23 h 16 min to drive from Gold Coast to Adelaide.

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Tigerair Australia, Jetstar, Qantas and Virgin Australia offer flights from Gold Coast Airport to Adelaide Airport.

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There are 402+ hotels available in Adelaide. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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