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There are 8 ways to get from Gold Coast to Ayr by train, plane, car or bus

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train, fly to Townsville  •  8 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Helensvale, platform 2 to International Airport, platform 2
  2. Fly from Brisbane (BNE) to Townsville (TSV) BNE - TSV
  3. Take the train from Townsville to Ayr

$111 - $287

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Train, fly to Mackay  •  9 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Helensvale, platform 2 to International Airport, platform 2
  2. Fly from Brisbane (BNE) to Mackay (MKY) BNE - MKY
  3. Take the train from Mackay to Ayr

$109 - $321

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Train, fly to Proserpine  •  8 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Helensvale, platform 2 to International Airport, platform 2
  2. Fly from Brisbane (BNE) to Proserpine (PPP) BNE - PPP
  3. Take the train from Proserpine to Ayr

$124 - $286

Train, fly to Moranbah, drive  •  11 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Helensvale, platform 2 to International Airport, platform 2
  2. Fly from Brisbane (BNE) to Moranbah (MOV) BNE - MOV
  3. Drive from Moranbah to Ayr

$207 - $446

Train  •  19 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Helensvale, platform 2 to Roma Street, platform 6 Vlbd / ...
  2. Take the train from Brisbane Roma Street to Ayr Spirit of Queensland

$129 - $253

Bus  •  23 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Surfers Paradise to Brisbane Roma Street Gx241 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane to Ayr Gx443 / ...

$116 - $208

Train, bus  •  25 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Helensvale, platform 2 to Roma Street, platform 6 Vlbd / ...
  2. Take the bus from Aspley Gympie Road to Ayr

$152 - $210

Drive  •  17 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Gold Coast to Ayr 829.8 miles

$110 - $180

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The cheapest way to get from Gold Coast to Ayr is to drive which costs $160 - $250 and takes 17 h 58 min.

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The quickest way to get from Gold Coast to Ayr is to train and fly which costs $170 - $410 and takes 8 h 23 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Gold Coast to Ayr. However, there are services departing from Surfers Paradise and arriving at Ayr via Brisbane. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 23 h 50 min.

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The distance between Gold Coast and Ayr is 1119 km. The road distance is 1327.7 km.

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The best way to get from Gold Coast to Ayr without a car is to train which takes 19 h 12 min and costs $180 - $360.

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It takes approximately 8 h 38 min to get from Gold Coast to Ayr, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Gold Coast to Ayr is to train which takes 19 h 12 min and costs $180 - $360. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $160 - $300 and takes 23 h 50 min.

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The quickest flight from Brisbane Airport to Townsville Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 55 min.

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Gold Coast to Ayr bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, arrive at Ayr station.

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Map of how to get from Gold Coast to Ayr.
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  • Distance: 699.4 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 38 min

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

You can take a train from Gold Coast to Ayr via Helensvale, platform 4, Helensvale, platform 2, Roma Street, platform 6, and Brisbane Roma Street in around 19 h 12 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Gold Coast to Ayr via Brisbane Roma Street and Brisbane in around 23 h 50 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Brisbane to Townsville
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Brisbane to Townsville via Mackay
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Brisbane to Proserpine
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $420
Flights from Brisbane to Mackay
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $440
Flights from Brisbane to Mackay via Rockhampton
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$90 - $460
Flights from Brisbane to Mackay via Townsville
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $390
Flights from Brisbane to Moranbah
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Brisbane to Townsville
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $490
Flights from Brisbane to Proserpine
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Flights from Brisbane to Mackay
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $370
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Brisbane to Townsville
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $450
Flights from Brisbane to Proserpine
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $420
Flights from Brisbane to Mackay
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $330
Flights from Brisbane to Mackay via Townsville
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $330
Train operators
TRANSLink QLD
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
Queensland Rail Travel
Phone
1300 131 722
Email
reservations@qr.com.au
Website
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Townsville to Ayr
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $21
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Queensland Rail Travel
Train from Proserpine to Ayr
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
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Queensland Rail Travel
Train from Mackay to Ayr
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
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Queensland Rail Travel
Train from Brisbane Roma Street to Ayr
Ave. Duration
16 h 17 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $240
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Queensland Rail Travel
A-Choice
$233
B-Quick
$129
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 Brisbane Roma Street
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $19
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$6 - $9
Flexifare
$13 - $19
Bus from Brisbane to Ayr
Ave. Duration
22 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$110 - $190
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$110 - $160
Flexifare
$130 - $190
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Surfers Paradise Coach Transit Centre, Beach Rd to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Surfers Paradise Coach Transit Centre, Beach Rd to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Ayr
Ave. Duration
22 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $180
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Bus from Aspley Gympie Road to Ayr
Ave. Duration
22 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$140 - $190
Schedules at
premierms.com.au

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Yes, the driving distance between Gold Coast to Ayr is 1328 km. It takes approximately 17 h 58 min to drive from Gold Coast to Ayr.

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Jetstar, Virgin Australia and Qantas offer flights from Brisbane Airport to Townsville Airport.

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There are nine+ hotels available in Ayr. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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