There are 7 ways to get from Gold Coast to Ayr by train, plane, bus or car

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

Train to Brisbane, fly to Townsville, train  •  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

$113 - $289

6 alternative options

Train to Brisbane, fly to Proserpine, train  •  8 h 27 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

$129 - $297

Train to Brisbane, fly to Mackay, train  •  9 h 45 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

$116 - $327

Fly Gold Coast to Cairns, train  •  12 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Gold Coast (OOL) to Cairns (CNS) OOL - CNS
  2. Take the train from Cairns Central Station to Ayr

$138 - $450

Train  •  19 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Helensvale, platform 2 to Roma Street, platform 7 Vlbd / ...
  2. Take the train from Brisbane Roma Street to Ayr Spirit of Queensland

$139 - $273

Bus  •  24 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Surfers Paradise Coach Transit Centre, Beach Rd to Brisbane 175 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane to Ayr Gx443 / ...

$127 - $215

Drive  •  17 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Gold Coast to Ayr 829.8 miles

$110 - $180

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 5, Helensvale, platform 2, Roma Street, platform 7, and Brisbane Roma Street in around 19 h 9 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Gold Coast to Ayr via Brisbane in around 24 h 7 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Brisbane to Townsville
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Brisbane to Townsville via Mackay
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$150 - $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 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $440
Flights from Brisbane to Mackay via Rockhampton
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $460
Flights from Gold Coast to Cairns
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $390
Flights from Gold Coast to Cairns via Sydney
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $390
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Brisbane to Townsville
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $490
Flights from Brisbane to Proserpine
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 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
Flights from Gold Coast to Cairns
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $800
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 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $330
Flights from Gold Coast to Cairns
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $390
Flights from Gold Coast to Cairns via Sydney
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $390
Hong Kong
Website
hongkongairlines.com
Flights from Gold Coast to Cairns
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $800
Train operators
TRANSLink QLD
Website
translink.com.au
Train from Helensvale, platform 2 to International Airport, platform 2
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Schedules at
jp.translink.com.au
Online
$15 - $20
Standard
$18 - $23
Train from Helensvale, platform 2 to Roma Street, platform 7
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 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
5 times a week
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Proserpine to Ayr
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Mackay to Ayr
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Cairns Central Station to Ayr
Ave. Duration
7 h 27 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Brisbane Roma Street to Ayr
Ave. Duration
16 h 17 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$130 - $260
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
A-Choice
$251
B-Quick
$138
Bus operators
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
$7 - $11
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
$11 - $16
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Greyhound Australia
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Ayr
Ave. Duration
22 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$120 - $200
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$120 - $180
Flexifare
$140 - $200

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Gold Coast to Ayr?

The distance between Gold Coast and Ayr is 1119 km. The road distance is 1328 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Gold Coast to Ayr?

The cheapest way to get from Gold Coast to Ayr is to drive which costs $150 - $230 and takes 17 h 58 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Gold Coast to Ayr?

The quickest way to get from Gold Coast to Ayr is to train and fly which takes 8 h 27 min and costs $160 - $390.

Is there a direct bus between Gold Coast and Ayr?

No, there is no direct bus from Gold Coast to Ayr. However, there are services departing from Surfers Paradise Coach Transit Centre, Beach Rd and arriving at Ayr via Brisbane. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 24 h 7 min.

How long does it take to get from Gold Coast to Ayr?

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