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.

Recommended option

Train, fly to Townsville  •  8 h 35 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 - $287

Cheapest option

Train, fly to Mackay  •  9 h 42 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

$110 - $321

6 alternative options

Train, fly to Proserpine  •  8 h 24 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

$127 - $286

Train, fly to Moranbah, drive  •  11 h 22 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

$208 - $446

Train  •  19 h 8 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

$139 - $253

Bus  •  24 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Surfers Paradise to Brisbane Roma Street Gx243 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane to Ayr Gx443 / ...

$117 - $209

Train, bus  •  25 h 49 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

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Gold Coast to Ayr is to drive which costs $160 - $240 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 - $400 and takes 8 h 24 min.

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

Get driving directions

It takes approximately 8 h 35 min to get from Gold Coast to Ayr, including transfers.

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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 24 h 20 min.

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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 35 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 8 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Gold Coast to Ayr via Brisbane Roma Street and Brisbane in around 24 h 20 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 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $420
Flights from Brisbane to Mackay via Rockhampton
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $460
Flights from Brisbane to Moranbah
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
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
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
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
$15 - $22
Schedules at
jp.translink.com.au
Online
$15 - $19
Standard
$17 - $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
5 times a week
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Proserpine to Ayr
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Mackay to Ayr
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
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 - $240
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
A-Choice
$239
B-Quick
$132
Bus operators
Greyhound Australia
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Surfers Paradise to Brisbane Roma Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $19
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$6 - $10
Flexifare
$13 - $19
Bus from Brisbane to Ayr
Ave. Duration
22 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$110 - $190
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$110 - $170
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
$11 - $15
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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