There are 4 ways to get from Gold Coast to Caloundra by bus, train, car or shuttle

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Bus  •  4h 38m

  1. Take the bus from Surfers Paradise to Brisbane Gx243 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane to Mooloolaba Gx441 / ...

$39 - $87

Cheapest option

Train  •  5h 13m

  1. Take the train from Helensvale station, platform 2 to Fortitude Valley station, platform 2 Vlbd / ...
  2. Take the train from Fortitude Valley station, platform 4 to Landsborough station, platform 1 Brna / ...

$28 - $38

2 alternative options

Drive  •  1h 56m

  1. Drive from Gold Coast to Caloundra 168.1 km

$24 - $35

Shuttle  •  3h 21m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Gold Coast to Kawana Waters Byron Bay

$58 - $75

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The cheapest way to get from Gold Coast to Caloundra is to drive which costs $24 - $35 and takes 1h 56m.

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The quickest way to get from Gold Coast to Caloundra is to drive which costs $24 - $35 and takes 1h 56m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Gold Coast to Caloundra station. However, there are services departing from Surfers Paradise and arriving at Caloundra station via Brisbane and Brisbane Rd at Mooloolaba Bowls Club. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 38m.

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The distance between Gold Coast and Caloundra is 137 km. The road distance is 168.1 km.

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The best way to get from Gold Coast to Caloundra without a car is to bus which takes 4h 38m and costs $35 - $90.

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It takes approximately 4h 38m to get from Gold Coast to Caloundra, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Gold Coast to Caloundra is to bus which takes 4h 38m and costs $35 - $90. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $27 - $40 and takes 5h 13m.

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

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

You can take a bus from Gold Coast to Caloundra via Brisbane and Brisbane Rd at Mooloolaba Bowls Club in around 4h 38m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Gold Coast to Caloundra via Helensvale station, platform 4, Helensvale station, platform 2, Fortitude Valley station, platform 4, Landsborough station, platform 1, and Landsborough station in around 5h 13m.

Train operators
TRANSLink QLD
Phone
13 12 30
Website
translink.com.au
Train from Helensvale station, platform 2 to Fortitude Valley station, platform 2
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Website
TRANSLink QLD
Train from Fortitude Valley station, platform 4 to Landsborough station, platform 1
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Website
TRANSLink QLD
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, although service is limited in Western Australia with just a single route to Broome. Buses are equipped for long journeys, with free WiFi, air-conditioning, full disability access, USB chargers, reclining seats and an onboard bathroom.

Contact Details
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Surfers Paradise to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $35
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Greyhound.com.au
Early Bird
$26 - $35
Premium
$26 - $35
Advantage
$24 - $29
Bus from Brisbane to Mooloolaba
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Early Bird
$30 - $40
Premium
$30 - $45
Advantage
$30 - $40
Transport NSW

Transport for NSW manages public transport for Australia’s New South Wales region, including metro, train, bus, ferry, light rail and coach. Hubs include Sydney, Byron Bay, Newcastle and Wollongong. Use an Opal card for cheapest fares in greater Sydney, the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, the Hunter and the Illawarra. Tickets for regional train and bus services need to be booked before travel (Opal cards are not accepted).

Contact Details
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Surfers Paradise Coach Transit Centre, Beach Rd to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Premier Motor Service
Phone
+61 2 4423 5233
Email
reservations@premierms.com.au
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Surfers Paradise Coach Transit Centre, Beach Rd to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
Premier Motor Service
Bus from Brisbane to Mooloolaba
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
Premier Motor Service
Coast 2 Coast Bus Service
Phone
+61 (0) 435 031 564
Email
info@coast2coastbuses.com
Website
coast2coastbuses.com
Shuttle from Gold Coast to Kawana Waters
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Schedules at
coast2coastbuses.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Gold Coast to Caloundra is 168 km. It takes approximately 1h 56m to drive from Gold Coast to Caloundra.

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There are 575+ hotels available in Caloundra. Prices start at $150 AUD per night.

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