There are 6 ways to get from Gold Coast to Canberra by plane, train, 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

Fly from Gold Coast  •  4 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Gold Coast (OOL) to Canberra (CBR) OOL - CBR

$126 - $289

5 alternative options

Train to Brisbane, fly  •  6 h 24 min

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

$148 - $357

Train, bus  •  21 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Helensvale, platform 2 to Roma Street, platform 7
  2. Take the train from Brisbane to Central Station 32
  3. Take the bus from Sydney to Canberra

$127 - $213

Train  •  22 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Helensvale, platform 2 to Roma Street, platform 7
  2. Take the train from Brisbane to Central Station 32
  3. Take the train from Central Station to Canberra Station 633 / ...

$134 - $213

Bus  •  25 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from Surfers Paradise Coach Transit Centre, Beach Rd to Brisbane 175
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane to Tamworth
  3. Take the bus from Tamworth Station, Coach Stop to Dubbo Station, Coach Bay 361
  4. Take the bus from Dubbo Station, Coach Bay to Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay 792
  5. Take the bus from Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay to Canberra Civic Coach Stop, West Row 782

$152 - $220

Drive  •  12 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Gold Coast to Canberra 692.6 miles

$95 - $150

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

Virgin Australia, Qantas and Jetstar fly from Gold Coast to Canberra hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Gold Coast to Canberra via Helensvale, platform 5, Helensvale, platform 2, Roma Street, platform 7, Brisbane, and Central Station in around 22 h 14 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Gold Coast to Canberra via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Brisbane to Canberra
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Brisbane to Canberra via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Gold Coast to Canberra
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Gold Coast to Canberra via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Brisbane to Canberra
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Brisbane to Canberra via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Brisbane to Canberra
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $310
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
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Brisbane to Central Station
Ave. Duration
14 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $150
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$95 - $150
1st Class
$130 - $200
Train from Central Station to Canberra Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$30 - $50
1st Class
$40 - $65
Bus operators
Murrays Coaches
Website
murrays.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Canberra
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $50
Schedules at
murrays.com.au
Greyhound Australia
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Sydney Central Station to Canberra
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $50
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$24 - $35
Flexifare
$35 - $50
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
Bus from Tamworth Station, Coach Stop to Dubbo Station, Coach Bay
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Bus from Dubbo Station, Coach Bay to Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Bus from Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay to Canberra Civic Coach Stop, West Row
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $20
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

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Gold Coast to Canberra?

The distance between Gold Coast and Canberra is 906 km. The road distance is 1108 km.

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

The cheapest way to get from Gold Coast to Canberra is to drive which costs $120 - $190 and takes 12 h 20 min.

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

The quickest way to get from Gold Coast to Canberra is to fly which takes 4 h 34 min and costs $160 - $380.

Is there a direct bus between Gold Coast and Canberra?

No, there is no direct bus from Gold Coast to Canberra. However, there are services departing from Surfers Paradise Coach Transit Centre, Beach Rd and arriving at Canberra Civic Coach Stop, West Row via Brisbane, Tamworth Station, Coach Stop, Dubbo Station, Coach Bay and Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 25 h 29 min.

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

It takes approximately 4 h 34 min to get from Gold Coast to Canberra, including transfers.