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There are 7 ways to get from Gold Coast to Canberra by tram, 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.

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Tram to Gold Coast, fly  •  4 h 28 min

  1. Take the tram from Cavill Avenue to Broadbeach South
  2. Fly from Gold Coast (OOL) to Canberra (CBR) OOL - CBR

$125 - $289

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Bus Greyhound Australia  •  19 h

  1. Take the bus from Surfers Paradise to Sydney Airport - International Gx423 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Sydney Airport T1 to Canberra

$103 - $167

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Train to Brisbane, fly  •  6 h 18 min

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

$147 - $356

Bus Premier Motor Service  •  20 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Surfers Paradise to Sydney
  2. Take the bus from Sydney to Canberra

$124 - $167

Train, bus  •  21 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Helensvale, platform 2 to Roma Street, platform 6
  2. Take the train from Brisbane to Central Station 32
  3. Take the bus from Sydney to Canberra

$129 - $188

Train  •  22 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Helensvale, platform 2 to Roma Street, platform 6
  2. Take the train from Brisbane to Central Station 32
  3. Take the train from Central Station to Canberra Station 633 / ...

$128 - $188

Drive  •  12 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Gold Coast to Canberra 692.6 miles

$95 - $150

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The cheapest way to get from Gold Coast to Canberra is to drive which costs $130 - $210 and takes 12 h 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Gold Coast to Canberra is to tram and fly which costs $170 - $410 and takes 4 h 28 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Gold Coast to Canberra. However, there are services departing from Surfers Paradise and arriving at Canberra via Sydney Airport T1. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19 h.

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The distance between Gold Coast and Canberra is 906 km. The road distance is 1108.2 km.

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The best way to get from Gold Coast to Canberra without a car is to bus which takes 19 h and costs $140 - $240.

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It takes approximately 4 h 28 min to get from Gold Coast to Canberra, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Gold Coast to Canberra is to bus which takes 19 h and costs $140 - $240. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $180 - $270 and takes 22 h 17 min.

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The quickest flight from Gold Coast Airport to Canberra Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 40 min.

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Gold Coast to Canberra bus services, operated by Murrays Coaches, arrive at Canberra station.

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Map of how to get from Gold Coast to Canberra.
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  • Distance: 566.4 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 28 min

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

You can take a bus from Gold Coast to Canberra via Sydney Airport - International and Sydney Airport T1 in around 19 h. Alternatively, you can take a train from Gold Coast to Canberra via Helensvale, platform 4, Helensvale, platform 2, Roma Street, platform 6, Brisbane, and Central Station in around 22 h 17 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Gold Coast to Canberra via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 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 21 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
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Gold Coast to Canberra via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 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
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Brisbane to Canberra
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Train operators
TRANSLink QLD
Website
translink.com.au
Tram from Cavill Avenue to Broadbeach South
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
jp.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
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
$90 - $130
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$90 - $130
1st Class
$120 - $180
Train from Central Station to Canberra Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$29 - $45
1st Class
$40 - $60
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 Sydney Airport - International
Ave. Duration
15 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$70 - $130
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Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$70 - $110
Flexifare
$85 - $130
Murrays Coaches
Phone
(61) 13 22 51
Email
reservations@murrays.com.au
Website
murrays.com.au
Bus from Sydney Airport T1 to Canberra
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
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Murrays Coaches
Bus from Sydney to Canberra
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
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Murrays Coaches
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Surfers Paradise to Sydney
Ave. Duration
16 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Schedules at
premierms.com.au

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Yes, the driving distance between Gold Coast to Canberra is 1108 km. It takes approximately 12 h 20 min to drive from Gold Coast to Canberra.

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Jetstar, Qantas and Virgin Australia offer flights from Gold Coast Airport to Canberra Airport.

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There are 148+ hotels available in Canberra. Prices start at $86 USD per night.

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