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

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Fly Gold Coast to Sydney, train  •  5 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Gold Coast (OOL) to Sydney (SYD) OOL - SYD
  2. Take the train from Central Station to Gosford Station

$61 - $235

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Train to Brisbane, fly to Sydney, train  •  7 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Helensvale, platform 2 to International Airport, platform 2
  2. Fly from Brisbane (BNE) to Sydney (SYD) BNE - SYD
  3. Take the train from Central Station to Gosford Station

$84 - $262

Fly Gold Coast to Newcastle, train, line 21 bus  •  6 h 27 min

  1. Fly from Gold Coast (OOL) to Newcastle (NTL) OOL - NTL
  2. Take the train from Newcastle Interchange to Gosford Station
  3. Take the line 21 bus from Gosford Interchange, Burns Cres, Stand 2 to Central Coast Hwy At Arundel Rd

$66 - $278

Train to Brisbane, fly to Newcastle, train  •  8 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Helensvale, platform 2 to International Airport, platform 2
  2. Fly from Brisbane (BNE) to Newcastle (NTL) BNE - NTL
  3. Take the train from Newcastle Interchange to Gosford Station

$74 - $245

Bus  •  16 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Surfers Paradise to Tuggerah Westfield Plaza

$89 - $118

Train  •  16 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Helensvale, platform 2 to Roma Street, platform 6 Vlbd / ...
  2. Take the train from Brisbane to Gosford Station 32

$96 - $146

Drive  •  8 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Gold Coast to Central Coast 485.4 miles

$65 - $100

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The cheapest way to get from Gold Coast to Central Coast is to drive which costs $95 - $140 and takes 8 h 48 min.

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The quickest way to get from Gold Coast to Central Coast is to fly and train which costs $80 - $330 and takes 5 h 38 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Gold Coast to Central Coast. However, there are services departing from Surfers Paradise and arriving at Central Coast Hwy Opp Central Coast Grammar School via Westfield Tuggerah Stand Redbus. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h 13 min.

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The distance between Gold Coast and Central Coast is 633 km. The road distance is 776.7 km.

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The best way to get from Gold Coast to Central Coast without a car is to bus which takes 16 h 13 min and costs $120 - $170.

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It takes approximately 5 h 38 min to get from Gold Coast to Central Coast, including transfers.

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Gold Coast to Central Coast bus services, operated by Premier Motor Service, depart from Surfers Paradise station.

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The best way to get from Gold Coast to Central Coast is to bus which takes 16 h 13 min and costs $120 - $170. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $130 - $210 and takes 16 h 19 min.

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The quickest flight from Gold Coast Airport to Sydney Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 25 min.

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Gold Coast to Central Coast bus services, operated by Premier Motor Service, arrive at Tuggerah Westfield Plaza station.

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Map of how to get from Gold Coast to Central Coast.
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  • Distance: 395.8 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 38 min

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

Premier Motor Service operates a bus from Gold Coast to Central Coast once daily. Tickets cost $85 - $120 and the journey takes 14 h 20 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Gold Coast to Central Coast via Helensvale, platform 4, Helensvale, platform 2, Roma Street, platform 6, Brisbane, Gosford Station, and Gosford Interchange, Burns Cres, Stand 2 in around 16 h 19 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Gold Coast to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $370
Flights from Brisbane to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $470
Flights from Gold Coast to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $340
Flights from Brisbane to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $390
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Gold Coast to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $420
Flights from Brisbane to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $380
Flights from Brisbane to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $550
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Gold Coast to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $330
Flights from Brisbane to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $330
Flights from Gold Coast to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $340
Flights from Brisbane to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $260
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Gold Coast to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $340
Flights from Brisbane to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $310
Train operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Gosford Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$7 - $11
1st Class
$10 - $15
Train from Newcastle Interchange to Gosford Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$7 - $12
1st Class
$10 - $16
Train from Brisbane to Gosford Station
Ave. Duration
13 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$85 - $130
1st Class
$110 - $170
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
Bus operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Gosford Interchange, Burns Cres, Stand 2 to Central Coast Hwy At Arundel Rd
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Surfers Paradise to Tuggerah Westfield Plaza
Ave. Duration
14 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Schedules at
premierms.com.au

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Yes, the driving distance between Gold Coast to Central Coast is 777 km. It takes approximately 8 h 48 min to drive from Gold Coast to Central Coast.

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

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There are 253+ hotels available in Central Coast. Prices start at $72 USD per night.

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