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There are 8 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  •  5h 44m

  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  •  7h 25m

  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

$83 - $262

Fly Gold Coast to Newcastle, train, line 21 bus  •  6h 29m

  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 Station, Stand B to Central Coast Hwy At Arundel Rd

$66 - $277

Train to Brisbane, fly to Newcastle, train  •  8h 5m

  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

$73 - $244

Bus, train  •  14h 13m

  1. Take the bus from Surfers Paradise to Newcastle Gx423 / ...
  2. Take the train from Newcastle Interchange to Gosford Station Central Coast and Newcastle Line

$69 - $117

Bus  •  16h 13m

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

$73 - $115

Train  •  16h 24m

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

$91 - $136

Drive  •  8h 48m

  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 - $150 and takes 8h 48m.

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The quickest way to get from Gold Coast to Central Coast is to fly and train which costs $85 - $340 and takes 5h 44m.

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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 16h 13m.

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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 and train which takes 14h 13m and costs $95 - $170.

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It takes approximately 5h 44m 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 16h 13m and costs $100 - $170. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $120 - $200 and takes 16h 24m.

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The quickest flight from Gold Coast Airport to Sydney Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 30m.

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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: 5h 44m

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 $65 - $110 and the journey takes 14h 20m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Gold Coast to Central Coast via Helensvale, platform 4, Helensvale, platform 2, Brisbane, Gosford Station, and Gosford Station, Stand B in around 16h 24m.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Gold Coast to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $380
Flights from Brisbane to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $470
Flights from Gold Coast to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $340
Flights from Brisbane to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $390
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Gold Coast to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $420
Flights from Brisbane to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $380
Flights from Brisbane to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $550
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Gold Coast to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $330
Flights from Brisbane to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $330
Flights from Gold Coast to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $340
Flights from Brisbane to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $260
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Gold Coast to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $340
Flights from Brisbane to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
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
1h 20m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Economy
$7 - $11
1st Class
$10 - $15
Train from Newcastle Interchange to Gosford Station
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Economy
$7 - $11
1st Class
$10 - $16
Train from Brisbane to Gosford Station
Ave. Duration
13h 2m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Economy
$80 - $120
1st Class
$110 - $170
TRANSLink QLD
Phone
13 12 30
Website
translink.com.au
Train from Helensvale, platform 2 to International Airport, platform 2
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
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
1h 3m
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 Station, Stand B to Central Coast Hwy At Arundel Rd
Ave. Duration
21m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
Transport NSW
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 Newcastle
Ave. Duration
11h 55m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$55 - $85
Flexifare
$70 - $100
Premier Motor Service
Phone
+61 2 4423 5233
Email
reservations@premierms.com.au
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Surfers Paradise to Tuggerah Westfield Plaza
Ave. Duration
14h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $110
Website
Premier Motor Service

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Central Coast is 1h ahead of Gold Coast. It is currently 5:28 PM in Gold Coast and 6:28 PM in Central Coast.

Yes, the driving distance between Gold Coast to Central Coast is 777 km. It takes approximately 8h 48m 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 286+ hotels available in Central Coast. Prices start at $81 USD per night.

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