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There are 5 ways to get from Gold Coast to Childers by train, bus, car, plane or tram

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Train  •  8 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Helensvale, platform 2 to Roma Street, platform 6 Vlbd / ...
  2. Take the train from Brisbane Roma Street to Howard Tilt Train

$50 - $77

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Bus  •  8 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Surfers Paradise to Brisbane Roma Street Gx241 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane to Childers Gx402 / ...

$35 - $168

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Drive  •  4 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Gold Coast to Childers 241.8 miles

$30 - $50

Train, fly to Hervey Bay, bus  •  6 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Helensvale, platform 2 to International Airport, platform 2
  2. Fly from Brisbane (BNE) to Hervey Bay (HVB) BNE - HVB
  3. Take the bus from Hervey Bay - Torquay to Childers

$130 - $375

Tram, train, fly to Bundaberg, bus  •  7 h 53 min

  1. Take the tram from Cypress Avenue to Helensvale, platform 4
  2. Take the train from Helensvale, platform 2 to International Airport, platform 2
  3. Fly from Brisbane (BNE) to Bundaberg (BDB) BNE - BDB
  4. Take the bus from Bundaberg, Sugarland to Childers

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The cheapest way to get from Gold Coast to Childers is to drive which costs $45 - $70 and takes 4 h 48 min.

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The quickest way to get from Gold Coast to Childers is to drive which costs $45 - $70 and takes 4 h 48 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Gold Coast to Childers. However, there are services departing from Surfers Paradise and arriving at Childers via Brisbane. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 20 min.

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The distance between Gold Coast and Childers is 328 km. The road distance is 386.9 km.

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The best way to get from Gold Coast to Childers without a car is to train which takes 8 h 11 min and costs $70 - $110.

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It takes approximately 8 h 11 min to get from Gold Coast to Childers, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Gold Coast to Childers is to train which takes 8 h 11 min and costs $70 - $110. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $50 - $240 and takes 8 h 20 min.

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The quickest flight from Brisbane Airport to Hervey Bay Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Gold Coast to Childers.
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  • Distance: 205.1 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 11 min

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

You can take a train from Gold Coast to Childers via Helensvale, platform 4, Helensvale, platform 2, Roma Street, platform 6, Brisbane Roma Street, and Howard in around 8 h 11 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Gold Coast to Childers via Brisbane Roma Street and Brisbane in around 8 h 20 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Brisbane to Hervey Bay
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Brisbane to Bundaberg
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $400
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Brisbane to Bundaberg
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $350
Train operators
TRANSLink QLD
Website
translink.com.au
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
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
Tram from Cypress Avenue to Helensvale, platform 4
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
jp.translink.com.au
Queensland Rail Travel
Phone
1300 131 722
Email
reservations@qr.com.au
Website
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Brisbane Roma Street to Howard
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
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Queensland Rail Travel
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 Brisbane Roma Street
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $19
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$6 - $9
Flexifare
$13 - $19
Bus from Brisbane to Childers
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$29 - $150
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$29 - $45
Flexifare
$40 - $55
Bus from Hervey Bay - Torquay to Childers
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5 - $17
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$5 - $8
Flexifare
$12 - $17
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
$6 - $10
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
$10 - $14
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Childers
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
North Burnett Regional Council
Phone
1300 696 272
Email
admin@northburnett.qld.gov.au
Website
northburnett.qld.gov.au
Bus from Bundaberg, Sugarland to Childers
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
northburnett.qld.gov.au

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Yes, the driving distance between Gold Coast to Childers is 387 km. It takes approximately 4 h 48 min to drive from Gold Coast to Childers.

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Qantas offers flights from Brisbane Airport to Hervey Bay Airport.

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There are four+ hotels available in Childers. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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