There are 6 ways to get from Gold Coast to Coolum Beach by bus, train, car or shuttle

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Bus  •  4 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Surfers Paradise to Brisbane Roma Street Gx243 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane to Coolum Beach Gx505

$17 - $44

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Bus via Surfers Paradise  •  4 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Surfers Paradise to Brisbane
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane to Coolum Beach Gx505

$21 - $40

Train  •  4 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Helensvale, platform 2 to Central, platform 3 Vlbd / ...
  2. Take the train from Central, platform 6 to Nambour, platform 3 Ipna / ...

$62 - $80

Train, bus  •  5 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Helensvale, platform 2 to Roma Street, platform 6 Vlbd / ...
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane to Coolum Beach Gx505

$19 - $38

Drive  •  2 h 11 min

  1. Drive from Gold Coast to Coolum Beach 119.1 miles

$17 - $25

Shuttle  •  2 h 11 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Surfers Paradise to Coolum Beach

$46 - $51

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The cheapest way to get from Gold Coast to Coolum Beach is to drive which costs $23 - $35 and takes 2 h 11 min.

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The quickest way to get from Gold Coast to Coolum Beach is to shuttle which costs $60 - $70 and takes 2 h 11 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Gold Coast to Coolum Beach. However, there are services departing from Surfers Paradise and arriving at Coolum Beach via Brisbane. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 40 min.

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The distance between Gold Coast and Coolum Beach is 167 km. The road distance is 190.5 km.

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The best way to get from Gold Coast to Coolum Beach without a car is to bus which takes 4 h 40 min and costs $22 - $60.

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It takes approximately 4 h 40 min to get from Gold Coast to Coolum Beach, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Gold Coast to Coolum Beach is to bus which takes 4 h 40 min and costs $22 - $60. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $85 - $110 and takes 4 h 47 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Gold Coast to Coolum Beach is 191 km. It takes approximately 2 h 11 min to drive from Gold Coast to Coolum Beach.

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Map of how to get from Gold Coast to Coolum Beach.
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  • Distance: 104.2 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 40 min

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

You can take a bus from Gold Coast to Coolum Beach via Brisbane Roma Street and Brisbane in around 4 h 40 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Gold Coast to Coolum Beach via Helensvale, platform 4, Helensvale, platform 2, Central, platform 3, Central, platform 6, and Nambour, platform 3 in around 4 h 47 min.

Train operators
TRANSLink QLD
Website
translink.com.au
Train from Helensvale, platform 2 to Central, platform 3
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
jp.translink.com.au
Train from Central, platform 6 to Nambour, platform 3
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
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
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
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $19
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$6 - $10
Flexifare
$13 - $19
Bus from Brisbane to Coolum Beach
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $25
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$10 - $15
Flexifare
$18 - $25
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
$11 - $15
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Bus from Surfers Paradise to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Coast 2 Coast Bus Service
Phone
+61 (0) 435 031 564
Email
info@coast2coastbuses.com
Website
coast2coastbuses.com
Shuttle from Surfers Paradise to Coolum Beach
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$46 - $51
Schedules at
coast2coastbuses.com

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