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There are 6 ways to get from Gold Coast to Darwin by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly from Gold Coast  •  8h 56m

  1. Fly from Gold Coast (OOL) to Darwin (DRW) OOL - DRW

$283 - $362

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Train to Brisbane, fly  •  7h 42m

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

$125 - $319

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Bus  •  2 days 6h

  1. Take the bus from Surfers Paradise to Brisbane Roma Street 175
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane to Mount Isa
  3. Take the bus from Mount Isa to Tennant Creek
  4. Take the bus from Tennant Creek to Darwin

$256 - $433

Train, bus  •  2 days 8h

  1. Take the train from Helensvale, platform 2 to Roma Street, platform 6
  2. Take the train from Brisbane Roma Street to Townsville
  3. Take the bus from Townsville to Tennant Creek
  4. Take the bus from Tennant Creek to Darwin

$339 - $623

Train, bus via Aspley Gympie Road  •  2 days 14h

  1. Take the train from Helensvale, platform 2 to Roma Street, platform 6
  2. Take the bus from Aspley Gympie Road to Townsville
  3. Take the bus from Townsville to Tennant Creek
  4. Take the bus from Tennant Creek to Darwin

$362 - $580

Drive  •  36h 46m

  1. Drive from Gold Coast to Darwin 2174.3 miles

$310 - $450

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The cheapest way to get from Gold Coast to Darwin is to train and fly which costs $170 - $450 and takes 7h 42m.

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The quickest way to get from Gold Coast to Darwin is to train and fly which costs $170 - $450 and takes 7h 42m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Gold Coast to Darwin. However, there are services departing from Surfers Paradise and arriving at Darwin via Brisbane, Mount Isa and Tennant Creek. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 6h.

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The distance between Gold Coast and Darwin is 2913 km. The road distance is 3478.9 km.

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The best way to get from Gold Coast to Darwin without a car is to bus which takes 2 days 6h and costs $360 - $650.

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It takes approximately 8h 56m to get from Gold Coast to Darwin, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Gold Coast to Darwin is to fly which takes 8h 56m and costs $390 - $550. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $360 - $650 and takes 2 days 6h.

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There is no direct flight from Gold Coast Airport to Darwin Airport. The quickest flight takes 7h 10m and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Gold Coast to Darwin.
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  • Distance: 1820.4 miles
  • Duration: 8h 56m

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

Virgin Australia, Jetstar and three other airlines fly from Gold Coast to Darwin hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Gold Coast to Darwin via Brisbane, Mount Isa, and Tennant Creek in around 2 days 6h.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Gold Coast to Darwin via Sydney
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $600
Flights from Gold Coast to Darwin via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $370
Flights from Gold Coast to Darwin via Adelaide
Ave. Duration
12h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $350
Flights from Gold Coast to Darwin via Cairns
Ave. Duration
10h 45m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $800
Flights from Gold Coast to Darwin via Newcastle, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
11h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $370
Flights from Gold Coast to Darwin via Newcastle, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
11h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $340
Flights from Brisbane to Darwin
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $420
Flights from Brisbane to Darwin via Sydney
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
$200 - $480
Flights from Brisbane to Darwin via Cairns
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $480
Flights from Brisbane to Darwin via Alice Springs
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $480
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Gold Coast to Darwin via Sydney
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $700
Flights from Gold Coast to Darwin via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
8h 37m
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$340 - $750
Flights from Gold Coast to Darwin via Adelaide, Alice Springs
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$320 - $750
Flights from Gold Coast to Darwin via Sydney, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$340 - $750
Flights from Gold Coast to Darwin via Canberra, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
11h 40m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$340 - $750
Flights from Brisbane to Darwin
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Brisbane to Darwin via Sydney
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Brisbane to Darwin via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Gold Coast to Darwin via Sydney
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $340
Flights from Gold Coast to Darwin via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $370
Flights from Gold Coast to Darwin via Adelaide
Ave. Duration
12h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $350
Flights from Gold Coast to Darwin via Melbourne, Adelaide
Ave. Duration
10h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $380
Flights from Gold Coast to Darwin via Newcastle, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
11h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $370
Flights from Gold Coast to Darwin via Newcastle, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
11h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $340
Flights from Brisbane to Darwin
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $360
Flights from Brisbane to Darwin via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $360
Flights from Brisbane to Darwin via Adelaide
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $360
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Gold Coast to Darwin via Sydney, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
11h 50m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$260 - $330
Flights from Brisbane to Darwin
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $360
Train operators
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
Queensland Rail Travel
Phone
1300 131 722
Email
reservations@qr.com.au
Website
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Brisbane Roma Street to Townsville
Ave. Duration
17h 23m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $250
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Queensland Rail Travel
A-Choice
$249
B-Quick
$137
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
55m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $19
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$6 - $9
Flexifare
$13 - $19
Bus from Mount Isa to Tennant Creek
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$50 - $75
Flexifare
$65 - $95
Bus from Tennant Creek to Darwin
Ave. Duration
14h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $140
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$80 - $120
Flexifare
$95 - $140
Bus from Townsville to Tennant Creek
Ave. Duration
19h 45m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$120 - $220
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$120 - $180
Flexifare
$150 - $210
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Surfers Paradise Coach Transit Centre, Beach Rd to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Premier Motor Service
Phone
+61 2 4423 5233
Email
reservations@premierms.com.au
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Surfers Paradise Coach Transit Centre, Beach Rd to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
Premier Motor Service
Bus from Aspley Gympie Road to Townsville
Ave. Duration
23h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$150 - $200
Website
Premier Motor Service
Bus Queensland
Phone
1300 287 537
Website
busqldoutback.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Mount Isa
Ave. Duration
28h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Schedules at
busqldoutback.com.au
Book at
busqldoutback.com.au

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Darwin is 30m behind Gold Coast. It is currently 6:01 PM in Gold Coast and 5:31 PM in Darwin.

Yes, the driving distance between Gold Coast to Darwin is 3479 km. It takes approximately 36h 46m to drive from Gold Coast to Darwin.

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

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There are 133+ hotels available in Darwin. Prices start at $60 USD per night.

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