There are 4 ways to get from Gold Coast to Darwin by train, plane, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train, fly  •  10 h 2 min

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

$114 - $302

3 alternative options

Bus  •  2 days 4 h

  1. Take the bus from Surfers Paradise Coach Transit Centre, Beach Rd to Brisbane 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

$262 - $455

Train, bus  •  2 days 8 h

  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

$359 - $643

Drive  •  36 h 46 min

  1. Drive from Gold Coast to Darwin 2174.3 miles

$310 - $450

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Gold Coast to Darwin is to train and fly which costs $150 - $410 and takes 10 h 2 min.

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The quickest way to get from Gold Coast to Darwin is to train and fly which takes 10 h 2 min and costs $150 - $410.

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The distance between Gold Coast and Darwin is 2913 km. The road distance is 3479 km.

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It takes approximately 10 h 2 min to get from Gold Coast to Darwin, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Gold Coast to Darwin. However, there are services departing from Surfers Paradise Coach Transit Centre, Beach Rd and arriving at Darwin via Brisbane, Mount Isa and Tennant Creek. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 4 h.

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

You can take a bus from Gold Coast to Darwin via Brisbane, Mount Isa, and Tennant Creek in around 2 days 4 h.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Brisbane to Darwin
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $440
Flights from Brisbane to Darwin via Sydney
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $480
Flights from Brisbane to Darwin via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$200 - $480
Flights from Brisbane to Darwin via Cairns
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $480
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Brisbane to Darwin
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Brisbane to Darwin via Sydney
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Brisbane to Darwin via Alice Springs
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Brisbane to Darwin via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Brisbane to Darwin
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $360
Flights from Brisbane to Darwin via Sydney
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $360
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Brisbane to Darwin
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $360
Train operators
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
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
17 h 23 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$140 - $260
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
A-Choice
$258
B-Quick
$142
Bus operators
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
$7 - $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 Queensland
Phone
1300 287 537
Website
busqldoutback.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Mount Isa
Ave. Duration
26 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $190
Schedules at
busqldoutback.com.au
Book at
busqldoutback.com.au
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 Mount Isa to Tennant Creek
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$55 - $80
Flexifare
$70 - $100
Bus from Tennant Creek to Darwin
Ave. Duration
14 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$80 - $150
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$80 - $120
Flexifare
$100 - $140
Bus from Townsville to Tennant Creek
Ave. Duration
19 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$130 - $220
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$130 - $190
Flexifare
$150 - $220

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