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  •  8 h 1 min

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

$274 - $372

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Train to Brisbane, fly  •  7 h 47 min

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

$127 - $319

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Bus  •  2 days 6 h

  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

$257 - $434

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

$349 - $633

Train, bus via Gympie Rd at Aspley South, stop 41  •  2 days 14 h

  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

$372 - $580

Drive  •  36 h 46 min

  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 - $440 and takes 7 h 47 min.

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The quickest way to get from Gold Coast to Darwin is to train and fly which costs $170 - $440 and takes 7 h 47 min.

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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 6 h.

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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 6 h and costs $350 - $600.

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It takes approximately 8 h 1 min 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 8 h 1 min and costs $370 - $550. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $350 - $600 and takes 2 days 6 h.

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There is no direct flight from Gold Coast Airport to Darwin Airport. The quickest flight takes 6 h 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: 8 h 1 min

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

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

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Gold Coast to Darwin via Cairns
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $340
Flights from Gold Coast to Darwin via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $370
Flights from Gold Coast to Darwin via Sydney
Ave. Duration
8 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $850
Flights from Gold Coast to Darwin via Adelaide
Ave. Duration
10 h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $350
Flights from Gold Coast to Darwin via Newcastle, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
9 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $370
Flights from Brisbane to Darwin
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $440
Flights from Brisbane to Darwin via Cairns
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$200 - $480
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 Townsville
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,100
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Gold Coast to Darwin via Sydney
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $700
Flights from Gold Coast to Darwin via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
8 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $750
Flights from Gold Coast to Darwin via Sydney, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $750
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 to Friday
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 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Gold Coast to Darwin via Cairns
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $340
Flights from Gold Coast to Darwin via Sydney
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $340
Flights from Gold Coast to Darwin via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $370
Flights from Gold Coast to Darwin via Adelaide
Ave. Duration
10 h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $350
Flights from Gold Coast to Darwin via Newcastle, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
9 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $370
Flights from Brisbane to Darwin
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $360
Flights from Brisbane to Darwin via Sydney
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $360
Flights from Brisbane to Darwin via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $360
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Gold Coast to Darwin via Sydney, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
10 h 55 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$260 - $330
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
$130 - $260
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
A-Choice
$254
B-Quick
$140
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.

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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 Mount Isa to Tennant Creek
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$50 - $80
Flexifare
$65 - $95
Bus from Tennant Creek to Darwin
Ave. Duration
14 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $140
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
Once a week
Estimated price
$130 - $220
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$130 - $190
Flexifare
$150 - $220
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 Aspley Gympie Road to Townsville
Ave. Duration
23 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$150 - $200
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Bus Queensland
Phone
1300 287 537
Website
busqldoutback.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Mount Isa
Ave. Duration
28 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Schedules at
busqldoutback.com.au
Book at
busqldoutback.com.au

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Darwin is 30 min behind Gold Coast. It is currently 1:30 AM in Gold Coast and 1:00 AM in Darwin.

Yes, the driving distance between Gold Coast to Darwin is 3479 km. It takes approximately 36 h 46 min 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 134+ hotels available in Darwin. Prices start at $79 USD per night.

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