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There are 8 ways to get from Gold Coast to Elizabeth Beach by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus, train  •  12h 18m

  1. Take the bus from Surfers Paradise Coach Transit Centre, Beach Rd to Casino Station, Coach Bay 164 / ...
  2. Take the train from Casino Station to Taree Station 32
  3. Take the bus from Taree Station, Coach Stop to Pacific Palms Coach Stop, Boomerang Dr 150 / ...

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Bus  •  12h 48m

  1. Take the bus from Surfers Paradise to Bulahdelah Sydney

Bus via Taree  •  12h 57m

  1. Take the bus from Surfers Paradise to Taree Pm11
  2. Take the bus from Taree Station, Coach Stop to Pacific Palms Coach Stop, Boomerang Dr 150 / ...

Drive  •  6h 29m

  1. Drive from Gold Coast to Elizabeth Beach 577.5 km

Fly Gold Coast to Newcastle, bus  •  7h 48m

  1. Fly from Gold Coast (OOL) to Newcastle (NTL) OOL - NTL
  2. Take the bus from Newcastle to Bulahdelah
  3. Take the bus from Bulahdelah Coach Stop, Booloombayt St to Pacific Palms Coach Stop, Boomerang Dr

Fly Gold Coast to Sydney, bus  •  9h 39m

  1. Fly from Gold Coast (OOL) to Sydney (SYD) OOL - SYD
  2. Take the bus from Sydney to Bulahdelah

Train to Brisbane, fly to Newcastle, bus  •  9h 31m

  1. Take the train from Helensvale station, platform 2 to International Airport station, platform 2
  2. Fly from Brisbane (BNE) to Newcastle (NTL) BNE - NTL
  3. Take the bus from Newcastle to Bulahdelah

Train to Brisbane, fly to Port Macquarie, bus  •  10h 5m

  1. Take the train from Helensvale station, platform 2 to International Airport station, platform 2
  2. Fly from Brisbane (BNE) to Port Macquarie (PQQ) BNE - PQQ
  3. Take the bus from Port Macquarie to Taree
  4. Take the bus from Taree Station, Coach Stop to Pacific Palms Coach Stop, Boomerang Dr

Gold Coast to Elizabeth Beach by bus and train

The journey time between Gold Coast and Elizabeth Beach is around 12h 18m and covers a distance of around 646 km. This includes an average layover time of around 2h. Operated by NSW TrainLink and Busways, the Gold Coast to Elizabeth Beach service departs from Surfers Paradise Coach Transit Centre, Beach Rd and arrives in Pacific Palms Coach Stop, Boomerang Dr. Typically 13 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

13 Weekly Services
12h 18m Average Duration
$69 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Gold Coast to Elizabeth Beach is to bus and train which costs $65 - $110 and takes 12h 18m.

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The quickest way to get from Gold Coast to Elizabeth Beach is to drive which costs $110 - $160 and takes 6h 29m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Gold Coast to Elizabeth Beach. However, there are services departing from Surfers Paradise and arriving at Pacific Palms Coach Stop, Boomerang Dr via Bulahdelah Coach Stop, Booloombayt St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 48m.

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The distance between Gold Coast and Elizabeth Beach is 489 km. The road distance is 577.5 km.

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The best way to get from Gold Coast to Elizabeth Beach without a car is to bus and train which takes 12h 18m and costs $65 - $110.

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It takes approximately 12h 18m to get from Gold Coast to Elizabeth Beach, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from Gold Coast Airport to Newcastle Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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

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Elizabeth Beach is 1h ahead of Gold Coast. It is currently 12:43 AM in Gold Coast and 1:43 AM in Elizabeth Beach.

Map of how to get from Gold Coast to Elizabeth Beach.
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  • Distance: 489.4 km
  • Duration: 12h 18m

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

Greyhound Australia operates a bus from Surfers Paradise to Bulahdelah 5 times a day. Tickets cost $100 - $310 and the journey takes 11h 10m.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Gold Coast to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $700
Flights from Gold Coast to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $700
Flights from Brisbane to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Brisbane to Port Macquarie
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Gold Coast to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $650
Flights from Gold Coast to Sydney via Canberra
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $650
Flights from Brisbane to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Gold Coast to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $700
Flights from Gold Coast to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $650
Flights from Brisbane to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $550
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Gold Coast to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $700
Train operators
NSW TrainLink
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Casino Station to Taree Station
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
https://transportnsw.info/regional
Economy
$45 - $70
First Class
$65 - $95
Translink
Phone
13 12 30
Website
translink.com.au
Train from Helensvale station, platform 2 to International Airport station, platform 2
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$32 - $37
Website
https://translink.com.au/
Bus operators
NSW TrainLink
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Surfers Paradise Coach Transit Centre, Beach Rd to Casino Station, Coach Bay
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
https://transportnsw.info/regional
Busways
Phone
1300 692 929
Website
busways.com.au
Bus from Taree Station, Coach Stop to Pacific Palms Coach Stop, Boomerang Dr
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $10
Website
https://www.busways.com.au/
Bus from Bulahdelah Coach Stop, Booloombayt St to Pacific Palms Coach Stop, Boomerang Dr
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Website
https://www.busways.com.au/
Greyhound Australia
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Surfers Paradise to Bulahdelah
Ave. Duration
11h 10m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Website
https://www.greyhound.com.au/
Schedules at
https://www.greyhound.com.au/timetables
Advantage
$100 - $170
Early Bird
$120 - $310
Premium
$150 - $210
Bus from Newcastle to Bulahdelah
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $50
Website
https://www.greyhound.com.au/
Schedules at
https://www.greyhound.com.au/timetables
Advantage
$23 - $40
Early Bird
$35 - $45
Premium
$30 - $50
Bus from Sydney to Bulahdelah
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $120
Website
https://www.greyhound.com.au/
Schedules at
https://www.greyhound.com.au/timetables
Advantage
$55 - $65
Early Bird
$60 - $120
Premium
$65 - $95
Bus from Port Macquarie to Taree
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
https://www.greyhound.com.au/
Schedules at
https://www.greyhound.com.au/timetables
Advantage
$19 - $40
Early Bird
$33 - $36
Premium
$30 - $45
Premier Motor Service
Phone
13 34 10
Email
reservations@premierms.com.au
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Surfers Paradise to Taree
Ave. Duration
10h 40m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Website
https://premierms.com.au/
Bus from Newcastle to Bulahdelah
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
https://premierms.com.au/
Bus from Sydney to Bulahdelah
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
https://premierms.com.au/
Bus from Port Macquarie to Taree
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$22 - $30
Website
https://premierms.com.au/

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Yes, the driving distance between Gold Coast to Elizabeth Beach is 577 km. It takes approximately 6h 29m to drive from Gold Coast to Elizabeth Beach.

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Jetstar offers flights from Gold Coast Airport to Newcastle Airport.

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