How to get from Gold Coast to Emerald

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Recommended option

Train, fly  •  5 h 1 min

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

$135 - $288

Cheapest option

Bus  •  18 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Surfers Paradise Coach Transit Centre, Beach Rd to Brisbane 175
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane to Rockhampton
  3. Take the bus from Rockhampton to Emerald station

$90 - $210

2 alternative options

Train  •  18 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Helensvale, platform 2 to Roma Street, platform 6 Vlbd / ...
  2. Take the train from Brisbane Roma Street to Emerald Spirit of the Outback

$119 - $173

Drive  •  10 h 49 min

  1. Drive from Gold Coast to Emerald 583 miles

$80 - $120

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

You can take a train from Gold Coast to Emerald via Helensvale, platform 4, Helensvale, platform 2, Roma Street, platform 6, and Brisbane Roma Street in around 18 h 12 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Gold Coast to Emerald via Brisbane and Rockhampton in around 18 h 27 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Brisbane to Emerald
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $480
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Brisbane to Emerald
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $470
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 - $23
Schedules at
jp.translink.com.au
Online
$15 - $20
Standard
$18 - $23
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 Emerald
Ave. Duration
15 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$110 - $160
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
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 - $11
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 - $16
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Greyhound Australia
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Rockhampton
Ave. Duration
11 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$60 - $90
Flexifare
$75 - $110
Bus from Rockhampton to Emerald station
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23 - $85
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$23 - $35
Flexifare
$30 - $50

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Gold Coast and Emerald is 725 km. The road distance is 933 km.

The cheapest way to get from Gold Coast to Emerald is to drive which costs $100 - $160 and takes 10 h 49 min.

The quickest way to get from Gold Coast to Emerald is to train and fly which takes 5 h 1 min and costs $170 - $380.

No, there is no direct bus from Gold Coast to Emerald. However, there are services departing from Surfers Paradise Coach Transit Centre, Beach Rd and arriving at Emerald station via Brisbane and Rockhampton. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18 h 27 min.

It takes approximately 5 h 1 min to get from Gold Coast to Emerald, including transfers.