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

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Train, fly  •  5 h

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

$134 - $286

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Bus  •  18 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Surfers Paradise to Brisbane Roma Street 175
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane to Rockhampton
  3. Take the bus from Rockhampton to Emerald station

$84 - $209

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Train  •  18 h 11 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

$109 - $163

Drive  •  10 h 49 min

  1. Drive from Gold Coast to Emerald 583 miles

$80 - $120

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The cheapest way to get from Gold Coast to Emerald is to drive which costs $110 - $170 and takes 10 h 49 min.

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The quickest way to get from Gold Coast to Emerald is to train and fly which costs $180 - $400 and takes 5 h.

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No, there is no direct bus from Gold Coast to Emerald station. However, there are services departing from Surfers Paradise and arriving at Emerald station via Brisbane and Rockhampton. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18 h 40 min.

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The distance between Gold Coast and Emerald is 725 km. The road distance is 932.8 km.

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The best way to get from Gold Coast to Emerald without a car is to train which takes 18 h 11 min and costs $140 - $230.

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

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

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The best way to get from Gold Coast to Emerald is to train which takes 18 h 11 min and costs $140 - $230. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $110 - $290 and takes 18 h 40 min.

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The quickest flight from Brisbane Airport to Emerald Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 30 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Gold Coast to Emerald.
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  • Distance: 453.1 miles
  • Duration: 5 h

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 11 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Gold Coast to Emerald via Brisbane Roma Street, Brisbane, and Rockhampton in around 18 h 40 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 - $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 Emerald
Ave. Duration
15 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
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
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 Brisbane to Rockhampton
Ave. Duration
11 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $110
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$55 - $85
Flexifare
$70 - $110
Bus from Rockhampton to Emerald station
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $80
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$22 - $35
Flexifare
$30 - $45
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 from Brisbane to Rockhampton George Street
Ave. Duration
13 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $95
Schedules at
premierms.com.au

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Yes, the driving distance between Gold Coast to Emerald is 933 km. It takes approximately 10 h 49 min to drive from Gold Coast to Emerald.

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Virgin Australia and Qantas offer flights from Brisbane Airport to Emerald Airport.

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There are 20+ hotels available in Emerald. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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