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There are 9 ways to get from Gold Coast to Forbes 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 to Brisbane, fly to Dubbo, bus  •  8h 17m

  1. Take the train from Helensvale, platform 2 to International Airport, platform 2
  2. Fly from Brisbane (BNE) to Dubbo (DBO) BNE - DBO
  3. Take the bus from Dubbo Station, Bay 1 to Forbes Coach Stop

$227 - $526

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Fly Gold Coast to Sydney, train  •  12h 30m

  1. Fly from Gold Coast (OOL) to Sydney (SYD) OOL - SYD
  2. Take the train from Central Station to Parkes Station

$95 - $286

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Fly Gold Coast to Canberra, bus  •  11h 22m

  1. Fly from Gold Coast (OOL) to Canberra (CBR) OOL - CBR
  2. Take the bus from Canberra Civic Coach Stop, West Row to Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay
  3. Take the bus from Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay to Forbes Coach Stop

$151 - $337

Fly Gold Coast to Orange, bus  •  8h 23m

  1. Fly from Gold Coast (OOL) to Orange (OAG) OOL - OAG
  2. Take the bus from Lucknow Coach Stop, Mitchell Hwy to Forbes Coach Stop

$140 - $604

Train to Brisbane, fly to Orange, bus  •  8h 44m

  1. Take the train from Helensvale, platform 2 to International Airport, platform 2
  2. Fly from Brisbane (BNE) to Orange (OAG) BNE - OAG
  3. Take the bus from Lucknow Coach Stop, Mitchell Hwy to Forbes Coach Stop

$292 - $821

Bus  •  19h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Surfers Paradise to Coffs Harbour
  2. Take the bus from Coffs Harbour to Tamworth
  3. Take the bus from Tamworth Station, Coach Stop to Dubbo Station, Bay 1 362
  4. Take the bus from Dubbo Station, Bay 1 to Forbes Coach Stop 792

$112 - $172

Bus, train  •  25h 9m

  1. Take the bus from Surfers Paradise to Sydney
  2. Take the train from Central Station to Emu Plains Station
  3. Take the train from Emu Plains Station to Lithgow Station
  4. Take the bus from Lithgow Station, Railway Pde to Forbes Coach Stop 571

$102 - $171

Train  •  25h 38m

  1. Take the train from Helensvale, platform 2 to Roma Street, platform 6
  2. Take the train from Brisbane to Strathfield Station 32
  3. Take the train from Strathfield Station to Parkes Station 445

$142 - $208

Drive  •  12h 21m

  1. Drive from Gold Coast to Forbes 633 miles

$90 - $130

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The cheapest way to get from Gold Coast to Forbes is to drive which costs $120 - $190 and takes 12h 21m.

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The quickest way to get from Gold Coast to Forbes is to train and fly and bus which costs $310 - $750 and takes 8h 17m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Gold Coast to Forbes. However, there are services departing from Surfers Paradise and arriving at Forbes Coach Stop via Coffs Harbour, Tamworth Station, Coach Stop and Dubbo Station, Bay 1. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19h 20m.

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The distance between Gold Coast and Forbes is 792 km. The road distance is 1012.7 km.

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The best way to get from Gold Coast to Forbes without a car is to bus which takes 19h 20m and costs $150 - $250.

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It takes approximately 8h 17m to get from Gold Coast to Forbes, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Gold Coast to Forbes is to bus which takes 19h 20m and costs $150 - $250. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $200 - $300 and takes 25h 38m.

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The quickest flight from Brisbane Airport to Dubbo Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 50m.

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Gold Coast to Forbes bus services, operated by Transport NSW, arrive at Forbes Coach Stop station.

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Map of how to get from Gold Coast to Forbes.
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  • Distance: 494.8 miles
  • Duration: 8h 17m

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

You can take a bus from Gold Coast to Forbes via Coffs Harbour, Tamworth, Tamworth Station, Coach Stop, and Dubbo Station, Bay 1 in around 19h 20m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Gold Coast to Forbes via Helensvale, platform 4, Helensvale, platform 2, Brisbane, Strathfield Station, Parkes Station, and Parkes Station, Coach Bay in around 25h 38m.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Brisbane to Dubbo via Sydney
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Gold Coast to Canberra via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Gold Coast to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $380
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Gold Coast to Canberra
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Gold Coast to Canberra via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Gold Coast to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $420
Singapore Airlines
Website
singaporeair.com
Flights from Gold Coast to Canberra
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Gold Coast to Canberra via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Gold Coast to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $420
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Gold Coast to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $330
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Gold Coast to Orange via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3h 38m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Flights from Gold Coast to Orange via Newcastle, Sydney
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Gold Coast to Orange via Melbourne, Sydney
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,100
Flights from Gold Coast to Orange via Avalon, Sydney
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $550
Flights from Gold Coast to Orange via Canberra, Sydney
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $850
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Gold Coast to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $340
Fly Corporate
Website
flycorporate.com.au
Flights from Brisbane to Dubbo
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $210
Flights from Brisbane to Orange
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $310
Train operators
TRANSLink QLD
Phone
13 12 30
Website
translink.com.au
Train from Helensvale, platform 2 to International Airport, platform 2
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $22
Schedules at
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Online
$14 - $19
Standard
$16 - $22
Train from Helensvale, platform 2 to Roma Street, platform 6
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
jp.translink.com.au
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Parkes Station
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Economy
$40 - $60
1st Class
$55 - $85
Train from Central Station to Emu Plains Station
Ave. Duration
51m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Economy
$5 - $8
1st Class
$7 - $11
Train from Emu Plains Station to Lithgow Station
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Economy
$9 - $13
1st Class
$12 - $18
Train from Brisbane to Strathfield Station
Ave. Duration
14h 4m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Economy
$90 - $130
1st Class
$120 - $180
Train from Strathfield Station to Parkes Station
Ave. Duration
6h 18m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Economy
$40 - $60
1st Class
$55 - $80
Bus operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Dubbo Station, Bay 1 to Forbes Coach Stop
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Bus from Canberra Civic Coach Stop, West Row to Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Bus from Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay to Forbes Coach Stop
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$12 - $18
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Transport NSW
Bus from Lucknow Coach Stop, Mitchell Hwy to Forbes Coach Stop
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Bus from Tamworth Station, Coach Stop to Dubbo Station, Bay 1
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Bus from Lithgow Station, Railway Pde to Forbes Coach Stop
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Schedules at
Transport NSW
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 Coffs Harbour
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $50
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$26 - $40
Flexifare
$35 - $50
Premier Motor Service
Phone
+61 2 4423 5233
Email
reservations@premierms.com.au
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Surfers Paradise to Sydney
Ave. Duration
16h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $130
Website
Premier Motor Service

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Forbes is 1h ahead of Gold Coast. It is currently 3:42 AM in Gold Coast and 4:42 AM in Forbes.

Yes, the driving distance between Gold Coast to Forbes is 1013 km. It takes approximately 12h 21m to drive from Gold Coast to Forbes.

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Fly Corporate and Qantas offer flights from Brisbane Airport to Dubbo Airport.

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There are 11+ hotels available in Forbes. Prices start at $74 USD per night.

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