How to get from Gold Coast to Forbes

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Recommended option

Train to Brisbane, fly to Dubbo, bus  •  7 h 48 min

  1. BNE - DBO

$230 - $530

Cheapest option

Fly Gold Coast to Parkes  •  7 h 15 min

  1. OOL - PKE

$93 - $343

7 alternative options

Train to Brisbane, fly to Orange, bus  •  8 h 45 min

  1. BNE - OAG

$295 - $825

Fly Gold Coast to Orange, bus  •  8 h 28 min

  1. OOL - OAG

$143 - $607

Fly Gold Coast to Sydney, train  •  12 h 25 min

  1. OOL - SYD

$97 - $293

Train to Brisbane, fly to Parkes  •  8 h 27 min

  1. BNE - PKE

$185 - $501

Bus  •  19 h 42 min

  1. 175
  2. 362
  3. 792

$125 - $183

Train  •  25 h 35 min

  1. 32
  2. 445

$147 - $224

Drive  •  12 h 21 min

  1. 633 miles

$90 - $130

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

Qantas, Regional Express and four other airlines fly from Gold Coast to Forbes every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Gold Coast to Forbes via Brisbane, Tamworth, Tamworth Station, Coach Stop, and Dubbo Station, Coach Bay in around 19 h 42 min.

Airlines
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Gold Coast to Parkes via Sydney
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Gold Coast to Parkes via Melbourne, Sydney
Ave. Duration
6 h 47 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$170 - $270
Flights from Gold Coast to Parkes via Canberra, Sydney
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$170 - $490
Flights from Gold Coast to Parkes via Avalon, Sydney
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $310
Flights from Gold Coast to Parkes via Adelaide, Sydney
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $600
Flights from Gold Coast to Parkes via Wagga Wagga, Sydney
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Gold Coast to Orange via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Gold Coast to Orange via Melbourne, Sydney
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$300 - $600
Flights from Gold Coast to Orange via Canberra, Sydney
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$280 - $850
Flights from Gold Coast to Orange via Avalon, Sydney
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $550
Flights from Brisbane to Parkes via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from Brisbane to Parkes via Newcastle, Sydney
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $450
Flights from Brisbane to Parkes via Canberra, Sydney
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Flights from Brisbane to Parkes via Dubbo, Sydney
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Flights from Brisbane to Parkes via Melbourne, Sydney
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $700
Flights from Brisbane to Parkes via Adelaide, Sydney
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $700
Flights from Brisbane to Parkes via Lord Howe Island, Sydney
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $650
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Brisbane to Dubbo via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Gold Coast to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $380
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Gold Coast to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $420
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Gold Coast to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $330
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Gold Coast to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $340
Jetgo Australia
Website
jetgo.com
Flights from Brisbane to Dubbo
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $500
VivaColombia
Website
vivacolombia.co
Flights from Brisbane to Orange
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $310
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
$17 - $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
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Parkes Station
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$40 - $65
1st Class
$60 - $90
Train from Brisbane to Strathfield Station
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$95 - $140
1st Class
$130 - $190
Train from Strathfield Station to Parkes Station
Ave. Duration
6 h 18 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$40 - $65
1st Class
$55 - $85
Bus operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Dubbo Station, Coach Bay to Forbes Coach Stop, Union St
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Bus from Lucknow Coach Stop, Mitchell Hwy to Forbes Coach Stop, Union St
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
tp.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
Bus from Tamworth Station, Coach Stop to Dubbo Station, Coach Bay
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$26 - $40
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

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Gold Coast and Forbes is 792 km. The road distance is 1013 km.

The cheapest way to get from Gold Coast to Forbes is to drive which costs $120 - $180 and takes 12 h 21 min.

The quickest way to get from Gold Coast to Forbes is to fly which takes 7 h 15 min and costs $120 - $460.

No, there is no direct bus from Gold Coast to Forbes. However, there are services departing from Surfers Paradise Coach Transit Centre, Beach Rd and arriving at Forbes Coach Stop, Union St via Brisbane, Tamworth Station, Coach Stop and Dubbo Station, Coach Bay. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19 h 42 min.

It takes approximately 7 h 48 min to get from Gold Coast to Forbes, including transfers.