There are 10 ways to get from Gold Coast to Forbes by train, plane, bus or car

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Train to Brisbane, fly to Dubbo, bus  •  8h 16m

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

$321 - $768

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Bus, train  •  24h 32m

  1. Take the bus from Surfers Paradise to Brisbane Roma Street 175
  2. Take the train from Brisbane to Strathfield Station 32
  3. Take the train from Strathfield Station to Parkes Station 445

$52 - $99

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Fly Gold Coast to Parkes  •  6h 50m

  1. Fly from Gold Coast (OOL) to Parkes (PKE) OOL - PKE

$152 - $431

Fly Gold Coast to Canberra, bus  •  10h 58m

  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 5
  3. Take the bus from Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay 2 to Forbes Coach Stop

$194 - $464

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

$240 - $701

Fly Gold Coast to Sydney, train  •  12h 29m

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

$100 - $355

Train to Brisbane, fly to Parkes  •  8h 32m

  1. Take the train from Helensvale station, platform 2 to International Airport station, platform 2
  2. Fly from Brisbane (BNE) to Parkes (PKE) BNE - PKE

$123 - $414

Bus  •  20h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Surfers Paradise to Brisbane Roma Street 175
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane to Tamworth
  3. Take the bus from Tamworth Station, Coach Stop to Dubbo Station, Coach Bay 4 362
  4. Take the bus from Dubbo Station, Coach Bay 2 to Forbes Coach Stop 792

$124 - $197

Bus via Sydney  •  24h 46m

  1. Take the bus from Surfers Paradise to Sydney
  2. Take the bus from Central Station, Forecourt, Coach Bay 4 to Bathurst Station, Coach Stop 6Bm
  3. Take the bus from Bathurst Station, Coach Stop to Forbes Coach Stop 571

$135 - $213

Drive  •  12h 14m

  1. Drive from Gold Coast to Forbes 1049 km

$130 - $200

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The cheapest way to get from Gold Coast to Forbes is to bus and train which costs $50 - $100 and takes 24h 32m.

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The quickest way to get from Gold Coast to Forbes is to fly which costs $150 - $440 and takes 6h 50m.

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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 Brisbane, Tamworth Station, Coach Stop and Dubbo Station, Coach Bay 2. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20h 25m.

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The distance between Gold Coast and Forbes is 792 km. The road distance is 1049 km.

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The best way to get from Gold Coast to Forbes without a car is to bus which takes 20h 25m and costs $120 - $200.

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It takes approximately 8h 16m 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 fly which takes 6h 50m and costs $150 - $440. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $120 - $200 and takes 20h 25m.

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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: 791.6 km
  • Duration: 8h 16m

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

Tigerair Australia, Regional Express and three other airlines fly from Gold Coast to Forbes every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Gold Coast to Forbes via Brisbane Roma Street, Brisbane, Tamworth Station, Coach Stop, and Dubbo Station, Coach Bay 2 in around 20h 25m.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Brisbane to Dubbo via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,400
Flights from Gold Coast to Canberra via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from Gold Coast to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Gold Coast to Parkes via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Gold Coast to Parkes via Melbourne, Sydney
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $600
Flights from Gold Coast to Parkes via Canberra, Sydney
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$250 - $750
Flights from Gold Coast to Parkes via Avalon, Sydney
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $450
Flights from Gold Coast to Orange via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $950
Flights from Gold Coast to Orange via Melbourne, Sydney
Ave. Duration
6h 52m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$460 - $1,000
Flights from Gold Coast to Orange via Canberra, Sydney
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,200
Flights from Gold Coast to Orange via Avalon, Sydney
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$420 - $750
Flights from Brisbane to Parkes via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3h 51m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $800
Flights from Brisbane to Parkes via Orange, Sydney
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $350
Flights from Brisbane to Parkes via Canberra, Sydney
Ave. Duration
6h 22m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $900
Flights from Brisbane to Parkes via Newcastle, Sydney
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $440
Flights from Brisbane to Parkes via Dubbo, Sydney
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Flights from Brisbane to Parkes via Melbourne, Sydney
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,000
Flights from Brisbane to Parkes via Lord Howe Island, Sydney
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $950
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Gold Coast to Canberra
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Gold Coast to Canberra via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Gold Coast to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Gold Coast to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $480
Fly Corporate
Website
flycorporate.com.au
Flights from Brisbane to Dubbo
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $310
Flights from Brisbane to Dubbo via Orange
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Flights from Gold Coast to Orange via Sydney, Dubbo
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$460 - $1,600
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Gold Coast to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $500
Train operators
TRANSLink QLD
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
$20 - $30
Website
TRANSLink QLD
Online
$20 - $26
Standard
$23 - $30
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
$15 - $20
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Transport NSW
Train from Brisbane to Strathfield Station
Ave. Duration
14h 4m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $40
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Transport NSW
Train from Strathfield Station to Parkes Station
Ave. Duration
6h 18m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$15 - $20
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Transport NSW
Bus operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Dubbo Station, Coach Bay 2 to Forbes Coach Stop
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$7 - $9
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Transport NSW
Bus from Canberra Civic Coach Stop, West Row to Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay 5
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Bus from Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay 2 to Forbes Coach Stop
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$7 - $9
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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
$7 - $9
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Bus from Surfers Paradise Coach Transit Centre, Beach Rd to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $6
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Bus from Tamworth Station, Coach Stop to Dubbo Station, Coach Bay 4
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$12 - $14
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Bus from Central Station, Forecourt, Coach Bay 4 to Bathurst Station, Coach Stop
Ave. Duration
4h 34m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $11
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Transport NSW
Bus from Bathurst Station, Coach Stop to Forbes Coach Stop
Ave. Duration
2h 47m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$8 - $10
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, although service is limited in Western Australia with just a single route to Broome. Buses are equipped for long journeys, with free WiFi, air-conditioning, full disability access, USB chargers, reclining seats and an onboard bathroom.

Contact Details
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Surfers Paradise to Brisbane Roma Street
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Early Bird
$26 - $35
Premium
$26 - $35
Advantage
$24 - $29
Bus from Surfers Paradise to Sydney
Ave. Duration
15h 25m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $200
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Early Bird
$110 - $150
Premium
$140 - $200
Advantage
$150 - $180
Premier Motor Service
Phone
+61 2 4423 5233
Email
reservations@premierms.com.au
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Surfers Paradise Coach Transit Centre, Beach Rd to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Website
Premier Motor Service
Crisps Coaches
Phone
(07) 4661 8333
Email
reservations@crisps.com.au
Website
crisps.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Tamworth
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$100 - $140
Schedules at
crisps.com.au

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Forbes is 1h ahead of Gold Coast. It is currently 1:45 AM in Gold Coast and 2:45 AM in Forbes.

Yes, the driving distance between Gold Coast to Forbes is 1049 km. It takes approximately 12h 14m 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 12+ hotels available in Forbes. Prices start at $150 AUD per night.

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