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 Orange, bus  •  8 h 44 min

  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

$294 - $822

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Fly Gold Coast to Parkes  •  7 h

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

$91 - $341

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Fly Gold Coast to Canberra, bus  •  11 h 31 min

  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 - $338

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

  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

$141 - $605

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

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

$95 - $286

Train to Brisbane, fly to Parkes  •  8 h 26 min

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

$109 - $348

Bus Crisps Coaches  •  19 h

  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 362
  4. Take the bus from Dubbo Station, Coach Bay to Forbes Coach Stop 792

$128 - $155

Bus via Coffs Harbour  •  21 h 20 min

  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, Coach Bay 362
  4. Take the bus from Dubbo Station, Coach Bay to Forbes Coach Stop 792

$128 - $175

Train  •  25 h 34 min

  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 - $218

Drive  •  12 h 21 min

  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 - $180 and takes 12 h 21 min.

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The quickest way to get from Gold Coast to Forbes is to fly which costs $120 - $470 and takes 7 h.

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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. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19 h.

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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 19 h and costs $170 - $220.

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It takes approximately 8 h 44 min 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 7 h and costs $120 - $470. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $170 - $220 and takes 19 h, you could also train, which costs $190 - $300 and takes 25 h 34 min.

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The quickest flight from Brisbane Airport to Orange Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h.

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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: 8 h 44 min

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

Jetstar, 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, Tamworth Station, Coach Stop, and Dubbo Station, Coach Bay in around 19 h.

Airlines
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Gold Coast to Parkes via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Flights from Gold Coast to Parkes via Melbourne, Sydney
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
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 Orange via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Gold Coast to Orange via Melbourne, Sydney
Ave. Duration
6 h 41 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
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 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $300
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 Melbourne, Sydney
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, 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 Gold Coast to Canberra via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Gold Coast to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $370
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Gold Coast to Canberra
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Gold Coast to Canberra via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
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
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 - $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
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 - $60
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$40 - $60
1st Class
$55 - $85
Train from Brisbane to Strathfield Station
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $140
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$90 - $140
1st Class
$120 - $190
Train from Strathfield Station to Parkes Station
Ave. Duration
6 h 18 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$40 - $60
1st Class
$55 - $85
Bus operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Lucknow Coach Stop, Mitchell Hwy to Forbes Coach Stop
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Bus from Canberra Civic Coach Stop, West Row to Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Bus from Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay to Forbes Coach Stop
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
3 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
$6 - $10
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
$25 - $35
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Bus from Dubbo Station, Coach Bay to Forbes Coach Stop
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
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
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 Surfers Paradise to Coffs Harbour
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Crisps Coaches
Phone
(07) 4661 8333
Email
reservations@crisps.com.au
Website
crisps.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Tamworth
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$84
Schedules at
crisps.com.au

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

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VivaColombia offers flights from Brisbane Airport to Orange Airport.

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There are 12+ hotels available in Forbes. Prices start at $78 USD per night.

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