There are 5 ways to get from Gold Coast to Forest Lake by bus, tram, train, taxi 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.

Recommended option

Bus, line 100 bus  •  2 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Surfers Paradise Coach Transit Centre, Beach Rd to Brisbane 175 / ...
  2. Take the line 100 bus from Cultural Centre, platform 2 to Grand Ave East near Ascot Ave 100 / ...

$14 - $26

Cheapest option

Tram, train, line 100 bus  •  2 h 48 min

  1. Take the tram from Cypress Avenue to Helensvale, platform 4
  2. Take the train from Helensvale, platform 2 to South Brisbane, platform 2
  3. Take the line 100 bus from Cultural Centre, platform 2 to Grand Ave East near Ascot Ave 100

$13 - $19

3 alternative options

Tram, train  •  3 h 14 min

  1. Take the tram from Cypress Avenue to Helensvale, platform 4
  2. Take the train from Helensvale, platform 2 to Roma Street, platform 6
  3. Take the train from Roma Street, platform 8 to Richlands, platform 1

$15 - $23

Taxi  •  51 min

  1. Take a taxi from Gold Coast to Forest Lake 45.6 miles

$130 - $160

Drive  •  51 min

  1. Drive from Gold Coast to Forest Lake 45.6 miles

$6 - $10

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Gold Coast to Forest Lake is to drive which costs $8 - $13 and takes 51 min.

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The quickest way to get from Gold Coast to Forest Lake is to taxi which costs $170 - $210 and takes 51 min.

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The distance between Gold Coast and Forest Lake is 62 km. The road distance is 72.9 km.

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It takes approximately 2 h 8 min to get from Gold Coast to Forest Lake, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Gold Coast to Forest Lake. However, there are services departing from Surfers Paradise Coach Transit Centre, Beach Rd and arriving at Grand Ave East near Ascot Ave via Roma Street Stop 125 at Transit Centre and Cultural Centre, platform 2. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 8 min.

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What companies run services between Gold Coast, QLD, Australia and Forest Lake, QLD, Australia?

You can take a bus from Gold Coast to Forest Lake via Brisbane, Roma Street Stop 125 at Transit Centre, and Cultural Centre, platform 2 in around 2 h 8 min.

Train operators
TRANSLink QLD
Website
translink.com.au
Tram from Cypress Avenue to Helensvale, platform 4
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
jp.translink.com.au
Train from Helensvale, platform 2 to South Brisbane, platform 2
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
jp.translink.com.au
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
Train from Roma Street, platform 8 to Richlands, platform 1
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
translink.com.au
Bus operators
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
TRANSLink QLD
Website
translink.com.au
Bus from Cultural Centre, platform 2 to Grand Ave East near Ascot Ave
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
jp.translink.com.au
Other operators
Taxi from Gold Coast to Forest Lake
Ave. Duration
51 min
Estimated price
$130 - $160
GC Cabs
Phone
+61 7 5588 1234
Website
gccabs.com.au

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