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

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Bus Greyhound Australia  •  10 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Surfers Paradise to Taree Gx423 / ...

$45 - $80

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Bus, train  •  12 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Surfers Paradise Coach Transit Centre, Beach Rd to Casino Station, Coach Bay 164 / ...
  2. Take the train from Casino Station to Taree Station 32

$50 - $83

Bus Premier Motor Service  •  12 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Surfers Paradise to Nabiac

$68 - $90

Drive  •  6 h 38 min

  1. Drive from Gold Coast to Forster 356.6 miles

$50 - $75

Fly Gold Coast to Newcastle, bus  •  8 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Gold Coast (OOL) to Newcastle (NTL) OOL - NTL
  2. Take the bus from Broadmeadow Coach Stop, Graham Rd to Forster Coach Stop, Little St

$72 - $284

Train to Brisbane, fly to Newcastle, bus  •  10 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Helensvale, platform 2 to International Airport, platform 2
  2. Fly from Brisbane (BNE) to Newcastle (NTL) BNE - NTL
  3. Take the bus from Broadmeadow Coach Stop, Graham Rd to Forster Coach Stop, Little St

$79 - $251

Fly Gold Coast to Sydney, train, bus  •  10 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Gold Coast (OOL) to Sydney (SYD) OOL - SYD
  2. Take the train from Central Station to Broadmeadow Station
  3. Take the bus from Broadmeadow Coach Stop, Graham Rd to Forster Coach Stop, Little St

$80 - $263

Fly Gold Coast to Taree  •  6 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Gold Coast (OOL) to Taree (TRO) OOL - TRO

$88 - $341

Train to Brisbane, fly to Port Macquarie, bus  •  9 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Helensvale, platform 2 to International Airport, platform 2
  2. Fly from Brisbane (BNE) to Port Macquarie (PQQ) BNE - PQQ
  3. Take the bus from Port Macquarie to Taree

$125 - $278

Bus to Ballina, fly to Newcastle, bus  •  10 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Surfers Paradise to Byron Bay
  2. Fly from Ballina (BNK) to Newcastle (NTL) BNK - NTL
  3. Take the bus from Broadmeadow Coach Stop, Graham Rd to Forster Coach Stop, Little St

$91 - $532

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The cheapest way to get from Gold Coast to Forster is to drive which costs $70 - $110 and takes 6 h 38 min.

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The quickest way to get from Gold Coast to Forster is to drive which costs $70 - $110 and takes 6 h 38 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Gold Coast to Forster. However, there are services departing from Surfers Paradise and arriving at Beach St At Head Lane via Victoria St Before Manning St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 45 min.

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The distance between Gold Coast and Forster is 473 km. The road distance is 570.6 km.

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The best way to get from Gold Coast to Forster without a car is to bus which takes 10 h 45 min and costs $60 - $110.

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It takes approximately 10 h 45 min to get from Gold Coast to Forster, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Gold Coast to Forster is to bus which takes 10 h 45 min and costs $60 - $110. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $120 - $480 and takes 6 h 55 min.

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The quickest flight from Gold Coast Airport to Newcastle Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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Gold Coast to Forster bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, arrive at Taree station.

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Map of how to get from Gold Coast to Forster.
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  • Distance: 295.7 miles
  • Duration: 10 h 45 min

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

Greyhound Australia operates a bus from Gold Coast to Forster twice daily. Tickets cost $45 - $80 and the journey takes 9 h 5 min. Alternatively, Qantas, FlyPelican and two other airlines fly from Gold Coast to Forster 5 times a day.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Gold Coast to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $340
Flights from Brisbane to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $390
Flights from Gold Coast to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $400
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Brisbane to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $550
Flights from Gold Coast to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $420
Flights from Gold Coast to Sydney via Canberra
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $420
Flights from Brisbane to Port Macquarie
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $430
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Gold Coast to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $340
Flights from Brisbane to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $260
Flights from Gold Coast to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $330
FlyPelican
Website
flypelican.com.au
Flights from Gold Coast to Taree via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $500
Flights from Gold Coast to Taree via Melbourne, Sydney
Ave. Duration
7 h 17 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $550
Flights from Ballina to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $480
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
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Ballina to Newcastle via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,100
Train operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Casino Station to Taree Station
Ave. Duration
6 h 21 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$35 - $60
1st Class
$50 - $80
Train from Central Station to Broadmeadow Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $22
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$14 - $22
1st Class
$20 - $30
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
$14 - $22
Schedules at
jp.translink.com.au
Online
$14 - $19
Standard
$16 - $22
Bus operators
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 Taree
Ave. Duration
9 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $80
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$45 - $65
Flexifare
$55 - $80
Bus from Port Macquarie to Taree
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $19
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$6 - $9
Flexifare
$13 - $19
Bus from Surfers Paradise to Byron Bay
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $20
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$7 - $11
Flexifare
$14 - $20
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Surfers Paradise Coach Transit Centre, Beach Rd to Casino Station, Coach Bay
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Bus from Broadmeadow Coach Stop, Graham Rd to Forster Coach Stop, Little St
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Bus from Surfers Paradise Coach Transit Centre, Beach Rd to Byron Bay Coach Stop, Jonson St
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Surfers Paradise to Nabiac
Ave. Duration
10 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $85
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Bus from Port Macquarie to Taree
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Bus from Surfers Paradise Coach Transit Centre, Beach Rd to Jonson St Opp Tourist Information Centre
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
premierms.com.au

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Yes, the driving distance between Gold Coast to Forster is 571 km. It takes approximately 6 h 38 min to drive from Gold Coast to Forster.

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Jetstar offers flights from Gold Coast Airport to Newcastle Airport.

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