There are 6 ways to get from Gold Coast to Forster by bus, train, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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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

$56 - $83

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Drive  •  6 h 38 min

  1. Drive from Gold Coast to Forster 356.6 miles

$50 - $75

Fly Gold Coast to Newcastle, bus  •  7 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Gold Coast (OOL) to Newcastle (NTL) OOL - NTL
  2. Take the bus from Raymond Terrace Coach Stop, Adelaide St to Forster Coach Stop, Little St

$69 - $281

Train to Brisbane, fly to Newcastle, bus  •  9 h 11 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 Raymond Terrace Coach Stop, Adelaide St to Forster Coach Stop, Little St

$77 - $248

Fly Gold Coast to Sydney, train, bus  •  11 h

  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

$81 - $263

Fly Gold Coast to Taree  •  6 h 52 min

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

$88 - $341

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

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It takes approximately 12 h 6 min to get from Gold Coast to Forster, including transfers.

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There are 128+ hotels available in Forster. Prices start at $65 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Gold Coast to Forster.
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  • Distance: 295.7 miles
  • Duration: 12 h 6 min

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

Jetstar, FlyPelican and three other airlines fly from Gold Coast to Forster every 4 hours.

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 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $370
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
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 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
FlyPelican
Website
flypelican.com.au
Flights from Gold Coast to Taree via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $420
Flights from Gold Coast to Taree via Melbourne, Sydney
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $430
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
$40 - $60
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$40 - $60
1st Class
$55 - $80
Train from Central Station to Broadmeadow Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$15 - $22
1st Class
$21 - $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
$15 - $22
Schedules at
jp.translink.com.au
Online
$15 - $19
Standard
$17 - $22
Bus operators
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 Raymond Terrace Coach Stop, Adelaide St to Forster Coach Stop, Little St
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a day
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

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