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

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Train, fly to Gladstone  •  4 h 45 min

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

$123 - $336

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Bus  •  13 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Surfers Paradise to Brisbane Roma Street Gx241 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane to Gladstone Gx402

$56 - $113

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Train, fly to Rockhampton  •  7 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Helensvale, platform 2 to International Airport, platform 2
  2. Fly from Brisbane (BNE) to Rockhampton (ROK) BNE - ROK
  3. Take the train from Rockhampton to Gladstone

$124 - $359

Train  •  9 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Helensvale, platform 2 to Roma Street, platform 6 Vlbd / ...
  2. Take the train from Brisbane Roma Street to Gladstone Tilt Train / ...

$69 - $103

Train, bus  •  15 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Helensvale, platform 2 to Roma Street, platform 6
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane to Miriam Vale
  3. Take the train from Miriam Vale to Gladstone

$82 - $117

Drive  •  7 h 38 min

  1. Drive from Gold Coast to Gladstone 369.6 miles

$50 - $80

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The cheapest way to get from Gold Coast to Gladstone is to drive which costs $70 - $110 and takes 7 h 38 min.

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The quickest way to get from Gold Coast to Gladstone is to train and fly which costs $170 - $480 and takes 4 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Gold Coast to Gladstone. However, there are services departing from Surfers Paradise and arriving at Gladstone via Brisbane. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 5 min.

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The distance between Gold Coast and Gladstone is 510 km. The road distance is 591.4 km.

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The best way to get from Gold Coast to Gladstone without a car is to train which takes 9 h 7 min and costs $95 - $150.

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It takes approximately 4 h 45 min to get from Gold Coast to Gladstone, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Gold Coast to Gladstone is to train which takes 9 h 7 min and costs $95 - $150. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $75 - $160 and takes 13 h 5 min.

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The quickest flight from Brisbane Airport to Gladstone Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Gold Coast to Gladstone.
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  • Distance: 318.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 45 min

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

You can take a train from Gold Coast to Gladstone via Helensvale, platform 4, Helensvale, platform 2, Roma Street, platform 6, and Brisbane Roma Street in around 9 h 7 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Gold Coast to Gladstone via Brisbane Roma Street and Brisbane in around 13 h 5 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Brisbane to Gladstone
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Flights from Brisbane to Rockhampton
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $500
Flights from Brisbane to Rockhampton via Mackay
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $500
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Brisbane to Gladstone
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $400
Flights from Brisbane to Rockhampton
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $390
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
$14 - $22
Schedules at
jp.translink.com.au
Online
$14 - $19
Standard
$16 - $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
Queensland Rail Travel
Phone
1300 131 722
Email
reservations@qr.com.au
Website
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Rockhampton to Gladstone
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $25
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Queensland Rail Travel
Train from Brisbane Roma Street to Gladstone
Ave. Duration
6 h 12 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $90
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Queensland Rail Travel
Train from Miriam Vale to Gladstone
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$13 - $19
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Queensland Rail Travel
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 Brisbane Roma Street
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $19
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Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$6 - $9
Flexifare
$13 - $19
Bus from Brisbane to Gladstone
Ave. Duration
11 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $95
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Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$50 - $80
Flexifare
$65 - $95
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
$6 - $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
$10 - $14
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Miriam Vale
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Schedules at
premierms.com.au

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Yes, the driving distance between Gold Coast to Gladstone is 591 km. It takes approximately 7 h 38 min to drive from Gold Coast to Gladstone.

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Virgin Australia and Qantas offer flights from Brisbane Airport to Gladstone Airport.

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There are 38+ hotels available in Gladstone. Prices start at $49 USD per night.

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