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There are 4 ways to get from Gold Coast to Ipswich by bus, train, tram or car

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Recommended option

Bus  •  2 h 27 min

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

$26 - $47

Cheapest option

Tram, train  •  3 h 8 min

  1. Take the tram from Cypress Avenue to Helensvale, platform 4
  2. Take the train from Helensvale, platform 2 to Central, platform 3
  3. Take the train from Central, platform 5 to Ipswich, platform 1

$13 - $19

2 alternative options

Bus, train  •  2 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from Surfers Paradise to Brisbane
  2. Take the train from Roma Street, platform 8 to East Ipswich, platform 1 Bdrw / ...

$15 - $20

Drive  •  1 h 6 min

  1. Drive from Gold Coast to Ipswich 58.9 miles

$8 - $13

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The cheapest way to get from Gold Coast to Ipswich is to drive which costs $11 - $18 and takes 1 h 6 min.

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The quickest way to get from Gold Coast to Ipswich is to drive which costs $11 - $18 and takes 1 h 6 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Gold Coast to Ipswich. However, there are services departing from Surfers Paradise and arriving at Ipswich via Brisbane. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 27 min.

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The distance between Gold Coast and Ipswich is 79 km. The road distance is 94.3 km.

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The best way to get from Gold Coast to Ipswich without a car is to bus which takes 2 h 27 min and costs $35 - $70.

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It takes approximately 2 h 27 min to get from Gold Coast to Ipswich, including transfers.

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

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Gold Coast to Ipswich bus services, operated by Bus Queensland, arrive at Ipswich station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Gold Coast to Ipswich is 94 km. It takes approximately 1 h 6 min to drive from Gold Coast to Ipswich.

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There are 22+ hotels available in Ipswich. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Gold Coast to Ipswich.
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  • Distance: 49.1 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 27 min

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

You can take a bus from Gold Coast to Ipswich via Brisbane Roma Street and Brisbane in around 2 h 27 min.

Train operators
TRANSLink QLD
Website
translink.com.au
Train from Roma Street, platform 8 to East Ipswich, platform 1
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
jp.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 Central, platform 3
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
jp.translink.com.au
Train from Central, platform 5 to Ipswich, platform 1
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
jp.translink.com.au
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
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$6 - $9
Flexifare
$13 - $19
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 Surfers Paradise to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Bus Queensland
Phone
1300 287 537
Website
busqldoutback.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Ipswich
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Schedules at
busqldoutback.com.au
Book at
busqldoutback.com.au

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