There are 5 ways to get from Gold Coast to Lightning Ridge by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  13 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Surfers Paradise Coach Transit Centre, Beach Rd to Brisbane 175
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane to Toowoomba
  3. Take the bus from Toowoomba to St George
  4. Take the bus from St George to Lightning Ridge

$79 - $135

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Train, bus  •  17 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Helensvale, platform 2 to Roma Street, platform 6
  2. Take the train from Brisbane Roma Street to Oakey
  3. Take the bus from Oakey to St George
  4. Take the bus from St George to Lightning Ridge

$99 - $143

Drive  •  8 h 39 min

  1. Drive from Gold Coast to Lightning Ridge 493.4 miles

$70 - $110

Train, bus to Toowoomba, fly to St George, bus  •  11 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Helensvale, platform 2 to Roma Street, platform 6
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane to Toowoomba
  3. Fly from Toowoomba (WTB) to St George (SGO) WTB - SGO
  4. Take the bus from St George to Lightning Ridge

$207 - $471

Train to Brisbane, fly to Tamworth, bus  •  15 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Helensvale, platform 2 to International Airport, platform 2
  2. Fly from Brisbane (BNE) to Tamworth (TMW) BNE - TMW
  3. Take the bus from Tamworth Station, Coach Stop to Dubbo Station, Coach Bay
  4. Take the bus from Dubbo Station, Coach Bay to Lightning Ridge Coach Stop, Morilla St

$226 - $412

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The cheapest way to get from Gold Coast to Lightning Ridge is to drive which costs $90 - $140 and takes 8 h 39 min.

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The quickest way to get from Gold Coast to Lightning Ridge is to drive which costs $90 - $140 and takes 8 h 39 min.

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The distance between Gold Coast and Lightning Ridge is 555 km. The road distance is 789.4 km.

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It takes approximately 13 h 43 min to get from Gold Coast to Lightning Ridge, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Gold Coast to Lightning Ridge. However, there are services departing from Surfers Paradise Coach Transit Centre, Beach Rd and arriving at Lightning Ridge via Brisbane, Toowoomba and St George. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 43 min.

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

You can take a bus from Gold Coast to Lightning Ridge via Brisbane, Toowoomba, and St George in around 13 h 43 min.

Airlines
VivaColombia
Website
vivacolombia.co
Flights from Brisbane to Tamworth
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $140
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Toowoomba to St George
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $390
Train operators
TRANSLink QLD
Website
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 Helensvale, platform 2 to International Airport, platform 2
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Schedules at
jp.translink.com.au
Online
$15 - $19
Standard
$17 - $23
Queensland Rail Travel
Phone
1300 131 722
Email
reservations@qr.com.au
Website
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Brisbane Roma Street to Oakey
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.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
Bus from Tamworth Station, Coach Stop to Dubbo Station, Coach Bay
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Bus from Dubbo Station, Coach Bay to Lightning Ridge Coach Stop, Morilla St
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $40
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
Greyhound Australia
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Toowoomba
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $25
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$10 - $15
Flexifare
$18 - $25
Bus Queensland
Phone
1300 287 537
Website
busqld.com.au
Bus from Toowoomba to St George
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
busqldoutback.com.au
Book at
busqldoutback.com.au
Bus from St George to Lightning Ridge
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
busqldoutback.com.au
Book at
busqldoutback.com.au
Bus from Oakey to St George
Ave. Duration
5 h 9 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
busqldoutback.com.au
Book at
busqldoutback.com.au

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