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

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Train, bus, drive  •  15 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Helensvale, platform 2 to Central, platform 3
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane to Toowoomba
  3. Take the bus from Toowoomba to St George
  4. Drive from St George to Dirranbandi
  5. Take the bus from Dirranbandi to Lightning Ridge

$90 - $139

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Train, bus, drive via Oakey  •  18 h 31 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. Drive from St George to Dirranbandi
  5. Take the bus from Dirranbandi to Lightning Ridge

$99 - $144

Bus  •  21 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Surfers Paradise Coach Transit Centre, Beach Rd to Brisbane 175
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane to Tamworth
  3. Take the bus from Tamworth Station, Coach Stop to Dubbo Station, Bay 1 362
  4. Take the bus from Dubbo Station, Bay 1 to Lightning Ridge Coach Stop, Morilla St 513

$138 - $171

Bus via Coffs Harbour  •  23 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Surfers Paradise to Coffs Harbour
  2. Take the bus from Coffs Harbour to Tamworth
  3. Take the bus from Tamworth Station, Coach Stop to Dubbo Station, Bay 1 362
  4. Take the bus from Dubbo Station, Bay 1 to Lightning Ridge Coach Stop, Morilla St 513

$139 - $197

Drive  •  8 h 39 min

  1. Drive from Gold Coast to Lightning Ridge 493.4 miles

$70 - $110

Train, fly, drive  •  7 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Helensvale, platform 2 to International Airport, platform 2
  2. Fly from Brisbane (BNE) to Narrabri (NAA) BNE - NAA
  3. Drive from Narrabri to Lightning Ridge

$190 - $291

Questions & Answers

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 Coach Stop, Morilla St via Brisbane, Tamworth Station, Coach Stop and Dubbo Station, Bay 1. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21 h 22 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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The best way to get from Gold Coast to Lightning Ridge without a car is to bus which takes 21 h 22 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 15 h 52 min to get from Gold Coast to Lightning Ridge, including transfers.

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Gold Coast to Lightning Ridge bus services, operated by Transport NSW, depart from Surfers Paradise Coach Transit Centre, Beach Rd station.

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The quickest flight from Brisbane Airport to Narrabri Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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Gold Coast to Lightning Ridge bus services, operated by Transport NSW, arrive at Lightning Ridge Coach Stop, Morilla St station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Gold Coast to Lightning Ridge is 789 km. It takes approximately 8 h 39 min to drive from Gold Coast to Lightning Ridge.

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VivaColombia offers flights from Brisbane Airport to Narrabri Airport.

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There are two+ hotels available in Lightning Ridge. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Gold Coast to Lightning Ridge.
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  • Distance: 347 miles
  • Duration: 15 h 52 min

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, Tamworth, Tamworth Station, Coach Stop, and Dubbo Station, Bay 1 in around 21 h 22 min.

Airlines
VivaColombia
Website
vivacolombia.co
Flights from Brisbane to Narrabri
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$35 - $150
Train operators
TRANSLink QLD
Website
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 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
$14 - $22
Schedules at
jp.translink.com.au
Online
$14 - $19
Standard
$16 - $22
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
4 times a week
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Book at
Queensland Rail Travel
Bus operators
Murrays Coaches
Phone
(61) 13 22 51
Email
reservations@murrays.com.au
Website
murrays.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Toowoomba
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $35
Book at
Murrays Coaches
Bus Queensland
Phone
1300 287 537
Website
busqld.com.au
Bus from Toowoomba to St George
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
busqldoutback.com.au
Book at
busqldoutback.com.au
Bus from Dirranbandi to Lightning Ridge
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Schedules at
busqldoutback.com.au
Book at
busqldoutback.com.au
Bus from Oakey to St George
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
busqldoutback.com.au
Book at
busqldoutback.com.au
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
Bus from Tamworth Station, Coach Stop to Dubbo Station, Bay 1
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Bus from Dubbo Station, Bay 1 to Lightning Ridge Coach Stop, Morilla St
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $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
$10 - $15
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Bus from Surfers Paradise to Coffs Harbour
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Crisps Coaches
Phone
(07) 4661 8333
Email
reservations@crisps.com.au
Website
crisps.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Tamworth
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$82
Schedules at
crisps.com.au

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