There are 7 ways to get from Gold Coast to Melbourne by plane, train, bus or car

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

Recommended option

Fly Gold Coast to Melbourne  •  4 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Gold Coast (OOL) to Melbourne (MEL) OOL - MEL

$75 - $293

6 alternative options

Train to Brisbane, fly to Melbourne  •  6 h 18 min

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

$97 - $290

Fly Gold Coast to Avalon  •  6 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Gold Coast (OOL) to Avalon (AVV) OOL - AVV

$89 - $375

Bus, train  •  27 h 38 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 Central Station 32
  3. Take the train from Central Station to Southern Cross 623 / ...

$148 - $297

Train, bus  •  30 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Helensvale, platform 2 to Roma Street, platform 6
  2. Take the train from Brisbane to Central Station 32
  3. Take the bus from Central Station to Melbourne

$174 - $283

Bus, train via Tamworth Station  •  31 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Surfers Paradise to Brisbane Roma Street 175
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane to Tamworth
  3. Take the train from Tamworth Station to Hornsby Station 224
  4. Take the bus from Parramatta to Melbourne

$168 - $222

Drive  •  18 h 11 min

  1. Drive from Gold Coast to Melbourne 1052 miles

$150 - $220

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The cheapest way to get from Gold Coast to Melbourne is to fly which costs $100 - $410 and takes 4 h 36 min.

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The quickest way to get from Gold Coast to Melbourne is to fly which costs $100 - $410 and takes 4 h 36 min.

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The distance between Gold Coast and Melbourne is 1346 km. The road distance is 1683.2 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 36 min to get from Gold Coast to Melbourne, including transfers.

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The nearest airport to Melbourne is Melbourne Essendon Apt (MEB) Airport which is 10.6 km away. Other nearby airports include Melbourne (MEL) (19 km), Avalon (AVV) (49.1 km) and Albury (ABX) (262.6 km).

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Map of how to get from Gold Coast to Melbourne.
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  • Distance: 841.3 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 36 min

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

Jetstar, Tigerair Australia and two other airlines fly from Gold Coast to Melbourne hourly.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Gold Coast to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
2 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $460
Flights from Brisbane to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Gold Coast to Avalon
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $650
Flights from Gold Coast to Avalon via Sydney
Ave. Duration
4 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $650
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Gold Coast to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $480
Flights from Brisbane to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $490
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Gold Coast to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
2 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $430
Flights from Brisbane to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $380
Flights from Gold Coast to Avalon
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $650
Flights from Gold Coast to Avalon via Sydney
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $650
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Gold Coast to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $430
Flights from Brisbane to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $370
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
$15 - $22
Schedules at
jp.translink.com.au
Online
$15 - $19
Standard
$17 - $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
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Casino Station to Central Station
Ave. Duration
11 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$75 - $110
1st Class
$100 - $150
Train from Brisbane to Central Station
Ave. Duration
14 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $140
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$90 - $140
1st Class
$120 - $190
Train from Tamworth Station to Hornsby Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 36 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$35 - $60
1st Class
$55 - $80
XPT
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Central Station to Southern Cross
Ave. Duration
10 h 48 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $170
Website
transportnsw.info
Economy
$60 - $80
First
$85 - $110
Sleeper
$150 - $170
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 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
Greyhound Australia
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Central Station to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
12 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $130
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$75 - $110
Flexifare
$95 - $130
Bus from Surfers Paradise to Brisbane Roma Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $19
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$6 - $10
Flexifare
$13 - $19
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
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
$84
Schedules at
crisps.com.au
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Parramatta to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
11 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au

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