There are 4 ways to get from Gold Coast to Mooloolaba by bus, train 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

Bus  •  3 h 37 min

  1. 175 / ...
  2. Gx441 / ...

$17 - $42

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  4 h 14 min

  1. Vlbd
  2. Gx441

$26 - $49

Train  •  5 h 10 min

  1. Vlbd / ...
  2. Ipna / ...

$20 - $30

Drive  •  2 h

  1. 109.3 miles

$15 - $23

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

You can take a bus from Gold Coast to Mooloolaba via Brisbane in around 3 h 37 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Gold Coast to Mooloolaba via Helensvale, platform 4, Helensvale, platform 2, Central, platform 3, Central, platform 6, Landsborough, platform 1, and Landsborough station in around 5 h 10 min.

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 - $23
Schedules at
jp.translink.com.au
Online
$15 - $20
Standard
$17 - $23
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 6 to Landsborough, platform 1
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
translink.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 - $11
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 Mooloolaba
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $27
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$10 - $15
Flexifare
$18 - $25
Bus from Brisbane International Airport to Mooloolaba
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $22
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$8 - $12
Flexifare
$16 - $22

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Gold Coast and Mooloolaba is 150 km. The road distance is 175 km.

The cheapest way to get from Gold Coast to Mooloolaba is to drive which costs $20 - $30 and takes 2 h.

The quickest way to get from Gold Coast to Mooloolaba is to drive which takes 2 h and costs $20 - $30.

No, there is no direct bus from Gold Coast to Mooloolaba. However, there are services departing from Surfers Paradise Coach Transit Centre, Beach Rd and arriving at Mooloolaba via Brisbane. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 37 min.

It takes approximately 3 h 37 min to get from Gold Coast to Mooloolaba, including transfers.