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

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Fly Gold Coast to Adelaide, bus

  1. Fly from Gold Coast (OOL) to Adelaide (ADL)
  2. Take the bus from Adelaide Central Bus Station to Moonta Cnr Henry & Milne

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Train to Brisbane, fly to Adelaide, bus

  1. Take the train from Helensvale station, platform 2 to International Airport station, platform 2
  2. Fly from Brisbane (BNE) to Adelaide (ADL)
  3. Take the bus from Adelaide Central Bus Station to Moonta Cnr Henry & Milne

Fly Gold Coast to Whyalla, bus

  1. Fly from Gold Coast (OOL) to Whyalla (WYA)
  2. Take the bus from Whyalla to Port Wakefield
  3. Take the bus from Port Wakefield to Moonta Cnr Henry & Milne

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Surfers Paradise to Sydney
  2. Take the bus from Sydney to Melbourne
  3. Take the bus from Melbourne to Adelaide
  4. Take the bus from Adelaide Central Bus Station to Moonta Cnr Henry & Milne

Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Helensvale station, platform 2 to Roma Street station, platform 7
  2. Take the train from Brisbane to Central Station
  3. Take the train from Central Station to Adelaide Parklands
  4. Take the bus from Adelaide Central Bus Station to Moonta Cnr Henry & Milne

Train, Great Southern Rail Line, bus

  1. Take the train from Helensvale station, platform 2 to Central station, platform 3
  2. Take the Great Southern Rail Line from Brisbane to Adelaide
  3. Take the bus from Adelaide Central Bus Station to Moonta Cnr Henry & Milne

Drive

  1. Drive from Gold Coast to Moonta

Gold Coast to Moonta by bus

The bus journey time between Gold Coast and Moonta is around 3 days 5h and covers a distance of around 2793 km. This includes an average layover time of around 35h 50m. The fastest bus normally takes 3 days 4h. Operated by Greyhound Australia, Firefly Express and Yorke Peninsula Coaches, the Gold Coast to Moonta bus service departs from Surfers Paradise and arrives in Moonta Cnr Henry & Milne. Typically two buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average bus journey times

Time on bus:
41h 16m
Layover time:
35h 50m
Total time:
3 days 5h

Bus route information

Fastest bus time:
3 days 4h
Bus distance:
2793 km
Buses per week:
2
Cheapest price:
$291
Carbon emissions:
348 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
14:20
Last bus departs at:
14:20

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Gold Coast to Moonta bus schedules

Gold Coast → Moonta
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Regional restriction measures in place
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Moonta is 1800 020 080.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Moonta is subject to regional advice.

The social distance requirement in Moonta is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1800 020 080.

Last updated: 13 Sep 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Gold Coast to Moonta is to fly and bus which costs $150 - $300 and takes 8h 57m.

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The quickest way to get from Gold Coast to Moonta is to fly and bus which costs $150 - $300 and takes 8h 57m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Gold Coast to Moonta. However, there are services departing from Surfers Paradise and arriving at Moonta Cnr Henry & Milne via Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide Central Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 45h 6m.

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The distance between Gold Coast and Moonta is 1651 km. The road distance is 2088.8 km.

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The best way to get from Gold Coast to Moonta without a car is to bus which takes 45h 6m and costs $290 - $650.

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It takes approximately 8h 57m to get from Gold Coast to Moonta, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from Gold Coast Airport to Adelaide Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 40m.

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Gold Coast to Moonta bus services, operated by Yorke Peninsula Coaches, arrive at Moonta Cnr Henry & Milne station.

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Moonta is 30 min behind Gold Coast. It is currently 3:59 AM in Gold Coast and 3:29 AM in Moonta.

Map of how to get from Gold Coast to Moonta.
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  • Distance: 1650.7 km
  • Duration: 8h 57m

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

You can take a bus from Gold Coast to Moonta via Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, and Adelaide Central Bus Station in around 45h 6m.

Airlines
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Gold Coast to Adelaide
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $350
Flights from Gold Coast to Adelaide via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $350
Flights from Brisbane to Adelaide
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Brisbane to Adelaide via Canberra
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Brisbane to Adelaide via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Gold Coast to Adelaide
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $420
Flights from Brisbane to Adelaide
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Brisbane to Adelaide via Hobart
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Gold Coast to Whyalla via Adelaide
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $450
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Gold Coast to Adelaide
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $400
Flights from Brisbane to Adelaide
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Gold Coast to Whyalla via Adelaide
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Gold Coast to Whyalla via Melbourne, Adelaide
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $800
Train operators
TRANSLink QLD
Phone
13 12 30
Website
translink.com.au
Train from Helensvale station, platform 2 to International Airport station, platform 2
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $31
Website
TRANSLink QLD
Train from Helensvale station, platform 2 to Roma Street station, platform 7
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
TRANSLink QLD
Train from Helensvale station, platform 2 to Central station, platform 3
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
TRANSLink QLD
NSW TrainLink
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Brisbane to Central Station
Ave. Duration
14h 17m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Website
NSW TrainLink Train
Economy
$95 - $140
First Class
$130 - $200
Great Southern Rail - Indian Pacific
Phone
1800 703 357
Email
sales.enquiries@gsr.com.au
Website
greatsouthernrail.com.au
Train from Central Station to Adelaide Parklands
Ave. Duration
26h 20m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$390 - $950
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Great Southern Rail
Everyday Daynighter Seat
$400
Advanced Gold Single Cabin
$650 - $900
Low Gold Single Cabin
$700 - $950
Everyday Gold Single Cabin
$850 - $1,100
Great Southern
Phone
1800 703 357
Email
sales.enquiries@gsr.com.au
Website
greatsouthernrail.com.au
Train from Brisbane to Adelaide
Ave. Duration
2 days 21h
Frequency
Once a week
Book at
Great Southern
Bus operators
Yorke Peninsula Coaches
Phone
(08) 8821 2755
Email
enquiries@ypcoaches.com.au
Website
ypcoaches.com.au
Bus from Adelaide Central Bus Station to Moonta Cnr Henry & Milne
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
ypcoaches.com.au
Bus from Port Wakefield to Moonta Cnr Henry & Milne
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $35
Schedules at
ypcoaches.com.au
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, although service is limited in Western Australia with just a single route to Broome. Buses are equipped for long journeys, with free WiFi, air-conditioning, full disability access, USB chargers, reclining seats and an onboard bathroom.

Contact Details
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Surfers Paradise to Sydney
Ave. Duration
15h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $250
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Early Bird
$130 - $200
Advantage
$160 - $230
Premium
$170 - $250
Bus from Sydney to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
12h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $250
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Early Bird
$130 - $200
Advantage
$150 - $230
Premium
$170 - $250
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
11h 35m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $70
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Melbourne to Adelaide
Ave. Duration
11h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$59 - $65
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au

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Yes, the driving distance between Gold Coast to Moonta is 2089 km. It takes approximately 22h 30m to drive from Gold Coast to Moonta.

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Jetstar, Qantas and Virgin Australia offer flights from Gold Coast Airport to Adelaide Airport.

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