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

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Recommended option

Train  •  9 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Helensvale, platform 2 to Roma Street, platform 6 Vlbd / ...
  2. Take the train from Brisbane to Macksville Station 32

$149 - $203

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  10 h 22 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 Kempsey Station 32

$43 - $67

5 alternative options

Bus  •  11 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Surfers Paradise Coach Transit Centre, Beach Rd to Lismore Transit Centre, Molesworth St 164 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Lismore Transit Centre, Molesworth St to Prince St At Fitzroy St 695
  3. Take the bus from Grafton Fire Station, Prince St to Park Av At Little St 372
  4. Take the bus from Park Av Opp Little St to Pacific Hwy 360

$126 - $175

Drive  •  4 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Gold Coast to South West Rocks 262.3 miles

$35 - $55

Train to Brisbane, fly to Coffs Harbour, drive  •  5 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Helensvale, platform 2 to International Airport, platform 2
  2. Fly from Brisbane (BNE) to Coffs Harbour (CFS) BNE - CFS
  3. Drive from Coffs Harbour to South West Rocks

$177 - $431

Fly Gold Coast to Port Macquarie, bus  •  8 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Gold Coast (OOL) to Port Macquarie (PQQ) OOL - PQQ
  2. Take the bus from Port Macquarie Airport to Belgrave St At John St

$89 - $352

Train to Brisbane, fly to Port Macquarie, bus  •  7 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Helensvale, platform 2 to International Airport, platform 2
  2. Fly from Brisbane (BNE) to Port Macquarie (PQQ) BNE - PQQ
  3. Take the bus from Port Macquarie Airport to Belgrave St At John St

$126 - $270

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The cheapest way to get from Gold Coast to South West Rocks is to drive which costs $50 - $75 and takes 4 h 58 min.

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The quickest way to get from Gold Coast to South West Rocks is to drive which costs $50 - $75 and takes 4 h 58 min.

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The distance between Gold Coast and South West Rocks is 324 km. The road distance is 419.7 km.

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It takes approximately 9 h 36 min to get from Gold Coast to South West Rocks, including transfers.

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What companies run services between Gold Coast, QLD, Australia and South West Rocks, NSW, Australia?

You can take a train from Gold Coast to South West Rocks via Helensvale, platform 4, Helensvale, platform 2, Roma Street, platform 6, Brisbane, and Macksville Station in around 9 h 36 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Gold Coast to South West Rocks via Lismore Transit Centre, Molesworth St, Prince St At Fitzroy St, Grafton Fire Station, Prince St, Park Av At Little St, Park Av Opp Little St, and Pacific Hwy in around 11 h 17 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Gold Coast to Port Macquarie via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Gold Coast to Port Macquarie via Melbourne, Sydney
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $750
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Gold Coast to Port Macquarie via Sydney
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $500
Flights from Gold Coast to Port Macquarie via Melbourne, Sydney
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $600
Flights from Brisbane to Port Macquarie
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $430
VivaColombia
Website
vivacolombia.co
Flights from Brisbane to Coffs Harbour
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $150
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
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Brisbane to Macksville Station
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$40 - $60
1st Class
$55 - $85
Train from Casino Station to Kempsey Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$28 - $45
1st Class
$40 - $60
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 Lismore Transit Centre, Molesworth St
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Bus from Park Av Opp Little St to Pacific Hwy
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Bus from Port Macquarie Airport to Belgrave St At John St
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Surfers Paradise Coach Transit Centre, Beach Rd to Lismore Transit Centre, Molesworth St
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $21
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Northern Rivers Buslines
Website
buslinesgroup.com.au
Bus from Lismore Transit Centre, Molesworth St to Prince St At Fitzroy St
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
buslinesgroup.com.au
Forest Coach Lines
Website
forestcoachlines.com.au
Bus from Grafton Fire Station, Prince St to Park Av At Little St
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
forestcoachlines.com.au

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