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There are 8 ways to get from Gold Coast to South West Rocks by train, bus, car or plane

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

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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

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Bus Greyhound Australia, train  •  12 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Surfers Paradise to Urunga Gx421
  2. Take the train from Urunga Station to Kempsey Station 36 / ...

$41 - $73

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Bus, train via Casino Station  •  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

$41 - $61

Bus  •  11 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Surfers Paradise to Kempsey

$53 - $74

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 45 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

$176 - $430

Bus to Lismore, fly to Grafton, train  •  8 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Surfers Paradise Coach Transit Centre, Beach Rd to Lismore Station, Coach Bay
  2. Fly from Lismore (LSY) to Grafton (GFN) LSY - GFN
  3. Take the train from Grafton Station to Eungai Station

$163 - $220

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

$125 - $269

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The cheapest way to get from Gold Coast to South West Rocks is to drive which costs $50 - $80 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 - $80 and takes 4 h 58 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Gold Coast to South West Rocks. However, there are services departing from Surfers Paradise and arriving at Horseshore Bay Beach Park, Livingstone St via First Lane At Smith St and Belgrave St After Stuart St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 37 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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The best way to get from Gold Coast to South West Rocks without a car is to train which takes 9 h 36 min and costs $210 - $290.

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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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Gold Coast to South West Rocks bus services, operated by Premier Motor Service, depart from Surfers Paradise station.

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The best way to get from Gold Coast to South West Rocks is to train which takes 9 h 36 min and costs $210 - $290. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $70 - $110 and takes 11 h 37 min.

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The quickest flight from Brisbane Airport to Coffs Harbour Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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Gold Coast to South West Rocks bus services, operated by Premier Motor Service, arrive at Kempsey station.

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Map of how to get from Gold Coast to South West Rocks.
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  • Distance: 202.5 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 36 min

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, Premier Motor Service operates a bus from Gold Coast to South West Rocks once daily. Tickets cost $50 - $65 and the journey takes 9 h.

Airlines
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Lismore to Grafton
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $75
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
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
$14 - $22
Schedules at
jp.translink.com.au
Online
$14 - $19
Standard
$16 - $22
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 - $80
Train from Casino Station to Kempsey Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$27 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $55
Train from Urunga Station to Kempsey Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$7 - $11
1st Class
$9 - $15
Train from Grafton Station to Eungai Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $22
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$14 - $22
1st Class
$20 - $30
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 Station, Coach Bay
Ave. Duration
2 h 27 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $15
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 to Kempsey
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $65
Schedules at
premierms.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 and services more than 5 million passengers every year. Buses are equipped for the long journeys, with free WiFi, air-conditioning, full disability access, USB chargers in every seat and an on-board restroom.

Contact Details
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Surfers Paradise to Urunga
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$30 - $45
Flexifare
$40 - $60

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Yes, the driving distance between Gold Coast to South West Rocks is 420 km. It takes approximately 4 h 58 min to drive from Gold Coast to South West Rocks.

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VivaColombia offers flights from Brisbane Airport to Coffs Harbour Airport.

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There are 91+ hotels available in South West Rocks. Prices start at $71 USD per night.

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