There are 4 ways to get from Gold Coast to Sunshine Coast by bus, train, tram or car

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Bus  •  4 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Surfers Paradise to Brisbane 175
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane to Coolum Beach Gx505

$17 - $39

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Train  •  4 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Helensvale, platform 2 to Central, platform 3 Vlbd / ...
  2. Take the train from Central, platform 6 to Nambour, platform 1 Ipna / ...

$52 - $70

Tram, train, line 615 bus, line 620 bus  •  6 h 10 min

  1. Take the tram from Cypress Avenue to Helensvale, platform 4
  2. Take the train from Helensvale, platform 2 to Central, platform 3
  3. Take the train from Central, platform 6 to Landsborough, platform 1
  4. Take the line 615 bus from Landsborough station to Maroochydore station, platform 2 615
  5. Take the line 620 bus from Maroochydore station, platform 2 to David Low Way at Mount Coolum 620 / ...

$23 - $35

Drive  •  2 h 13 min

  1. Drive from Gold Coast to Sunshine Coast 120.1 miles

$17 - $25

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Gold Coast to Sunshine Coast. However, there are services departing from Surfers Paradise and arriving at Coolum Beach via Brisbane. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 45 min.

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The distance between Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast is 166 km. The road distance is 192.1 km.

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The best way to get from Gold Coast to Sunshine Coast without a car is to bus which takes 4 h 45 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 45 min to get from Gold Coast to Sunshine Coast, including transfers.

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Gold Coast to Sunshine Coast 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 Sunshine Coast is to bus which takes 4 h 45 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 4 h 47 min.

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Gold Coast to Sunshine Coast bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, arrive at Coolum Beach station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Gold Coast to Sunshine Coast is 192 km. It takes approximately 2 h 13 min to drive from Gold Coast to Sunshine Coast.

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There are 974+ hotels available in Sunshine Coast. Prices start at $107 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Gold Coast to Sunshine Coast.
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  • Distance: 103.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 45 min

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

You can take a bus from Gold Coast to Sunshine Coast via Brisbane in around 4 h 45 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Gold Coast to Sunshine Coast via Helensvale, platform 4, Helensvale, platform 2, Central, platform 3, Central, platform 6, and Nambour, platform 1 in around 4 h 47 min.

Train operators
TRANSLink QLD
Website
translink.com.au
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 Nambour, platform 1
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
translink.com.au
Tram from Cypress Avenue to Helensvale, platform 4
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
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
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Surfers Paradise to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
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 - $10
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
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 Brisbane to Coolum Beach
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $25
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$10 - $15
Flexifare
$17 - $25
TRANSLink QLD
Website
translink.com.au
Bus from Landsborough station to Maroochydore station, platform 2
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
jp.translink.com.au
Bus from Maroochydore station, platform 2 to David Low Way at Mount Coolum
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
jp.translink.com.au

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