There are 5 ways to get from Gold Coast to Sunshine Coast by bus, train, car or shuttle

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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Bus  •  4 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Surfers Paradise Coach Transit Centre, Beach Rd to Brisbane 175 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane to Coolum Beach Gx505

$17 - $41

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Train  •  4 h 48 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 3 Ipna / ...

$53 - $75

Train, bus  •  5 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Helensvale, platform 2 to Roma Street, platform 6 Vlbd / ...
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane to Coolum Beach Gx505

$19 - $39

Drive  •  2 h 13 min

  1. Drive from Gold Coast to Sunshine Coast 120.1 miles

$17 - $25

Shuttle  •  3 h 41 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Ferny Ave at Palm Avenue to Noosa Heads

$52 - $58

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The cheapest way to get from Gold Coast to Sunshine Coast is to drive which costs $23 - $35 and takes 2 h 13 min.

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The quickest way to get from Gold Coast to Sunshine Coast is to drive which costs $23 - $35 and takes 2 h 13 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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It takes approximately 4 h 27 min to get from Gold Coast to Sunshine Coast, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Gold Coast to Sunshine Coast. However, there are services departing from Surfers Paradise Coach Transit Centre, Beach Rd and arriving at Coolum Beach via Brisbane. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 27 min.

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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 27 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 3 in around 4 h 48 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 3
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
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
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 - $10
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 Coolum Beach
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $26
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$10 - $15
Flexifare
$18 - $26
Coast 2 Coast Bus Service
Phone
+61 (0) 435 031 564
Email
info@coast2coastbuses.com
Website
coast2coastbuses.com
Shuttle from Ferny Ave at Palm Avenue to Noosa Heads
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$48 - $52
Schedules at
coast2coastbuses.com

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