There are 5 ways to get from Gold Coast to Sydney by tram, plane, train, bus or car

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

Recommended option

Tram to Gold Coast, fly  •  3 h 30 min

  1. Take the tram from Cavill Avenue to Broadbeach South
  2. Fly from Gold Coast (OOL) to Sydney (SYD) OOL - SYD

$54 - $222

4 alternative options

Train to Brisbane, fly  •  5 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Helensvale, platform 2 to International Airport, platform 2
  2. Fly from Brisbane (BNE) to Sydney (SYD) BNE - SYD

$76 - $250

Train  •  17 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Helensvale, platform 2 to Roma Street, platform 7 Vlbd / ...
  2. Take the train from Brisbane to Central Station 32

$104 - $153

Bus, train  •  21 h

  1. Take the bus from Surfers Paradise Coach Transit Centre, Beach Rd to Brisbane 175
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane to Tamworth
  3. Take the bus from Tamworth Station, Coach Stop to Scone Station, Coach Stop 354 / ...
  4. Take the train from Scone Station to Broadmeadow Station 224
  5. Take the bus from Broadmeadow Coach Stop, Graham Rd to Central Station, Forecourt, Coach Bay 1

$126 - $183

Drive  •  9 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Gold Coast to Sydney 528.6 miles

$75 - $110

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

You can take a train from Gold Coast to Sydney via Helensvale, platform 5, Helensvale, platform 2, Roma Street, platform 7, and Brisbane in around 17 h 7 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Gold Coast to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $380
Flights from Brisbane to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $470
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Gold Coast to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $420
Flights from Brisbane to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $380
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Gold Coast to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $330
Flights from Brisbane to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $330
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Gold Coast to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $340
Flights from Brisbane to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $310
Train operators
TRANSLink QLD
Website
translink.com.au
Tram from Cavill Avenue to Broadbeach South
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
jp.translink.com.au
Train from Helensvale, platform 2 to International Airport, platform 2
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Schedules at
jp.translink.com.au
Online
$15 - $20
Standard
$18 - $23
Train from Helensvale, platform 2 to Roma Street, platform 7
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
jp.translink.com.au
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Brisbane to Central Station
Ave. Duration
14 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$95 - $140
1st Class
$130 - $200
Train from Scone Station to Broadmeadow Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$15 - $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 Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Bus from Tamworth Station, Coach Stop to Scone Station, Coach Stop
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Bus from Broadmeadow Coach Stop, Graham Rd to Central Station, Forecourt, Coach Bay 1
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $19
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 - $16
Schedules at
premierms.com.au

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Gold Coast to Sydney?

The distance between Gold Coast and Sydney is 686 km. The road distance is 846 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Gold Coast to Sydney?

The cheapest way to get from Gold Coast to Sydney is to drive which costs $95 - $150 and takes 9 h 32 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Gold Coast to Sydney?

The quickest way to get from Gold Coast to Sydney is to tram and fly which takes 3 h 30 min and costs $70 - $290.

How long does it take to get from Gold Coast to Sydney?

It takes approximately 3 h 30 min to get from Gold Coast to Sydney, including transfers.