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

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Tram to Gold Coast, fly  •  3 h 32 min

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

$52 - $221

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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

$74 - $248

Bus  •  16 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Surfers Paradise to Sydney

$90 - $130

Train  •  17 h 10 min

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

$99 - $143

Drive  •  9 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Gold Coast to Sydney 528.6 miles

$75 - $110

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Surfers Paradise and arriving at Sydney. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 16 h 20 min.

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The distance between Gold Coast and Sydney is 686 km. The road distance is 845.7 km.

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The best way to get from Gold Coast to Sydney without a car is to bus which takes 16 h 20 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 32 min to get from Gold Coast to Sydney, including transfers.

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Gold Coast to Sydney 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 Sydney is to bus which takes 16 h 20 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 17 h 10 min.

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The quickest flight from Gold Coast Airport to Sydney Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 25 min.

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Gold Coast to Sydney bus services, operated by Premier Motor Service, arrive at Sydney station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Gold Coast to Sydney is 846 km. It takes approximately 9 h 32 min to drive from Gold Coast to Sydney.

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Qantas, Tigerair Australia, Jetstar and Virgin Australia offer flights from Gold Coast Airport to Sydney Airport.

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Map of how to get from Gold Coast to Sydney.
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  • Distance: 428.5 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 32 min

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

Premier Motor Service operates a bus from Gold Coast to Sydney once daily. Tickets cost $90 - $130 and the journey takes 16 h 20 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Gold Coast to Sydney via Helensvale, platform 4, Helensvale, platform 2, Roma Street, platform 6, and Brisbane in around 17 h 10 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
11 min
Frequency
Every 15 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 27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $22
Schedules at
jp.translink.com.au
Online
$14 - $19
Standard
$16 - $22
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
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
$90 - $130
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$90 - $130
1st Class
$120 - $180
Bus operators
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Surfers Paradise to Sydney
Ave. Duration
16 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Schedules at
premierms.com.au

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