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There are 6 ways to get from Gold Coast to Sydney by tram, plane, train, bus, night bus or car

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Tram to Gold Coast, fly  •  3h 27m

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

$74 - $317

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Bus  •  13h

  1. Take the bus from Surfers Paradise to Sydney Gx423 / ...

$70 - $190

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Train to Brisbane, fly  •  5h 9m

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

$114 - $654

Train  •  17h 9m

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

$100 - $185

Bus, night bus  •  16h 3m

  1. Take the bus from Surfers Paradise Coach Transit Centre, Beach Rd to Casino Station, Coach Bay 164 / ...
  2. Take the night bus from Casino Station, Coach Bay to Central Station, Forecourt, Coach Bay 1 3418 / ...

$93 - $135

Drive  •  9h 16m

  1. Drive from Gold Coast to Sydney 840.1 km

$100 - $160

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The cheapest way to get from Gold Coast to Sydney is to tram and fly which costs $70 - $320 and takes 3h 27m.

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The quickest way to get from Gold Coast to Sydney is to tram and fly which costs $70 - $320 and takes 3h 27m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Surfers Paradise and arriving at Sydney. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 13h.

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No, there is no direct train from Gold Coast station to Sydney station. However, there are services departing from Cypress Avenue station and arriving at Central Station via Helensvale station, platform 2 and Brisbane. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17h 9m.

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The distance between Gold Coast and Sydney is 686 km. The road distance is 840.1 km.

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The best way to get from Gold Coast to Sydney without a car is to bus which takes 13h and costs $70 - $190.

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It takes approximately 3h 27m to get from Gold Coast to Sydney, including transfers.

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Gold Coast to Sydney bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, depart from Surfers Paradise station.

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Gold Coast to Sydney train services, operated by TRANSLink QLD, depart from Helensvale station, platform 2.

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The best way to get from Gold Coast to Sydney is to bus which takes 13h and costs $70 - $190. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $100 - $190 and takes 17h 9m.

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Map of how to get from Gold Coast to Sydney.
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  • Distance: 685.7 km
  • Duration: 3h 27m

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

Greyhound Australia operates a bus from Surfers Paradise to Sydney 3 times a day. Tickets cost $110 - $190 and the journey takes 13h. Premier Motor Service also services this route once daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Gold Coast to Sydney via Helensvale station, platform 4, Helensvale station, platform 2, and Brisbane in around 17h 9m.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Gold Coast to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $380
Flights from Brisbane to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $490
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Gold Coast to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $320
Flights from Brisbane to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $290
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Gold Coast to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $330
Flights from Brisbane to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $300
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Gold Coast to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $550
Flights from Brisbane to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $650
Train operators
TRANSLink QLD
Phone
13 12 30
Website
translink.com.au
Tram from Cavill Avenue station to Broadbeach South station
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
TRANSLink QLD
Train from Helensvale station, platform 2 to International Airport station, platform 2
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $31
Website
TRANSLink QLD
Train from Helensvale station, platform 2 to Roma Street station, platform 7
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
TRANSLink QLD
Transport NSW

Transport for NSW manages public transport for Australia’s New South Wales region, including metro, train, bus, ferry, light rail and coach. Hubs include Sydney, Byron Bay, Newcastle and Wollongong. Use an Opal card for cheapest fares in greater Sydney, the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, the Hunter and the Illawarra. Tickets for regional train and bus services need to be booked before travel (Opal cards are not accepted).

Contact Details
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Brisbane to Central Station
Ave. Duration
14h 17m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$90 - $170
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Transport NSW
Economy
$90 - $120
First Class
$120 - $170
Bus operators
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, although service is limited in Western Australia with just a single route to Broome. Buses are equipped for long journeys, with free WiFi, air-conditioning, full disability access, USB chargers, reclining seats and an onboard bathroom.

Contact Details
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Surfers Paradise to Sydney
Ave. Duration
13h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $190
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Greyhound.com.au
Early Bird
$110 - $140
Premium
$140 - $190
Advantage
$140 - $180
Premier Motor Service
Phone
+61 2 4423 5233
Email
reservations@premierms.com.au
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Surfers Paradise to Sydney
Ave. Duration
16h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
Premier Motor Service
Transport NSW

Transport for NSW manages public transport for Australia’s New South Wales region, including metro, train, bus, ferry, light rail and coach. Hubs include Sydney, Byron Bay, Newcastle and Wollongong. Use an Opal card for cheapest fares in greater Sydney, the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, the Hunter and the Illawarra. Tickets for regional train and bus services need to be booked before travel (Opal cards are not accepted).

Contact Details
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Surfers Paradise Coach Transit Centre, Beach Rd to Casino Station, Coach Bay
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Night bus from Casino Station, Coach Bay to Central Station, Forecourt, Coach Bay 1
Ave. Duration
12h 3m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Schedules at
Transport NSW

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

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Gold Coast to Sydney bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, arrive at Sydney station.

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Gold Coast to Sydney train services, operated by Transport NSW, arrive at Central Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Gold Coast to Sydney is 840 km. It takes approximately 9h 16m to drive from Gold Coast to Sydney.

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

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There are 1980+ hotels available in Sydney. Prices start at $150 AUD per night.

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