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There are 7 ways to get from Gold Coast to Wollongong by 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.

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Fly from Gold Coast, train  •  4h 56m

  1. Fly from Gold Coast (OOL) to Sydney (SYD) OOL - SYD
  2. Take the train from Wolli Creek Station to Wollongong Station

$55 - $222

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Train to Brisbane, fly, train  •  6h 56m

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

$80 - $258

Bus to Ballina, fly, train  •  7h 6m

  1. Take the bus from Surfers Paradise to Byron Bay
  2. Fly from Ballina (BNK) to Sydney (SYD) BNK - SYD
  3. Take the train from Wolli Creek Station to Wollongong Station

$72 - $230

Bus  •  17h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Surfers Paradise to Sydney Airport - International Gx423 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Sydney Airport to Wollongong

$83 - $136

Bus, train  •  18h 21m

  1. Take the bus from Surfers Paradise to Sydney
  2. Take the train from Central Station to Wollongong Station South Coast Line

$77 - $133

Train  •  19h 9m

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

$106 - $154

Drive  •  10h 30m

  1. Drive from Gold Coast to Wollongong 575 miles

$80 - $120

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The cheapest way to get from Gold Coast to Wollongong is to fly and train which costs $75 - $320 and takes 4h 56m.

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The quickest way to get from Gold Coast to Wollongong is to fly and train which costs $75 - $320 and takes 4h 56m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Gold Coast to Wollongong. However, there are services departing from Surfers Paradise and arriving at Wollongong via Sydney Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17h 45m.

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The distance between Gold Coast and Wollongong is 754 km. The road distance is 920 km.

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The best way to get from Gold Coast to Wollongong without a car is to bus which takes 17h 45m and costs $110 - $200.

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It takes approximately 4h 56m to get from Gold Coast to Wollongong, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Gold Coast to Wollongong is to bus which takes 17h 45m and costs $110 - $200. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $140 - $220 and takes 19h 9m.

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The quickest flight from Gold Coast Airport to Sydney Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 30m.

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

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Map of how to get from Gold Coast to Wollongong.
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  • Distance: 471.2 miles
  • Duration: 4h 56m

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

You can take a bus from Gold Coast to Wollongong via Sydney Airport - International and Sydney Airport in around 17h 45m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Gold Coast to Wollongong via Helensvale, platform 4, Helensvale, platform 2, Brisbane, and Central Station in around 19h 9m.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Gold Coast to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $380
Flights from Brisbane to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $470
Flights from Ballina to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $340
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Gold Coast to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $420
Flights from Brisbane to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $380
Flights from Ballina to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $380
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Gold Coast to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $330
Flights from Brisbane to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $330
Flights from Ballina to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $340
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Gold Coast to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $340
Flights from Brisbane to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $310
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Ballina to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Train operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Wolli Creek Station to Wollongong Station
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Economy
$6 - $10
1st Class
$9 - $14
Train from Central Station to Wollongong Station
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Economy
$7 - $11
1st Class
$10 - $15
Train from Brisbane to Central Station
Ave. Duration
14h 17m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Economy
$90 - $130
1st Class
$120 - $180
TRANSLink QLD
Phone
13 12 30
Website
translink.com.au
Train from Helensvale, platform 2 to International Airport, platform 2
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
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
1h 3m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
jp.translink.com.au
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 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 Surfers Paradise to Byron Bay
Ave. Duration
45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $20
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$7 - $11
Flexifare
$14 - $20
Bus from Surfers Paradise to Sydney Airport - International
Ave. Duration
15h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$70 - $130
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$70 - $110
Flexifare
$85 - $130
Byron Bay Express
Phone
+61 418 364 364
Email
bookings@byronbayexpress.com.au
Website
byronbayexpress.com.au
Bus from Surfers Paradise Coach Transit Centre, Beach Rd to Byron Bay
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$22
Schedules at
byronbayexpress.com.au
Book at
byronbayexpress.com.au
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Surfers Paradise Coach Transit Centre, Beach Rd to Byron Bay Coach Stop, Jonson St
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Premier Motor Service
Phone
+61 2 4423 5233
Email
reservations@premierms.com.au
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Surfers Paradise Coach Transit Centre, Beach Rd to Jonson St Opp Tourist Information Centre
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
Premier Motor Service
Bus from Sydney Airport to Wollongong
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
Premier Motor Service
Bus from Surfers Paradise to Sydney
Ave. Duration
16h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $130
Website
Premier Motor Service

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Wollongong is 1h ahead of Gold Coast. It is currently 5:23 PM in Gold Coast and 6:23 PM in Wollongong.

Yes, the driving distance between Gold Coast to Wollongong is 920 km. It takes approximately 10h 30m to drive from Gold Coast to Wollongong.

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

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There are 67+ hotels available in Wollongong. Prices start at $88 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Gold Coast to Gold Coast Airport is to bus which takes 30m and costs .

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