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There are 7 ways to get from Hornsby to Gold Coast by train, plane, 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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Train to Sydney, fly to Gold Coast  •  4h 6m

  1. Take the train from Hornsby Station to Wynyard Station
  2. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Gold Coast (OOL) SYD - OOL

$52 - $222

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Fly Sydney to Brisbane, train  •  6h 10m

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

$75 - $252

Train to Newcastle, fly to Gold Coast  •  5h 29m

  1. Take the train from Hornsby Station to Newcastle Interchange
  2. Fly from Newcastle (NTL) to Gold Coast (OOL) NTL - OOL

$67 - $277

Train  •  15h 35m

  1. Take the train from Hornsby Station to Brisbane 31
  2. Take the train from Roma Street, platform 4 to Helensvale, platform 1 Bdvl / ...

$96 - $138

Bus Premier Motor Service  •  16h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Hornsby to Surfers Paradise

$65 - $120

Bus Greyhound Australia  •  17h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Sydney to Surfers Paradise Gx243 / ...

$73 - $134

Drive  •  9h 12m

  1. Drive from Hornsby to Gold Coast 514.4 miles

$70 - $110

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The cheapest way to get from Hornsby to Gold Coast is to drive which costs $100 - $150 and takes 9h 12m.

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The quickest way to get from Hornsby to Gold Coast is to train and fly which costs $70 - $320 and takes 4h 6m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Hornsby and arriving at Surfers Paradise. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 16h 25m.

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The distance between Hornsby and Gold Coast is 672 km. The road distance is 823.1 km.

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The best way to get from Hornsby to Gold Coast without a car is to train which takes 15h 35m and costs $130 - $200.

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It takes approximately 4h 6m to get from Hornsby to Gold Coast, including transfers.

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Hornsby to Gold Coast bus services, operated by Premier Motor Service, depart from Hornsby station.

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The best way to get from Hornsby to Gold Coast is to train which takes 15h 35m and costs $130 - $200. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $95 - $170 and takes 16h 25m.

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The quickest flight from Sydney Airport to Gold Coast Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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Hornsby to Gold Coast bus services, operated by Premier Motor Service, arrive at Surfers Paradise station.

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Map of how to get from Hornsby to Gold Coast.
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  • Distance: 419.9 miles
  • Duration: 4h 6m

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

You can take a train from Hornsby to Gold Coast via Roma Street, platform 4, Helensvale, platform 1, and Helensvale, platform 5 in around 15h 35m. Alternatively, Premier Motor Service operates a bus from Hornsby to Gold Coast once daily. Tickets cost $65 - $120 and the journey takes 16h 25m.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Sydney to Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $370
Flights from Sydney to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $470
Flights from Newcastle to Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $340
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Sydney to Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $420
Flights from Sydney to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $380
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Sydney to Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $330
Flights from Sydney to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $330
Flights from Newcastle to Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $340
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Sydney to Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $340
Flights from Sydney to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $310
Train operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Hornsby Station to Wynyard Station
Ave. Duration
40m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Economy
$2 - $4
1st Class
$3 - $5
Train from Hornsby Station to Newcastle Interchange
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Economy
$12 - $18
1st Class
$16 - $24
Train from Hornsby Station to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
13h 36m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Economy
$85 - $130
1st Class
$120 - $180
TRANSLink QLD
Phone
13 12 30
Website
translink.com.au
Train from International Airport, platform 1 to Helensvale, platform 1
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $22
Schedules at
jp.translink.com.au
Online
$14 - $19
Standard
$16 - $22
Train from Roma Street, platform 4 to Helensvale, platform 1
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
jp.translink.com.au
Bus operators
Premier Motor Service
Phone
+61 2 4423 5233
Email
reservations@premierms.com.au
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Hornsby to Surfers Paradise
Ave. Duration
16h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $120
Website
Premier Motor Service
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 Sydney to Surfers Paradise
Ave. Duration
15h 30m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$70 - $130
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$70 - $110
Flexifare
$90 - $130

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More Questions & Answers

Gold Coast is 1h behind Hornsby. It is currently 10:50 AM in Hornsby and 9:50 AM in Gold Coast.

Yes, the driving distance between Hornsby to Gold Coast is 823 km. It takes approximately 9h 12m to drive from Hornsby to Gold Coast.

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

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There are 1073+ hotels available in Gold Coast. Prices start at $92 USD per night.

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