There are 3 ways to get from Ipswich to Gold Coast by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Ipswich, platform 1 to Roma Street, platform 9 Ipca / ...
  2. Take the train from Roma Street, platform 4 to Nerang, platform 1 Bdvl / ...

$13 - $20

2 alternative options

Bus  •  3 h

  1. Take the bus from Ipswich to Brisbane
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane to Surfers Paradise

$30 - $43

Drive  •  1 h 6 min

  1. Drive from Ipswich to Gold Coast 59.2 miles

$8 - $13

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No, there is no direct bus from Ipswich to Gold Coast. However, there are services departing from Ipswich and arriving at Surfers Paradise via Brisbane. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h.

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The distance between Ipswich and Gold Coast is 79 km. The road distance is 94.7 km.

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The best way to get from Ipswich to Gold Coast without a car is to train which takes 2 h 52 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 52 min to get from Ipswich to Gold Coast, including transfers.

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Ipswich to Gold Coast bus services, operated by Bus Queensland, depart from Ipswich station.

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The best way to get from Ipswich to Gold Coast is to train which takes 2 h 52 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 3 h.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Ipswich to Gold Coast is 95 km. It takes approximately 1 h 6 min to drive from Ipswich to Gold Coast.

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There are 1006+ hotels available in Gold Coast. Prices start at $92 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Ipswich to Gold Coast.
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  • Distance: 49.1 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 52 min

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

You can take a train from Ipswich to Gold Coast via Roma Street, platform 9, Roma Street, platform 4, Nerang, platform 1, and Nerang station, stop A in around 2 h 52 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Ipswich to Gold Coast via Brisbane in around 3 h.

Train operators
TRANSLink QLD
Website
translink.com.au
Train from Ipswich, platform 1 to Roma Street, platform 9
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
jp.translink.com.au
Train from Roma Street, platform 4 to Nerang, platform 1
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
jp.translink.com.au
Bus operators
Bus Queensland
Phone
1300 287 537
Website
busqldoutback.com.au
Bus from Ipswich to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Schedules at
busqldoutback.com.au
Book at
busqldoutback.com.au
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Surfers Paradise
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
premierms.com.au

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