There are 6 ways to get from Manly to Southport by ferry, plane, tram, train, bus or car

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Ferry, fly to Gold Coast, tram  •  4h 14m

  1. Take the ferry from Manly, Wharf 2 to Circular Quay, Wharf 2
  2. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Gold Coast (OOL) SYD - OOL
  3. Take the tram from Broadbeach South station to Queen Street station

$82 - $341

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Bus via Sydney  •  17h 28m

  1. Take the bus from Sydney to Southport Gx243 / ...

$82 - $210

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Ferry, fly to Brisbane, train  •  5h 23m

  1. Take the ferry from Manly, Wharf 2 to Circular Quay, Wharf 2
  2. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Brisbane (BNE) SYD - BNE
  3. Take the train from International Airport station, platform 1 to Helensvale station, platform 1

$117 - $303

Ferry, train  •  17h 26m

  1. Take the ferry from Manly, Wharf 2 to Circular Quay, Wharf 2 Mff / ...
  2. Take the train from Central Station to Brisbane 31
  3. Take the train from Roma Street station, platform 4 to Helensvale station, platform 1

$109 - $200

Bus  •  19h 16m

  1. Take the bus from Chatswood to Southport Pm12

$85 - $127

Drive  •  9h 28m

  1. Drive from Manly to Southport 852 km

$120 - $190

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The cheapest way to get from Manly to Southport is to bus which costs $85 - $130 and takes 19h 16m.

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The quickest way to get from Manly to Southport is to ferry and fly and tram which costs $80 - $350 and takes 4h 14m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Manly to Southport. However, there are services departing from Manly Wharf, West Esplanade, Stand B and arriving at Southport via Military Rd After Watson St and Sydney. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17h 28m.

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The distance between Manly and Southport is 679 km. The road distance is 852 km.

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The best way to get from Manly to Southport without a car is to ferry and train which takes 17h 26m and costs $100 - $200.

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It takes approximately 4h 14m to get from Manly to Southport, including transfers.

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Manly to Southport bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, depart from Sydney station.

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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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Manly to Southport bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, arrive at Southport station.

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Map of how to get from Manly to Southport.
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  • Distance: 679.4 km
  • Duration: 4h 14m

What companies run services between Manly, NSW, Australia and Southport, QLD, Australia?

Greyhound Australia operates a bus from Sydney to Southport twice daily. Tickets cost $120 - $200 and the journey takes 15h 30m. Premier Motor Service also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Sydney to Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $470
Flights from Sydney to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Sydney to Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $490
Flights from Sydney to Gold Coast via Canberra
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $490
Flights from Sydney to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $410
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Sydney to Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $390
Flights from Sydney to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $380
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Sydney to Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $410
Flights from Sydney to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $370
Train operators
TRANSLink QLD
Phone
13 12 30
Website
translink.com.au
Tram from Broadbeach South station to Queen Street station
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
TRANSLink QLD
Train from International Airport station, platform 1 to Helensvale station, platform 1
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Website
TRANSLink QLD
Online
$20 - $26
Standard
$23 - $30
Train from Roma Street station, platform 4 to Helensvale station, platform 1
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
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 Central Station to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
14h 12m
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 Sydney to Southport
Ave. Duration
15h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$120 - $200
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Early Bird
$120 - $150
Premium
$150 - $200
Advantage
$150 - $190
Premier Motor Service
Phone
+61 2 4423 5233
Email
reservations@premierms.com.au
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Southport
Ave. Duration
17h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
Premier Motor Service
Bus from Chatswood to Southport
Ave. Duration
17h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
Premier Motor Service
Ferry operators
Manly Fast Ferry
Phone
02 9583 1199
Website
manlyfastferry.com.au
Ferry from Manly, Wharf 2 to Circular Quay, Wharf 2
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
Manly Fast Ferry
Sydney Ferries
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Ferry from Manly, Wharf 1 to Circular Quay, Wharf 3, Side A
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
Sydney Ferries

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Southport is 1h behind Manly. It is currently 11:50 PM in Manly and 10:50 PM in Southport.

Yes, the driving distance between Manly to Southport is 852 km. It takes approximately 9h 28m to drive from Manly to Southport.

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

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There are 1262+ hotels available in Southport. Prices start at $150 AUD per night.

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