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

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Ferry, fly to Gold Coast, tram  •  3 h 57 min

  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 to Cavill Avenue

$56 - $228

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Ferry, fly to Brisbane, train  •  5 h 48 min

  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, platform 1 to Helensvale, platform 1

$77 - $255

Bus Greyhound Australia  •  17 h 33 min

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

$73 - $136

Ferry, train  •  17 h 44 min

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

$104 - $153

Bus Premier Motor Service  •  19 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Chatswood to Surfers Paradise

$68 - $124

Drive  •  9 h 39 min

  1. Drive from Manly to Surfers Paradise 530.8 miles

$75 - $110

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The cheapest way to get from Manly to Surfers Paradise is to drive which costs $100 - $160 and takes 9 h 39 min.

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The quickest way to get from Manly to Surfers Paradise is to ferry and fly and tram which costs $75 - $330 and takes 3 h 57 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Manly to Surfers Paradise. However, there are services departing from Manly Wharf, West Esplanade, Stand B and arriving at Surfers Paradise via Military Rd At Watson St and Sydney. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h 33 min.

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The distance between Manly and Surfers Paradise is 677 km. The road distance is 849.3 km.

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The best way to get from Manly to Surfers Paradise without a car is to bus which takes 17 h 33 min and costs $100 - $200.

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It takes approximately 3 h 57 min to get from Manly to Surfers Paradise, including transfers.

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Manly to Surfers Paradise 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 1 h 20 min.

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

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Surfers Paradise is 1 h behind Manly. It is currently 1:30 AM in Manly and 12:30 AM in Surfers Paradise.

Map of how to get from Manly to Surfers Paradise.
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  • Distance: 422.8 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 57 min

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

Greyhound Australia operates a bus from Manly to Surfers Paradise 5 times a day. Tickets cost $70 - $130 and the journey takes 15 h 30 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Sydney to Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $370
Flights from Sydney to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $470
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Sydney to Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $420
Flights from Sydney to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $380
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Sydney to Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $330
Flights from Sydney to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $330
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Sydney to Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $340
Flights from Sydney to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $310
Train operators
TRANSLink QLD
Phone
13 12 30
Website
translink.com.au
Tram from Broadbeach South to Cavill Avenue
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
jp.translink.com.au
Train from International Airport, platform 1 to Helensvale, platform 1
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
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
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
jp.translink.com.au
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
14 h 12 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Economy
$90 - $130
1st Class
$120 - $180
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 Sydney to Surfers Paradise
Ave. Duration
15 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$70 - $130
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$70 - $110
Flexifare
$90 - $130
Premier Motor Service
Phone
+61 2 4423 5233
Email
reservations@premierms.com.au
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Chatswood to Surfers Paradise
Ave. Duration
16 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $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 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Website
Manly Fast Ferry
Sydney Ferries

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Yes, the driving distance between Manly to Surfers Paradise is 849 km. It takes approximately 9 h 39 min to drive from Manly to Surfers Paradise.

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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 1071+ hotels available in Surfers Paradise. Prices start at $92 USD per night.

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