There are 5 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 58 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 51 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

Ferry, train  •  17 h 46 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 - $163

Bus  •  18 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Chatswood to Surfers Paradise

$93 - $134

Drive  •  9 h 39 min

  1. Drive from Manly to Surfers Paradise 530.8 miles

$75 - $110

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Manly to Surfers Paradise. However, there are services departing from Manly Wharf, East Esplanade, Stand C and arriving at Surfers Paradise via Chatswood. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18 h 6 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 ferry and train which takes 17 h 46 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 58 min to get from Manly to Surfers Paradise, including transfers.

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Manly to Surfers Paradise bus services, operated by Premier Motor Service, depart from Chatswood 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 Premier Motor Service, arrive at Surfers Paradise station.

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

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There are 1004+ hotels available in Surfers Paradise. Prices start at $92 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Manly to Surfers Paradise.
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  • Distance: 422.8 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 58 min

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

Premier Motor Service operates a bus from Manly to Surfers Paradise once daily. Tickets cost $90 - $130 and the journey takes 15 h 55 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Sydney to Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $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 Gold Coast via Canberra
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $420
Flights from Sydney to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $380
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
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Sydney to Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 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
Train operators
TRANSLink QLD
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 - $140
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$90 - $140
1st Class
$120 - $190
Bus operators
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Chatswood to Surfers Paradise
Ave. Duration
15 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Ferry operators
Manly Fast Ferry
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
Schedules at
manlyfastferry.com.au

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