There are 7 ways to get from Melbourne to Gold Coast by plane, train, bus, night bus or car

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Fly Melbourne to Gold Coast  •  4 h 13 min

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Gold Coast (OOL) MEL - OOL

$74 - $292

6 alternative options

Fly Melbourne to Brisbane, train  •  6 h 2 min

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

$95 - $290

Bus to Avalon, fly to Gold Coast  •  4 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Skybus Coach Terminal/Melbourne to Avalon Airport
  2. Fly from Avalon (AVV) to Gold Coast (OOL) AVV - OOL

$92 - $375

Train  •  28 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Central Station 622 / ...
  2. Take the train from Central Station to Brisbane 31
  3. Take the train from Roma Street, platform 4 to Helensvale, platform 1

$166 - $325

Bus, train, night bus  •  28 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne to Canberra
  2. Take the bus from Canberra to Sydney
  3. Take the train from Central Station to Casino Station 31 / ...
  4. Take the night bus from Casino Station, Coach Bay to Surfers Paradise Coach Transit Centre, Beach Rd 163

$164 - $268

Bus, train  •  32 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne to Sydney
  2. Take the train from Central Station to Muswellbrook Station 223
  3. Take the bus from Muswellbrook Station, Coach Stop to Tamworth Station, Coach Stop 355
  4. Take the bus from Tamworth to Brisbane
  5. Take the bus from Brisbane to Surfers Paradise Coach Transit Centre, Beach Rd

$183 - $214

Drive  •  18 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Melbourne to Gold Coast 1052.2 miles

$150 - $220

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Melbourne to Gold Coast is to fly which costs $100 - $400 and takes 4 h 13 min.

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The quickest way to get from Melbourne to Gold Coast is to fly which costs $100 - $400 and takes 4 h 13 min.

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The distance between Melbourne and Gold Coast is 1346 km. The road distance is 1683.6 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 13 min to get from Melbourne to Gold Coast, including transfers.

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

Jetstar, Virgin Australia and two other airlines fly from Melbourne to Gold Coast hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Melbourne to Gold Coast via Central Station, Brisbane, Roma Street, platform 4, Helensvale, platform 1, and Helensvale, platform 5 in around 28 h 20 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Melbourne to Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $460
Flights from Melbourne to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Avalon to Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $650
Flights from Avalon to Gold Coast via Sydney
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $650
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Melbourne to Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $480
Flights from Melbourne to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $490
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Melbourne to Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $430
Flights from Melbourne to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $380
Flights from Avalon to Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $650
Flights from Avalon to Gold Coast via Sydney
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $650
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Melbourne to Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $430
Flights from Melbourne to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $370
Train operators
TRANSLink QLD
Website
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
$15 - $23
Schedules at
jp.translink.com.au
Online
$15 - $19
Standard
$17 - $23
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
XPT
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Southern Cross to Central Station
Ave. Duration
11 h 8 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $180
Website
transportnsw.info
Economy
$60 - $80
First
$85 - $120
Sleeper
$150 - $180
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
$95 - $140
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$95 - $140
1st Class
$130 - $190
Train from Central Station to Casino Station
Ave. Duration
11 h 38 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$75 - $110
1st Class
$100 - $160
Train from Central Station to Muswellbrook Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$27 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $55
Bus operators
Skybus
Phone
+61 3 9335 2811
Email
info@skybus.com.au
Website
skybus.com.au
Bus from Skybus Coach Terminal/Melbourne to Avalon Airport
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17
Schedules at
skybus.com.au
Greyhound Australia
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Melbourne to Canberra
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $95
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$55 - $80
Flexifare
$65 - $95
Murrays Coaches
Website
murrays.com.au
Bus from Canberra to Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Schedules at
murrays.com.au
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Night bus from Casino Station, Coach Bay to Surfers Paradise Coach Transit Centre, Beach Rd
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Bus from Muswellbrook Station, Coach Stop to Tamworth Station, Coach Stop
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Melbourne to Sydney
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Crisps Coaches
Phone
(07) 4661 8333
Email
reservations@crisps.com.au
Website
crisps.com.au
Bus from Tamworth to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$86
Schedules at
crisps.com.au
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Surfers Paradise Coach Transit Centre, Beach Rd
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Schedules at
premierms.com.au

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