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

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Fly Melbourne to Gold Coast  •  3 h 56 min

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

$71 - $289

6 alternative options

Fly Avalon to Gold Coast  •  4 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Avalon (AVV) to Gold Coast (OOL) AVV - OOL

$86 - $372

Fly Melbourne to Brisbane, train  •  5 h 58 min

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

$96 - $291

Train  •  28 h 16 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 Nerang, platform 1

$159 - $309

Bus  •  29 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne to Sydney Fe31
  2. Take the bus from Sydney to Surfers Paradise

$134 - $182

Bus via Central Station  •  29 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne to Central Station Gx322 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Sydney to Surfers Paradise

$166 - $257

Drive  •  18 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Melbourne to Gold Coast 1052.2 miles

$150 - $220

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No, there is no direct bus from Melbourne to Gold Coast. However, there are services departing from Melbourne and arriving at Surfers Paradise via Sydney. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 29 h 15 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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The best way to get from Melbourne to Gold Coast without a car is to train which takes 28 h 16 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 56 min to get from Melbourne to Gold Coast, including transfers.

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Melbourne to Gold Coast bus services, operated by Firefly Express, depart from Melbourne station.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Gold Coast is to fly which takes 3 h 56 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 28 h 16 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 29 h 15 min.

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The quickest flight from Melbourne Airport to Gold Coast Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Melbourne to Gold Coast is 1684 km. It takes approximately 18 h 12 min to drive from Melbourne to Gold Coast.

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

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Map of how to get from Melbourne to Gold Coast.
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  • Distance: 841.3 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 56 min

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, Nerang, platform 1, and Nerang station, stop A in around 28 h 16 min.

Airlines
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
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Melbourne to Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $460
Flights from Avalon to Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $650
Flights from Avalon to Gold Coast via Sydney
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $650
Flights from Melbourne to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
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
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Melbourne to Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $430
Flights from Avalon to Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $650
Flights from Avalon to Gold Coast via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $650
Flights from Melbourne to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $380
Train operators
TRANSLink QLD
Website
translink.com.au
Train from International Airport, platform 1 to Nerang, platform 1
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 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 Nerang, platform 1
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 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 - $170
Website
transportnsw.info
Economy
$60 - $80
First
$80 - $110
Sleeper
$150 - $170
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
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$90 - $130
1st Class
$120 - $180
Bus operators
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Melbourne to Sydney
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Surfers Paradise
Ave. Duration
16 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
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 Melbourne to Central Station
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75 - $130
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$75 - $110
Flexifare
$90 - $130

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

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Melbourne Airport is to bus which takes 20 min and costs .

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