There are 7 ways to get from Melbourne to Surfers Paradise by plane, train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly Melbourne to Gold Coast  •  4 h 13 min

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

$73 - $292

6 alternative options

Fly Avalon to Gold Coast  •  4 h 48 min

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

$88 - $375

Fly Melbourne to Brisbane, train  •  6 h 4 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 - $289

Train  •  28 h 22 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

$159 - $322

Bus  •  28 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne to Sydney Fe31
  2. Take the bus from Sydney to Surfers Paradise Gx243 / ...

$120 - $183

Train, bus  •  29 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Albury
  2. Take the bus from Albury to Jolimont Centre/Northbourne Ave
  3. Take the bus from Canberra to Sydney
  4. Take the bus from Sydney to Surfers Paradise

$138 - $238

Drive  •  18 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Melbourne to Surfers Paradise 1052.1 miles

$150 - $220

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Melbourne to Surfers Paradise is to fly which costs $100 - $410 and takes 4 h 13 min.

More details

The quickest way to get from Melbourne to Surfers Paradise is to fly which costs $100 - $410 and takes 4 h 13 min.

More details

The distance between Melbourne and Surfers Paradise is 1346 km. The road distance is 1683.3 km.

Get driving directions

It takes approximately 4 h 13 min to get from Melbourne to Surfers Paradise, including transfers.

More details

No, there is no direct bus from Melbourne to Surfers Paradise. However, there are services departing from Melbourne and arriving at Surfers Paradise via Sydney. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 28 h 30 min.

More details

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

Search flights

Map of how to get from Melbourne to Surfers Paradise.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 841.1 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 13 min

What companies run services between Melbourne, VIC, Australia and Surfers Paradise, QLD, Australia?

Jetstar, Virgin Australia and two other airlines fly from Melbourne to Surfers Paradise hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Melbourne to Surfers Paradise via Central Station, Brisbane, Roma Street, platform 4, Helensvale, platform 1, and Helensvale, platform 5 in around 28 h 22 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 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 25 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
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 Gold Coast via Canberra
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Saturday
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 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 12 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $650
Flights from Melbourne to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $380
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 - $22
Schedules at
jp.translink.com.au
Online
$15 - $19
Standard
$17 - $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
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
$85 - $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 - $140
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$90 - $140
1st Class
$120 - $190
V-Line
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
$45 - $55
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Greyhound Australia
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Surfers Paradise
Ave. Duration
15 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75 - $130
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$75 - $110
Flexifare
$90 - $130
V-Line
Phone
1800 800 007
Website
vline.com.au
Bus from Albury to Jolimont Centre/Northbourne Ave
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Murrays Coaches
Website
murrays.com.au
Bus from Canberra to Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $45
Schedules at
murrays.com.au

Want to know more about travelling around Australia

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.