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There are 7 ways to get from Port Macquarie to Sunshine Coast by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly Port Macquarie to Maroochydore  •  6 h 27 min

  1. Fly from Port Macquarie (PQQ) to Maroochydore (MCY) PQQ - MCY

$245 - $708

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Bus  •  13 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Port Macquarie to Brisbane Roma Street Gx243 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane to Coolum Beach Gx505

$57 - $106

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Fly Port Macquarie to Brisbane, bus, line 600 bus, line 620 bus  •  5 h 39 min

  1. Fly from Port Macquarie (PQQ) to Brisbane (BNE) PQQ - BNE
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane International Airport to Mooloolaba
  3. Take the line 600 bus from Brisbane Rd at Mooloolaba Bowls Club to Maroochydore station, platform 2
  4. Take the line 620 bus from Maroochydore station, platform 2 to David Low Way at Mount Coolum

$116 - $264

Bus to Coffs Harbour, fly to Brisbane, bus  •  7 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Port Macquarie to Coffs Harbour
  2. Fly from Coffs Harbour (CFS) to Brisbane (BNE) CFS - BNE
  3. Take the bus from Brisbane International Airport to Mooloolaba

$186 - $461

Train  •  11 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Wauchope Station to Brisbane 31
  2. Take the train from Roma Street, platform 9 to Nambour, platform 1 Ipna / ...

$91 - $143

Bus, train  •  17 h

  1. Take the bus from Port Macquarie to Westfield Garden City
  2. Take the train from Fortitude Valley, platform 4 to Landsborough, platform 1 Ipna / ...

$80 - $109

Drive  •  7 h 36 min

  1. Drive from Port Macquarie to Sunshine Coast 414.4 miles

$55 - $90

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The cheapest way to get from Port Macquarie to Sunshine Coast is to drive which costs $80 - $120 and takes 7 h 36 min.

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The quickest way to get from Port Macquarie to Sunshine Coast is to fly and bus and line 600 bus and line 620 bus which costs $160 - $380 and takes 5 h 39 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Port Macquarie to Sunshine Coast. However, there are services departing from Port Macquarie and arriving at Coolum Beach via Brisbane. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 45 min.

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The distance between Port Macquarie and Sunshine Coast is 544 km. The road distance is 663.1 km.

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The best way to get from Port Macquarie to Sunshine Coast without a car is to train which takes 11 h 51 min and costs $120 - $210.

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It takes approximately 6 h 27 min to get from Port Macquarie to Sunshine Coast, including transfers.

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Port Macquarie to Sunshine Coast bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, depart from Port Macquarie station.

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The best way to get from Port Macquarie to Sunshine Coast is to fly which takes 6 h 27 min and costs $340 - $1,000. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $120 - $210 and takes 11 h 51 min, you could also bus, which costs $80 - $150 and takes 13 h 45 min.

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There is no direct flight from Port Macquarie Airport to Maroochydore Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 45 min and has one stopover.

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Port Macquarie to Sunshine Coast bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, arrive at Coolum Beach station.

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Map of how to get from Port Macquarie to Sunshine Coast.
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  • Distance: 339.7 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 27 min

What companies run services between Port Macquarie, NSW, Australia and Sunshine Coast, QLD, Australia?

Virgin Australia, Qantas and Jetstar fly from Port Macquarie to Sunshine Coast 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Port Macquarie to Sunshine Coast via Wauchope Station, Coach Stop, Wauchope Station, Brisbane, Roma Street, platform 9, and Nambour, platform 1 in around 11 h 51 min.

Airlines
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Port Macquarie to Maroochydore via Sydney
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $700
Flights from Port Macquarie to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $430
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Port Macquarie to Maroochydore via Sydney
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $950
VivaColombia
Website
vivacolombia.co
Flights from Coffs Harbour to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$26 - $110
Train operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Wauchope Station to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$45 - $70
1st Class
$65 - $100
TRANSLink QLD
Phone
13 12 30
Website
translink.com.au
Train from Roma Street, platform 9 to Nambour, platform 1
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
translink.com.au
Train from Fortitude Valley, platform 4 to Landsborough, platform 1
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
translink.com.au
Queensland Rail Travel
Phone
1300 131 722
Email
reservations@qr.com.au
Website
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Brisbane Roma Street to Nambour
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $24
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Queensland Rail Travel
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 Brisbane International Airport to Mooloolaba
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $21
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$8 - $12
Flexifare
$15 - $21
Bus from Port Macquarie to Coffs Harbour
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $29
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$12 - $18
Flexifare
$20 - $29
Bus from Port Macquarie to Brisbane Roma Street
Ave. Duration
10 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $85
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$45 - $70
Flexifare
$55 - $85
Bus from Brisbane to Coolum Beach
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $25
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$10 - $15
Flexifare
$17 - $25
TRANSLink QLD
Phone
13 12 30
Website
translink.com.au
Bus from Brisbane Rd at Mooloolaba Bowls Club to Maroochydore station, platform 2
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
jp.translink.com.au
Bus from Maroochydore station, platform 2 to David Low Way at Mount Coolum
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
jp.translink.com.au
Premier Motor Service
Phone
+61 2 4423 5233
Email
reservations@premierms.com.au
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Port Macquarie to Coffs Harbour
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $24
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Bus from Port Macquarie to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
10 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $75
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Bus from Port Macquarie to Westfield Garden City
Ave. Duration
10 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $80
Schedules at
premierms.com.au

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Sunshine Coast is 1 h behind Port Macquarie. It is currently 1:31 AM in Port Macquarie and 12:31 AM in Sunshine Coast.

Yes, the driving distance between Port Macquarie to Sunshine Coast is 663 km. It takes approximately 7 h 36 min to drive from Port Macquarie to Sunshine Coast.

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Virgin Australia and Qantas offer flights from Port Macquarie Airport to Maroochydore Airport.

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There are 951+ hotels available in Sunshine Coast. Prices start at $106 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Port Macquarie to Port Macquarie Airport is to line 341 bus which takes 29 min and costs $2 - $4.

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