There are 3 ways to get from Santa Monica to Gold Coast by plane, train or bus

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 to Brisbane, train  •  19 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Brisbane (BNE) LAX - BNE
  2. Take the train from International Airport, platform 1 to Helensvale, platform 1

$419 - $1,630

2 alternative options

Fly to Gold Coast  •  21 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Gold Coast (OOL) LAX - OOL

$507 - $862

Fly to Ballina, bus  •  24 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Ballina (BNK) LAX - BNK
  2. Take the bus from Ballina CBD Tamar St Bus Interchange to Gold Coast Airport

$792 - $1,954

What companies run services between Santa Monica, CA, USA and Gold Coast, QLD, Australia?

Virgin Australia, Air New Zealand and four other airlines fly from Santa Monica to Gold Coast hourly.

Airlines
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
14 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$750 - $3,200
Flights from Los Angeles to Brisbane via Sydney
Ave. Duration
17 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$750 - $3,200
Flights from Los Angeles to Brisbane via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
19 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$750 - $3,200
Flights from Los Angeles to Gold Coast via Sydney
Ave. Duration
17 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$800 - $2,000
Flights from Los Angeles to Gold Coast via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
21 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$850 - $2,100
Flights from Los Angeles to Gold Coast via Brisbane, Sydney
Ave. Duration
19 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$800 - $2,000
Flights from Los Angeles to Gold Coast via Melbourne, Sydney
Ave. Duration
20 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$850 - $2,100
Flights from Los Angeles to Gold Coast via Sydney, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
20 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$850 - $2,100
Flights from Los Angeles to Gold Coast via Brisbane, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
20 h 55 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$850 - $2,100
Flights from Los Angeles to Gold Coast via Melbourne, Canberra
Ave. Duration
21 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$850 - $2,100
Flights from Los Angeles to Ballina via Sydney
Ave. Duration
18 h 40 min
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$750 - $1,900
Flights from Los Angeles to Ballina via Brisbane, Sydney
Ave. Duration
19 h 55 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$800 - $2,000
Flights from Los Angeles to Ballina via Melbourne, Sydney
Ave. Duration
21 h 25 min
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$850 - $2,100
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
13 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$750 - $3,300
Flights from Los Angeles to Brisbane via Sydney
Ave. Duration
17 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$750 - $3,300
Flights from Los Angeles to Brisbane via Nadi
Ave. Duration
18 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$700 - $2,900
Flights from Los Angeles to Gold Coast via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
19 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$800 - $1,300
Flights from Los Angeles to Gold Coast via Sydney
Ave. Duration
19 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$800 - $1,300
Flights from Los Angeles to Gold Coast via Brisbane, Sydney
Ave. Duration
18 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$800 - $1,300
Flights from Los Angeles to Gold Coast via Sydney, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
20 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$800 - $1,300
Flights from Los Angeles to Gold Coast via Melbourne, Sydney
Ave. Duration
21 h 42 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$800 - $1,300
Flights from Los Angeles to Ballina via Sydney
Ave. Duration
17 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$800 - $3,200
Flights from Los Angeles to Ballina via Brisbane, Sydney
Ave. Duration
18 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$850 - $2,400
Air New Zealand
Website
airnewzealand.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Gold Coast via Auckland
Ave. Duration
20 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$800 - $1,300
Flights from Los Angeles to Ballina via Auckland, Sydney
Ave. Duration
20 h 55 min
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$1,000 - $2,500
Fiji Airways
Website
fijiairways.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Brisbane via Nadi
Ave. Duration
18 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$700 - $2,900
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Ballina via Sydney
Ave. Duration
17 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$800 - $4,100
Train operators
TRANSLink QLD
Website
translink.com.au
Train from International Airport, platform 1 to Helensvale, platform 1
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Schedules at
jp.translink.com.au
Online
$15 - $20
Standard
$18 - $23
Bus operators
Byron Easybus
Website
byronbayshuttle.com.au
Bus from Ballina CBD Tamar St Bus Interchange to Gold Coast Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $35
Schedules at
byronbayshuttle.com.au

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Santa Monica and Gold Coast is 11539 km.

The cheapest way to get from Santa Monica to Gold Coast is to fly and train which costs $410 - $1,700 and takes 19 h 10 min.

The quickest way to get from Santa Monica to Gold Coast is to fly and train which takes 19 h 10 min and costs $410 - $1,700.

It takes approximately 19 h 10 min to get from Santa Monica to Gold Coast, including transfers.