There are 6 ways to get from South West Rocks to Gold Coast by train, night bus, bus, car or plane

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

Train, night bus  •  10 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Kempsey Station to Casino Station 31 / ...
  2. Take the night bus from Casino Station, Coach Bay to Surfers Paradise Coach Transit Centre, Beach Rd 163

$47 - $71

5 alternative options

Train  •  10 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Kempsey Station to Brisbane 31
  2. Take the train from Roma Street, platform 3 to Helensvale, platform 1 Bdvl / ...

$57 - $87

Bus  •  11 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Cooper St - No.2 to Park Av - No.20 360
  2. Take the bus from Park Av - No.20 to Prince St Near Pound St 372
  3. Take the bus from Grafton Station, Coach Bay to Byron Bay Coach Stop, Jonson St 143
  4. Take the bus from Byron Bay Visitor Centre to Gold Coast Airport

$181 - $229

Drive  •  4 h 59 min

  1. Drive from South West Rocks to Gold Coast 262.1 miles

$35 - $55

Drive to Coffs Harbour, fly, train  •  4 h 46 min

  1. Drive from South West Rocks to Coffs Harbour
  2. Fly from Coffs Harbour (CFS) to Brisbane (BNE) CFS - BNE
  3. Take the train from International Airport, platform 1 to Helensvale, platform 1

$177 - $431

Bus to Port Macquarie, fly, train  •  7 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Kempsey Medical Centre, Belgrave St to Port Macquarie Airport
  2. Fly from Port Macquarie (PQQ) to Brisbane (BNE) PQQ - BNE
  3. Take the train from International Airport, platform 1 to Helensvale, platform 1

$128 - $272

What companies run services between South West Rocks, NSW, Australia and Gold Coast, QLD, Australia?

You can take a train from South West Rocks to Gold Coast via Kempsey Coach Stop, Kemp St, Kempsey Station, Brisbane, Roma Street, platform 3, Helensvale, platform 1, and Helensvale, platform 5 in around 10 h 39 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from South West Rocks to Gold Coast via Cooper St - No.2, Park Av - No.20, Prince St Near Pound St, Prince St And Pound St, Bent St - Opp.No, Grafton Station, Coach Bay, Byron Bay Coach Stop, Jonson St, Byron Bay Visitor Centre, and Gold Coast Airport in around 11 h 52 min.

Airlines
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Port Macquarie to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $430
VivaColombia
Website
vivacolombia.co
Flights from Coffs Harbour to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$26 - $110
Train operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Kempsey Station to Casino Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$29 - $45
1st Class
$40 - $60
Train from Kempsey Station to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
7 h 1 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$45 - $70
1st Class
$65 - $95
TRANSLink QLD
Website
translink.com.au
Train from Roma Street, platform 3 to Helensvale, platform 1
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
jp.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
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
$13 - $19
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Bus from Cooper St - No.2 to Park Av - No.20
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Bus from Grafton Station, Coach Bay to Byron Bay Coach Stop, Jonson St
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Bus from Kempsey Medical Centre, Belgrave St to Port Macquarie Airport
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Ryans Bus Service
Website
ryansbusservice.com.au
Bus from Park Av - No.20 to Prince St Near Pound St
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Schedules at
ryansbusservice.com.au
Byron Easybus
Website
byronbayshuttle.com.au
Bus from Byron Bay Visitor Centre to Gold Coast Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $30
Schedules at
byronbayshuttle.com.au

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from South West Rocks to Gold Coast?

The distance between South West Rocks and Gold Coast is 324 km. The road distance is 419 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from South West Rocks to Gold Coast?

The cheapest way to get from South West Rocks to Gold Coast is to drive which costs $45 - $75 and takes 4 h 59 min.

What is the fastest way to get from South West Rocks to Gold Coast?

The quickest way to get from South West Rocks to Gold Coast is to drive and fly and train which takes 4 h 46 min and costs $230 - $600.

How long does it take to get from South West Rocks to Gold Coast?

It takes approximately 10 h 15 min to get from South West Rocks to Gold Coast, including transfers.