Duration 3h 50m
Distance 315.2 km
Average price $120
Possible routes 5 found

Surfers Paradise to Rainbow Beach

Rome2rio has found 5 ways to get from Surfers Paradise to Rainbow Beach by bus, train, car and flight. We recommend taking the bus from Gold Coast to Noosa Heads and then taking the bus from Noosa Junction to Rainbow Beach, which takes around 6h 48m.

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Bus

  1. Gold Coast
  2. Noosa Junction
    Gx441 / ...
  3. Rainbow Beach
6h 48m
$91 - $123
Alternative routes

Bus via Brisbane

  1. Surfers Paradise
    Gx241 / ...
  2. Brisbane
    Gx440 / ...
  3. Rainbow Beach
7h
$45 - $244

Train, bus

  1. Helensvale station, platform 2
    Vlbd
  2. Brisbane Domestic Airport
    Gx441
  3. Rainbow Beach
8h 16m
$69 - $245

Drive

  1. Surfers Paradise
    315 km
  2. Rainbow Beach
Fastest
3h 50m
Cheapest
$40 - $60

Train, fly, bus

  1. Helensvale station, platform 2
    Vlbd
  2. Brisbane
    BNE - HVB
  3. Hervey Bay - Palace Hostel
    Gx446 / ...
  4. Rainbow Beach
7h 21m
$203 - $563

Frequently asked questions

Want to know about travelling from Surfers Paradise to Rainbow Beach? We have put together a list of the most frequently asked questions from our users such as: What is the cheapest mode of transport?, What is the quickest option?, How much do tickets usually cost? and many more.

The cheapest way to get from Surfers Paradise to Rainbow Beach is to drive which costs $40 - $60 and takes 3h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from Surfers Paradise to Rainbow Beach is to drive which costs $40 - $60 and takes 3h 50m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Surfers Paradise to Rainbow Beach. However, there are services departing from Gold Coast and arriving at Rainbow Beach via Noosa Junction. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 48m.

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The distance between Surfers Paradise and Rainbow Beach is 236 km. The road distance is 315.2 km.

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The best way to get from Surfers Paradise to Rainbow Beach without a car is to bus which takes 6h 48m and costs $90 - $130.

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It takes approximately 6h 48m to get from Surfers Paradise to Rainbow Beach, including transfers.

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Surfers Paradise to Rainbow Beach bus services, operated by Coast 2 Coast Bus Service, depart from Gold Coast station.

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The quickest flight from Brisbane Airport to Hervey Bay Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Surfers Paradise to Rainbow Beach bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, arrive at Rainbow Beach station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Surfers Paradise to Rainbow Beach is 315 km. It takes approximately 3h 50m to drive from Surfers Paradise to Rainbow Beach.

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Qantas offers flights from Brisbane Airport to Hervey Bay Airport.

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There are 149+ hotels available in Rainbow Beach. Prices start at $150 AUD per night.

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How to travel from Surfers Paradise to Rainbow Beach

Find all the possible transport options for your trip from Surfers Paradise to Rainbow Beach right here. Rome2rio displays up to date schedules, route maps, journey times and estimated fares from relevant transport operators, ensuring you can make an informed decision about which option will suit you best. Click the map below to see more travel options.

What companies run services between Surfers Paradise and Rainbow Beach?

You can take a bus from Surfers Paradise to Rainbow Beach via Noosa Heads and Noosa Junction in around 6h 48m.
Airlines
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $850
Bus operators
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $20

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