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There are 6 ways to get from Surfers Paradise to Sydney by tram, plane, train, bus or car

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Tram to Gold Coast, fly  •  3h 27m

  1. Take the tram from Cavill Avenue station to Broadbeach South station
  2. Fly from Gold Coast (OOL) to Sydney (SYD) OOL - SYD

$79 - $297

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Train  •  17h 10m

  1. Take the train from Helensvale station, platform 2 to Roma Street station, platform 7 Vlbd / ...
  2. Take the train from Brisbane to Central Station 32

$76 - $115

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Train to Brisbane, fly  •  5h 11m

  1. Take the train from Helensvale station, platform 2 to International Airport station, platform 2
  2. Fly from Brisbane (BNE) to Sydney (SYD) BNE - SYD

$125 - $264

Bus to Ballina, fly  •  6h 21m

  1. Take the bus from Surfers Paradise to Ballina
  2. Fly from Ballina (BNK) to Sydney (SYD) BNK - SYD

$120 - $312

Bus  •  15h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Surfers Paradise to Sydney Gx422 / ...

$75 - $200

Drive  •  9h 4m

  1. Drive from Surfers Paradise to Sydney 831.5 km

$90 - $140

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The cheapest way to get from Surfers Paradise to Sydney is to train which costs $75 - $120 and takes 17h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from Surfers Paradise to Sydney is to tram and fly which costs $75 - $300 and takes 3h 27m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Surfers Paradise and arriving at Sydney. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 15h 30m.

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No, there is no direct train from Surfers Paradise station to Sydney station. However, there are services departing from Cavill Avenue station and arriving at Central Station via Helensvale station, platform 2 and Brisbane. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17h 10m.

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The distance between Surfers Paradise and Sydney is 685 km. The road distance is 831.5 km.

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The best way to get from Surfers Paradise to Sydney without a car is to bus which takes 15h 30m and costs $75 - $200.

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It takes approximately 3h 27m to get from Surfers Paradise to Sydney, including transfers.

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Surfers Paradise to Sydney bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, depart from Surfers Paradise station.

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Surfers Paradise to Sydney train services, operated by TRANSLink QLD, depart from Helensvale station, platform 2.

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The best way to get from Surfers Paradise to Sydney is to bus which takes 15h 30m and costs $75 - $200. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $75 - $120 and takes 17h 10m.

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Map of how to get from Surfers Paradise to Sydney.
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  • Distance: 685.4 km
  • Duration: 3h 27m

What companies run services between Surfers Paradise, QLD, Australia and Sydney, NSW, Australia?

Greyhound Australia operates a bus from Surfers Paradise to Sydney once daily. Tickets cost $120 - $200 and the journey takes 15h 30m. Premier Motor Service also services this route once daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Surfers Paradise to Sydney via Helensvale station, platform 4, Helensvale station, platform 2, and Brisbane in around 17h 10m.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Gold Coast to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $410
Flights from Gold Coast to Sydney via Canberra
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Brisbane to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $430
Flights from Ballina to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $440
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Gold Coast to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $410
Flights from Brisbane to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $350
Flights from Ballina to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Gold Coast to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $380
Flights from Brisbane to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Flights from Ballina to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $400
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Gold Coast to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $650
Flights from Ballina to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $650
FlyPelican
Website
flypelican.com.au
Flights from Ballina to Sydney via Newcastle
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$230 - $600
Train operators
TRANSLink QLD
Phone
13 12 30
Website
translink.com.au
Tram from Cavill Avenue station to Broadbeach South station
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
TRANSLink QLD
Train from Helensvale station, platform 2 to International Airport station, platform 2
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $31
Website
TRANSLink QLD
Train from Helensvale station, platform 2 to Roma Street station, platform 7
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
TRANSLink QLD
NSW TrainLink
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Brisbane to Central Station
Ave. Duration
14h 17m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Website
NSW TrainLink Train
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, although service is limited in Western Australia with just a single route to Broome. Buses are equipped for long journeys, with free WiFi, air-conditioning, full disability access, USB chargers, reclining seats and an onboard bathroom.

Contact Details
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Surfers Paradise to Ballina
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
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Greyhound.com.au
Early Bird
$30 - $40
Premium
$30 - $45
Advantage
$30 - $40
Bus from Surfers Paradise to Sydney
Ave. Duration
15h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $200
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Early Bird
$120 - $150
Premium
$150 - $200
Advantage
$150 - $190
Premier Motor Service
Phone
+61 2 4423 5233
Email
reservations@premierms.com.au
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Surfers Paradise to Sydney
Ave. Duration
17h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
Premier Motor Service

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The quickest flight from Gold Coast Airport to Sydney Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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

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Surfers Paradise to Sydney train services, operated by NSW TrainLink, arrive at Central Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Surfers Paradise to Sydney is 832 km. It takes approximately 9h 4m to drive from Surfers Paradise to Sydney.

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Regional Express, Qantas, Virgin Australia and Jetstar offer flights from Gold Coast Airport to Sydney Airport.

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