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There are 5 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 35m

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

$52 - $221

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Train to Brisbane, fly  •  5h 19m

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

$74 - $248

Bus  •  14h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Surfers Paradise to Sydney Gx423 / ...

$65 - $130

Train  •  17h 11m

  1. Take the train from Helensvale, platform 2 to Roma Street, platform 6 Vlbd / ...
  2. Take the train from Brisbane to Central Station 32

$99 - $143

Drive  •  9h 31m

  1. Drive from Surfers Paradise to Sydney 528.3 miles

$75 - $110

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Surfers Paradise to Sydney is to bus which costs $95 - $170 and takes 14h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Surfers Paradise to Sydney is to tram and fly which costs $70 - $320 and takes 3h 35m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Surfers Paradise and arriving at Sydney. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 14h 25m.

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The distance between Surfers Paradise and Sydney is 685 km. The road distance is 845.3 km.

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The best way to get from Surfers Paradise to Sydney without a car is to bus which takes 14h 25m and costs $95 - $170.

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It takes approximately 3h 35m 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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The best way to get from Surfers Paradise to Sydney is to bus which takes 14h 25m and costs $95 - $170. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $130 - $210 and takes 17h 11m.

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The quickest flight from Gold Coast Airport to Sydney Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 30m.

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

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Map of how to get from Surfers Paradise to Sydney.
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  • Distance: 428.4 miles
  • Duration: 3h 35m

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

Greyhound Australia operates a bus from Surfers Paradise to Sydney 3 times a day. Tickets cost $70 - $130 and the journey takes 14h 25m. Premier Motor Service also services this route once daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Surfers Paradise to Sydney via Helensvale, platform 4, Helensvale, platform 2, and Brisbane in around 17h 11m.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Gold Coast to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $380
Flights from Brisbane to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $470
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Gold Coast to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $420
Flights from Brisbane to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $380
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Gold Coast to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $330
Flights from Brisbane to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $330
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Gold Coast to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $340
Flights from Brisbane to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $310
Train operators
TRANSLink QLD
Phone
13 12 30
Website
translink.com.au
Tram from Cavill Avenue to Broadbeach South
Ave. Duration
10m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
jp.translink.com.au
Train from Helensvale, platform 2 to International Airport, platform 2
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $22
Schedules at
jp.translink.com.au
Online
$14 - $19
Standard
$16 - $22
Train from Helensvale, platform 2 to Roma Street, platform 6
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
jp.translink.com.au
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Brisbane to Central Station
Ave. Duration
14h 17m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Economy
$90 - $130
1st Class
$120 - $180
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 Surfers Paradise to Sydney
Ave. Duration
14h 25m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$70 - $130
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$70 - $110
Flexifare
$85 - $130
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
16h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $120
Website
Premier Motor Service

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Sydney is 1h ahead of Surfers Paradise. It is currently 5:50 AM in Surfers Paradise and 6:50 AM in Sydney.

Yes, the driving distance between Surfers Paradise to Sydney is 845 km. It takes approximately 9h 31m to drive from Surfers Paradise to Sydney.

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

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There are 2219+ hotels available in Sydney. Prices start at $84 USD per night.

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