There are 5 ways to get from Sydney to Burleigh Heads by plane, train, bus or car

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 Gold Coast  •  3 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Gold Coast (OOL) SYD - OOL

$53 - $222

4 alternative options

Fly to Brisbane, train  •  5 h 48 min

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

$76 - $251

Bus  •  15 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Sydney to Coolangatta Gx243 / ...

$77 - $129

Train  •  16 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Central Station to Brisbane 31
  2. Take the train from Roma Street, platform 4 to Varsity Lakes, platform 2 Bdvl / ...

$103 - $149

Drive  •  9 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Sydney to Burleigh Heads 522.4 miles

$70 - $110

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Sydney to Burleigh Heads is to drive which costs $100 - $150 and takes 9 h 22 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sydney to Burleigh Heads is to fly which costs $70 - $310 and takes 3 h 33 min.

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The distance between Sydney and Burleigh Heads is 675 km. The road distance is 835.8 km.

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It takes approximately 3 h 33 min to get from Sydney to Burleigh Heads, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sydney to Burleigh Heads. However, there are services departing from Sydney and arriving at Burleigh Heads National Park via Griffith St at Coolangatta East. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 2 min.

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Map of how to get from Sydney to Burleigh Heads.
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  • Distance: 422 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 33 min

What companies run services between Sydney, NSW, Australia and Burleigh Heads, QLD, Australia?

Tigerair Australia, Virgin Australia and two other airlines fly from Sydney to Burleigh Heads hourly. Alternatively, Greyhound Australia operates a bus from Sydney to Burleigh Heads twice daily. Tickets cost $70 - $130 and the journey takes 14 h 30 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Sydney to Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $370
Flights from Sydney to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $470
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Sydney to Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $420
Flights from Sydney to Gold Coast via Canberra
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $420
Flights from Sydney to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $380
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Sydney to Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $340
Flights from Sydney to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $310
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Sydney to Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $330
Flights from Sydney to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $330
Train operators
TRANSLink QLD
Website
translink.com.au
Train from International Airport, platform 1 to Varsity Lakes, platform 2
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Schedules at
jp.translink.com.au
Online
$16 - $21
Standard
$19 - $24
Train from Roma Street, platform 4 to Varsity Lakes, platform 2
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
jp.translink.com.au
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
14 h 12 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $140
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$90 - $140
1st Class
$120 - $190
Bus operators
Greyhound Australia
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Coolangatta
Ave. Duration
14 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$70 - $130
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$70 - $110
Flexifare
$90 - $130

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