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There are 5 ways to get from Sydney to Gold Coast by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly to Gold Coast  •  3h 18m

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

$50 - $218

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Fly to Brisbane, train  •  5h 23m

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

$73 - $248

Bus  •  15h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Sydney to Surfers Paradise Gx243 / ...

$65 - $130

Train  •  16h 11m

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

$99 - $143

Drive  •  9h 32m

  1. Drive from Sydney to Gold Coast 527.2 miles

$75 - $110

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The cheapest way to get from Sydney to Gold Coast is to bus which costs $95 - $180 and takes 15h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Sydney to Gold Coast is to fly which costs $70 - $310 and takes 3h 18m.

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

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The distance between Sydney and Gold Coast is 686 km. The road distance is 843.5 km.

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The best way to get from Sydney to Gold Coast without a car is to bus which takes 15h 30m and costs $95 - $180.

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It takes approximately 3h 18m to get from Sydney to Gold Coast, including transfers.

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Sydney to Gold Coast bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, depart from Sydney station.

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The best way to get from Sydney to Gold Coast is to fly which takes 3h 18m and costs $70 - $310. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $95 - $180 and takes 15h 30m, you could also train, which costs $130 - $210 and takes 16h 11m.

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The quickest flight from Sydney Airport to Gold Coast Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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

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Map of how to get from Sydney to Gold Coast.
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  • Distance: 428.5 miles
  • Duration: 3h 18m

What companies run services between Sydney, NSW, Australia and Gold Coast, QLD, Australia?

Tigerair Australia, Virgin Australia and two other airlines fly from Sydney to Gold Coast hourly. Alternatively, Greyhound Australia operates a bus from Sydney to Gold Coast 5 times a day. Tickets cost $70 - $130 and the journey takes 15h 30m. Premier Motor Service also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Sydney to Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $380
Flights from Sydney to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $470
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Sydney to Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $420
Flights from Sydney to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $380
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Sydney to Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $330
Flights from Sydney to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $330
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Sydney to Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $340
Flights from Sydney to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $310
Train operators
TRANSLink QLD
Phone
13 12 30
Website
translink.com.au
Train from International Airport, platform 1 to Helensvale, platform 1
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $22
Schedules at
jp.translink.com.au
Online
$14 - $19
Standard
$16 - $22
Train from Roma Street, platform 4 to Helensvale, platform 1
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
jp.translink.com.au
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
14h 12m
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 Sydney to Surfers Paradise
Ave. Duration
15h 30m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$70 - $130
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$70 - $110
Flexifare
$90 - $130
Premier Motor Service
Phone
+61 2 4423 5233
Email
reservations@premierms.com.au
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Surfers Paradise
Ave. Duration
17h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $120
Website
Premier Motor Service

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Gold Coast is 1h behind Sydney. It is currently 9:03 PM in Sydney and 8:03 PM in Gold Coast.

Yes, the driving distance between Sydney to Gold Coast is 843 km. It takes approximately 9h 32m to drive from Sydney to Gold Coast.

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

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There are 1073+ hotels available in Gold Coast. Prices start at $92 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Sydney to Sydney Airport is to train which takes 22m and costs $17.

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