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  •  3 h 19 min

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

$50 - $218

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Fly to Brisbane, train  •  5 h 21 min

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

$75 - $250

Train  •  16 h 8 min

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

$100 - $144

Bus  •  16 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Sydney to Surfers Paradise

$90 - $130

Drive  •  9 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Sydney to Gold Coast 527.2 miles

$75 - $110

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Sydney and arriving at Surfers Paradise. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 16 h 15 min.

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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 train which takes 16 h 8 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 19 min to get from Sydney to Gold Coast, including transfers.

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Sydney to Gold Coast bus services, operated by Premier Motor Service, depart from Sydney station.

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The best way to get from Sydney to Gold Coast is to fly which takes 3 h 19 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 16 h 8 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 16 h 15 min.

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

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Sydney to Gold Coast bus services, operated by Premier Motor Service, arrive at Surfers Paradise station.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Sydney to Gold Coast.
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  • Distance: 428.5 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 19 min

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, you can take a train from Sydney to Gold Coast via Brisbane, Roma Street, platform 4, Nerang, platform 1, and Nerang station, stop A in around 16 h 8 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Sydney to Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $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 22 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 Nerang, platform 1
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Schedules at
jp.translink.com.au
Online
$15 - $19
Standard
$17 - $23
Train from Roma Street, platform 4 to Nerang, platform 1
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
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
14 h 12 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$90 - $130
1st Class
$120 - $180
Bus operators
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Surfers Paradise
Ave. Duration
16 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Schedules at
premierms.com.au

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The best way to get from Sydney to Sydney Airport is to train which takes 23 min and costs .

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