There are 5 ways to get from Sydney to Surfers Paradise by plane, tram, 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.

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Fly to Gold Coast, tram  •  3 h 36 min

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

$53 - $221

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Fly to Brisbane, train  •  5 h 27 min

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

$74 - $248

Bus  •  15 h 30 min

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

$75 - $130

Train  •  16 h 14 min

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

$102 - $147

Drive  •  9 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Sydney to Surfers Paradise 527 miles

$75 - $110

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The cheapest way to get from Sydney to Surfers Paradise is to drive which costs $100 - $150 and takes 9 h 32 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sydney to Surfers Paradise is to fly and tram which costs $70 - $310 and takes 3 h 36 min.

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The distance between Sydney and Surfers Paradise is 685 km. The road distance is 843.3 km.

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It takes approximately 3 h 36 min to get from Sydney to Surfers Paradise, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Sydney and arriving at Surfers Paradise. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 15 h 30 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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Map of how to get from Sydney to Surfers Paradise.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 428.4 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 36 min

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

Greyhound Australia operates a bus from Sydney to Surfers Paradise twice daily. Tickets cost $75 - $130 and the journey takes 15 h 30 min. Premier Motor Service also services this route once daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Sydney to Surfers Paradise via Brisbane, Roma Street, platform 4, Helensvale, platform 1, and Helensvale, platform 5 in around 16 h 14 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
Tram from Broadbeach South to Cavill Avenue
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
jp.translink.com.au
Train from International Airport, platform 1 to Helensvale, platform 1
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
jp.translink.com.au
Online
$15 - $19
Standard
$17 - $22
Train from Roma Street, platform 4 to Helensvale, platform 1
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 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 - $140
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$90 - $140
1st Class
$130 - $190
Bus operators
Greyhound Australia
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Surfers Paradise
Ave. Duration
15 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75 - $130
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$75 - $110
Flexifare
$90 - $130
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 - $120
Schedules at
premierms.com.au

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