There are 5 ways to get from Gold Coast to Sydney by tram, 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

Tram to Gold Coast, fly  •  3 h 30 min

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

$52 - $221

4 alternative options

Train to Brisbane, fly  •  5 h 17 min

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

$75 - $248

Train  •  17 h 6 min

  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 - $153

Bus, train  •  20 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Surfers Paradise to Brisbane Roma Street 175
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane to Tamworth
  3. Take the bus from Tamworth Station, Coach Stop to Muswellbrook Station, Coach Stop 356
  4. Take the train from Muswellbrook Station to Hornsby Station 224

$129 - $161

Drive  •  9 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Gold Coast to Sydney 528.6 miles

$75 - $110

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

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The quickest way to get from Gold Coast to Sydney is to tram and fly which costs $70 - $310 and takes 3 h 30 min.

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The distance between Gold Coast and Sydney is 686 km. The road distance is 845.7 km.

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It takes approximately 3 h 30 min to get from Gold Coast to Sydney, including transfers.

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Map of how to get from Gold Coast to Sydney.
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  • Distance: 428.5 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 30 min

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

You can take a train from Gold Coast to Sydney via Helensvale, platform 4, Helensvale, platform 2, Roma Street, platform 6, and Brisbane in around 17 h 6 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Gold Coast to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $370
Flights from Brisbane to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $470
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Gold Coast to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $420
Flights from Brisbane to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $380
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Gold Coast to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $330
Flights from Brisbane to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $330
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Gold Coast to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $340
Flights from Brisbane to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $310
Train operators
TRANSLink QLD
Website
translink.com.au
Tram from Cavill Avenue to Broadbeach South
Ave. Duration
10 min
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
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
jp.translink.com.au
Online
$15 - $19
Standard
$17 - $22
Train from Helensvale, platform 2 to Roma Street, platform 6
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 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 Brisbane to Central Station
Ave. Duration
14 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $140
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$90 - $140
1st Class
$120 - $190
Train from Muswellbrook Station to Hornsby Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$23 - $35
1st Class
$30 - $50
Bus operators
Greyhound Australia
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Surfers Paradise to Brisbane Roma Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $19
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$6 - $10
Flexifare
$13 - $19
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Surfers Paradise Coach Transit Centre, Beach Rd to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Bus from Tamworth Station, Coach Stop to Muswellbrook Station, Coach Stop
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Surfers Paradise Coach Transit Centre, Beach Rd to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Crisps Coaches
Phone
(07) 4661 8333
Email
[email protected]
Website
crisps.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Tamworth
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$84
Schedules at
crisps.com.au

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