There are 7 ways to get from Gold Coast to Melbourne 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 Gold Coast to Melbourne  •  4 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Gold Coast (OOL) to Melbourne (MEL) OOL - MEL

$75 - $293

6 alternative options

Train to Brisbane, fly to Melbourne  •  6 h 17 min

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

$97 - $290

Fly Gold Coast to Avalon  •  6 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Gold Coast (OOL) to Avalon (AVV) OOL - AVV

$89 - $375

Train  •  28 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Helensvale, platform 2 to Roma Street, platform 6
  2. Take the train from Brisbane to Central Station 32
  3. Take the train from Central Station to Southern Cross 623 / ...

$159 - $323

Bus  •  29 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Surfers Paradise to Sydney
  2. Take the bus from Sydney to Melbourne Fe21

$141 - $180

Bus via Central Station  •  29 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Surfers Paradise to Sydney
  2. Take the bus from Central Station to Melbourne Gx233

$171 - $255

Drive  •  18 h 11 min

  1. Drive from Gold Coast to Melbourne 1052 miles

$150 - $220

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The cheapest way to get from Gold Coast to Melbourne is to fly which costs $100 - $410 and takes 4 h 36 min.

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The quickest way to get from Gold Coast to Melbourne is to fly which costs $100 - $410 and takes 4 h 36 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Gold Coast to Melbourne. However, there are services departing from Surfers Paradise and arriving at Melbourne via Sydney. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 29 h 20 min.

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The distance between Gold Coast and Melbourne is 1346 km. The road distance is 1683.2 km.

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The best way to get from Gold Coast to Melbourne without a car is to train which takes 28 h 54 min and costs $210 - $450.

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It takes approximately 4 h 36 min to get from Gold Coast to Melbourne, including transfers.

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Gold Coast to Melbourne bus services, operated by Premier Motor Service, depart from Surfers Paradise station.

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The best way to get from Gold Coast to Melbourne is to fly which takes 4 h 36 min and costs $100 - $410. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $210 - $450 and takes 28 h 54 min, you could also bus, which costs $190 - $250 and takes 29 h 20 min.

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Map of how to get from Gold Coast to Melbourne.
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  • Distance: 841.3 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 36 min

What companies run services between Gold Coast, QLD, Australia and Melbourne, VIC, Australia?

Tigerair Australia, Qantas and two other airlines fly from Gold Coast to Melbourne hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Gold Coast to Melbourne via Helensvale, platform 4, Helensvale, platform 2, Roma Street, platform 6, Brisbane, and Central Station in around 28 h 54 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Gold Coast to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
2 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $450
Flights from Brisbane to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Gold Coast to Avalon
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $650
Flights from Gold Coast to Avalon via Sydney
Ave. Duration
4 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $650
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Gold Coast to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $480
Flights from Brisbane to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $490
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Gold Coast to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
2 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $430
Flights from Brisbane to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $380
Flights from Gold Coast to Avalon
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $650
Flights from Gold Coast to Avalon via Sydney
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $650
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Gold Coast to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $430
Flights from Brisbane to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $370
Train operators
TRANSLink QLD
Website
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
XPT
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Central Station to Southern Cross
Ave. Duration
10 h 48 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $170
Website
transportnsw.info
Economy
$60 - $80
First
$85 - $110
Sleeper
$150 - $170
Bus operators
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Surfers Paradise to Sydney
Ave. Duration
16 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $130
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
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 Central Station to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
12 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $130
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$75 - $110
Flexifare
$95 - $130

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