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There are 7 ways to get from Gold Coast to Melbourne by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly Gold Coast to Melbourne  •  4 h 31 min

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

$73 - $292

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Train to Brisbane, fly to Melbourne  •  6 h 12 min

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

$95 - $289

Fly Gold Coast to Avalon  •  6 h 3 min

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

$87 - $375

Bus Greyhound Australia  •  25 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Surfers Paradise to Sydney Gx423 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Central Station to Melbourne Gx232 / ...

$137 - $241

Bus Premier Motor Service  •  28 h 55 min

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

$134 - $177

Train  •  28 h 58 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 - $313

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 - $420 and takes 4 h 31 min.

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The quickest way to get from Gold Coast to Melbourne is to fly which costs $100 - $420 and takes 4 h 31 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 Central Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 25 h 55 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 bus which takes 25 h 55 min and costs $190 - $340.

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It takes approximately 4 h 31 min to get from Gold Coast to Melbourne, including transfers.

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Gold Coast to Melbourne bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, 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 31 min and costs $100 - $420. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $190 - $340 and takes 25 h 55 min, you could also train, which costs $220 - $440 and takes 28 h 58 min.

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The quickest flight from Gold Coast Airport to Melbourne Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 15 min.

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Gold Coast to Melbourne bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, arrive at Melbourne station.

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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 31 min

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

Qantas, Jetstar and two other airlines fly from Gold Coast to Melbourne hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Gold Coast to Melbourne via Central Station in around 25 h 55 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Gold Coast to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $470
Flights from Brisbane to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 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 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $650
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Gold Coast to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $480
Flights from Brisbane to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $490
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Gold Coast to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $430
Flights from Brisbane to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 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 20 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
Phone
13 12 30
Website
translink.com.au
Train from Helensvale, platform 2 to International Airport, platform 2
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $22
Website
TRANSLink QLD
Online
$14 - $19
Standard
$16 - $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
Website
TRANSLink QLD
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Brisbane to Central Station
Ave. Duration
14 h 17 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Economy
$90 - $130
1st Class
$120 - $180
XPT
Phone
132 232
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Central Station to Southern Cross
Ave. Duration
10 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $170
Book at
transportnsw.info
Economy
$60 - $80
First
$80 - $110
Sleeper
$140 - $170
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 Surfers Paradise to Sydney
Ave. Duration
14 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$70 - $130
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$70 - $110
Flexifare
$85 - $130
Bus from Central Station to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $120
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$65 - $100
Flexifare
$85 - $120
Premier Motor Service
Phone
+61 2 4423 5233
Email
reservations@premierms.com.au
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Surfers Paradise to Sydney
Ave. Duration
16 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Website
Premier Motor Service
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
11 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au

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Melbourne is 1 h ahead of Gold Coast. It is currently 8:01 PM in Gold Coast and 9:01 PM in Melbourne.

Yes, the driving distance between Gold Coast to Melbourne is 1683 km. It takes approximately 18 h 11 min to drive from Gold Coast to Melbourne.

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

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There are 2054+ hotels available in Melbourne. Prices start at $80 USD per night.

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