Getting to and from Coolangatta

By Air

There are regular direct flights to Coolangatta and nearby Brisbane departing from most capital cities and many regional centres. For flight details contact your travel agent or one of the following airlines:

  • Qantas Domestic
  • Virgin Domestic

By Bus

There are a number of coach companies operating regular services to and from Coolangatta. For schedules and bookings contact one of the following operators:

  • Coachtrans - Phone +61 7 5588 8777
  • McCafferty’s - Phone +61 7 4690 9888 or 13 1499 (Australia only)

By Rail

Due to a difference in the gauge of the railway between New South Wales and Queensland there are no Interstate direct rail links to Coolangatta. Trains depart daily from Sydney and terminate at Murwillumbah (around 30 mins south of Coolangatta). For more information contact Countrylink Rail and Coach Services on 13 2232 (within Australia only).

Self Drive

The major route from Sydney to Coolangatta is via the Pacific H’way. This road is currently undergoing major upgrades. Likewise the main route from Brisbane to Coolangatta is also undergoing major upgrades and conditions vary. Use the following table to plan your trip and ensure that you “stop, revive, survive” every 2 hours.

Coolangatta toDistance in KmsDriving Time
Sydney87512 hrs and 45 minutes
Canberra115016 hrs and 55 minutes
Melbourne179521 hrs and 40 minutes
Brisbane1001 hr and 20 minutes

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