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
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)
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).
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 to||Distance in Kms||Driving Time|
|Sydney||875||12 hrs and 45 minutes|
|Canberra||1150||16 hrs and 55 minutes|
|Melbourne||1795||21 hrs and 40 minutes|
|Brisbane||100||1 hr and 20 minutes|