Distance between Sydney and Gold Coast
The distance from Sydney to Gold Coast is 835 kilometers by road including 737 kilometers on motorways. Road takes approximately 8 hours and 13 minutes and goes through Coffs Harbour, Tweed Heads, Sydney, North Sydney, Milsons Point, Cammeray and Crows Nest.
Shortest distance by air  684 km ✈️ 
Car route length  835 km 🚗 
Driving time  8 h 13 min 
Fuel amount  66.8 L 
Fuel cost  112.2 AUD 
Point  Distance  Time  Fuel  
Sydney  0 km  00 min  0.0 L  
M1 6 km, 04 min


North Sydney  6 km  04 min  0.4 L  
M1 1 km, 00 min


Cammeray  7 km  05 min  0.5 L  
M1 1 km, 00 min


Crows Nest  8 km  05 min  0.6 L  
M1 1 km, 00 min


Naremburn  9 km  06 min  0.6 L  
M1 2 km, 01 min


Artarmon  10 km  07 min  0.8 L  
M1 1 km, 01 min


Lane Cove North  11 km  08 min  0.9 L  
A1 1 km, 01 min


Chatswood  13 km  10 min  0.9 L  
A1 M1 515 km, 4 h 55 min


Coffs Harbour  527 km  5 h 06 min  41.7 L  
A1 M1 311 km, 3 h 08 min


Gold Coast  838 km  8 h 14 min  66.9 L 
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost to drive from Sydney to Gold Coast?
Fuel cost: 112.2 AUD
This fuel cost is calculated as: (Route length 835 km / 100 km) * (Fuel consumption 8 L/100 km) * (Fuel price 1.68 AUD / L)
You can adjust fuel consumption and fuel price here.
How long is a car ride from Sydney to Gold Coast?
Driving time: 8 h 13 min
This time is calculated for driving at the maximum permitted speed, taking into account traffic rules restrictions.
 610 km with a maximum speed 110 km/h = 5 h 32 min
 106 km with a maximum speed 100 km/h = 1 h 3 min
 37 km with a maximum speed 90 km/h = 24 min
 48 km with a maximum speed 80 km/h = 36 min
 2 km with a maximum speed 70 km/h = 2 min
 27 km with a maximum speed 60 km/h = 26 min
 6 km with a maximum speed 50 km/h = 6 min
The calculated driving time does not take into account intermediate stops and traffic jams.
How far is Sydney to Gold Coast by land?
The distance between Sydney and Gold Coast is 835 km by road including 737 km on motorways.
Precise satellite coordinates of highways were used for this calculation. The start and finish points are the centers of Sydney and Gold Coast respectively.
How far is Sydney to Gold Coast by plane?
The shortest distance (air line, as the crow flies) between Sydney and Gold Coast is 684 km.
This distance is calculated using the Haversine formula as a greatcircle distance between two points on the surface of a sphere. The start and finish points are the centers of Sydney and Gold Coast respectively. Actual distance between airports may be different.
How many hours is Sydney from Gold Coast by plane?
Boeing 737 airliner needs 51 min to cover the distance of 684 km at a cruising speed of 800 km/h.
Small plane "Cessna 172" needs 3 h 6 min to flight this distance at average speed of 220 km/h.
This time is approximate and do not take into account takeoff and landing times, airport location and other real world factors.
How long is a helicopter ride from Sydney to Gold Coast?
Fast helicopter "Eurocopter AS350" or "Hughes OH6 Cayuse" need 2 h 51 min to cover the distance of 684 km at a cruising speed of 240 km/h.
Popular "Robinson R44" needs 3 h 15 min to flight this distance at average speed of 210 km/h.
This time is approximate and do not take into account takeoff and landing times, aerodrome location and other real world factors.
What city is halfway between Sydney and Gold Coast?
The halfway point between Sydney and Gold Coast is Frogmore. It is located about 7 km from the exact midpoint by road.
The distance from Frogmore to Sydney is 424 km and driving will take about 4 h 5 min. The road between Frogmore and Gold Coast has length 411 km and will take approximately 4 h 7 min.
The other cities located close to halfway point:
Where is Sydney in relation to Gold Coast?
Sydney is located 684 km southwest of Gold Coast.
Sydney has geographic coordinates: latitude 33.85482, longitude 151.21645.
Gold Coast has geographic coordinates: latitude 28.00237, longitude 153.4146.
Which highway goes from Sydney to Gold Coast?
The route from Sydney to Gold Coast follows M1, A1.
Other minor sections pass along the road:
 3: 14 km
 A43: 4 km
 A38: 1 km