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Train Day trips from Brisbane

Day trip by train to the Gold Coast

You can travel from Brisbane to Surfers Paradise and the Gold Coast and return easily in a day by train. Catch any Queensland Rail Gold Coast train from Brisbane Central station or Brisbane Roma Street station. Trains depart every 30 minutes and take about 1 hour and 15 minutes to reach the Gold Coast. Get off the train at Nerang station and catch the direct connecting bus - route number 740 that meet each train at Nerang station and sprints you straight to Surfers Paradise. From there you can travel up and down the cost between Broadbeach South, Surfers and Southport on the G:Link Gold Coast Light Rail. You can also get to the coast by getting off the train at Helensvale station then catching the connecting bus number 704 to Southport.

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Day trip by train to the Sunshine Coast Hinterland

You can travel from Brisbane to the Sunshine Coast hinterland towns of Glasshouse Mountains, Landsborough or Nambour and return easily in a day by train. Catch any Queensland Rail Nambour or Gympie North train from Brisbane Central or Brisbane Roma Street station for the slightly less than 2 hour journey North to Nambour. Trains depart every one to two hours. If you wish, you can continue from Nambour to Maleney on the Hinterland Connect bus service.
Weekday Timetable (August 2014)
QR Nambour Train
09:29 depBrisbane Roma Street station
11:30 arrNambour station
Hinterland Connect Bus
11:31 depNambour station
12:22 arrMaleney
Return trip Timetable (August 2014)
Hinterland Connect Bus
15:29depMaleney
16:20arrNambour station
QR Nambour Train
16:30depNambour station
19:00arrBrisbane Roma Street station

Day trip by train to the Sunshine Coast

You can travel from Brisbane to Maroochydore on the Sunshine Coast and return easily in a day by train and bus. Catch a Queensland Rail Nambour or Gympie North train from Brisbane Central or Brisbane Roma Street station to Landsborough. The train will take about 80 minutes to reach Landsborough. Then, change to the connecting route 715 bus from Landsborough station to Maroochydore. The bus journey takes about 50 minutes. Connecting trains and buses operate every 1 to 2 hours, and the end to end journey takes a little less than 3 hours.

Weekday Timetable (August 2014)
QR Nambour Train
08:30 depBrisbane Roma Street station
09:55 arrLandsborough station
Route 715 connecting Bus
10:00 depLandsborough station
10:50 arrMaroochydore
Return trip Timetable (August 2014)
Route 715 Bus
17:32depMaroochydore
18:17arrLandsborough station
QR Nambour Train
18:29depLandsborough station
19:56arrBrisbane Roma Street station