How To Get From Jupiters in Broadbeach To DreamWorld
How can I get from Jupiters in Broadbeach to DreamWorld and MovieWorld theme parks?
How can I get there and how long will it take to get from Broadbeach to DreamWorld and MovieWorld?
Can I get a detail map of Gold Coast?
Thank you. GS
UpdateThis question was answered originally in 2010, since then there have not been any major changes to transport options. However, this question has been refreshed and updated to reflect current options and direct you to other resources on this website where information is updated regularly.
There are a few ways to get from Jupiter's Hotel in Broadbeach to the Gold Coast theme parks Movie World and DreamWorld (and the other theme parks, Sea World, Wet n Wild & WhiteWater World, as well as Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and Harbour Town Shopping Centre).
The three main ways are:
If you follow the links above you will see I have expanded the answers for each one below.
Driving yourself will take approx 20 to 30 minutes.
Shuttle buses take approximately 40 minutes to an hour.
Public transport takes about 40 minutes to an hour once you have caught the express buses. However, you need to walk to the Express Bus Stop, as it does not stop at every stop. Also, if you want to travel outside the times the express buses run, travel time blows out to nearly 2 hours!
You can buy detailed maps of the Gold Coast when you arrive, or you can use GPS in a hire car.
If you have a smartphone that has internet access, try Google maps. I personally use it for just about everything. Check out maps.google.com.au for the Australian version.
Read on down for the transfer information.
Shuttle Bus Transfer Options For Dreamworld and Movieworld
The easiest option is to get a shuttle bus to pick you up directly from your hotel
You can book them online and pick the date and number of passengers and then give the pick up location as your accommodation.
Most Gold Coast theme park shuttle buses pick up from all the major accommodations in Surfers Paradise, Broadbeach and the main tourist centres.
Travel time on a shuttle bus will depend a bit on how many other stops they have to make after they pick you up.
Gold Coast theme parks gates are now generally open at 9.30am, but the actual attractions and rides don't open until 10am.
Shuttle buses can get you there nice and early so you can enjoy the parks for the maximum time.
Even though the travel time from Jupiters in Broadbeach is probably between 20 and 30 minutes, on a shuttle bus you are likely to be on the bus for 40 minutes to an hour each way because of the pick ups.
You can find more information about shuttle transfers and options here: Gold Coast Theme Park & Attraction Shuttles
You should find a range of options and most of the shuttles offer early, mid and late theme park transfers from Gold Coast hotels, family packages and combinations including airport transfers.
Drive Yourself To Dreamworld and Movieworld
If you are comfortable driving on the Gold Coast then hiring a car can be more convenient, faster and often about the same cost as the return transfers for a day of hire (that depends on the type of car you hire etc).
Many overseas visitors are concerned about driving on the other side of the road, but we actually drive on the same side (left hand side of the road) as UK, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, India, Thailand, Japan, New Zealand and South Africa for example.
This can sway many people to reconsider this as an option, and hiring a GPS can make it super easy to navigate around the Gold Coast.
At the Gold Coast theme parks the parking is free and there is lots of it.
Driving yourself gives you more flexibility to come and go when it suits you, which can be useful if you are travelling with small children.
I personally use East Coast car rentals
They have offices at the Gold Coast and Brisbane Airports and in Surfers Paradise they are located to the north of the central area on the main highway. They are pretty easy to find.
I like them because their prices are good, cars are new, reliable and I have not had any problems with them.
The only downside is that all their cars are white! So if you don't want to hire a white car - then not for you!
From Jupiters it will take you between 20 to 30 minutes to drive to MovieWorld at Oxenford or Dreamworld at Coomera. Both are on the Pacific Motorway and are very well signposted, or you can hire a GPS with your car to make it even easier! You can use Google Maps for directions.
Public Transport Transfer Options For Dreamworld and Movieworld
Using public transport, you can get to both these theme parks. Jupiter's is conveniently placed near the public bus route.
You will find more information about which buses to catch on this page where I answered a similar question for someone else travelling to Dreamworld using public transport
Summary Of Transport Options
Phew! That was epic! I hope I have given you some ideas of the transport options for getting from Jupiters at Broadbeach to Gold Coast theme Parks MovieWorld and Dreamworld.
If you have any more questions or need anything clarified, please comment below.
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