Gold Coast | Travel Information

Need to know how to get to the Gold Coast and the best way to get around. Here are our travel tips!

Gold Coast or Coolangatta Airport – International & Domestic terminals
  • The Gold Coast Airport is located at the south end of the Gold Coast and located approximately 20kms from Surfers Paradise. There are a number of ways to get to where you need to go.
  • Gold Coast Tourist Shuttle provides a door to door service from the airport to your accommodation. 
  • The public bus travels from the Airport to Coolangatta in the south all the way to Southport in the north with frequent stops. 
  • Catch a Taxi
  • Organise a group & private transfer
  • Hire a rental car
  • If Brisbane is your final destination, a shuttle service can take you to Varsity Lakes Train Station where a train can take you to Brisbane City or a coach service runs directly from the Gold Coast Airport to Roma Street Bus Terminal in Brisbane. 
Once you’re on the Gold Coast, there are a few ways to get around.  

G:Link
The G:Link light rail runs from Broadbeach to Southport with stops at most attractions along the way, including Surfers Paradise, Main Beach & Broadwater. 

Trains & Buses
Gold Coast’s buses, trams and trains to Brisbane are run through Translink. Tickets and journeys can be explored further at their website. 

Walkways and Bikeways
Gold Coast boosts plenty of walkways and bikeways whether it’s your mode of transport or a way to see the sights.
  • Adjacent to the beach you’ll find a bikeway running from Burleigh Heads in the south to The Spit in the north. Hire a bike and start exploring.
  • Let your feet soak into the sand on the best walkway the Gold Coast has to offer – the beach.  Stretching the entire length of the Gold Coast, there’s 70 kilometres of beach to be discovered. 
On the water 
Explore the Gold Coast beaches, canals & surrounding islands by boat or Jetski through a range of hiring options to suit your needs. Search below for more details. 

Road tripping

Fancy a trip inland to the Gold Coast Hinterland, hiring a car would be the best option, alternatively, there are day trips that can be organised by your hotel.


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Surfers Rent A Car

Multiple Locations
From AU$31 - 82
Surfers Rent A Car is your best choice for car hire Gold Coast! Surfers Rent A Car offers a range of rental cars for hire on the Gold Coast and Brisbane, from the small and zippy Hyundai Getz to the Kia Grand Carnival eight seat people mover and everything in between .

Hamilton Transport

Nerang, Gold Coast Area
From AU$39 - 139
Hamilton Transport provides Business Class transfers to Gold Coast Airport (OOL), Brisbane Airport (BNE), Brisbane Cruise Terminals and beyond. They offer the most affordable upscale transport on the Coast.

Gold Coast Tourist Shuttle

Bilinga, Gold Coast Area
From AU$16 - 151
Experience all the Gold Coast has to offer with Gold Coast Tourist Shuttle! Whether you're travelling alone or with your family, the Gold Coast Tourist Shuttle Freedom Pass provides door to door airport and theme parks transfers and also entitles you to unlimited access to the local buses!

Glamping Days Hire Company

Currumbin Waters, Gold Coast Area
From AU$299 - 599
Glamping Days Hire Co offers the most unique accommodation on the Gold Coast. With a range of European imported bell tents, their customers are the envy of all other campers. Offering a full booking service, and with a wealth of local knowledge, staff can assist you in choosing the right campground for your family.

Camperman Australia

Multiple Locations
From AU$57 - 199
Camperman Australia is an East Coast based campervan hire company with a depot network including Cairns, Townsville, Airlie Beach, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide. Camperman provides independent travellers the opportunity to explore Australia from any of their eight depot locations on the East coast.

Coomera Houseboat Holidays

Multiple Locations
From AU$1095.00 - 3395.00
Imagine cruising the idyllic waterways of the Gold Coast and lower Moreton Bay on your own fully equipped holiday houseboat. Be your own skipper with no licence needed. Take the family, friends or a romantic getaway, cruise and laze at your leisure, swim, fish, Island hop and just relax.

Canungra Information Centre

Canungra, Scenic Rim Area
The Canungra Visitor Information Centre is located on Kidston Street in Canungra. This accredited visitor information centre offers a one stop shop for travel information including maps, brochures, and itineraries.

Gold Coast Express Airport Transfers

Pacific Pines, Gold Coast Area
Gold Coast Express Airport Transfers provide Coolangatta, Surfers Paradise and Brisbane Airport transfers. They service transfers to all hotels, holiday apartments and residences in Gold Coast, Byron Bay and Brisbane.

Spinway Gold Coast

Multiple Locations
From AU$11 - 33
Hire a bike from Spinway Gold Coast and see the sights at your own pace. Bicycle hire is available from automated stations at various hotels around the Gold Coast, open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Bray Management / Northrop and Johnson Australia

Multiple Locations
From AU$1000 - 10000
Bray Management have recently merged with Northrop and Johnson, one of the world's leading superyacht companies. Northrop and Johnson, the authority on yachting since 1949, and have recently launched a dedicated office in Australia.
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