Gold Coast transport and travel information

Gold Coast or Coolangatta Airport – International and 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. Or, you can catch a Taxi, organise a private transfer or 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. 

How to get around the Gold Coast

G:Link Light Rail

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

Public Transport - Trains and 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 and surrounding islands by boat or Jetski through a range of hiring options to suit your needs.

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.

Plan your holiday

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Gold Coast go explore card

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
From AU$5 - 10
The go explore Gold Coast card is the easiest way for visitors to get around the Gold Coast offering unlimited one day TransLink Gold Coast bus and tram travel. Visitors can use the card to access the best beaches, shops, restaurants, bars and attractions by day and night!

Gold Coast Airport

Bilinga, Gold Coast Area
Fly direct to the Gold Coast. Gold Coast Airport has over 380 International and Domestic flights per week arriving into their Terminal at Bilinga, 20 kilometres from Surfers Paradise and one kilometre from Coolangatta and northern New South Wales.

Corporate Challenge Events

Ashmore, Gold Coast Area
Corporate Challenge Events is Australia’s leading team building, corporate training and conference planning provider. With offices across Australia, Corporate Challenge Events provides organisations of all sizes with solutions in creating positive and fun team cultures.

Action Outdoor Hire

Palm Beach, Gold Coast Area
From AU$15.00 - 90.00
Action Outdoor Hire is a recreational equipment hire business passionate about providing the best service and quality, supplying only top of the range products, conveniently delivered to you wherever you may be staying on the Gold Coast.

Wheelies Van Rentals

Multiple Locations
From AU$110 - 200
Wheelies Van Rentals have wheelchair accessible vehicles to hire. They offer a range of different vehicle sizes to suit most visitors and group sizes. They service the Gold Coast, Brisbane, Tweed Coast and both Brisbane and Coolangatta airports in Queensland plus Sydney , Melbourne, Adelaide, Hobart, Auckland and Christchurch.

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 Cabs

Multiple Locations
From AU$10 - 59
Gold Coast Cabs provide direct door to door public transport for locals and visitors from Ormeau to Coolangatta. Priced competitively Gold Coast Cabs deliver service 24 hours 365 days a year. Flat rate airport direct transfer specials are also available to Broadbeach, Surfers Paradise, Main Beach and Sanctuary Cove hotels.

Camperman Australia Gold Coast

Mermaid Waters, Gold Coast Area
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.

Smoothwaters Kayak Hire

Tallebudgera, Gold Coast Area
From AU$20 - 25
Smoothwaters Kayak Hire and Stand Up Paddle Board Hire supply only the best quality kayaks and SUP boards and offer luxurious surroundings and secure car parking. The perfect day out for families, groups and couples!

Hughes Chauffeured Cars Limousines Coaches

Bundall, Gold Coast Area
From AU$35 - 999
Since 1904 discerning Australians have relied upon Hughes for their personal transport needs. Inductee - 'Quality Hall of Fame'. Hughes’ fleet of chauffeured cars, limousines and coaches is Australia’s only national, chauffeur driven cars, limousine service and is serviced by a 24 hour a day, state of the art Operations and Reservations Centre with chauffeur and vehicle detail SMS sent to you phone with GPS vehicle tracking capability.
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