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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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.

Arrive and Relax Holiday Supplies

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
After a long and tiring trip the last thing you want to do is drag cranky kids (and adults!) around the Supermarket. They should be having fun in the pool ! Arrive and Relax Holiday Supplies are in the business of helping Gold Coast holidaymakers relax and have fun.

Redspot Car Rentals

Multiple Locations
Redspot operates a large Australian network of airport and downtown rental car locations with a wide variety of new age rental vehicles available at competitive prices. Redspot, founded in 1989 is the only Australian owned and operated car rental company with desks at all major Australian airports.

Fire Truck Transfers by Fire4Hire

Multiple Locations
Fire Truck Transfers - Ride aboard a real Fire Truck! Fire4Hire have a fleet of 7 Fire Trucks, each seating up to 10 passengers each in comfort. Each truck is equipped with a great stereo system, refrigeration for drinks on board, and a huge amount of storage for luggage.

Redspot Car Rentals - Surfers Paradise

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
Redspot operates a large Australian network of airport and downtown rental car locations with a wide variety of new age rental vehicles available at competitive prices. Redspot, founded in 1989 is the only Australian owned and operated car rental company with desks at all major Australian airports.

Wheelies Van Rentals

Arundel, Gold Coast Area
From AU$110 - 165
Wheelies Van Rentals provides wheelchair accessible vehicles to hire for short or long term in Sydney, Melbourne,Brisbane/Gold Coast,Cairns and Hobart. . All vehicles are automatic transmission, air conditioned and supplied with all chair restraints for safe travel.

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.

VIP Chauffeurs Gold Coast

Miami, Gold Coast Area
They are a Luxury Car Chauffeur Service. They are a small boutique business with two beautiful luxury a Porsche Cayenne S and Mercedes AMG E63 both black on black V8. They are happy to cater to any requests or requirements just email or call and they will work with you to meet your requirements.

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.

Network Rentals Surfers Paradise

Multiple Locations
At Network Rentals Surfers Paradise, they're challenging the rental car norm because they refuse to be average at what they do! They're determined to simplify your experience, and make your Gold Coast rental car booking as easy and affordable as possible.
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