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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Harbour Town Visitor Information Centre

Biggera Waters, Gold Coast Area
The Visitor Information Centre is located at Harbour Town Shopping Centre within the Tourism Lounge. They offer the following services: Information of the local area, tour desk for local attractions and tours, air-conditioned relaxation area with comfortable lounges, reading materials and a television, free WiFi, currency exchange, Internet Kiosk with printing facilities, complimentary refreshments including tea, coffee and filtered water, a secure luggage and parcel minding service, convenient coach parking right outside the front door.

Gold Coast Airport Information and Booking Centre

Bilinga, Gold Coast Area
The Gold Coast Airport Visitor Information and Booking Centre is located at the domestic arrival terminal at the Gold Coast Airport. This accredited visitor information and booking centre offers a one stop shop for travel information including maps, brochures, and itineraries.

Gold Coast Cabs

Helensvale, Gold Coast Area
From AU$10 - 100
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.

Economy Rental Cars

Bilinga, Gold Coast Area
Economy Rental Cars was established by Ian and Annmarie Webster in 1992 to cater for the family holiday market. The business is operated at the Gold Coast Airport. Being the only independently owned car rental company at the airport allows Economy to offer their clients a level of service unmatched.

Corporate Challenge Events

Ashmore, Gold Coast Area
Corporate Challenge Events is a specialist provider of team building events, corporate training workshops and conference planning services. Established in 1994, Corporate Challenge Events is a leader in helping teams create a positive team culture through its events.

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.

Avis Australia

Multiple Locations
From AU$50 - 150
Avis is the leading car rental company in Australia, operating at more than 240 conveniently located rental facilities, including all major airports. With a long history of innovation in the car rental industry, their 'We Try Harder' approach to service makes Avis one of the world's best-known car rental brands.

Coasting Around Round Boat Hire

Main Beach, Gold Coast Area
From AU$99 - 900
Coasting Around invites you to enjoy a Luxury Round Boat, which can comfortably seat 10 adults. Discover your own private piece of Paradise aboard the Gold Coasts only Round Boat Hire. Self-Drive Round Boats are customised to meet your needs, with a central round table and ice-tray, bring food, drinks and sunscreen.

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.

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.
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