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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Surf City Transfers

Palm Beach, Gold Coast Area
From AU$75 - 280
When it comes to Airport Transfers in Brisbane, on the Gold Coast, or right through the Tweed Coast and South East Queensland, ensure you make your trip as relaxed and stress free as possible with Surf City Transfers.

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.

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.

Cooee Tours

Nerang, Gold Coast Area
Cooee Tours is an Australian owned and operated Coach Company, with their head office located on the Gold Coast. Cooee Tours also has branches in Brisbane, Sydney and Cairns. Cooee Tours can help with Airport Transfers, Group Transfers, and Day Tours.

Limozeena

Southport, Gold Coast Area
From AU$80 - 250
Limozeena specialises in Airport Transfers for Gold Coast and Brisbane , you can travel in style and comfort at an affordable price. They pride themselves on excellent customer service. Limozeena transport you to your destination with comfort and style and are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

Getaway Golf Australia

Hollywell, Gold Coast Area
With over 15 years in the business and thousands of happy clients Getaway Golf Australia is your Golf Travel Specialist. As a professional travel agent, they are your one stop solution for flights, accommodation, car hire, travel insurance and more.

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.

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 .

Gold Coast Family Car Rentals

Multiple Locations
From AU$19 - 69
Gold Coast Family Car Rentals offers the widest possible range of current models, recent models and older vehicles including small sedans and hatches; medium sedans and hatches; family sedans and wagons;

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.
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