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.

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Tamborine Mountain Visitor Information Centre

North Tamborine, Scenic Rim Area
The Tamborine Mountain Visitor Information Centre is located on Main Western Road, Doughty Park in North Tamborine. This accredited visitor information centre offers a one stop shop for travel information including maps, brochures, and itineraries.

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.

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.

Surfers Rent A Car

Mermaid Waters, Gold Coast Area
From AU$31 - 119
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 .

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.

Cooee Tours

Nerang, Gold Coast Area
From AU$50 - 5000
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.

JUCY Rentals Gold Coast

Coolangatta, Gold Coast Area
From AU$20 - 350
JUCY stands for fun, adventure and the spirit of travelling. They pride themselves on offering unique and exciting solutions in every market they enter. Pick up your JUCY wheels in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Gold Coast, Brisbane or Cairns and get amazing service before you get out on the road.

Bray Management / Northrop and Johnson Australia

Main Beach, Gold Coast Area
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.

Con-X-ion Airport Transfers

Molendinar, Gold Coast Area
From AU$15 - 68
Con-X-ion are leaders in the field of transportation, specialising in door to door airport and cruise transfer services, theme park and attraction transfers and group charter services. With over 30 years of experience they are a trusted and reliable source for all of your transportation needs.

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.
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