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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Cruisin Motorhomes

Multiple Locations
From AU$40 - 320
At Cruisin' Motorhomes they are proud to keep well presented vehicles for travellers to enjoy road trips and self drive holidays all around Australia. Choose the perfect motorhome to suit all of your travel needs from the expanding fleet of self-contained two, three, four or six berth vehicles.

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.

Adventures in Nature 24/7

Nerang, Gold Coast Area
From AU$25.00 - 50.00
Adventures in Nature 24/7 are a locally owned Gold Coast transfer service who offer personalised and direct door-to-door transfers to/from any Gold Coast home/hotel to Gold Coast theme parks, Gold Coast Airport, Brisbane Airport, Brisbane Cruise Ship Terminal, location of your choice (to meet your 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.

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.

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.

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.

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;

Redspot Car Rentals - Gold Coast Airport

Bilinga, 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.

Gold Coast Attractions Pass

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
Experience the best attractions on the Gold Coast with an iVenture Attractions Pass. iVenture Card is an Attraction Pass that allows you to save up to 40 per cent on retail prices and visit the attractions you want, when you want over a three month period.
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