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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Europcar Car Hire Australia

Multiple Locations
From AU$30 - 200
Europcar's Queensland stations provide flexible car hire options for a business trip or driving holiday. Europcar has a nationwide network of over 125 locations with 34 easily accessible car hire locations throughout Queensland, all offering competitive rates in top holiday destinations.

Gold Coast Family Car Rentals

Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast Area
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;

Airport Transfer Company

Molendinar, Gold Coast Area
From AU$39.00 - 176.00
Airport Transfer Company (ATC) specialises in door to door transfers using a fleet of modern vehicles, operating in South East Queensland and Northern New South Wales. Services include such popular destinations as the Gold Coast, Brisbane, Sunshine Coast and Byron Bay.

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.

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.

SkyBus

Currumbin Waters, Gold Coast Area
From AU$11 - 80
SkyBus operates frequent services from Gold Coast Airport providing passengers convenient and affordable transfers between the Airport and over 500 hotels throughout the Gold Coast. Passengers can board the SkyBus Gold Coast Airport Shuttle right outside the Domestic terminal doors at the Gold Coast Airport.

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 go explore card

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
From AU$5 - 10
The go explore Gold Coast card is the easiest way for visitors to get around the Gold Coast offering unlimited one day TransLink Gold Coast bus and tram travel. Visitors can use the card to access the best beaches, shops, restaurants, bars and attractions by day and night!

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.

Coomera Houseboat Holidays

Coomera, Gold Coast Area
From AU$1095.00 - 3395.00
Imagine cruising the idyllic waterways of the Gold Coast and lower Moreton Bay on your own fully equipped holiday houseboat. Be your own skipper with no licence needed. Take the family, friends or a romantic getaway, cruise and laze at your leisure, swim, fish, Island hop and just relax.
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