Getting Here

Gold Coast Airport

The Gold Coast Airport is located towards the southern end of the Gold Coast in a suburb called Coolangatta, which is about 40 minutes by car from Surfers Paradise. It offers many domestic flights within Australia as well as some international flights.

A public transport network called TransLink can get you to and from the Gold Coast Airport. This network includes the tram (G:link trams), the bus (Surfside buslines) and the train (Queensland Rail). You can find out more information on this public transport network on or by calling 13 12 30. There is also a taxi rank found outside of the terminal, or you could even choose to hire a car.

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Brisbane Gold Coast

Brisbane Airport is a major international airport that connects Queensland and Australia with many other parts of the world. From Brisbane Airport you can reach the Gold Coast in about one hour by car or about 90-minutes by train.

Many private companies also offer shuttle bus connections from Brisbane airport to or from your exact accommodation location on the Gold Coast. This is a very easy option for those worried about finding their way when they first arrive on the Gold Coast.

Other transport options and helpful information about the airport can be found here


Another transport option to and from the airport is the shuttle bus.

One popular shuttle bus company amongst travellers and students visiting the Gold Coast is Con-x-ion. They specialise in providing a frequent and direct door-to-door shuttle transfer from Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Melbourne, Sydney, and Cairns Airports to and from your accommodation or private residence.

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Getting around

With one long road connecting most of the Gold Coast, it is quite easy to get around once you are here. There are different options of transport around the Gold Coast, including taxis, car hire and public transport.

Taxis (also called ‘cabs’) operate throughout Queensland and the Gold Coast. These can be a good option if you want door-to-door transport, particularly if travelling alone or at night.

To book a Gold Coast Cab:

Call 131 008 or Visit

To book a Black and White Cab (Brisbane, Caboolture, Logan, Redcliffe and Toowoomba):

Call 133 222 or Visit