Travel and Transport
Gold Coast City is one of the easiest cities in the world to explore by foot. There are also a wide range of public and private transport options from cars, taxis, buses, ferries, rail and monorail.
Getting to the Gold Coast
Gold Coast Airport
The Gold Coast Airport is just 20 minutes south of the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre with regular flights from all capital cities and some Queensland regional centres. Regular bus and shuttle services are available from Gold Coast Airport to Broadbeach.
For further information please visit www.goldcoastairport.com.au.
If you are arriving at Brisbane Airport, this is around 80km north of the Gold Coast but there are several options to get from the airport including train, bus, car, taxi, limo and shuttle. A taxi from Brisbane to the Gold Coast is outside the metered zones and so you would need to ask the driver for a quote, an estimate would be between $150 and $300. You can catch a train directly from either the Brisbane Domestic, Brisbane International direct to the Gold Coast which will take around 90 minutes.
Useful information and links can be found here.
Getting around the Gold Coast
You’ll find Australia’s entire best known car rental companies located opposite the arrivals area at Gold Coast Airport.
Public Transport (Local Bus)
Surfside Buses services the Gold Coast with a number of routes passing directly through Surfers Paradise. The route 702 bus departs from the airport, every half hour between the first and last flights of the day, and takes about 45 minutes to arrive at Ferny Avenue in Surfers Paradise.
G:link Light Rail
The Gold Coast’s G:link light rail system is a 13-kilometre corridor connecting Griffith University to Broadbeach, passing through the key activity centres of Surfers Paradise and Southport.
The service provides an easily-accessible and affordable transport option for patrons and guests, with the Broadbeach North Station conveniently located just metres from the Centre’s main entrance.
Gold Coast Cabs operates a major fleet in the Gold Coast and surrounds. To book a cab call 13 13 30 or visit the website.
For those who prefer to get about using Uber, it is operating throughout the Gold Coast. Click here for the Uber Gold Coast map.