Gold Coast Airport
Gold Coast Airport

Getting Here & Around

The Gold Coast is a compact coastal city with accommodation and venues in close proximity to restaurants, activities and beautiful beaches. In many cases, delegates can walk to venues and activities. If you do require transport, we’re an extremely accessible destination serviced by two international airports, train and light rail services plus an abundance of transfer options.

Getting Here

  • The Gold Coast is serviced by two major airports. Gold Coast Airport is conveniently located 30 minutes from the city centre and offers extensive domestic and international services. Direct flights to and from all Australian capital cities and regional areas, plus the majority of metropolitan centres across the globe are readily available.

    Brisbane Domestic and International Airport is less than one hour’s drive north from the city centre via the M1. Brisbane International Airport is open 24 hours a day and services a number of direct international flights to and from major destinations.
  • On the ground, our city offers a range of transport options at affordable prices. Airport transfers include private coach, taxi, shuttle, public bus, limousine, train, car hire or even helicopter.


  • Airtrain transports passengers to and from the Brisbane Domestic and International Airport to four Gold Coast stations: Helensvale, Nerang, Robina and Varsity Lakes. Airtrains run every 15 minutes during peak periods. Comprehensive timetables and fare information can be accessed at qr.com.au and translink.com.au


  • Translink operates a 24 hour public bus service on the Gold Coast which includes routes from Gold Coast Airport along the Gold Coast Highway. The Gold Coast Tourist Bus offers transfers between hotels and the Gold Coast Airport and return transfers to theme parks. For further information visit surfside.com.au or translink.com.au
  • Australian Greet & Meet

    +61 7 5594 6130

    JPT Tours
    +61 7 5539 8492

    Con-x-ion Airport Transfers
    +61 7 5556 9888

    Surfers Paradise Coaches
    +61 7 5591 6799

    Gold Coast Tourist Shuttle
    +61 7 5574 5111

    Fire4Hire
    +61 488 883 473

    Limousines in Paradise
    +61 7 5525 2885

    Corporate Limousines
    +61 7 5597 6567
  • ABAA Car Rentals
    +61 7 5599 5335     

    Avis Car Rental   
    +61 7 5536 3511

    Gold Coast Cabs
    131 008

    Thrifty Car Rental
    +61 7 5570 9999

Getting Around

The close proximity of Gold Coast hotels, in many cases, eliminates the need for ground transport as your delegates can walk to venues and activities. If you do require transport a number of options are available including buses, trains, taxis, shuttles and the Gold Coast Light Rail.
Buses

Buses

The Gold Coast has a comprehensive 24 hour public bus service operated by Translink. Translink operates between Coomera in Queensland to Pottsville in northern New South Wales.

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Trains

Trains

The Gold Coast train line runs down the city's western side. Each of the six main stations are less than 20 minutes to the heart of the city. The line is linked up to the much larger Queensland Rail network and is part of the South East rail line.

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Light Rail

Light Rail

The Gold Coast light rail connects the Gold Coast University Hospital and Griffith University to the fast growing commercial, retail and recreational centres of Southport, Surfers Paradise and Broadbeach. Trams run every 7.5 minutes from 7am to 7pm on weekdays between the 19 stations.

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