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Getting to Surfers Paradise from Gold Coast Airport

Surfers Paradise is the perfect place to experience a slice of Aussie coastal living. The sunny days, beautiful beaches and animated atmosphere make for an incredible holiday hotspot. If you’re travelling from Gold Coast airport to Surfers Paradise, there are plenty of transport options to get you there.

Entry to the Gold Coast airport is in between the popular suburbs of Coolangatta and Bilinga. It’s approximately 90km south of Brisbane’s CBD and just 25km from Surfers Paradise. The airport’s central location and close proximity to Surfers means you’re sure to arrive in great time no matter your mode of transport.

Buses and Trams to Surfers Paradise

Taking a bus from the Gold Coast airport to Surfers Paradise may take a little longer, but you’re sure to save some cash.

Catch a bus from the Gold Coast airport to Broadbeach (the 777 or 700 will take you to Broadbeach South Station). From here you can hop on a tram and ride the G:link all the way to Cavill Avenue in Surfers Paradise. This will be the tram’s 4th stop once you’ve gotten on.

Be sure to check the Translink website for times and fares.

Con-X-ion Airport Transfers

For easy and convenient door-to-door service, Con-X-ion provides direct airport shuttle services from the Gold Coast airport to the place you’re staying in Surfers Paradise.

Gold Coast Airport transfers to anywhere on the Gold Coast start at $15 per person one way ($30 return). To make a booking, head to the Con-X-ion website.

Take the SkyBus to Surfers Paradise

Great value for money, SkyBus operates transfers between the Gold Coast airport to over 400 hotels along the Gold Coast. Operating every day of the week with regular departure times of every 15 minutes, SkyBus is a quick and reliable way to reach your destination. Not to mention there’s free Wi-Fi on board.

A one-way adult ticket is just $21. Buy your ticket online, over the phone or at their ticket book inside the domestic and international terminals.

Car Rental from Gold Coast Airport

Looking to rent a car for the duration of your stay? There are several reputable car rental companies to choose from with pickup from the Gold Coast airport:

Pick your preference of company by comparing their prices, vehicle type and perks to find what suits you best. Don’t forget to organise your car hire before you arrive to save on time.

Gold Coast Cabs and Ride Sharing

Of course, there’s always the option to catch a cab from the airport for an easy ride to your final destination. Line up at the taxi rank outside the airport or book your ride online with Gold Coast Cabs. To save on money, you can join in a share ride with passengers headed in the same direction through FlatFare (operated by Gold Coast Cabs).

Plan your transportation ahead of time to make for a stress-free start to your holiday!


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