Hi Colette,    Russell and I, plus our friends Janet and Brian, would like to thank you and your team for the great experience we had renting a car from you on our recent trip to Sunshine Coast. David was there to greet us and had us on our way very quickly. It was a good car to drive and went well. We appreciated it being picked up at our hotel on our return to Brisbane. We had your company recommended to us by friends who travel to Sunshine Coast regularly and we will be doing the same to other travellers from our side of the Tasman.   

 Many thanks,    

Jill and Russell Wanaka, New Zealand.

Dear Colette. We have just returned a car after hiring for 3 weeks. We would like to say thank you for everything. The way you responded to our phone inquiries, delivered the car as arranged and all correspondence was indeed timely and very helpful. We would certainly recommend your company to others and we will have no hesitation in returning to hire another car in the future. The care was lovely and clean and very economical to run. I hope you are happy with the way we returned it. Thank you so much. Regards I Howard

Sunshine Coast branch - thanks so much guys, you made hiring a car so easy and the service was fantastic. The car was better than i have received from other BIG name hire companies the last few times i have been to Mooloolaba. Thanking you Greg & Fiona

Cars for Hire Gold Coast & Coolangatta Airport

Discover Surfers Paradise when you hire a car with RaD Car Hire Gold Coast. Enjoy easy booking at our Airport location, along with great prices and our signature excellent service.

Browse our modern vehicles online to choose the best model for your travel or holiday in Australia. When you choose Gold Coast Airport with us, we’ll help you find the best option for your needs, as quickly as possible and without hassle.

We offer a wide car rental range from compact cars to full-size rental vehicles, SUVs, and people movers. Choose from budget options, our late model range, and our newest options online. We also have sports and prestige vehicles for rent at very affordable prices.

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Gold Coast and Coolangatta Airport Car Rental Pick-Up & Drop-Off

Whether it’s your first or twentieth time renting with RaD’s Gold Coast Airport car hire, you’ll experience our best service to help you feel welcomed and comfortable.

When you arrive at Gold Coast Airport, one of our friendly team members will wait for you with a sign to meet you and escort you to your vehicle. In less than five minutes, you’ll be on your way!

On return, simply drop off your rental car in the space provided and walk 30 metres into the terminal. Enjoy every hour of your holiday and make the most of your time with our handy Airport Terminal location. We keep it simple and easy - no waiting in queues or hassle with buses or shuttles to travel in or out of the airport to an off-site depot.

In your hire car, Gold Coast travel - at your own pace - will be convenient and easy. We believe in good, old-fashioned friendly service from welcoming, supporting people. We can advise on travel ideas, the best routes to drive to local attractions - plus, of course, any questions about booking, pick up, drop off, or road support for your trip. Visit us at RaD’s airport car hire branch - we look forward to helping with your travel.

Get in touch with us for all of your Gold Coast car rental enquiries.

Reasons to Hire a Car - Gold Coast Attractions

The Gold Coast in Australia is the home of gorgeous golden sand, surf, world-class shopping, family fun and excitement. There’s no better way to explore all that the Gold Coast has to offer than in your RaD car rental. From Gold Coast Airport to the beach, it’s easy to get around in our safe rentals.

Get out and drive through the coast, the stunning beaches, Queensland’s hinterland and the many amazing Gold Coast theme parks. The RaD Car Hire team will offer you exceptional vehicles, fantastic service, and affordable rates to help make your travel as easy and convenient as possible.

Birds-eye view of a Gold Coast white sand beachline on a sunny day

The Gold Coast has so much to offer! You can enjoy thrilling rides, discover wild animals and take in the most interesting natural features of the region. Climb your way to the top of the hills to see breath-taking views from a new angle. With a range of fantastic choices from Australia’s best theme parks and attractions, there’s fun to be had for everyone!

Car Hire Gold Coast Airport - Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to rent a car at Gold Coast Airport?

It’s our mission to ensure you pay less on your car hire so that you can experience more. We offer quality rental cars at low prices and will match any competitor’s written price on available vehicles. Get in quick to grab a fantastic rate, especially during holiday periods when prices can increase. We’re always updating our deals and seasonal specials to help you save more. Follow us on Facebook and see our website to stay up to date with our specials.

Where do I collect my rental car at Gold Coast Domestic Airport?

Once you collect your luggage, exit the departure gates. Your Gold Coast airport car rental will be waiting for you at the Airport car park, just in front of the Terminal building. Our efficient contactless pickup process means your paperwork and payment is completed online beforehand, so you can get on the road as soon as possible.

Where do I return my rental car at Gold Coast Airport?

Return your Gold Coast Airport car rental to our convenient Airport Terminal location. When you return to the Gold Coast Airport (OOL), follow the signs and park your rental car in the allocated space. The terminal is 30 metres away.

How old do I need to be to rent a car from Gold Coast Airport?

For RaD Gold Coast Airport car hire, all drivers must be over 21 years of age. You need to show either an open Australian license, a full (not provisional or learner’s) overseas license or an international licence. If your driver's license is in a foreign language, you must also hold a permit translated into English. Otherwise, you will need an international license.

Where is Coolangatta Airport?

The Coolangatta Airport (airport code - OOL) is located at Terminal Drive, Bilinga, Queensland. This airport is the Gold Coast’s only airport and services all Gold Coast international and domestic flights.

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