Gold Coast Airport (OOL) welcomes over 6.5 million passengers a year. As one of the fastest-growing airports in Australia, this is one of the best places for visitors to collect a rental car and start exploring the Gold Coast.
Living up to its name, this vibrant coastal city boasts 57 kilometres of white sand beaches and subtropical hinterland. It is also the gateway to northern NSW destinations such as Byron Bay.
For hassle-free travel in style and comfort, rent a reliable car hire from RaD Australia. Make a one-way or return booking online or through your hotel.
For getting there from other areas of the region to the airport, take advantage of TransLink’s integrated network which includes the G:link trams, Surfside Buslines and Queensland Rail. Take the G:link tram to the Broadbeach South tram station and transfer to the Surfside Buslines route 777 to reach the Gold Coast Airport. Surfside also operates as far south as Murwillumbah to transfer to other destinations such as Byron Bay.
The fastest and most convenient way to drive to Surfers Paradise is to hire a rental car. Alternatively, you can book local airport transfers such as Link Transfers, Con-X-ion and Gold Coast Shuttle. Many services will take you to the centre of Surfers Paradise, various locations on the Gold Coast and even to Brisbane Airport.
The fastest and most convenient way to drive to the beach at Surfers Paradise - or other popular locations including Brisbane Airport - is to hire a rental car.
After arriving at the airport, rent a car from the terminal. One great benefit of hiring your own vehicle - as opposed to public transport options such as the bus or tram - is that you can take your time getting to Surfers Paradise. You can enjoy taking lesser-known routes and stop whenever you want to find the Instagram-worthy scenery Australia is famous for.
For the fastest direct route, choose the Gold Coast Highway for breathtaking views along the coast. But, if you want to make the most of the road trip, research a few detours and soak up the incredible atmosphere.
An 8-minute ride from the airport is Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. Pop in for a visit to say G’day and get up close to the animals – including cotton-top tamarins, capybara, red pandas, and the famous koala. At the Sanctuary, Wildlife Encounters are also available for you to learn about and observe our native fauna. Travel further along the highway and stop as you please to explore any one of the picturesque coastal towns and attractions such as Tallebudgera, Burleigh Heads and Kurrawa.
Park at Pacific Fair, Broadbeach, for an unforgettable luxury shopping experience encompassing more than 400 stores. Walk over to the world-class Star Gold Coast Casino for a flutter or a bite to eat. Cavill Avenue - the entrance to the heart of Surfers Paradise - is located just 15 minutes north.
Driving straight from the Airport to Cavill Avenue in your rental car will take around 45 minutes. But, with a myriad of sights to visit along the way, you’ll want to take your time. Why not explore our attractions and savour the food scene? Or check out our incredible local shopping options before you arrive at your Surfers Paradise holiday destination.
For any further information about renting a car in the Gold Coast or your options for travel, get in touch with our friendly team today. We’ve got you covered with local knowledge for all the best places to stay and things to do near Gold Coast Airport.