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About the Gold Coast

This beautiful city located on the country’s east coast is famous for its long and magnificent sandy beaches - it’s no wonder it is named the Gold Coast. It is a perfect holiday destination for everyone who loves the beach, nature, and adventures since it offers so much to its visitors.

Things to do

Numerous beaches, like Currumbin Beach or Greenmount Beach, ornament the coast of the city, and most of them are a real paradise for surfers, such as Snapper Rocks. The shore is rich in bars and hotels so that tourists could easily take a break from swimming and grab a drink. SkyPoint is very close to the Gold Coast Beach, and it provides an observation deck with breathtaking views and vibrant nightlife on weekends. There are awesome amusement parks in the area - Sea World, Dreamworld, and Warner Bros. Movie World - which offer numerous thrill rides, shows, and tours.

The David Fleay Wildlife Park is a very interesting park that protects kangaroos, emus, and koalas. Tamborine National Park is a bit farther away; it is another amazing natural area offering waterfalls and a cool rainforest. Nearby are located Glow Worm Caves which are very fascinating, so you could take an educational tour and find out some interesting things. Families with children looking for some nice parks should go to the Southport Broadwater Parklands where the kids can play while parents use barbecue areas. 

Gold Coast Airport

This international airport is situated at the southern end of the Gold Coast, and it is about 55 miles away from downtown Brisbane. It is known by some as Coolangatta Airport. The airport code is OOL. It is a fast-growing airport and the sixth busiest one in Australia.

Gold Coast Airport offers a lot of services, such as free WiFi. There are many shops where you can buy food, drinks, souvenirs, beauty products, and more. Also, several cafes, bars, and eateries are available to all airport passengers. Another thing you can do to pass the time is to enjoy the music from some local artists in the Departures Lounge. That’s what makes this airport special - they entertain the passengers and support local talents at the same time.

Many people are interested in finding the closest airport to Gold Coast with OOL only 12.2 miles (19.6 km) away it makes this airport a very convenient option for travelers.

You can also find the cheapest flights from Gold Coast OOL Airport.

How to get from Gold Coast Airport to Byron Bay?

Various Gold Coast Airport transfers are available to airport passengers: Gold Coast Airport Shuttle, Ridesharing, Taxi, Limo Service, Public Transportation, and Car Hire. Set your priorities and check below to find the best option that suits all your travel needs. We’ve listed all the information you need below.

Various Gold Coast Airport transfers can take you to Byron Bay. The cheapest way is via public transport; there isn’t a direct bus line, but you can purchase an A$10 day-pass and use all buses and trams. Of course, that will take much of your time. If you’re in a real hurry, you can grab a taxi cab, but that will cost at least $120. The best option is somewhere in the middle - book a Gold Coast Airport shuttle that can cost $28 or less if you travel in a group.

Gold Coast Airport Transfers

There are many airport shuttle operators in the Gold Coast offering both shared and private rides, and we will help you book the most convenient ride. Pick one of the following Gold Coast Airport transfers and enjoy your stay in this lovely metropolitan region.

SkyBus offers a dedicated shuttle bus service that can take you from Gold Coast Airport to Byron Bay and many popular destinations in the area. Their shuttle buses are modern, comfortable, and provide free internet access.

  • The Gold Coast Airport shuttle rate for an adult is only $15.
  • The one-way fare for Byron Bay Express ride is $28.
  • They offer great family rates since you can bring up to 2 children free of charge.

The pickup location is right outside Domestic Arrivals. Click here to see the pickup area and ticket counter locations.

The easiest way to book your shuttle ride is by using our site. If you have additional questions about SkyBus services, call 1300 759 287.

Go Byron is a reliable transportation company that offers Gold Coast Airport transfers to Byron Bay. Their shuttle bus service is scheduled and can easily be booked online. If you need a ride for a larger group or event, they can offer a suitable vehicle.

  • Their one-way rate to Byron Bay Visitors Center is $32; if you want door-to-door service, the will be $40.

You can check their rates to some other location here.

The pickup location is near the Fix Cafe; it is in the northern end of the airport terminal, near International Arrivals.

For any inquiries regarding their services, call 02 6620 9200.

Byron Easy Bus also offers Gold Coast Airport transfers to Byron Bay for the same price as the shuttle bus above. They provide up to 7 daily departures from OOL Airport. The one-way rate for adults is $32.

The pickup location is at the exit door that leads to the coach pickup area at the northern end of the main terminal building. Call +612 6685 7447 if you have additional questions.

Link Transfers serve Coolangatta Airport, and their Gold Coast Airport transfers can be shared and private. They are the official AirAsia shuttle bus, so you would have to use this airline to book their shuttle rides.

  • The one-way rates from Gold Coast Airport to Brisbane (or vice versa) start at A$30.

They also provide special charter transfers, and you can find out more about that on their website or if you call 1800 192 770 or +61 432 868 748.

Gold Coast Shuttle can provide you with direct and private Gold Coast transfers. They can arrange transfers for solo travelers and groups of any size. They don’t charge extra luggage, surfboards, golf clubs, or baby seats. However, their service is pricier than shared shuttles, and it would be cheaper if you travel with some friends.

Their rates from OOL are as follows:

1-4 passengers
5-8 passengers
9-13 passengers
Gold Coast Central
Byron Bay

As you can see, if you travel in a group, your one-way rate from Gold Coast Airport to Byron Bay can be as low as $15 or less then $10 when going to the Gold Coast. If you need further assistance, contact Gold Coast Shuttle at 0401 946 041.

Gold Coast Transfers can take you to your destination in style with their private door-to-door services. They provide hotel transportation as well as transfers to various tourist attractions, such as Surfers Paradise or Tamborine Mountain. See our list below to discover their prices.

Price (1-2 passengers)
Mermaid Beach
Surfers Paradise
Main Beach

Note that the price would be only $5 higher if there were an additional (third) passenger.

If you still have any question, use the following numbers/e-mail address to contact Gold Coast Airport Transfers:

Redy2Go offers dependable and fast airport transportation. It is one of the best private Gold Coast Airport transfers that can take you to any hotel or other destination in the area. Their private sedan from Coolangatta Airport to Gold Coast Convention Center costs $52.20.

Have more questions? No problem, call 1300-2GO-NOW and a representative will gladly give you all the answers.

Con-x-ion is a reliable shuttle bus service that offers a door-to-door transfer from many Australian airports. They offer rides between Brisbane Airport and Gold Coast Airport that cost $68 per person. Call 1300 930 676 if you need more information.

**Rideshare **

Uber is a popular app-based transportation company authorized to pick up and drop off at OOL Airport. The allowed pickup location is at the northern end of the airport terminal, right outside the departures area. We’ve listed Uber lowest estimates below to give you a glimpse of their prices and allow you to compare the rates.

Uber Gold Coast Airport

  • to Varsity Lakes: A$30-39
  • to Surfers Paradise: A$42-55
  • to Sea World: A$46-61

Note that there is a $3 fee for every trip from the airport. It will be included in the price upon booking.

Airport Taxi & Limo Service

One of the fastest airport transfers is a taxi cab, and you can easily find one at Melbourne Airport. Taxi ranks are situated at the southern end of the airport terminal, outside Domestic Arrivals. Gold Coast Cabs are the official taxi vehicles, and they offer taxi rides for up to 11 passengers. Additionally, they have flat rates to some destinations; check out the following list.

1-4 passengers
5 or more passengers
Broadbeach Hotels
Surfers Paradise Hotels
Main Beach

If you're traveling to the Gold Coast for some special occasion or business event, you can hire a car or limo driver to take you to your destination. This is one of the most convenient but also expensive Gold Coast Airport transfers. You must pre-arrange the car/limousine ride since there are no limo service desks at Coolangatta Airport. Discover some of the best providers in our list below.

Transportation Company
Phone Number
Corporate Chauffeurs Gold Coast
+61 1300 753 847
Hughes Limousines
+61 1300 615 165
Delta Limousines Gold Coast
+61 488 374 777
Black Label Transfers
+61 404 040 909
All Occasions Limousines GC
+61 414 472 001
My Gold Coast Limo
+61 1800 722 695

Public Transportation

The cheapest Gold Coast Airport transfers are public buses. They are not only cheap but also safe and punctual. Therefore, public transport is a really good option for those who don’t have to carry lots of luggage and want to go to Surfers Paradise, Southport, and more. TransLink provides Surfside Bus lines, G:link trams, and Queensland Rail.

  • Bus Route 777 can take you to Broadbeach South tram station; there, you can transfer to the G:link for Surfers Paradise or Southport. These buses run every 15 minutes between 7 AM and 7 PM (every day).
  • Bus Route 760 connects OOL Airport to Varsity Lakes Train Station, and it runs every 30 minutes. There are frequent trains between that train station and Brisbane Central, so you can transfer to a train to Brisbane.

All visitors can get the Go Explore pass which is easy to use and very affordable. This pass is only A$10 per day for unlimited bus and tram rides.

Car Hire

All major and best known rental companies are available at Gold Coast OOL Airport, and you can find their counters opposite the arrivals area. This is one of the best Gold Airport transfers which allows you to travel on your own schedule and visit all the places you wish to see.

Call any agency from the list below to find out more, or click here to see the rental options.

Rental Company
Phone Number
+61 7 5536 3511
13 27 27
+61 7 5536 6133
1300 035 807
1300 13 13 90
+61 7 5536 6955

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