Transfer to/from - Gold Coast airport (OOL)


Public transportation services, licensed taxis and rideshare, private transfer companies and car rental services in Gold Coast airport (OOL)



Services such as Uber pick up passengers at the north end of the terminal, outside the Departures area.


Line 777 from TransLink (Tel +61 131 230) travels to Palm Beach, Burleigh Heads, Mermaid Beach and Broadbeach South tram station in about 30 minutes, where combinations can be made with the G line to Surfers Paradise, Southport and other destinations. It operates every 15 min. from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm.

Route 760 connects the site to Varsity Lakes Station with a 30-min. frequency from 5:03 am to 6:59 pm. It also runs to Tweed Heads, Coolangatta, Bilinga, Tugun, Currumbin, Palm Beach, Elanora and Robina.

To use public transport, you need a Go or Go Explore card, which you can buy at the Arrivals Hall.

Alternatively, Con-X-ion (Tel +61 755 569 888) and Link Transfers (Tel +61 435 929 976) provide private or shared transfers to Brisbane and locations on the Gold Coast.


TransLink (Tel +61 131 230) runs frequent services between Brisbane Central Station and Varsity Lakes (1 hour and 20 minutes), from where bus 760 departs and stops near the airport.


Car rental search



13 Cabs (Tel +61 132 227) and Black & White Cabs (Tel +61 133 222) vehicles are available at the south end of the terminal, outside the Domestic Arrivals area. The journey to Surfers Paradise takes about 25 minutes and to Brisbane approximately 1 hour.

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Latest updates: September 18, 2023

Transportation Tips to/from the airport

Although there are issues that seem more than obvious, it is always advisable to take them into account when moving to or from the airport, and especially if we go by public transport.
 1- To the airport - It is convenient to leave with a little more anticipation than what is commonly suggested. If you choose a taxi or a private car service, always take into account peak traffic times, demonstrations, strikes or events that may delay the journey to the airport from where you are. It is always good to be informed about what is happening.
If you contract a shared transfer service, have a contact telephone number handy in case of any delay by the company. In these cases they usually already have a scheduled collection time.
If you use public transport (collective, train) take into account the schedules (weekends and holidays tend to have less frequency), if you have to change and also how to board (if you need a card or paying the driver or motorist at the moment ). These are details that seem obvious, but it is advisable to know so as not to have surprises and suffer a delay that could cause complications.
If you rent a car to get to the airport, check where to leave the vehicle. At some airports, there is an exclusive parking lot for rental cars.
 2 -From the airport- Here it is a little less stressful since you don't have the pressure of missing your flight. In the worst case, you will arrive later at the place where you are going to stay or at the meeting point where you are trying to arrive.
Once you leave the plane, look for your suitcase and finish with the arrival procedures that are required. Then, follow the directions for public transportation or ask the airport staff.
It is very useful to find out in advance the schedules of the buses or trains in case you arrive late at night. Not all work 24 hours. The same goes for taxis. In case of using an Uber-type service, have the mobile application handy to contact the driver.
On the other hand, if you booked a private transport service, it is likely that they will have a person waiting for you, identified with a sign. If you rent a car to go from the airport to your final destination, for greater peace of mind it is advisable to book it in advance. Rental counters are usually available in the arrivals hall.
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