Gold Coast airport (OOL)

Location details, contact information, airlines, departure and arrival flight status, transportation, facilities and services, parking, special passenger amenities, nearby hotels and answers to passengers' frequently asked questions.


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Gold Coast Airport, also known as Coolangatta Airport and opened in 1939, has had one of the biggest passenger movement growths in the last years in Australia. It serves the Queensland and New South Wales regions, and operates with domestic and international flights to neighbouring countries and Southeast Asia.

Official Website:
Number of Terminals - 1 - Open from 4:30 am to 11:00 pm.
Annual passenger traffic: 6.4 million passengers went through it during 2017.
Tel: +61 755 891 100. E-mail: [email protected] General and tourist information desk in the Domestic Arrivals area.


The airport is situated in the city of Coolangatta, 25 km (16 miles) to the south of Surfers Paradise and 100 km (62 miles) south from Brisbane.

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Accommodation near Gold Coast airport (OOL)

Some of the closest accommodations operate free shuttle buses for their guests.

La Costa Motel (0.5 km/0.3 miles)
Pacific Place Apartments (0.5 km/0.3 miles)
Gold Coast Airport Motel (0.6 km/0.4 miles)
San Chelsea Beachside Apartments (0.6 km/0.4 miles)
Coolangatta YHA (0.6 km/0.4 miles)


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Public and private transportation

Ride-sharing - Uber picks passengers up at the northern end of the terminal, outside the Departures area.

Bus - Gold Coast Airport Shuttle (Tel +61 1300 655 655) is a door-to-door service that connects the airport with several tourist locations in the area, including Burleigh Heads, Broadbeach, Surfers Paradise, Southport and Runaway Bay. It serves all major flights.
Line 777 from TransLink (Tel +61 131 230) runs to Palm Beach, Burleigh Heads, Mermaid Beach and Broadbeach South tram station in about 30 minutes, and there you can make combinations 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 links the enclosure with Varsity Lakes Station with a frequency of 30 min. It also goes to Tweed Mall, Coolangatta, Bilinga, Tugun, Currumbin, Palm Beach, Elanora and Robina.
On the other hand, Con-X-ion (Tel +61 755 569 888), Link Transfers (Tel +61 433 995 455) and Scoot Transfers (Tel +61 290 090 860) provide transfers to Brisbane.

Train - There are frequent services from TransLink (Tel +61 131 230) between Brisbane Central Station and Varsity Lakes (1 hour and 20 minutes), and bus 760 departs from there, stopping near the airport.

Taxi - Vehicles from Gold Coast Cabs (Tel +61 131 008) available at the southern end of the terminal, outside the Domestic Arrivals area. The trip to Surfers Paradise takes 25 minutes.

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Car rental agencies

Car rental offices are located opposite the Arrivals Hall.

Avis (Tel +61 755 879 333 - 6:00 am to 10:30 pm)
Budget (Tel +61 755 693 877 - 6:00 am to 10:30 pm)
Europcar (Tel +61 755 836 430 - Mondays through Fridays from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, weekends from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm)
Hertz (Tel +61 755 366 133 - 6:30 am to 10:30 pm)
Redspot (Tel +61 755 993 604 / 1300 668 810 - 7:00 am to 10:30 pm)
Thrifty (Tel +61 755 366 955 - 6:00 am to 0:00 am)


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Parking services at Gold Coast airport (OOL)

There are different, fully-automated parking areas, in addition to a passenger pick-up and drop-off zone in front of the terminal. More information: Tel +61 755 369 573. Rates

Premium Covered Parking - Roofed car park, connected to the terminal through a covered walkway.
Terminal Parking - Spaces for short and long stays opposite the main building.
Budget Parking - Economy lot with covered and outdoor bays.


Facilities for passengers with special needs

Facilities include reserved parking spaces in the short-term car park, adapted toilets, Braille signage and wheelchairs. If you should require special assistance, contact your airline in advance of your arrival.

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Latest updates: June 04, 2019