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Gold Coast Airport

General information

Gold Coast Airport is an airport in the east of Australia right on the border between Queensland and New South Wales. The airport serves the city of Gold Coast which is situated south of Brisbane. Gold Coast is known for its long sandy beaches and surfing spots. There are many daily flights to Sydney Airport and Melbourne Airport. The majority of the flights at Gold Coast Airport are operated by Jetstar Airways and Virgin Australia.


Where is Gold Coast Airport situated?

Gold Coast Airport is situated south of the city of Gold Coast and it is located close to many beautiful beaches. The airport is located near the Gold Coast Highway (State Route 2).

How many terminals does Gold Coast Airport have?

Gold Coast Airport has one main terminal known as Terminal 1. Domestic Arrivals is located on the left and International Arrivals on the right, the check-in counters are in between.

Airport Map

Nearby airports

A good alternative for flying to or from Gold Coast Airport are the following airports, sorted by distance from the airport. You can also take a look at the complete list of airports in Australia.

Airport Distance
Brisbane Airport 94km



The distance from Gold Coast Airport to the centre of Gold Coast is 22 kilometres. By car, it takes 40 minutes to get to the centre of Gold Coast.

From OOL Airport to Gold Coast City centre by Car
22 km
40 min

Travel by car

Public transport

It is possible to travel to and from Gold Coast Airport by public transport. Visit the Gold Coast Airport transportation page for the possibilities.

Public transport

Bus services

You can also choose for an airport express bus service at Gold Coast Airport. Learn more about your travel options, travel time and where to buy tickets.

Bus services

Taxi transfer

A taxi is the quickest and most comfortable way to get to and from Gold Coast Airport. The price for a taxi ride from the airport to the centre of Gold Coast is about A$ 80.-. Book your taxi at Gold Coast Airport and discover the comfort of pre-booked taxis.

From OOL Airport to Gold Coast City centre by Taxi
22 km
40 min
A$ 80.-

Book a taxi

Car rental

At Gold Coast Airport you can rent a car from car rental companies Avis, Hertz, Thrifty (The Hertz Corporation), Budget, Europcar, Enterprise and local providers. It is most convenient to find and book a car well in advance. By doing so, you can save money and time at the airport.

Airport parking

Gold Coast Airport offers various official parking options, from premium to low cost. In addition, alternative parking options are available near the airport. If you want to park as cheaply as possible, it's wise to book online!

Book your parking space

At the airport

Do you want more information about facilities, currency exchange, services, free Wi-Fi, lounges, etc. at Gold Coast Airport? Check our at the airport page for a complete overview of all facilities and services at Gold Coast Airport.



Departures and arrivals

Looking for departure times and/or arrival times? Find the latest flight status information for flights departing from and arriving at Gold Coast Airport.

Flight tickets

Looking for a cheap flight? Use our flight search engine to find and book cheap flights from and to the airport.

Which airlines fly from and to Gold Coast Airport?

We offer you a list of airlines at Gold Coast Airport. The main airlines at the airport are:

  • Jetstar Airways
  • Virgin Australia
  • Qantas
  • Air New Zealand
  • Regional Express Airlines


Hotels near the airport

Looking for the best hotels near Gold Coast Airport? We have selected the best hotels near the airport in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Coolangatta YHA Backpackers, Gold Coast

Featuring an outdoor pool and a fully equipped communal kitchen, Coolangatta YHA is just a 10-minute walk from Gold Coast Airport.


La Costa Beachside Motel, Gold Coast

Situated opposite Gold Coast Airport, this refurbished boutique motel offers free Wi-Fi, 24-hour check-in and a free airport shuttle. The beautiful Bilinga Beach is only 100 metres away.


Gold Coast Airport Motel - Only 300 Meters To Airport Terminal, Gold Coast

Gold Coast Airport Motel - Only 300 Meters To Airport Terminal is located directly opposite Coolangatta Gold Coast Airport, within 350 metres of the terminals. It is also 80 metres from stunning North Kirra Beach. It offers free WiFi.

Hotels in Gold Coast

Looking for the best hotels in Gold Coast? We have selected the best hotels in the city in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Surfers Aquarius on the Beach, Gold Coast

Surfers Aquarius offers easy direct beach access. Guests can have a game of tennis or squash, try their hand at the putting green, work out in the fitness centre and then sit back and relax in one of the 3 swimming pools, 2 spas and 2 saunas while...


Budds In Surfers Backpackers, Gold Coast

Just 100m from Budds Beach, sunset spot and a 5-minute walk from Surfers Paradise Beach, guests enjoy an outdoor saltwater swimming pool and free WiFi at Budds In Surfers Backpackers. There is an onsite bar offering evening entertainment.

Things to do

It is possible to book tickets, activities and tours in the city and near Gold Coast Airport. You can avoid queues and save money by buying your tickets online. Planning a trip and wondering what to do, we give you some inspiration!


Australia Outback Spectacular: Dinner and Show

Enjoy this wonderful night of entertainment as you embrace the stories of the Outback while enjoying a delicious 3-course meal with drinks.


From Brisbane or Gold Coast: Moreton Island Full-Day Trip

Spend a day in paradise on Moreton Island. Experience 4WD driving on the beach, slide down sand dunes on a toboggan, paddle a transparent kayak, and snorkel around Tangalooma Shipwrecks

Tour & transport

Gold Coast Airport Arrival Shared Transfer

This shuttle will get you where you need to go! The most reliable, fastest, most efficient service on the Gold Coast. Avoid the queues, easy booking and jump straight on!


  4 reviews

Have you visited Gold Coast Airport lately? So far, 4 airport passengers have written an airport review about Gold Coast Airport. This airport has an average score of 1 out of 5. Provide other airport travellers with essential airport information and tell us about your airport experience.

Latest airport reviews

19 days ago

What a joke - international terminal must be there three to four hours before flight. Got through check in and first screening ok but then stood at international check in for 30 odd minutes waiting for border force to allow entry to terminal. No interaction with border force it’s all machine gates so why the delay. Sign while waiting said news agent closed but once we eventually entered we could not even get a coffee. We have had better service from third world international airports …. If I could rate less than one for international section I would. Gold Coast airport you need to improve your game.

Stephen Dunn
25 days ago

Too small., no staff,huge lines,international departures right next to domestic de
Pastures.rude overworked staff.nearly missed my flight.announcments too quiet.never again..

Katrina Hunter
2 months ago

Horrible terminal 1. Most of the seating at the Gates has been removed and they have been replaced with fast food outlets and bars. Very difficult to find airport airline staff, to hear announcements. The information panels don’t always get updated. You are on your own to navigate this place which sees people as herds of animals who pay to eat at the troughs while they wait for a plane. Too many people sitting on the ground. Too bad for the elderly or very young. Far Too casual and it felt like a bus terminal rather than an airport. Yuk avoid at all costs and go to Brisbane airport in the future.

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