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Everything you need to know about flying to the Gold Coast

Visitors flock to the Gold Coast to enjoy its sunny weather, picturesque beaches, thrilling theme parks and endless nightlife options.

But before you can enjoy all the thrills of the Gold Coast, you need to get there first. Here's everything you need to know about flying to the Gold Coast and your transport options once you arrive.

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Gold Coast flight FAQs

Who flies to the Gold Coast?

Tiger, Virgin Australia, Qantas and Jetstar.

What are the closest airports to the Gold Coast?

The closest airport to the Gold Coast is the Gold Coast Airport (formerly known as Coolangatta Airport). Brisbane Airport is also an hour away by car.

What airport transfer options are available?

Private and shared airport transfers can be arranged in advance with Viator or Jayride for a smooth arrival and departure, with direct connections between the airport and your accommodation.

Ubers, the Gold Coast Tourist Shuttle and Translink's rail network are all available from Gold Coast Airport. Car rental desks are available close to the arrivals hall.

If you’re arriving at Brisbane Airport, the Gold Coast is one hour on the M1. Car hire is available from outside the main terminal. The Brisbane Airtrain also offers a direct line to the Gold Coast and will get you there in just under two hours. Door-to-door shuttle bus services are also available.

Feature image: Gold Coast Airport

Stephanie Yip

Stephanie is the travel editor at On top of being an avid traveller, she's an all-round bargain hunter. If there's a deal on hotels or a sale on flights, she'll know about it. And she'll let you know about it, too. Though probably not before she buys her own ticket.

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