Uber on the Gold Coast: Your go-to guide
Get to your destination for up to $12 less with these Uber options in the Gold Coast.
We’re reader-supported and may be paid when you visit links to partner sites. We don’t compare all products in the market, but we’re working on it!
In this guide you will find what fees to expect when riding in an Uber, where you can find your Uber at Gold Coast Airport and other helpful tips for riders with young children or pets. Plus, how to score extra dollars off your trip with rideshare promo codes.
Current rideshare promo codes in the Gold Coast
Uber pick-up zones at Gold Coast Airport
You can catch your Uber at Gold Coast Airport by heading to a designated pick-up bay outside the main terminal, seen in the map below.
There are no airport surcharges and getting a ride is as simple as requesting one as you would for any other destination.
Uber rates in the Gold Coast
Uber offers four types of vehicles across the Gold Coast. UberX is your cheapest, most basic option and provides you with mid-range vehicles. Uber Premier is a more premium choice while UberXLs are like maxi cabs, able to fit groups of up to six people.
Uber Assist is also available for those who require a driver that is certified to provide assistance.
Fares are calculated based on a series of fees, including booking fee, base fee and a charge per minute and per kilometre. Toll fares will also be added on your trip if required. A minimum fee is also imposed on short trips.
For an idea of cost, an UberX and Uber Assist from Gold Coast Airport to Surfers Paradise beach is estimated to cost $52-$69. An UberXL is estimated to cost $72-$97 while a Premier costs $87-$116.
Uber vehicle types in the Gold Coast
- Base fare: $2.50
- Per minute: $0.38
- Per kilometre: $1.26
- Minimum fare: $7.50
- Cancellation fee: $8
- Base fare: $4
- Per minute: $0.68
- Per kilometre: $2.08
- Minimum fare: $15.00
- Cancellation fee: $10
- Base fare: $3.10
- Per minute: $0.55
- Per kilometre: $1.75
- Minimum fare: $9.55
- Cancellation fee: $9
FAQs about Uber on the Gold Coast
- Do Ubers on the Gold Coast have baby seats? Forward-facing baby seats are available in select UberX vehicles. You'll have to select "car seat" in the app after choosing an UberX vehicle to ensure you're matched with a car where this is available. All car-seat bookings incur a $10 fee.
- Are Gold Coast Ubers pet-friendly? Service animals are always accommodated but the acceptance of pets is up to the driver's discretion. It is your responsibility to ask to the driver pets are allowed in their car by contacting them through the app.
- Is UberPool available in the Gold Coast? UberPool is currently not available in the Gold Coast.
More guides on Finder
Campervan hire on the Sunshine Coast | Where to book, what to know
Encounter wildlife, regional treats and sandy shores with your caravan hire on the Sunshine Coast.
Campervan hire on the Gold Coast | Where to book, what to know
Take your vacation to the next level with a campervan hire on the Gold Coast.
Gold Coast resorts for luxury accommodation with all the views
Here are the beachfront resorts with outdoor pools, kids' clubs, acclaimed restaurants and more to really set the scene on your next Gold Coast holiday.
Best places to visit in the Gold Coast
Find where to go on the Gold Coast for unlimited entertainment from water activities to nature, skyscrapers and beaches.
What’s open on the Gold Coast right now?
Major shopping centres, public spaces and dining options are still open across the Gold Coast during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are a few to get you started.
How rideshare is keeping you safe during the coronavirus pandemic
If you're avoiding public transport these rideshares have implemented health-conscious policies to reduce the spread of coronavirus. Here's what they are.
DiDi is now in Sydney: Here’s how you can save 50% off
Here's everything you need to know to save more on your next ride.
Cheap flights to Queensland you can book in 2021
Secure flights to Brisbane, Cairns, Gold Coast, Townsville and more with this guide to finding cheap flights to Queensland.
Ola Adelaide: Everything you need to know about your bookings
Your one-stop shop for getting a ride with Ola in Adelaide.
Ola Sydney: Your complete rates guide to Ola rideshare
Your complete guide to Ola rideshare in Sydney.
Ask an Expert