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.

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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.

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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.

Source: Uber

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

Uber Premier

  • Base fare: $4
  • Per minute: $0.68
  • Per kilometre: $2.08
  • Minimum fare: $15.00
  • Cancellation fee: $10

Uber XL

  • Base fare: $3.10
  • Per minute: $0.55
  • Per kilometre: $1.75
  • Minimum fare: $9.55
  • Cancellation fee: $9


  • Base fare: $2.50
  • Per minute: $0.38
  • Per kilometre: $1.26
  • Minimum fare: $7.50
  • Cancellation fee: $8

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.

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