Brisbane airport is about 86km north of Surfers Paradise, which means getting between the two requires some planning. You could make the trip on public transport; buses, trains and shuttles service the airport and depart with relative frequency. But that could take hours. Alternatively, you could hire a car or taxi. But that would be expensive and you wouldn’t be receiving excellent value for money.

Or, you could opt for Car Australia’s airport transfer services from Brisbane airport to Surfers Paradise. We know that value for money is important, which is why we maintain the most competitive pricing. We also offer door-to-door service, from our range of luxury and premium chauffeur driven vehicles. That means that you won’t need to transport heavy bags on the train or bus – simply organise a transfer with Car Australia and we will get you from the doorstep of one destination, to the doorstep of another.

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Brisbane airport to Surfers Paradise with Car Australia: Pick up and information

We have provided some information on your trip belo so that you know exactly what to expect!

Pick Up and Other Information

Travel times: Get from Surfers Paradise to Brisbane airport quickly with Car Australia

It’s important to know roughly how long your journey will take. And here at Car Australia, we can help with that. Our drivers are all experienced professionals, who drive from Brisbane airport to the Gold Coast often. During their extensive time on the road, they have gained an insight into the duration of the trip, on and off peak. On average your journey would take 70 minutes.

Peak Hour Travel Times:

  • Airport to Surfers Paradise – between 65 and 90 minutes
  • Surfers Paradise to airport – between 70 and 110 minutes

Off Peak Travel Times:

  • Airport to Surfers Paradise– between 60 and 75 minutes
  • Surfers Paradise to airport – between 60 and 75 minutes

Brisbane airport: combining efficiency with leisure

Another important part of your journey is the airport itself. If you haven’t been to Brisbane airport before, you may be wondering where to go and what to do. Luckily, getting around Brisbane airport is incredibly simple. The collection point for both the international and domestic terminals is directly out the front. All you have to do is step outside and you’ll be able to follow the signs to you pick up point. In the international terminal, it’s on level two. In terms of drop off points, the same applies. For both terminals, drop offs occur right in front of the airport – although for the international terminal you will need to be on the level four departures road. If you have any questions about navigating the arrivals and departures sections of Brisbane airport, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.

Surfers Paradise: One of Australia’s foremost tourist destinations – and for a good reason!

Surfers Paradise has a well-deserved reputation as one of the country’s favourite holiday destinations. But what exactly is there to do. Well, there’s no shortage of activities to keep you entertained! You can dine at one of Surfers’ 150+ restaurants and cafes. Or you can sit back on its beautiful white sand beaches with the iconic Gold Coast high rises at your back. There is also the entertainment centre, as well as an abundance of retail centres to cater for all tastes and budgets. Then, there’s the Surfers Paradise nightlife, which is known for being some of the most vibrant nightlife in Australia. Needless to say – you won’t be bored!