Gold Coast Airport is an international airport about 45 kilometres southeast of Dreamworld. To drive between the two takes about 40 minutes, depending on whether you’re driving off-peak or during rush hour.

The airport has plenty of transport options, including buses, trains, taxis, and rideshares. But for the most comfortable and convenient travel, Car Australia can pick you up in a modern chauffeur-driven vehicle and take you directly to Dreamworld, so the day gets off to the best possible start.

We are part of Australia’s original limousine company—Hughes—and so have access to their huge transportation network and fleet of vehicles. This allows us to provide a high-quality service for a competitive price (we easily compete with the main rideshare apps), which makes us the option of choice for thousands of travellers every year.

We’re also passionate about the environment, and fill our fleet with modern, fuel-efficient vehicles, as well as electric cars. This allows us to reduce our carbon footprint and help to fight climate change.

Bookings are simple. You can book one of our vehicles 24/7 – on our website, or by giving us a call.

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Dreamworld to Gold Coast Airport: A travel guide

To help you plan your journey from Gold Coast airport to Dreamworld, we have put together some useful information including travel times and a short guide to Dreamworld.

Pick Up and Other Information

Getting from Dreamworld to Gold Coast Airport

Driving from Dreamworld to Gold Coast Airport takes about 40 minutes during off-peak hours and up to 55 minutes during rush hour.

Gold Coast Airport terminals

Gold Coast Airport is a small airport on the southern end of the Gold Coast. It has one main passenger terminal for its domestic and international flights, which are operated by Qantas, Jetstar, Virgin Australia, Air New Zealand, AirAsia X, and Scoot.

Gold Coast Airport parking and pick-up

Gold Coast Airport has a few parking options to choose from, with over 2000 spaces between them:

  • Premium Covered Parking: just car park is just a 30-second walk to the terminal, and includes lots of disabled spaces.
  • Short Term Terminal Parking: this short term car park is suited for stays of eight hours or less, and is cheaper than the premium park.
  • Long Term Terminal Parking: long term parking is best for stays of days or weeks, and you can get discount prices if you book ahead of time. It’s also only a short two-minute walk to the terminal.

If you’re planning on picking someone up or dropping them off, you can do so at the bays at the front of the terminal. As with most airports, you won’t be able to hang around for very long, and should be careful because they hand out fines to dawdlers.

Gold Coast Airport facilities

Gold Coast Airport is small, but packs a punch. It has a number of handy shops, a pharmacy, and a few cafes and restaurants to relax in. There’s also a Virgin lounge adjacent to gates 1 and 2, and baggage storage if you need to secure your luggage.

There’s also free Wi-Fi across the entire airport, so you can browse the internet without paying for data.


Dreamworld is one of Australia’s most famous theme parks, and for good reason. It’s the biggest in the country, with over 40 rides and attractions, as well as an accompanying zoo where you can see gorgeous tigers, and plenty of Aussie animals like kangaroos, dingoes, koalas, and wombats.

The theme park has four roller coasters, including its original Gold Coaster, and the brand new BuzzSaw: a terrifying 150-meter stretch of red steel that has the tallest inversion in the Southern Hemisphere, and the second tallest in the entire world. On the topic of records, Dreamworld is also home to the infamous Giant Drop—the world’s tallest free-fall ride which sends you plummeting 119 metres at the speed of gravity, the equivalent of falling 39 building stories.

If you’re planning a visit to Dreamworld, we can make your day even better by taking care of your transportation, whisking you from the airport to the theme park, and back again when you’re done.