The Gold Coast is one of Australia’s premier tourist destinations, with thousands of travellers passing through each week. To keep up with demand, the Gold Coast has its very own airport, which is only a short distance from all the action at Southport. Getting between the two is easy, as well, with public transport services departing frequently, and taxis lining up to take passengers to and from the airport. But those options simply don’t compare to the ease and comfort of a direct private transfer with Car Australia. We offer door to door service, with the advantage of luxury vehicles and comfort that far exceeds any alternative. So treat yourself to the luxury you deserve on your Southport holiday; book a luxury airport transfer from Gold Coast Airport with Car Australia.

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Southport to Gold Coast Airport

The Gold Coast Airport sits right beside the stunning coastline that makes the area famous. Needless to say, your trip will take you through some stunning parts of Queensland. So before you lock in your travel plans, take a look at what you can expect from your journey to Southport from Gold Coast Airport.

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Travel times on and off peak

The average travel time from Gold Coast Airport to Southport is about 50 minutes, although the trip really depends on traffic conditions. If you’re travelling during peak holiday season, or during peak hour, you can expect heavy traffic and possible delays. Rest assured though – with direct transfers from professional drivers, any delay due to traffic will be minor. In fact, when there’s heavy traffic we generally expect delays of only ten to fifteen minutes. That means a peak hour journey will take an hour or so. If you prefer to spend less time on the road, you’ve got options. We would suggest booking flights that arrive late in the afternoon, or earlier in the morning to avoid busy roads. If you do, you can expect travels times of as low as 35 minutes.

Gold Coast Airport

The Gold Coast Airport sits right beside the ocean, in the stunning area of Coolangatta.  Your flight will arrive with stunning ocean views, and it will pass within a stone’s throw of some of Australia’s finest beaches. The airport itself is well set out, with one terminal for international and domestic flights. For those who have a lift lined up already, there’s free parking of up to one hour in the long term parking zones, so drivers are well catered for. For travellers, there are transit facilities including shops, food, and even free Wi-Fi, so if you arrive early for your flight, there will be plenty to keep you busy.


Southport is the heart of the Gold Coast, and it has some of the country’s most highly regarded entertainment opportunities. The area has grown extensively in recent years, and now boasts a population of close to 700,000, which is reflected in the hustle and bustle of Southport. There are bars, restaurants, gaming venues, and more, which come alive at night among the suburb’s eighteen high-rise buildings. In terms of accommodation, you’re spoilt for choice with a combination of beach houses, air-bnbs, contained units, and luxury high-rise apartments. During the day, you’re only a short distance from the area’s many white sand surf beaches, as well as the beautiful hinterlands in the west. To see it all comfortably, you’ll need reliable transport, and that’s where we can help.