Surfers Paradise, home to arguably Australia’s most recognisable and stunning skyline, is a lively, eccentric suburb and a main epicentre of the Gold Coast. Located a brief 22.5 kilometres from the Gold Coast Airport, a car ride takes approximately 28 minutes. Many travellers visiting the Gold Coast make surfers paradise their first port of call, and there’s little wonder why, it is in many ways the epitome of the Gold Coast experience. But before deciding on whether to hit the beach or order a pint, you’ll first need to arrange transport. Gold Coast Airport, whilst well-resourced, can be a little on the sparse side when it comes to transportation.

For those who prefer public transport, you’ll need to catch the 777-bus line which involves a layover and has an average travel time of 50 minutes. After this, taxis and hire cars are both available but can be costly in terms of time and money. If you want to ensure that you reach your destination via the fastest possible route and for the most competitive price, we recommend a chauffeur-driven transfer with Car Australia. We offer a wide range of vehicles driven by professionally trained drivers who are available to transport you any time of the day or night. Our door-to-door service means that we will pick you up from inside the terminal and then drop you off at your desired location, anywhere in Surfers Paradise. With comfort and convenience as our benchmark standard, your experience with us will be the perfect, stress-free start to your sunny Gold Coast adventures.   

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Surfers Paradise to Gold Coast Airport: Travel guide

The trip from the airport is a relatively brief one, never the less, you will be spending it in comfort and style in one of our many fuel-efficient and well-appointed vehicles. Our extensive fleet ranges from standard to premium sedans, SUVs, and minibuses that seat up to 20 people. Here is some useful information to help you plan your journey from Gold Coast Airport to Surfers Paradise

Pick Up and Other Information

Journey travel times

The average travel time for this journey is around 28 minutes. Surfers Paradise is famous for being both vibrant and energetic, and it becomes even more so during peak season and holiday times. When the roads become more congested during peak periods, travel can take up to 60 minutes. During off-peak times, our drivers can get you to the airport in as little as 22 minutes.

Navigating Gold Coat Airport

Gold Coast Airport, although small, is certainly popular, with millions of people passing through the arrival halls each year to begin their Gold Coast adventures, it has rapidly emerged as Australia’s third fastest-growing airport. Situated alongside the Queensland and New South Wales border, it’s the perfect starting point for travellers to be able to explore both. Consisting of only one single terminal for both domestic and international passengers, the airport is a simple and hassle-free experience.
When it comes to parking, you have options:

  • Premium Covered Parking, a short walk from the terminal.
  • Short-Term Terminal Parking, charged at an hourly rate.
  • Long-Term Parking, which can be booked online.

Gold Coast Airport offers excellent amenities including free WI-FI, shops, cafes and airline lounges. However, perhaps the best part of all is its privileged location. Upon take-off and descent into Gold Coast Airport, passengers will be treated to some of the most spectacular views of coastlines that Australia has to offer, the royal blue ocean vistas are sure to take your breath away.

Exploring Surfers Paradise

Surfers Paradise offers exactly what the name suggests, and so much more. Reliable ocean swells, stunning beaches, bustling nightlife and a palpable atmosphere are what you can expect. The infamous Cavill Avenue is a must-see, a lively shopping strip by day turns to an energetic hive of nightlife activity by night. The dazzling skyscrapers that adorn the coastline of Surfers Paradise, along with its eccentric characters and bustling streets are what brings this city to life. Car Australia can help you get the most out of your Surfers Paradise experience, by taking care of all of your transport needs.