Gold Coast Airport is an international airport located just four kilometres northwest of Tweed Heads. It takes approximately 10 minutes to travel between the two by car, depending on the time of day.

There’s plenty of travel options for getting from Gold Coast Airport to Tweed Heads, including buses, taxis, and rideshare options. But if you’re looking for a highly convenient and affordable solution, Car Australia can pick you up in a modern chauffeur-driven vehicle from the airport or anywhere in Tweed Heads, and take you where you need to go.

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Tweed Heads to Gold Coast Airport: a travel guide

Here is what you need to know to plan your journey from Gold Coast airport to Tweed Head.

Pick Up and Other Information

Getting from Tweed Heads to Gold Coast Airport

Travelling from Tweed Heads to Gold Coast Airport takes 10 minutes on average. You can expect to be on the road for an extra five minutes during rush hour, going either way.

Gold Coast Airport terminals

Gold Coast Airport is located at the southern end of the Gold Coast. While considered a Queensland airport, its southern end is technically in New South Wales, with planes crossing the border as they land or take off.

The airport has one main passenger terminal which hosts all of its domestic and international flights. It’s a relatively small airport, but still has a good number of airlines operating: Qantas, Jetstar, Virgin Australia, Air New Zealand, AirAsia X, and Scoot.

Gold Coast Airport parking and pick-up

Gold Coast Airport has plenty of parking options, with over 2000 spaces across three types of parking:

  • Premium Covered Parking: this covered parking area is just a 30-second walk to the terminal, and includes plenty of disabled spaces.
  • Short Term Terminal Parking: if you’re staying for less than eight hours and aren’t keen on paying premium prices, this is your best bet. You can pay directly at the pay stations in the car park.
  • Long Term Terminal Parking: if you’re travelling for longer than a day, this is the best car park for you. You can get discount prices by booking online ahead of time, or pay at the stations in the car park itself. It’s a quick two minute walk to get to the terminal.

If you’d like to pick up or drop off someone, you can do so at the pick-up and drop-off bays. These are at the front of the terminal, and are designed to quickly pick up a passenger and leave again. Be careful with dawdling because penalties apply.

Gold Coast Airport facilities

Gold Coast Airport is quite small, but there’s still plenty to keep you busy. You can spend a little in its various shops, visit the pharmacy if you need to, or refuel in one of its cafes or restaurants. If you’re a Velocity Platinum or Gold member with Virgin, there’s a lounge adjacent to gates 1 and 2. There’s also baggage storage and lockers if you need to keep your luggage secure.

And of course, as with most Australian airports, there’s free Wi-Fi coverage across the entire airport, so you can catch up on your emails and social apps without using your own data.

Tweed Heads

Tweed Heads is a small town in New South Wales, which straddles the state border. It’s a vibrant destination with plenty to do, including the Minjungbal Aboriginal Cultural Centre, rainforest river cruises with Tweed Eco Cruises, and lots of bars, cafes, and restaurants to relax in. If you’re into hiking, you can visit the nearby Mount Warning—the Southern Hemisphere’s largest shield volcano.