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If your flight is taking you through or out of Brisbane Airport (rather than the Gold Coast Airport) there are a range of options to get you to your Gold Coast accommodation, and vice versa.

Brisbane Airport is located on the North East side of Brisbane City - about 1 - 1.5 hours away from the Gold Coast via car or train and just north of the Gateway Bridge. 

There are a range of options to consider when travelling to or from Brisbane Airport via the Gold Coast, and Experience Oz puts them all in one easy booking system for you! Book an airport transfer through Con-X-ion for the most convenient and comfortable option!

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Bus & Coach Transfers

Book your airport transfer Booking your airport transfers with Con-x-ion Coaches is even easier now with their instant online booking and payment system. They have a meet and greet service between your hotel and the Brisbane Airport, offering a door-to-door experience and stress-free journey.

Please give 48 hours notice with your booking and have all your flight details handy. You will need to know the Flight Number (return also), flight departure/arrival times, which airline you are travelling with, which airport (Brisbane International Terminals or Brisbane Domestic Terminals) and how many passengers are travelling. You can also get a coach transfer with Con-x-ion to the Gold Coast Airport

Your journey time may vary depending on the size of the coach and the amount of passengers, but you can rest assured that you will reach the gate on time.

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With Con-x-ion, you can be assured to travel safely in comfortable, modern coaches. The 50-seat maxi-coaches have built-in luggage containers and the mini coaches (for up to 21 passengers) place all luggage in a trailer, which means you aren't sacrificing legroom. The team at Con-x-ion will ensure a timely arrival/departure and is an excellent, affordable option to get you to or from the Brisbane Airport and the Gold Coast. You can also get a transfer to the theme parks during your stay. 

Limousine Transfers

Starting from $180 from Brisbane Airport to your accommodation at Surfers Paradise or Broadbeach, a sedan limousine (takes 4 people) is often better value than a taxi! You can also be sure you'll end up right at your door (not a train station) and you'll get there in comfort (rather than an hour on the bus). You can also be sure you'll end up right at your door (not a train station) and you'll get there in comfort rather than in cramped conditions on the bus. You can also be sure there will be someone waiting at the airport when you arrive so you won't have to join any queues. 

Taxi Transfers

As with almost any airport around the world, you can hail a taxi at the taxi ranks near the arrivals gate to take you to your hotel. Coming from Brisbane though, this can turn into a fairly expensive cab fair. A taxi to the northern end of the Gold Coast will cost you at least $165, $250 to Main Beach and if you're heading south to Coolangatta you can expect to pay at least $320. A train or transfer is much more affordable alternative.

Airtrain between Brisbane Airport and Gold Coast

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The train service from Brisbane to Gold Coast is another popular option and is generally pretty affordable, with the ability to take from the airport as far south as the Varsity Lakes station. The trains are comfortable enough with air conditioning and usually some space for luggage. The travel time is around 60-80 minutes depending on which station you are travelling to or from. 

A one-way train ticket price from Brisbane Airport to the Gold Coast ranges from $29.40 to $38.10 per adult, depending on which Gold Coast train station you want to get to (and vise versa).

 There are six train stations on the Gold Coast at the following locations:

  • Ormeau
  • Coomera
  • Helensvale
  • Nerang
  • Robina
  • Varsity Lakes

The train line runs down the western side of the coast and each station is a 10-15 min (or $20-$35) taxi ride from the beach where most of the accommodation is. Buses are also available from the train stations and will cost roughly between $5 and $20 depending on where you want to go, but may not stop near your hotel. The Gold Coast Light Rail G:Link tram is now connected to the Helensvale train station to get you to Southport, Surfers Paradise and Broadbeach. 

You can also use your Go-Card to pay for your fairs, which can be used on any public transport system in South East Queensland. 

Airtrain between Brisbane Airport and Brisbane CBD

Catch Brisbane's Airtrain when you arrive at Brisbane Airport (Airtrain stations at the Domestic and International Airports are located directly outside the terminals) and settle in for a speedy ride in comfort to the very centre of Brisbane's CBD. Destinations in Brisbane's CBD include:

  • Bowen Hills
  • Fortitude Valley
  • Central Station
  • Roma Street
  • South Brisbane
  • South Bank

Trains depart every 15 minutes to the city during peak times and best of all, Airtrain tickets can be purchased in advance. You can purchase both single and return tickets, with Airtrain offering you a discount on returns. A one way ticket from the City to Brisbane Airport (or the other way around) will cost about $16, where a return journey ticket will cost you $30.

The service is available:

Gold Coast To Brisbane Airport

  • Monday - Friday: 4.34am until 5.59pm
  • Saturday - Sunday: 5.48am until 5.48pm

Brisbane Airport To Gold Coast

  • Monday - Friday: 5.42am until 8.00pm
  • Saturday - Sunday: 5.59am until 7.59pm

Images courtesy Tourism & Events Queensland, Tourism Australia, Destination Gold Coast & Getty Images

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