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Gold Coast Airport

Gold Coast Airport is an international and domestic airport located in Coolangatta, connecting thousands of passengers to one of Australia's biggest tourist destinations, the Gold Coast.

Gold Coast Airport signage
Sometimes referred to as Coolangatta Airport, Gold Coast Airport is the easiest way to access the Gold Coast and the Northern Rivers of NSW with over 380 flights every week from destinations across Australia, New Zealand, Asia and beyond. Getting a direct flight into Gold Coast Airport (as opposed to Brisbane Airport, which is about 90 minutes away from Surfers Paradise), means you will spend less time travelling and more time enjoying your next holiday. Being close to the border of NSW, the Airport is also the best way to reach Byron Bay, which is approximately a 45-minute drive away.

As the second largest airport in both Queensland and New South Wales, Gold Coast International Airport offers a range of food and beverage options, contemporary retail outlets, and duty-free shopping for international travellers. If you're staying on the Gold Coast for business or a short visit, there is plenty of accommodation near the airport.

Major Australian domestic carriers, Jetstar, Qantas, Virgin Australia, Rex and Bonza operate frequent domestic flights between the Gold Coast and a number of destinations including Sydney (over 25 times per day) and Melbourne (over 15 times per day). Other domestic flight destinations include Canberra, Cairns, Adelaide, Perth, Hobart, Newcastle, Townsville, Rockhampton, Avalon and Albury.

Jetstar and Air New Zealand operate direct services to Auckland, Christchurch, Queenstown and Wellington. Access from Asia is also available from Gold Coast Airport with AirAsia X and Jetstar, with direct international flights to Bali and Kuala Lumpur.

The bustling transport centre has operators at the ready to take you where you need to go. Gold Coast Airport is experiencing a new era of growth in both domestic and international airline services. Every year more than 6.4 million passengers take advantage of the airport's unique location, facilities and services. The Airport will soon be undergoing a multi-million dollar upgrade with a new airport bar and lounge, additional food and beverage options, new retail stores (including luxury goods) and a children's play area to be included in the transformation.  

Gold Coast Airport Airlines

Gold Coast Airport check-in terminal
Airlines flying in and out of the Gold Coast Airport include:

  • Air Asia
  • Air New Zealand
  • Bonza
  • Etihad
  • Emirates
  • Jetstar
  • Qantas
  • Qatar
  • Rex
  • Singapore Airlines
  • Virgin Australia

Flights to and from the Gold Coast

To find out where you can fly to and which airlines will take you where you want to go, visit the Destinations page on the official website. With destinations throughout Australia, New Zealand, South East Asia, Canada and the US, it's no wonder the Gold Coast Airport is one of the fastest-growing airports in Australia. You can filter your destinations by continent, and direct service options. 

Parking at Gold Coast Airport

People arriving at Gold Coast Airport
Gold Coast Airport offers short and long-term parking (covered and uncovered). Long-term budget uncovered parking starts from $39 per day. (Prices are of course subject to change without notice). Visit to find out more information and to book online before you arrive. There are also third-party parking providers located nearby that offer a shuttle to and from the airport.

Facilities at Gold Coast Airport

All the usual stuff is there - currency exchange, free wifi, toilets, trolleys, baggage services, shopping and dining options. Virgin Australia and Qantas both have lounges here (The Virgin Australia Lounge and Qantas Club) which offers travellers a great place to unwind or refresh before or in between a flight. 

Travellers requiring special assistance can speak with airport staff who will endeavour to make your flight departure or arrival as smooth as possible. 

Getting to and from the Airport

There are a number of transport options available to get you to and from the Airport - whether you have just arrived and need to get to your accommodation, or vice versa. 

Airport Transfers with Con-X-ion

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Con-X-ion offers comfortable, door-to-door transfer services between the airport and your accommodation. It's cost-effective and reliable, with a number of transfer options to suit your budget. You can choose between a coach transfer, which includes other passengers and will take you to a drop off point that is closest to your accommodation, a coach transfer to your destination's nearest transit stop, or a private airport transfer. The choice is yours, and best of all you can combine your airport transfer with theme park transport as well! Book online with Con-X-ion. 

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Public Transport Options

Currently, there are two bus routes that will take you to and from the airport, which are part of the integrated public transport system on the Gold Coast of bus, train and tram travel. 

  • Bus Route 777 will travel to Broadbeach South tram station, which will connect you to Surfers Paradise, Southport or beyond.
  • Bus Route 760 will travel to Varsity Lakes Train Station, allowing you to catch the train to another Gold Coast or Brisbane station. 

Eventually, the Gold Coast light rail system will link passengers to the Airport from Helensvale. Stages 3 and 4 of the light rail system are currently under construction.

Car Rental Pick Up

The Gold Coast Airport has several major car rental providers located within the Arrivals Terminal. Pre-arrange your car hire and make sure you get the cheapest price with VroomVroomVroom's car hire price comparison.

Gold Coast Airport Contact Details

Mail: Gold Coast Airport Pty Ltd, Level 1 Airport Central, 1 Eastern Avenue, Bilinga QLD 4225 Australia 
Email: [email protected] 
Phone: +61 7 5589 1100 
Fax: +61 7 5536 2838
Airport Code: OOL

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

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