Gold Coast Airport is also known as Coolangatta Airport, named after the area in which it is built, is the sixth busiest airport in Australia. Passengers arriving at Gold Coast Airport that are seeking car hire services will be happy to see that all major Australian car hire outlets such as: Thrifty, Hertz, Avis, Europcar and Budget operate in the area.


Gold Coast Airport is in Coolangatta, which is about 25 kilometres from Surfers Paradise, the touristic heart of the Gold Coast. Holiday makers attempting to navigate from Gold Coast Airport to Surfers paradise should have no trouble making their way there in their hire car.

Fly Into the Gold Coast

Gold Coast Airport has both domestic and international services. You can get into Gold Coast Airport from the following cities: Auckland, Christchurch, Kuala Lumpur, Darwin, Mount Isa, Adelaide, Hobart, Melbourne, Newcastle, Osaka, Tokyo, Perth, Sydney, Singapore, Lady Elliot Island and Canberra.

Who Flies There?

Airlines that operate services destined for Gold Coast Airport include: Air New Zealand, Air Asia, Airnorth, Jetstar, Scoot, SEAIR, Tiger Airways and Virgin Australia.

Enjoy Your Time On The Coast

With its sun blessed beaches, amusement parks and vibrant nightlife, you’ll never  be short of things to do on the Gold Coast. With a car rental, there’s even more to see, and you shouldn’t forget that the Gold coast region is quite large, with the airport being located far south of Surfers Paradise, the hub, and the amusement parks being at the far northern end. There’s a lot of ground to cover on the Coast and it’s only achievable by car.