April 2, 2024

Gold Coast Airport to Surfers Paradise – Private Transfers

We offer private transfers with meet & greet at the airport, and luggage assistance, taking you directly to your hotel or home in Surfers Paradise with a range of vehicle options to suit your needs.

The Gold Coast Airport is located around 30 km south of Surfers Paradise with the journey by car taking around 45 minutes. The route follows along the Gold Coast Highway which runs parallel to the city’s beautiful beachfront, alternatively taking the route along the Southport-Burliegh Road through Broadbeach Waters and into Surfers Paradise over Chevron Island.

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Meet & Greet

Your driver will meet you at airport arrivals, help with the luggage, and lead you to your awaiting vehicle.

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Let’s Go!

No waiting or queues – we’ll get you to your destination in Surfers Paradise, quickly & safely.

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Door to Door

Peace of mind and zero fuss – we’ll take you directly to your hotel door, business, or home.

Get an exact price & book online

If it’s less than 24 hours before pick-up time please call directly – Phone: 1800 722 695


Are bookings required in advance?

Yes. We recommend booking several days in advance so we can reserve the vehicle and driver just for you. If it is less than 24 hours before your flight we ask you to call direct 1800 722 695.

Where is the pick-up point at the airport?

You needn’t worry, the driver will be waiting for you inside the airport carrying a signboard with the name you supplied at the time of booking. The awaiting vehicle is just a short stroll away from the arrivals area.

What times do we operate?

We operate 365 days a year servicing all flights. Bookings are essential.

Vehicle Options, Passengers & Luggage

Along with letting us know how many passengers, it’s also important to let us know how much luggage you will be bringing so we can recommend the right vehicle or if additional services might be needed like a luggage trailer or second vehicle.

For example

  • Luxury Sedans seat 1-4 passengers and can hold 2 large suitcases & 2 small bags
  • Stretch limousines seat 1-7 and can hold 2 large suitcases & 2 small bags
  • Super Stretch limos 1-9 & 1-11 passengers and can hold 2 large suitcases & 2 small bags
  • Luxury Van seats 1-7 passengers and can hold 6 large suitcases & several small bags
  • Mini Buses for 1-21 pass and Coaches are available for large groups.

What are the benefits of a Limousine Airport transfer?

Private transfers are convenient, comfortable, hassle-free, safe, and time-saving. As mentioned, the driver will meet you at arrivals, assist with luggage and is dedicated to your safety and comfort throughout the journey. Upon arrival the driver takes you directly to your door, getting you to the right destination safely, and once again assisting with your luggage.

It’s convenient, stress-free, competitively priced, and an enjoyable way to start your holiday or trip in style and comfort.

Fare Comparison Table

We offer a comparison of the transfer options for Gold Coast Airport to Surfers Paradise, you are completely free to choose which is best for you and your needs.

ServiceCostTravel TimeMore info
Public Bus & Tram$4.30-$6.30 per person60 minsTranslink
Shuttle Busfrom $25 per person40-45 minsConXion
Taxifrom $76 (can seat 4)40-45 mins13Cabs
Luxury Sedan Limousinefrom $115 (can seat 4)40-45 minsMy Gold Coast Limo
**Prices collected in mid-2024 – please see the operator’s website for any latest offers or price changes.

The Journey

The Gold Coast Airport (OOL) is located at the southern end of the Gold Coast, around 30 km south of Surfers Paradise with the journey by car taking around 45 minutes. While we generally take the Gold Coast Highway, we can also take the inland option through Burleigh Waters depending on traffic and conditions. Your driver on the day will know the best option.

Where to Stay in Surfers Paradise

There is an enormous range of options for holidaymakers and travellers, including holiday apartments and hotels through to unique boutique offerings. For all the options, we recommend checking on Booking.com, or Airbnb for more boutique offers and large-family homes/apartments.

If you asked, we’d likely recommend

The Langham Gold Coast

The Langham is one of the most prestigious offerings in Surfers Paradise and perhaps Queensland for that matter. It offers five-star service with all the amenities you’d expect with a sublime location right on the beachfront.

Things to do in Surfers Paradise

Surfers Paradise, at the heart of the Gold Coast, hosts an array of things to do in the local area, likely within walking distance of your accommodation. Some recommendations are

  • Hyde Paradiso – located at Peppers Soul offering scenic views with a continental buffet and à la carte breakfast. Lounge the day away with handcrafted cocktails and tapas and a DJ every weekend.
  • SkyPoint Climb and Observation Deck – located at the Q1 building at the southern end of Surfers, here you can enjoy the incredible observation deck while the more adventurous can take a climb across the top!
  • iFly Gold Coast – experience indoor Skydiving
  • Surfers Paradise Beachfront Markets – featuring over 100 stalls inc. local artisans and fresh local produce on the beachfront every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday night.
  • Ripleys Believe It Or Not! Odditorium – it’s one of the Gold Coast’s longest-running attractions and it still holds up.
  • Surfers Paradise River Cruises – is a great way to explore the scenic riverways and the beautiful waterfront homes with the chance of dolphin sightings.
  • HOTA – explore the arts and cultural exhibitions at HOTA, which also features one of Surfers’ best bars, The Exhibitionist Bar, offering great food, tapas, drinks and incredible views.
  • Soul Boardwalk – for snacking and shopping
  • Chevron Renaissance Shopping Centre – convenient boutique shopping
  • Macintosh Island Park – on the northern end of Surfers’ it’s a wonderful little park with nice peaceful trails to follow and a children’s playground.
  • Day Spa’s – try SPAQ, Chuan Spa at the Langham, or Endota Day Spa.