How to get there?

How to get to the Gold Coast?

Here’s our detailed guide on how to get to the Gold Coast of Queensland in Australia. You can easily fly, drive, catch a bus or train to the Gold Coast, here’s a guide to those options.

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Arrival from EU, Middle East & Africa

Delegates can either fly via Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Qatar, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Seoul, Guangzhou PRC, or Tokyo with that one stop straight into Brisbane, then 1 hr transfer to the Gold Coast by car, bus, limo, taxi, shuttle services and even AirTrain service. They can also fly into Sydney with a few more international carrier options but that would be two stops – in the connection hub city in Asia/Pacific then go through immigration/customs in Sydney to connect domestically up to the Gold Coast airport – one more stop but flights between Sydney and the Gold Coast are at least every half hour (just an hour flight).

Arrival from America

Qantas, Virgin and Hawaiian Airlines fly non-stop into Brisbane from Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Dallas Ft. Worth, and Honolulu. There are also flights with 1 stop in Asia Pacific hubs such as Singapore, Hong Kong, Fiji, and Tokyo e.g. that connect directly into Brisbane. Delta and United also fly into Sydney Airport but then delegates require a 1 hour flight up to the Gold Coast. From the USA, Brisbane is probably easier as it is non-stop from USA gateways; but there is also a great connection on Air New Zealand via Auckland directly into the Gold Coast Airport. From Latin America there are directly flights to Sidney via Santiago de Chile and from Buenos Aires to New Zealand.

Arrival from Asia Pacific

As the Gold Coast is a very popular leisure and incentive city from this region, there are plenty of non-stop flights into the Gold Coast directly – Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Tokyo, Osaka, Auckland, Wellington for example.

Brisbane Airport Destinations

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Gold Coast Airport Destinations

Find out which airlines fly into the Gold Coast Airport.

Transfers from Brisbane and Gold Coast Airports

On the ground, Gold Coast city offers a range of transport options at affordable prices. Airport transfers include private coach, taxi, shuttle, public bus, limousine, train, car hire or even helicopter.

We advice to all delegates to plan the transfer to the Gold Coast. The driving distance from Brisbane Airport to the Gold Coast is 78 km / 48 miles. It takes approximately 55 minutes to drive into the city by car. Bus and train journey are also available and it takes around 1:30 minutes.

Airtrain transports passengers to and from the Brisbane Domestic and International Airport to four Gold Coast stations: Helensvale, Nerang, Robina and Varsity Lakes. Airtrains run every 15 minutes during peak periods. Comprehensive timetables and fare information can be accessed at Further connections can be found at and

Translink operates a 24 hour public bus service on the Gold Coast which includes routes from Gold Coast Airport along the Gold Coast Highway. The Gold Coast Tourist Bus offers transfers between hotels and the Gold Coast Airport and return transfers to theme parks. For further information visit or

Con-x-ion Airport Transfers

+61 7 5556 9888

10% Discount for ISER delegates:
Go to the website and book a transfer with the promo code ISER10 or call to the company by phone and provide the promo code.

Australian Greet & Meet+61 7 5594 6130

ABAA Car Rentals     +61 7 5599 5335

Avis Car Rental          +61 7 5536 3511

13cabs Australia                                 

Thrifty Car Rental       +61 7 5570 9999



Information subject to change and provided by Gold Coast Tourism Corporation Ltd.

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