The Gold Coast is a network hub being situated approximately 80 kilometres south of Brisbane, it is serviced by two international airports. The Gold Coast Highway runs from Labrador to Coolangatta, not far from the waterfront, while the Pacific Highway (M1) is situated more inland. The major motorway linking Brisbane to Sydney, the Pacific Highway is a faster option if you want to travel from Southport or Surfers Paradise to Coolangatta.


The Brisbane International Airport and The Gold Coast Airport situated at Coolangatta. Gold Coast City is connected to Brisbane via the eight-lane Pacific Motorway to the north and the Pacific Highway to the south (coast) or the inland New England Highway, making this holiday destination accessible to both the domestic and international traveler.

From Brisbane city as well as Brisbane Airport, trains run at regular intervals to the Gold Coast, and travel as far south as Robina, with stops at Ormeau, Coomera, Helensvale, Nerang and Robina.

Bus connections to Surfers Paradise and Broadbeach are available from Helensvale, Nerang and Robina stations.

The Gold Coast is serviced by Surfside Buslines.

Grab a ‘Get Around Guide’ at your hotel. This guide is designed to help visitors use Buslines to access Gold Coast destinations including theme parks, shopping centres and entertainment venues.

Local water taxis and ferries are a perfect way to discover the glittering Gold Coast waterways, providing a unique service for visitors and residents of the city.

Rental cars are freely available on the Gold Coast from a wide range of companies. Enjoy the freedom to explore some of the Gold Coast`s beautiful scenic roads in the hinterland. Enjoy panoramic views of the subtropical forest with the never-ending ocean as a stunning backdrop.

Explore some lovely drives along the seafront in particular Main Beach, Surfers Paradise, Broadbeach, Miami Beach, Burleigh Heads, Currumbin, Kirra Beach and Coolangatta.