About Gold Coast  (OOL)

Address: Terminal Building Gold Coast Airport, Gold Coast - Airport, Gold Coast, 4225, Qld

Set on the border of Queensland and New South Wales, Gold Coast airport (OOL) serves the Gold Coast area and local government of Gold Coast city, in particular. It’s only 90 kilometres from Brisbane as well.

Situated 30 kilometres away, Gold Coast city is one of the main areas to base yourself during your trip. And to get there is just a 35 minute trip.

Upon landing, you have the option to rent a car from a wide selection of Gold Coast Airport car rental kiosks both in the terminal building and airport complex. Although numerous other forms of public transport are available, car hire makes sense and allows you the freedom to explore this stunning part of Australia at your own pace.

And remember Gold Coast Airport car rentals can either be pre-booked or secured once you land.

  Getting around

The Gold Coast is one of Australia’s top tourist attractions, with the sun and sea top of many visitors reasons to travel here. It’s home to one of the ultimate surfing spots on the planet, Surfer’s Paradise.

But the Gold Coast offers much more, including its famed nightlife! If it’s a party you want, the Gold Coast won’t let you down. And if you want to get away from the sea, checkout Lamington National Park, home to the Lost World Valley, the perfect place to hike!

To see all that the Gold Coast has to offer, you going to need transport and the best way to get around is by car rental. And while there are numerous vehicle depots scattered throughout the Gold Coast, securing an airport car rental is always the easiest.

  Choosing your car

Choosing your car is easy to do using our online portal. And there is a range to pick from, no matter what vehicle type you need. Luxury cars, compact sedans, family cars for up to 5 people, SUVs and people carriers for larger groups are all easily booked with a simple click of a button.

Thanks to a range of rental agencies including Europcar, Hertz, Budget, Sixt and Apex, you can easily find a car that matches your budget.

  Tips and advice for renting a car at Gold Coast Airport


Travelling to the city centre of Gold Coast City from the airport is primarily along State Route 3. Using a GPS unit is advised.


While in residential areas, you may only travel up to 50 km/h.


Popular tourist spots such as Surfer’s Paradise are served by meter parking bays. Take note of how long you may be parked for. If you plan to spend a day at the beach, rather locate a parking garage and pay a one off fee.


Many of the Gold Coast’s top beaches and surf spots are found off the Gold Coast Highway.


The roads in the Gold Coast area, particularly along the coast, are packed with cyclists. Be aware of them.


Pedestrian traffic in these areas is also high. Rather ride slower and keep your eyes open for them, especially at night, when partygoers fill the streets.