Getting Here

Centrally located on the Gold Coast, Surfers Paradise is easily accessible and provides a multitude of transport options to get you in and around town.


The Gold Coast Airport is located just over 20 kilometres south of Surfers Paradise. A range of carriers fly directly into Gold Coast Airport (or as per IATA code – OOL) such as Jetstar, Virgin Australia, Tigerair, Qantas, Jetgo, Air New Zealand, SCOOT, Air Asia X and Hong Kong Airlines.

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The 777 bus departs from the Gold Coast Airport daily and takes about 45 minutes to arrive at Ferny Avenue in Surfers Paradise.

Gold Coast Tourist Shuttle operates from the airport and will provide door-to-door service, making the journey just that bit easier. Bookings can be made on their website:

Taxis are available directly outside the terminal and will drop you directly to your hotel.

All of the reputable car hire companies operate from the airport.  Pre-book to save time or shop around once on the ground to secure the best deal.


Greyhound and Murray's coaches both operate from the Surfers Paradise Transit Centre (10 Beach Road, Surfers Paradise) and travel to an extensive network of destinations throughout Australia. For further information, contact Greyhound on 1300 473946 and Murray's on 13 22 51.


TransLink's integrated bus, train and tram network connects you to places all over the Gold Coast. Grab a go card from various outlets for cheap fares, easy transfers and convenient top-ups. Visit or call 13 12 30 for information or to plan your journey. All Gold Coast busway stations and G:link tram platforms are fully accessible, with G:Link platforms each providing boarding assistance points and allocated space for mobility devices onboard. For accessibility details for all TransLink services visit the website.


The G:link Light Rail connects Broadbeach to Helensvale and back again in a 40 minute one-way trip.

Surfers Paradise has several stations allowing easy access the precinct - from north to south there is Surfers Paradise North, Cypress Avenue, Cavill Avenue, Surfers Paradise or Northcliffe. Every service and station caters for passengers of all mobility levels.

For more information, including schedules & ticket pricing visit the G:Link website.

**Please note: Scheduled track works will take place from 27 November till 13 December, buses will replace trams from Helensvale to University Hospital stations from 8:00pm till last service. Buses will be running from the ‘Light Rail Replacement Bus stop’ located on the area maps on the station platform.

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Translink bus services pass directly through Surfers Paradise. Plan your journey with Translink.


Plan the easiest route to Surfers Paradise from your current location.


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Gold Coast Cabs, Uber and Ola operate on the Gold Coast.