How to get from Gold Coast Airport to Surfers Paradise

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Fly into the Gold Coast and hit the ground running! A vibrant, beachside party town, embark on your East Coast Tour in the heart of paradise. And understandably, the first thing you’ll need to know is how to get around after you land! Luckily, there is plenty of accessible transport to get you from A to B, wherever that may be! 

The easiest way to get around from the Gold Coast Airport is with the Gold Coast bus system, a rideshare service like Uber or DiDi, or a shuttle bus.

Gold Coast Buses and Trams

Walk out of the airport and hop on the 777 bus towards Broadbeach South Station, then transfer to the 705 bus to Remembrance Dr at Bruce Bishop Car Park, putting you in the heart of Surfers Paradise! All up, this journey will take you about an hour to an hour and a half, depending on when you land. Or, alternatively, hop on the Broadbeach South station to Cavill Avenue station tram for your second leg, arriving every 5 minutes. Don’t forget to grab your GoCard, and tap on and off on all busses, trains and trams while you’re in QLD! 

Cost: roughly $7 - $15 dollars

Gold Coast Tram station


Another good option for getting around the Gold Coast is the widely-used selection of rideshare services. Both Uber and DiDi are widely-used around the inner Gold Coast area, and can be really convenient and often affordable options. A great option for those travelling in a group, as most apps offer a split fare tool, making your trip far more affordable. We recommend downloading the apps and setting up your Uber and/or DiDi accounts for easy, last-minute means of getting around

Cost: ranges from $20 - $70 from Gold Coast Airport to Surfers Paradise. Busy peak periods often cause fares to surge.

Uber driver Gold Coast


Grab a ticket for a city shuttle bus to transport you into the centre of Surfers Paradise, or your chosen accommodation. Offering both one-way and return tickets, we recommend Con-X-ion busses. Available for both pre-booking and available for purchase as you land in Gold Coast, we recommend pre-booking to save and ensure an easy trip. Travel in comfort as you hop on your shuttle awaiting you outside of the airport, and remember to provide your student card details to receive a great discount! 

Cost: between $25 - $40 one-way, with a variety of providers available.

City overview of the Gold Coast

Still don't know what the heck a tram is? Unsure of what to do in Surfers Paradise? We've got you covered.

Chat to our local travel lovers for the ins and outs of the Gold Coast, and what to do with your time there!

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