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Car rental options at Gold Coast Airport

Although many holidays to the Gold Coast are centred around time on the beach, there’s a lot more to do nearby. Take a trip out to the theme parks, explore the wilderness in the Hinterland or head up to Brisbane and enjoy big city living.

If you’re looking to rent a car at Gold Coast Airport (OOL), you have the option of 6 companies to choose from: Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, Redspot and Thrifty.

Where to rent a car at Gold Coast Airport

Gold Coast Airport has a single terminal for all flights. Both domestic and international travellers will find all 6 car rental counters in the same location, opposite the arrivals section.

Once you’ve completed the appropriate paperwork, rental cars can be picked up from (and later returned to) the parking lot.

Parking at Gold Coast Airport

Gold Coast Airport offers long-term terminal parking to those travellers who appreciate money-saving variants. Its price is $25 per day. If your budget is strictly limited, you can use budget parking that will cost you $16/day for uncovered zone and $22/day for covered lot.

Getting from Gold Coast Airport to your hotel

Surfers Paradise

The Gold Coast is made up of many popular suburbs, all of which are 30-40 minutes away from the airport. To get to Surfers Paradise, often considered the epicentre of the Gold Coast, head north on the M1 and turn right onto State Route 3 at Reedy Creek.

This route also goes past Burleigh Heads, Miami, Broadbeach and on to Southport.

Brisbane

It takes a touch over 1 hour to drive from Gold Coast to Brisbane. The quickest route is to follow the M1, which is toll-free. You may find that turning onto the M5 is beneficial if you’re staying in the western suburbs but be aware that this route involves toll payments. Speak to your car rental company about how they deal with these.

Byron Bay

Another popular beach region nearby is Byron Bay. The NSW town is an hour’s drive to the south. From Gold Coast Airport, the route is mostly along the M1, making the drive easy to navigate. Be aware that during the summer months, when you cross the Queensland-New South Wales border, you’ll have to adjust the time on your car radio.

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Please note: all information is correct as of December 2018.

Frequenty Asked Questions (FAQ)

How much does it cost to rent a car at Gold Coast Airport?

A car rental at Gold Coast Airport costs about $39 per day on average.

What is the most popular car rental at Gold Coast Airport?

Compact is the most frequently booked car rental type at Gold Coast Airport.

What is the cheapest car rental agency at Gold Coast Airport?

On average, the cheapest car rentals were found at Airport Rentals.

*Data is based on lowest estimated prices only at the time of publication and are subject to change and/ or availability.

What is the best car rental agency at Gold Coast Airport?

Based on our data, the best car rental companies in Gold Coast Airport are Easy Rent Cars, Airport Rentals, Trip.com, Holiday Autos, Economy Bookings.

How can I find more car rental companies near me at Gold Coast Airport?

Take a look at our extensive car rental location map to find the best car rental deals near you.

What are some top tips for driving around from Gold Coast Airport?

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Rush Hour
The traditional rush hour occurs between 7 am and 9 am during the morning work scramble, and between 4 pm and 7 pm in the afternoon. When you are driving in busy areas of Surfers Paradise and its surrounding suburbs, be wary of pedestrians and light rail vehicles.

Speed Limit
A 50km speed limit will apply in most residential areas of the Gold Coast. Keep note of traffic signals and be sure to keep to the speed limit. Automated signs in various locations around the coast will warn drivers if they need to slow down.

Important things to note
• Cyclists are common on the Gold Coast. Make sure you are actively looking for riders, and wait until it is safe to pass.

• Like other Australian cities, Gold Coast is a city of extreme whether conditions; in certain days, it might be affected by floods or bushfires. Therefore, it would be best to plan your trips well and check the Internet for weather conditions that may affect your area.

• Before you return your rental car to the depot, make sure you have filled it with fuel to avoid any extra charges. Here are some centrally located petrol stations on the Gold Coast:

- 7 Eleven, Musgrave & Douglas Streets, Coolangatta
- Caltex, 2745 Gold Coast Highway, Broadbeach
- United Petroleum, 31 Ferry Road, Southport

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