The Gold Coast Airport, or formerly known as Coolangatta Airport (meaning 'Place of good view' in Aboriginal) is with around six million passengers a year, Australia's sixth busiest by passenger movement.
The Gold Coast Airport has grown very quickly recently with new international destinations in Asia and New Zealand by AirAsia, Tiger Air and Jetstar. Gold Coast Airport is also well connected to the major cities within Australia.
The airport has one terminal building handling both international and domestic flights.
Gold Coast Airport is not a large airport so there are not many flights departing here. There are only a few destinations that you can reach from Gold Coast Airport, most of these are operated by Virgin Australia. Many people take a flight to Melbourne and transfer to another flight there.
The Gold Coast Airport is located on the southern end of the Gold Coast about 25 km south of Surfers Paradise on the border between Queensland and New South Wales. This location on the border between two states is unique and means you will land in one state and arrive in another.
Gold Coast Airport will be connected in the foreseeable future to the rail network when the Gold Coast Line is extended but at the moment transport options are taxis a bus and shuttles. A taxi to Surfers Paradise can cost up to $55. The Gold Coast Tourist Shuttle provides a door-to-door shuttle service in the Gold Coast area while Link Transfers operates a shuttle to Brisbane (8 times a day).
Two bus lines operated by Surfside Buslines stop at the airport: line 702 (northbound) and 761 (Varsity Lakes Rail going north to the Gold Coast and Tweed Heads going south).
Be aware that the airport completely closes down during the night making it impossible to spend the night here to catch a morning flight.
See for tickets and schedule: buses: surfside.com.au .
All prices quoted here were found in July 2017