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How to get a ride from Gold Coast Airport
Find your pickup location
Exit the terminal and head toward the passenger pickup bay.
Check the app for details
Once you’ve requested a ride, you’ll receive directions through the app.
Meet your driver
If you can’t find your driver, contact them through the app.
Gold Coast Airport map
Pick up a local SIM card
Local SIM cards can be purchased at the Hub Convenience near the domestic baggage collection or at Newslink across from Terminal 5. In the international terminal, local SIM cards can be purchased at the Newslink near departure gates 8 and 9.
Top questions from riders
- Can riders be picked up at Gold Coast Airport using the Uber app?
Yes, riders can request a ride through the Uber app to and from Gold Coast Airport.
- How much will an Uber trip to or from Gold Coast Airport cost?
Uber can get you from:
- Gold Coast Airport to Burleigh Heads, starting at $23
- Gold Coast Airport to Surfers Paradise, starting at $38
- Gold Coast Airport to Byron Bay, starting at $81
- Gold Coast Airport to Brisbane, starting at $116
These are estimated fares. Actual fares vary based on time of day, pickup location, and dropoff location. Trips originating from Gold Coast Airport are subject to an airport pickup fee.
- Is there an airport fee for trips requested through the Uber app?
Yes, Gold Coast Airport charges a $3 access fee for Uber pickups. This fee is automatically added to your fare when you request a ride from Gold Coast Airport.
- Where do I meet my driver for a pickup at Gold Coast Airport?
Gold Coast Airport requires that Uber pickups begin at the designated passenger pickup area outside of the terminal.
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Gold Coast Airport visitor information
Gold Coast Airport (OOL) is the 6th-busiest airport in Australia and the busiest outside of a state capital. It was formerly known as Coolangatta Airport.
The airport is just over a 30-minute drive south of the city center.
Gold Coast Airport terminal
Gold Coast Airport is a single-terminal airport.
Gold Coast domestic terminal
Gold Coast Airport serves the following airlines:
- AirAsia X
- Air New Zealand
- Virgin Australia
Gold Coast Airport lounges
The following airline lounges are hosted at Gold Coast Airport:
- Qantas Club
- Virgin Australia Lounge
Things to do at Gold Coast Airport
Gold Coast Airport features a variety of dining options, duty-free facilities, shops, and leisure areas for passengers.
Currency exchange at Gold Coast Airport
There are 3 Travelex stores in Gold Coast Airport. In addition, Travelex ATMs are located throughout, with select ATMs dispensing New Zealand dollars, Australian dollars, and Japanese yen.
Hotels near Gold Coast Airport
Whether you have a layover or an overnight flight delay, or you need a place to stay for a visit near OOL, there are multiple hotels and accommodation options nearby.
Find more information about Gold Coast Airport here.