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How to get from Gold Coast Airport to Broadbeach

Broadbeach or “Broadie” to locals, is located a short 16.7 km away from Gold Coast International Airport. Home to an incredible surfing community, pristine beaches, green parks, wandering street artists and outstanding restaurants, it is the perfect combination of a casual beachside atmosphere and a glamourous dining scene.

When travelling to Broadbeach, you will be landing at Gold Coast International Airport (OOL) and you have 3 transportation options; you can either take a taxi or private transfer, a shuttle bus or a public bus. Taking a taxi from Gold Coast airport to Broadbeach is definitely a great travel option as they provide 24/7 door-to-door services in just 25 minutes. A more-cost savvy way to get to Broadbeach would be to take the Con-X-ion airport shuttle, which takes 45 minutes and lastly, for travellers on a budget, a public bus runs the route between the two destinations, taking just 35 minutes, excluding waiting times.

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Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Taxi €30 25min 24/7
Shuttle €29 45min 07:00–23:00
Bus €7.80 35min 07:00–19:00

How to get from Gold Coast Airport to Broadbeach by taxi

Choosing to take a taxi or private transfer from Gold Coast International Airport to Broadbeach is reliable and hassle-free. Taxis provide 24/7 door-to-door services, taking only 25 minutes to reach your Broadbeach hotel.

Taxi fare from Gold Coast Airport to Broadbeach

Taxis on the Gold Coast calculate their fares using a taximeter, based on the time and distance travelled, the time of day you are travelling and if you are travelling from the airport.

A trip from Gold Coast airport to Broadbeach taxi costs around €30 (AUD 45.40) during the day, and €31 (AUD 47) at night, traffic dependant. Please note that an airport surcharge of €2 (AUD 3.10) will be added to your end fare.

Cost

€30 (AUD 45.40)

Trip Duration

25 Min.

*Prices may vary unless booked in advance.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

Taxis are available 24/7 at Gold Coast International Airport (OOL)

Where do I get it from?

Gold Coast airport official taxi ranks can be found at the southern end of the OOL terminal, outside the domestic arrivals area.

Convenience

Taking a Gold Coast airport taxi to Broadbeach is always the most convenient travel option. OOL taxis are available around the clock and drop you off right in front of your Broadbeach accommodation. With everything taken care of, you won’t need to worry about your travel partners or your personal belongings.

Nonetheless, if you wish to travel at a fixed rate price, with no hidden fees, you can always pre-book a private transfer online.

Editor’s Note

Taxis in Queensland accept cash and credit card payments, although you might be subjected to a credit card transaction fee of 5%.

Useful Tips

Tipping is not required but is always appreciated. Travellers usually round up their end fare to the higher amount or leave a 10% tip.
It is important to know that an airport toll fee of €2 (AUD 3.10) will need to be paid by the passenger when leaving Gold Coast International Airport.
There are no booking fees or minimum charges for taxis hailed directly from the street or taken from official taxi ranks.

How to get from Gold Coast Airport to Broadbeach by shuttle

Another practical transportation option is to take the Con-X-ion shuttle from Gold Coast airport to Broadbeach. The perfect mix between a taxi and public bus, the shuttle is direct, safe and convenient, taking 45 minutes to get you to downtown Broadbeach.

How much is a ticket on the shuttle bus from Gold Coast airport to Broadbeach?

A one-way ticket on the Con-X-ion shuttle from Gold Coast airport to Broadbeach costs €14.50 (AUD 22) and €27 (AUD 41) for a return.

Cost

€14.50 (AUD 22)

Trip Duration

45 Min.

The Con-X-ion shuttle bus leaves Gold Coast airport every hour.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The Gold Coast Airport Shuttle is available daily from 07:00 to 23:00.

Where do I get it from?

You will find the Con-X-ion shuttle driver waiting inside Gold Coast airport’s terminal under the “Transit Centre Sign”, for both Domestic and International arrivals. The driver is easy to find as they will be wearing a blue shirt and red Con-X-ion hat.

Moreover, if you are using the shuttle for a return trip, the shuttle picks up travellers straight from their accommodation.

Convenience

Although being an excellent travel alternative to a taxi, the shuttle only makes sense if you are travelling alone as the price for two shuttle tickets is the same as a taxi. Moreover, if you are arriving late at night or early in the morning, you will have to find an alternative solution to get to Broadbeach from OOL airport.

Editor’s Note

If you need any assistance at OOL airport, you can find the Gold Coast Tourism Visitor Information Centre located in the terminal opposite the car rental booths.v

Useful Tips

For return trips, travellers need to be ready and waiting outside their accommodation and designated pick-up point at least 10 minutes before their pick-up time.
All passengers are allowed one suitcase and one carry on. Any extra items will have to be paid for.
It is good to know that small discounts are available for students and senior citizens.

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Book a trained, English-speaking taxi driver to pick you up at the same price as a regular cab from the line

If you feel more relaxed knowing that somebody is waiting for you, you may as well book a Welcome Pickups transfer. As soon as you arrive at the airport you will be greeted by your driver. He will be waiting for you at the terminal of your arrival with a sign that has your name on it. Your driver will help you out with your luggage and together you will make your way to the vehicle. While he is driving you to your accommodation, the driver can give you some tips and recommendations on what to do during your holidays in Gold coast. Our drivers are hand-picked and speak fluent English. No need to worry about miscommunication issues that you may face with the local taxi drivers regarding your destination. Relax and enjoy your ride.

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Prices

DAYTIME
€44.0
NIGHTTIME
€53.0
Same price as a regular taxi from the line

PRICES FOR

Sedan Car

4 pax, 4 pieces of luggage

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How to get from Gold Coast Airport to Broadbeach by bus

Another convenient and cost-savvy way to get from Gold Coast airport to Broadbeach is on the TransLink bus no. 777. The bus is direct from the airport straight to Broadbeach South station taking only 35 minutes to reach.

How much is a bus ticket from Gold Coast Airport to Broadbeach?

As you will be travelling through two zones, a one-way bus ticket on bus No. 777 costs €3.90 (AUD 6) for a single paper ticket and €2.70 (AUD 4.11) with a “Go-card”.

Moreover, for those travelling with a concession card, (seniors, people with a disability, carers, veterans, sole parents, widows and students), a one-way single paper ticket costs €2 (AUD 3), and €1.35 (AUD 2.06) for “Go-card’ carriers.

Cost

€3.90 (AUD 6)

Trip Duration

35 Min.

The TransLink Route 777 runs every 15 minutes from OOL airport.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The bus is available daily from 07:00 to 19:00.

Where do I get it from?

You can find the TransLink 777 bus stop in front of the Gold Coast airport taxi rank, at the southern end of the OOL terminal, outside the domestic arrivals area.

Convenience

Although being a direct cost-savvy travel alternative, taking the TransLink bus from Gold Coast airport to Broadbeach has its limits. If you are travelling between the hours of 19:00 and 07:00 you will have to find another transportation option from the airport. Also, if you are travelling with children or heavy luggage, the trip might be difficult as you will also have to find a way to get from the bus terminal to your Broadbeach hotel.

Editor’s Note

The TransLink 777 bus from Gold Coast airport to Broadbeach provides luggage storage.

Useful Tips

Please be aware that although the bus is frequent, the operating hours are short; you will need to plan your trip accordingly.
It is good to know that discounted tickets are available for seniors, youth, students and citizens with disabilities on proof of ID.

Frequently asked questions

How far is the distance from Gold Coast airport to Broadbeach?

Gold Coast airport is located 16.7 km away from Broadbeach. It takes around 25 minutes to reach by car or by taxi.

How much is a taxi from Gold Coast airport to Broadbeach?

A taxi ride from Gold Coast airport to Broadbeach costs €30 (AUD 45.40) during the day, and €31 (AUD 47) at night, traffic dependant. Please note that an airport surcharge of €2 (AUD 3.10) will be added to your final price.

How to get from Gold Coast airport to Broadbeach?

There are 3 transportation options from Gold Coast airport and Broadbeach city centre; you can either take a taxi or private transfer taking just 25 minutes, the Con-X-ion shuttle bus taking 45 minutes or you can take the public bus which takes just 35 minutes, excluding waiting times.

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