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Gold Coast Taxi

Gold Coast Taxi General Information and Tips


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Same price as a regular Taxi from the line


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Taxis in the Gold Coast

Located in the State of Queensland, Gold Coast is a sunny city known for its stunning beaches, amazing surfing, incredible wildlife and vibrant music scene. The Gold Coast welcomes over 6.5 million visitors a year, making it a very popular destination. With so much to do and see, if you want to get around the city quickly and comfortably, your best travel option would be taking a Gold Coast taxi.


Hand picked & english speaking drivers


Same price as a regular Taxi from the line


Drivers are always on time


24/7 Email & Phone support

How much does a taxi cost?

Taxi prices
Day time
(05:00 - 24:00)
Night time
(00:00 - 05:00)
42 €
43 €
30 MIN
37 €
38 €
27 MIN
58 €
59 €
48 MIN
125 €
125 €
80 MIN
cab roof with taxi sign in Gold Coast

Gold Coast Taxi Prices

Gold Coast cabs calculate their prices using a taximeter based on the time and distance travelled. Moreover, various factors may affect your price, such as the tariff you are travelling on. Moreover, if you are travelling from the airport a fee of €2 (AUD 3.10) will be payable by the traveller and/or if you have pre-booked your taxi, you will be charged a booking fee of €0.95 (AUD 1.50).

Tariff 1 (07:00 – 18:59)

Base fee: €1.88 (AUD 2.90)
Per Km: €1.41 (AUD 2.17)
Waiting time per minute: €0.53 (AUD 0.82)

Tariff 2 (19:00 – 06:59, all day Saturday & Sunday)

Base fee: €2.80 (AUD 4.30)
Per Km: €1.41 (AUD 2.17)
Waiting time per minute: €0.53 (AUD 0.82)

Tariff 3 (00:00 – 04:59)

Base fee: €2.80 (AUD 4.30) + €1.30 (AUD 2)
Per Km: €1.41 (AUD 2.17)
Waiting time per minute: €0.53 (AUD 0.82)

Nonetheless, if you prefer to avoid the hassle of finding a taxi, or if you want to travel at a fixed price, with a local friendly driver, you can always pre-book a safe private transfer online.

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How to get a Gold Coast Taxi

Getting a taxi on the Gold Coast is very easy as many taxi companies operate around the area. You can hail a taxi straight off the streets, head to a major tourist spot, or directly call one of the many taxi companies available around Queensland:

White Taxi Management: +61 7 5561 1500
13cabs: +61 13 2227
Gold Coast Cabs: +61 7 5588 1234
Happy Cabs: +61 7 5594 0000
TDS Taxis: +61 452 582 947

However, if you wish to travel with a friendly, local driver at a fixed price, it is highly recommended to pre-book your Gold Coast taxi with Welcome Pickups.

The Benefits of Booking a Gold Coast Transfer in Advance

Pre-booking a private transfer with Welcome Pickups is the best way to start your holiday, especially after a long flight to the Gold Coast. Welcome guarantees on-time pickups, whenever and wherever you want, personalised door-to-door transfers, premium 24/7 customer service, and local friendly drivers.

And it doesn’t stop there – you can pre-book your transfer in under 60 seconds, at a low fixed price and with flexible cancellation.

So why not enjoy a seamless travel experience with Welcome Pickups?

Gold Coast Taxi Tips

  1. Make sure that the taximeter has been turned on, reset and that the correct tariff has been applied, before starting your trip.
  2. It is not common to tip your Gold Coast taxi driver, however, it is always appreciated. Most travellers leave €1.30 (AUD 2) or 10% of their final fare.
  3. An airport surcharge of €2 (AUD 3.10) and a €1 (AUD 1.50) booking fee are applicable.
  4. If you hail a taxi off the street or get one at a taxi rank, there are no booking fees or minimum charges.

Gold Coast Wheelchair Accessible Taxis and Transfers

Several wheelchair accessible taxi services are available in Gold Coast, while some can fit up to two wheelchairs per vehicle.

It is highly recommended to pre-book your taxi via telephone:
Black and White Cabs: +61 7 5561 1500
13CABS: +6 7 5588 1234

To access the 24-hour booking line for wheelchair accessible taxis, you can call +6 13 62 94.

Taxi Safety and Complaints on the Gold Coast

If you, unfortunately, encountered a bad experience, you can contact the Queensland Government Department of Transport and Main Roads and report your driver.

To do so, make sure to keep your receipt which contains your total fare breakdown, any payment surcharges and your drivers’ information.

Frequently asked questions

Are Gold Coast Taxis expensive?

Taxis in Queensland are not cheap, however, they are still affordable. A one-way trip from Gold Coast airport to Surfers Paradise costs €42 (AUD 65) and €43 (AUD 66.40) Monday to Saturday from 19:00 to 07:00 and Sunday all day.

How do you call a taxi in Gold Coast?

There are many taxi companies around the Gold Coast; you can easily call a taxi directly on the phone, book a taxi through a Gold Coast taxi website, hail a taxi off the streets or go to one of the many taxi ranks around the city.

Do Gold Coast taxis accept both cash and card?

Gold Coast cabs accept both credit card and cash payments, however, you may have to pay a credit card transaction surcharge of 5%.

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