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Car Rental at Gold Coast Airport

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Gold Coast Airport, Gold Coast, Australia
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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Intermediate
Toyota Corolla or similar
Toyota Corolla
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Bargain Car Rentals
$26.05 per day
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Compact
Toyota Corolla or similar
Toyota Corolla
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Jucy
$34.02 per day
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Standard
Mitsubishi Outlander Aut. or similar
Mitsubishi Outlander Aut.
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
SIXT
$47.41 per day
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Economy
Kia Picanto or similar
Kia Picanto
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$51.89 per day
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Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Economy Elite
Toyota Corolla or similar
Toyota Corolla
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Ace Rental Cars
$86.14 / per day
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Full-size
Mitsubishi Outlander or similar
Mitsubishi Outlander
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
EastCoast Car Rentals
$90.35 / per day
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Minivan
Kia Carnival or similar
Kia Carnival
  • 8x
  • 3x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Europcar
$112.01 / per day
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Intermediate Elite
Toyota Corolla Sedan or similar
Toyota Corolla Sedan
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Ace Rental Cars
$94.76 / per day
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The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 04:17 on 2022-01-22. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Language
English
Currency
AUD
Country code
61
Traffic direction
Left-hand
Speed limit out of town
80 - 100 km/h
50 - 62 mi/h
Speed limit within town
50 km/h
31 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Rating
9.8
Gold Coast Airport Car Rental

Airport Car Rental

Located just south of Brisbane, the Gold Coast is a backpacker and tourist mecca and one of the most visited places in the whole of Australia. Whether you come for the famous Surfers Paradise, beautiful beaches, or some of the nearby destinations that you can easily access with a car, you’re in for a treat. These are three of the most interesting attractions in and around the Gold Coast:

  • Surfers Paradise. Not only surfing heaven, but also a hub of restaurants, nightlife, and hotels, Surfers Paradise is the busiest and most famous place on the Gold Coast. Some travelers love it, while others consider it too commercialized and crowded and look for more relaxed spots which can be found up and down the coast. Either way, if you’re in the Gold Coast, the area and its beautiful coastline deserve at least one visit so you can make up your own mind.
  • Lamington National Park. The nature of Queensland can be experienced not only on the beaches but also in the numerous nature reserves that surround the Gold Coast. Made up of ancient peaks, cloud forests, and the emblematic Australian bush, this popular hiking area is less than an hour’s drive southwest of Gold Coast. The national park’s hills and forests are inhabited by wildlife like parrots, wallabies, bandicoots, and platypuses. If visiting Lamington has only increased your appetite for wilderness, the nature preserve is bordered by Springbrook and Border Ranges National Parks.
  • Gold Coast Hinterland. A large territory that includes Lamington National Park, Gold Coast Hinterland is an area that gets fewer visitors than the coastal parts but hides a surprising number of interesting locations. These include Tamborine Mountain and the majestic views from the top of it, Numinbah Valley, and a number of lakes, wineries, and mountain villages. Many Australians think that this area offers some of the most scenic drives in the country. Most of the places that make up the hinterland are no more than a 90-minute drive from Hobart. 

Top international routes

  • Auckland
  • Kuala Lumpur
  • Tokyo
  • Singapore
  • Christchurch
  • Wellington

Main airlines

Jetstar Airways, Virgin Australia, AirAsia X, Air New Zealand, Qantas, and Tigerair Australia

Terminals

The single airport terminal serves all domestic and international flights.

Location

Gold Coast Airport is about 25 km (16 mi) south of Gold Coast. Gold Coast Highway, Tugun Currumbin Road, M1, Southport Burleigh Road/State Route 3, and Allawah Street are the main roads connecting the airport to the city.

Most popular types of rental car

  • Medium cars - from $76 per day
  • Small cars - from $81 per day

Car rental desks

Some desks are inside the airport terminal, while other rental companies offer free shuttle service to their nearby facilities. The exact location of your car rental provider's desk will be listed on your Confirmation Voucher.

Services and facilities

You’ll find a number of shops, including duty-free shops, as well as many cafeterias, bars, restaurants, and fast food outlets. There are also ATMs, three currency exchanges, baby changing facilities, a luggage wrapping service, and three nearby hotels. Self-service luggage lockers are near the central walkway, next to the main parking lot. The airport is well equipped for travelers with reduced mobility. Special assistance is also available, but make sure to contact your airline in advance if you’d like this service. Do keep in mind that the airport is open from 4:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. You can find more information on the airport's official website.

Nearest gas station

Freedom Fuels gas station, at Airport Central, 1 Eastern Avenue, can be reached in about two minutes and is open 24/7. There are many other gas stations near Gold Coast Airport and on the way to the city.

Popular one-way rentals

  • Brisbane (99 km / 61 mi)
  • Sydney (817 km / 507 mi)
  • Canberra (1,092 km / 678 mi)

Airport info

Rating
7.0
  • Getting to the airport 6.4
  • Departure and check-in 7.4
  • Terminal facilities 6.1
  • Wi-Fi connectivity 5.1
  • Restaurants and car rental services 5.8
  • Lounge 4.3

Gold Coast Airport (OOL)

  • IATA: OOL
  • ICAO: YBCG
  • Name: Gold Coast Airport (OOL)
  • Size: Medium Airport
  • Aircraft movements (per year): 38,809
  • Passengers (per year): 5,867,294
  • Distance from City: 1.9 miles / 3 km NW of town
  • Working hours:
  • Phone: +617 5589 1100
  • Email: info@gcal.com.au

Top 20 Locations near Gold Coast Airport

  1. 53.1 km / 33.0 miles away
  2. 63.2 km / 39.3 miles away
  3. 65.3 km / 40.6 miles away
  4. 67.5 km / 41.9 miles away
  5. Car Rental in Brisbane Ascot from $35.50 per day
    73.0 km / 45.4 miles away
  6. 75.3 km / 46.8 miles away
  7. 75.6 km / 47.0 miles away
  8. 79.3 km / 49.3 miles away
  9. 88.3 km / 54.9 miles away
  10. 93.0 km / 57.8 miles away
  11. 93.2 km / 57.9 miles away
  12. 157.3 km / 97.8 miles away
  13. 159.4 km / 99.1 miles away
  14. 198.9 km / 123.6 miles away
  15. 259.2 km / 161.1 miles away
  16. 303.7 km / 188.7 miles away
  17. 331.0 km / 205.7 miles away
  18. 362.2 km / 225.0 miles away
  19. 385.3 km / 239.4 miles away
  20. Car Rental at Moree Airport from $39.17 per day
    386.2 km / 240.0 miles away

Map of Car Rental Locations

When are car rental prices cheapest at Gold Coast Airport?

The cost of renting a car at Gold Coast Airport depends on the time of year. This graph compares month-to-month price changes to help you find the best deal.
Average Rental Price at Gold Coast Airport
$41.98
January
$46.74
February
$40.19
March
$50.82
April
$43.11
May
$64.67
June
$61.26
July
$53.89
August
$34.16
September
$33.29
October
$45.42
November
$45.42
December
The cheapest time of the year to rent a vehicle at Gold Coast Airport is October when prices for an Economy class start from $33.29. You can see that this is 29% cheaper than the yearly average and 49% cheaper than renting a car in June (when rental prices start at $64.67 for a Compact class). Knowing this can help you find the best price. But remember that these are average numbers. The exact cost of your rental will depend on your rental length and on how far in advance you book the car. Enter your travel dates at the top of the page to see exact prices and offers!

What’s the most popular rental length at Gold Coast Airport?

Travel length differs from one month to another: in September the average rental period is 32 days, while in December, the average rental period is only 4 days.
Average Rental Length
6
January
6
February
6
March
6
April
6
May
6
June
6
July
6
August
32
September
5
October
6
November
4
December

Which is the busiest car rental month at Gold Coast Airport?

Travelers are most likely to rent a car at Gold Coast Airport in April, while the fewest number of travelers rent in November.
Popularity by Monthly Searches
174%
January
129%
February
143%
March
185%
April
154%
May
112%
June
158%
July
143%
August
September
October
November
December

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Bargain Car Rentals Toyota Corolla 4 2 Large cars
Bargain Car Rentals Hyundai Accent 4 2 Medium cars
EastCoast Car Rentals Toyota Corolla Sedan 4 2 Large cars
Jucy Toyota Corolla 5 3 Medium cars
Thrifty Mitsubishi ASX 5 2 Station wagons
Bargain Car Rentals Nissan X-Trail 4 2 SUVs
EastCoast Car Rentals Suzuki Swift 5 1 Small cars
Ace Rental Cars Toyota Corolla 4 2 Small cars
EastCoast Car Rentals Mitsubishi Eclipse 5 2 SUVs
Bargain Car Rentals Holden Commodore 4 2 Large cars

Our Customers Reviews

Because we want to make sure each review listed here is left by a real customer, we don’t have an option to post a review here. Instead, we ask each and every customer to leave a review after they return their rental. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic, verified, and trustworthy.

Australia
Toyota Corolla Sedan
December 30, 2021
Head to the Movie world but please wear thongs and sunnies and plenty of snacks as they very expensive inside. Head to surfers paeadise and definitely go for the duck tour and parasailing. Also do the electric bike ride tour and riskshaw tour as well.
Australia
Hyundai Accent
July 8, 2021
a bit far from the airport but good service is provided
Australia
Hyundai Accent
June 29, 2021
Explored Coolangatta and when to football at Metricon stadium.
Australia
Suzuki Jimmy
June 1, 2021
We went to SeaWorld, movie world, surfers paradise and visited family in Queensland. If you’re travelling and in need of a car, I would highly recommend thrifty. The car was very clean, easy to drive.
Australia
Toyota Corolla
April 24, 2021
Great price.
Australia
Mitsubishi ASX
April 18, 2021
GOOD TO RENT AGAIN
Australia
Mitsubishi ASX
March 20, 2021
Family visit.
Australia
Toyota Corolla
March 10, 2021
Visited family on the Gold Coast , Hervey Bay and Toowoomba and the vehicle supplied was a pleasure to drive
Australia
Mitsubishi Eclipse
November 11, 2019
Professional approach
New Zealand
Toyota Corolla Sedan
August 20, 2019
I recommend a rental car service.good price.
United Kingdom
Toyota Corolla Sedan
May 27, 2019
We didn’t actually use the car to visit the Gold Coast. We drove south to Yamba in NSW and thoroughly enjoyed our visit.

Top 14 Suppliers at Gold Coast Airport in 2022

National
Exceptional 9.2
+61755993604
Eastern Avenue, Gold Coast Airport, Bilinga QLD, Coolangatta 4225
$125 - $185
Enterprise
Excellent 8.8
+61755993604
Eastern Avenue, Gold Coast Airport, Bilinga QLD, Coolangatta 4225
$52 - $61
Europcar
Excellent 8.6
+610755693370
Gold Coast Airport, Tom Norris Dr, Coolangatta QLD 4225
$57 - $187
Working hours
Mon:07:00-19:00
Tue:07:00-19:00
Wed:07:00-19:00
Thu:07:00-19:00
Fri:07:00-19:00
Sat:07:00-19:00
Sun:07:00-19:00
Keddy
Excellent 8.6
+610755693370
Gold Coast Airport, Tom Norris Dr, Coolangatta QLD 4225
$84 - $84
Working hours
Mon:06:30-22:00
Tue:06:30-22:00
Wed:06:30-22:00
Thu:06:30-22:00
Fri:06:30-22:00
Sat:06:30-22:00
Sun:06:30-22:00
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.5
0755879333
Terminal Drive
$101 - $193
Working hours
Mon:07:00-21:00
Tue:07:00-21:00
Wed:07:00-21:00
Thu:07:00-21:00
Fri:07:00-21:00
Sat:07:00-21:00
Sun:07:00-21:00
Alamo
Excellent 8.5
755993604
In Terminal Eastern Avenue
Working hours
Mon:09:00-16:00
Tue:09:00-16:00
Wed:09:00-16:00
Thu:09:00-18:00
Fri:09:00-16:00
Sat:09:00-16:00
Sun:10:00-18:00
Budget
Budget
Excellent 8.5
61293539399
Terminal Drive Gold Coast Airport
Working hours
Mon:07:00-21:00
Tue:07:00-21:00
Wed:07:00-21:00
Thu:07:00-21:00
Fri:07:00-21:00
Sat:07:00-21:00
Sun:07:00-21:00
EastCoast Car Rentals
Excellent 8.5
+611800474258 / +61755558908
3 Karana Street, Tugun, 4224
$58 - $241
Working hours
Mon:08:00-18:00
Tue:08:00-18:00
Wed:08:00-18:00
Thu:08:00-18:00
Fri:08:00-18:00
Sat:08:00-17:00
Sun:08:00-17:00
Dollar
Dollar
Excellent 8.5
+1800501934
Gold Coast Airport, Terminal Dr, Bilinga QLD 4225
Working hours
Mon:06:00-22:30
Tue:06:00-22:30
Wed:06:00-22:30
Thu:06:00-22:30
Fri:06:00-22:30
Sat:06:00-22:30
Sun:06:00-22:30
Abaa Car Rentals
Excellent 8.5
+61755995335 / +601800822059
Shop 1/13-15 Griffith street, Coolangatta, QLD, 4225, Gold Coast
$73 - $96
SIXT
Excellent 8.3
+61755558908
15 Maud St, Tugun QLD 4224
$47 - $126
Alamo
Excellent 8
+61755993604
Eastern Avenue, Gold Coast Airport, Bilinga QLD, Coolangatta 4225
$52 - $61
NUCarrentals
NUCarrentals
Very good 7.6
+61755231405
5 Greenway Drive,Tweeds Head,South NSW
Ace Rent a car
Ace Rent a car
Very good 7.5
61755982247 / 3172487251
423 Golden Four Drive
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