Car Rental at Gold Coast Airport

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

Economy
Kia Picanto or similar
Kia Picanto
  • 5
  • 2
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Bargain Car Rentals
$56.04 per day
Intermediate
Toyota Corolla or similar
Toyota Corolla
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Jucy
$64.97 per day
Compact
Toyota Yaris or similar
Toyota Yaris
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$67.73 per day
Economy Elite
Toyota Corolla or similar
Toyota Corolla
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Ace Rental Cars
$72.99 per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Standard
Kia Cerato or similar
Kia Cerato
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Abaa Car Rentals
$83.74 / per day
Premium
Peugeot 508s or similar
Peugeot 508s
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
SIXT
$98.52 / per day
Full-size
Toyota Camry or similar
Toyota Camry
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Hertz
$103.02 / per day
Intermediate Elite
Renault Koleos or similar
Renault Koleos
  • 5
  • 4
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Europcar
$104.19 / per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 03:00 on 2022-07-25. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Language
English
Currency
AUD
Traffic direction
Left-hand
Country code
61
Economy car rental price
$67.71 / per day
Average car rental length
7 days
Speed limit within town
50 km/h
31 mi/h
Speed limit out of town
80 - 100 km/h
50 - 62 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Rating
9.8
Average gasoline price
$1.41 / 1 liter
Highest gasoline price
$1.50 / 1 liter
Lowest gasoline price
$1.32 / 1 liter
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 $85 per day
  • Small cars - from $68 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. 72.1 km / 44.8 miles away
  6. Car Rental in Brisbane Ascot from $138.06 per day
    73.0 km / 45.4 miles away
  7. 75.3 km / 46.8 miles away
  8. 75.6 km / 47.0 miles away
  9. 79.3 km / 49.3 miles away
  10. 88.3 km / 54.9 miles away
  11. 92.7 km / 57.6 miles away
  12. 93.0 km / 57.8 miles away
  13. 93.2 km / 57.9 miles away
  14. 157.3 km / 97.8 miles away
  15. 159.4 km / 99.1 miles away
  16. 198.9 km / 123.6 miles away
  17. 259.2 km / 161.1 miles away
  18. 303.7 km / 188.7 miles away
  19. 331.0 km / 205.7 miles away
  20. 362.2 km / 225.0 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
$37.94
January
$42.24
February
$36.33
March
$45.94
April
$38.96
May
$58.45
June
$55.37
July
$48.70
August
$30.87
September
$30.08
October
$41.06
November
$41.06
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 $30.08. 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 $58.45 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 Hyundai Accent 4 2 Medium cars
Jucy Toyota Corolla 5 3 Medium cars
Bargain Car Rentals Toyota Corolla 4 2 Large cars
Jucy Toyota Corolla 5 2 Large cars
Bargain Car Rentals Hyundai Kona 4 3 SUVs
EastCoast Car Rentals Toyota Corolla Sedan 4 2 Large cars
Bargain Car Rentals Nissan X-Trail 4 2 SUVs
EastCoast Car Rentals Hyundai Kona 5 2 SUVs
Bargain Car Rentals Holden Acadia 5 3 SUVs
EastCoast Car Rentals Suzuki Swift 5 1 Small 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.

New Zealand
Nissan Micra
August 7, 2022
I stayed at a Motel across the road from Coolangatta Airport, so it was within walking distance, and so handy to return the car. Because my flight was early morning, I returned the car the day before, took me about 7 minutes to walk back to the Motel, and only 7 minutes to walk to the Airport in the morning.
New Zealand
Toyota Corolla
July 30, 2022
Good weather, great beaches
Australia
Toyota Corolla
July 26, 2022
Australian zoo a must, Byron Bay pretty cool
Australia
Toyota Corolla
July 25, 2022
Pick up service to and from airport is quick. the whole process is easy and staff is helpful.
Singapore
Hyundai Kona
June 7, 2022
Driving in Gold Coast is stress free. Drivers lookout for each other and would not hesitate to give way. But remember to keep to yr speed limit.
Australia
Toyota Corolla
May 30, 2022
We went to Byron and love Byron. Always a good vibe and great yoga.
Australia
Nissan Micra
May 19, 2022
Kingscliff/ Murwillumbah/Balliner/ Byron/ Brunswick
Australia
Toyota Corolla
May 17, 2022
Very good
Australia
Toyota Corolla
May 11, 2022
Will definitely hire with Jucy again on our next trip. Will go through Jucy direct rather than through agent as I now know about Jucy. Thank you
Philippines
Kia Rio
April 20, 2022
A wonderful place & experience indeed!
Australia
Nissan X-Trail
April 4, 2022
I would go direct with the rental company and not use any third party websites.
Australia
Kia Rio
March 14, 2022
A trip the Gold Coast is always enjoyable. Everything is nearby making it a fun trip.
Australia
Toyota Corolla
February 19, 2022
Great value car hire
Australia
Hyundai Kona
February 19, 2022
You must visit sea world & movie world both in Gold Coast I really recommend:(
Australia
Suzuki Swift
February 15, 2022
Loved Mountain drive
Australia
Kia Rio
January 25, 2022
Theme parks
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.

Car Rental Statistics

Highest rated company
Ace Rental Cars
9.33 / 10
Lowest rated company
Firefly
8.11 / 10
Total number of reviews
10
Total rental companies
16
Average daily price
$67.71
Lowest daily price
$48.70
Total cars available
78

Top 16 Suppliers at Gold Coast Airport in 2022

Ace Rental Cars
Exceptional 9.3 / 20 reviews
+61755894200 / 1800620408
3 Queensbury Ave, Currumbin Waters
$73 - $136
Working hours
Mon:07:30-17:00
Tue:07:30-17:00
Wed:07:30-17:00
Thu:07:30-17:00
Fri:07:30-17:00
Sat:08:00-16:00
Sun:08:00-16:00
EastCoast Car Rentals
Exceptional 9.2
+611800474258 / +61755558908
3 Karana Street, Tugun, 4224
$70 - $105
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:08:00-17:00
Sun:08:00-17:00
Europcar
Exceptional 9.1 / 21 reviews
+610755693370
Gold Coast Airport, Tom Norris Dr, Coolangatta QLD 4225
$88 - $158
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
Abaa Car Rentals
Exceptional 9 / 40 reviews
+61755995335 / +601800822059
Shop 1/13-15 Griffith Street, Coolangatta, Qld, 4225, Gold Coast
$62 - $127
Working hours
Mon:09:00-16:45
Tue:09:00-16:45
Wed:09:00-16:45
Thu:09:00-16:45
Fri:09:00-16:45
Sat:09:00-13:45
Sun:09:00-13:45
SIXT
Exceptional 9 / 29 reviews
+61755366044
Gold Coast Airport, Terminal Building
$88 - $121
Jucy
Exceptional 9 / 62 reviews
+611800150850
71 – 77, Boyd Street, Tugun, QLD 4224
$65 - $73
Working hours
Mon:08:00-16:55
Tue:08:00-16:55
Wed:08:00-16:55
Thu:08:00-16:55
Fri:08:00-16:55
Sat:09:00-15:55
Sun:09:00-13:55
Bargain Car Rentals
Excellent 8.9 / 153 reviews
+611300729230
2/57-61 Ourimbah Rd Tweed Heads NSW 2485
$56 - $80
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
Hertz
Excellent 8.9 / 5 reviews
+610755996590
Gold Coast Airport, Terminal Building, QLD 4225
$83 - $123
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
Thrifty
Excellent 8.9 / 28 reviews
136139
Gold Coast Hwy
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
Alamo
Excellent 8.8 / 8 reviews
+61755993604
Eastern Avenue, Gold Coast Airport, Bilinga QLD, Coolangatta 4225
$68 - $140
National
Excellent 8.7
+61755993604 / +61738604272
Eastern Avenue, Gold Coast Airport, Bilinga QLD, Coolangatta 4225
$123 - $166
Enterprise
Excellent 8.6
+61755993604 / +61738604272
Eastern Avenue, Gold Coast Airport, Bilinga QLD, Coolangatta 4225
$68 - $140
Keddy
Excellent 8.5 / 2 reviews
+610755693370
Gold Coast Airport, Tom Norris Dr, Coolangatta QLD 4225
$146 - $146
Working hours
Mon:07:00-19:00
Wed:07:00-19:00
Thu:07:00-19:00
Sun:07:00-19:00
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.5 / 1 reviews
0755879333
Terminal Drive
$90 - $158
Working hours
Mon:07:00-22:00
Tue:07:00-22:00
Wed:07:00-22:00
Thu:07:00-22:00
Fri:07:00-22:00
Sat:07:00-22:00
Sun:07:00-22:00
NUCarrentals
NUCarrentals
Excellent 8.1 / 1 reviews
+61755231405
5 Greenway Drive,Tweeds Head,South NSW
Firefly
Firefly
Excellent 8.1
0755996590
GOLD COAST HWY
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
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