Gold Coast Car Hire

Discover Car Rental on the Gold Coast

The Gold Coast is renowned for its long stunning beaches, countless attractions and activities, hikes and amusement parks. Located in Queensland, the Gold Coast is 80 kms south of Brisbane. You can see the best of the Gold Coast with a hire car. Collect your rental car from the airport or from the depots located in the city at Surfers Paradise. Most international flights arrive into Brisbane Airport which is less than an hour drive to the Gold Coast. Domestic and some international flights also arrive at Gold Coast airport, formally known as Coolangatta Airport.

Do not limit yourself to the beautiful beach at your door step, with 57 kms of coastline you will be able to explore many more beaches in your hire car. With a wide selection of suppliers and a variety of vehicles we are sure to be able to offer you the perfect vehicle to explore all that the Gold Coast has to offer its visitors. View our Australian Driving Tips page to learn about driving in Australia.

Frequently Asked Questions About Hiring a Car on the Gold Coast

It is approximately 22km away and it takes around 25-35 minutes, depending on traffic to drive from the Gold Coast Airport to Surfers Paradise.

Yes! DriveAway offers great rates on one-way car hires on the Gold Coast. Use our booking engine to request a free quote and check multiple drop-off locations to find the best rate for your travel plans.

You must be at least 20 years old to hire a car on the Gold Coast, although the age may vary by car category. Some suppliers have a maximum age limit of 75 years and a young driver surcharge so please be aware of the terms and conditions.

Experience Gold Coast

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The beaches on the Gold Coast are made of sparkling sand and crystal blue waters. If you are into surfing, the beaches are known to have some of the best surf breaks in the world. Some of the more popular beaches are: The Spit, Surfers Paradise, Kirra Beach and Broadbeach.

Once you have exhausted yourself with swimming, surfing, tanning and everything the beach can offer the next stop is the theme parks! Take the family for a fun filled adventure of exploring the countless roller-coasters, water slides and performances, visit one or all of the parks including Sea World, Dreamworld, Movie World and Wet ‘n’ Wild.

The Gold Coast also has many top golf courses including the RACV Royal Pines which holds the Australian PGA Championships. Why not try the Links Public Course? Go for an adventure by visiting the picturesque rock formation and waterfalls of Springbrook National Park where you can see rare and threatened species like the tree frog and koala. At night you can see the protected colony of glow worms and bats.

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Cities (To and From) Distance (Approx. km) Travel Time (Approx. hr)
Gold Coast to Brisbane 90 1
Gold Coast to Byron Bay 90 1
Gold Coast to Sunshine Coast 180 2.5