Coolangatta's Gold Coast Airport is a popular flight destination for both domestic and International flights. Just a short drive from the world famous Surfers Paradise it's the perfect place to start your relaxing holiday. Make the most of the fantastic beaches and attractions at your own pace! Alpha offer some of the best deals on Car Hire Gold Coast Airport and with our price beat guarantee* you can be sure you're getting the best price on the coast!
If you have some down time while waiting for flights, why not check out some the many shopping options available or sit down for a meal at one of the convenient places to eat? There are plenty of stores to keep the children entertained and free airport WiFi so you can catch up on emails and keep up with the latest on social media. Check out the Gold Coast Airport website for an up-to-date flight status.
Renting a car from the Gold Coast airport will give you access to enjoy not only the Coast itself, Surfers Paradise and the Hinterland, but Brisbane too - a short 45 minute drive north. You can head south instead and the Pacific Motorway gives you access to New South Wales including Byron Bay. Our experienced and friendly staff can get you into a great deal on a hire car to suit any budget, plus our free airport transfers give you convenient access to our depot to collect your vehicle.
You can experience mild winters and warm and humid summers in the Gold Coast, providing you with a humid, subtropical climate. Surrounding areas have earned the name of "the Summer blues" due to large amounts of summer precipitation (while winters are warm and fairly dry). Visit the Queensland Weather and Warnings page for more info.
Gold Coast Airport
- Gold Coast Airport:
- 41 Mclean St,
- Coolangatta, QLD 4225
Aust - Free Call
NZ - Free Call
What Our Customers Have To Say
Very happy with the service especially the friendliness of the driver who took us back to the atrportGraham , March 2014
I would like to say that kate was very very helpful at the service desk in assisting us set up a toll account - we are country folk so we don't know the "toll charge system" and it really helped start our holiday off with a smile and helpful service.( we hired our car sunday 2nd march) on our return we had the nicest bus driver take us to the airport - sorry don't know his name but it was about 12.30is on tues 4th of march. Thankyou all so much and this is our 2nd time with you and both times have truly been great. We have recommended you to our friends and familyBronwyn And Richard , March 2014
I have used Alpha for years, very impressed.Hayley , March 2014
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Great service, no problems at all!Rob , March 2014
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I have used Alpha car hire on a number of occasions now and will not ever look for another car hire business as my experience each and every time has been second to none. I have recommended Alpha to many of my friends and family also. Keep up the good work and please set up one in perth.Deb , March 2014
Very friendly and sympathetic staff!Arndt , March 2014
Quick and easy airport pick up and drop off, friendly staff, vehicle as described and in good condition.Erin , March 2014
Competitive car hire... Would recommend.....Paul , March 2014
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Queensland is a massive state with so much to see and do. Check out our Queensland Itineraries to help you plan your trip! Cheap hire cars Gold Coast were never more useful.
Want to know how far one Australian city is from another? Our Driving Distances guide can help you calculate your trip and find the most efficient drive for your target hotspots.
When renting a car in Australia, it's always helpful to be aware of certain driving related issues. Check out our Top 10 Car Hire Tips. If you're new to driving in Australia, don't worry but be prepared. We can help you with a few useful tips before you take off on your adventure. Knowing about our speed limits, safe drink driving laws and having the right international drivers licenses are some things that can ensure your holiday vacation is incident free. See our Driving Tips for Australia guide for more info.
There is a network of efficient toll roads for you to choose from when travelling in Queensland. The toll roads include the Gateway Motorway, Logan Motorway, Clem Jones (CLEM7) Tunnel and the Go Between Bridge, Airport LinkM7. These toll roads will cause less wear and tear on your vehicle as well as improved travel times so you can see as much of the area as you want. Visit our How to Pay Your Toll page for more info.
Our airport location gives convenient access to terminals, only minutes away. We offer our customers free airport transfers every 15 minutes that save our customers from costly airport taxis and high fees for locality. Our friendly team of locals can assist with local knowledge if are stuck for holiday ideas.
Top 5 places you must see when at the Gold Coast Airport:
- Surfers Paradise
- VVisit the jewel of the Gold Coast. Here you'll find a perfect blend of a lively cityscapeand the relaxing beach lifestyle.
- The WRX Experience
- Experience the thrill of driving a rally tuned 350hp Subaru WRX! Don't forget to race off-road karts built for all ages.
- Balloon Down Under
- Enjoy the stunning views in a memorable way from a hot air balloon! You'll a breathtaking view of the Gold Coast skyline from exhilarating heights.
- Numinbah Valley Adventure Trails
- The Valley is fun for all ages offering a unique range of horse riding trails and lessons, cliff rappelling, rock-climbing, cave exploring, and bushwalking. You'll enjoy these activities in beautiful sceneries of mountains, caves, rivers and rainforests.
- Movie World
- Check out the only Australian movie related theme park. You can experience the glitz and glamour of Hollywood. Meet your favourite stars while enjoying behind-the-scenes action as well as comedy acts, action stunts, and exhilarating rides.
Hotels and Accommodation:
You can choose from the best accommodations within and in the outskirts of the city. To see the wide range of available accommodation including hotels, motels, backpackers and serviced apartments that will suit every budget, check out our accommodation listing. You'll find the closest and cheapest places to rent near your holiday destination and fits you travel budget.
The Gold Coast is on the Eastern Standard Time (EST): GMT + 10 hours. Queensland does not follow daylight savings time.
About Gold Coast Airport
Gold Coast Airport
When you fly into the Airport, chances are you are going to need to hire a car. Why spend extra money hiring from the airport companies with fees and charges that you don't need? Alpha Car Hire offers cheap competitive rates on new vehicles and we pride themselves on our outstanding customer service. Our price beat guarantee* means you literally cannot find a better price.
Alpha Car Hire Coolangatta is less than five minutes from the airport terminals and provides a free shuttle bus from the terminals to our depot to save you even more money. This leaves you with more to spend on your holiday; a cheap shuttle is a free shuttle. Whether you are staying local or taking a drive to the Gold Coast or Byron Bay, we have a rental vehicle to suit your needs and budget.
Famous for its stunning beaches, theme parks and scenic rainforests the Gold Coast attracts more than 10 million tourists a year. You'll see how the luscious surf, beautiful sandy beaches and crystal clear ocean gives the coast its name. Get the most out of your visit by riding waves, taking a relaxing walk or a refreshing swim on the Gold coast.
The laid back attitude of the Gold Coast carries through to many of its famous beaches - Main Beach, The 'Spit' and Broadbeach, almost walking distance of each other. In Surfers Paradise, Cavill Avenue has something for everyone whether you want to shop at the numerous stores, visit Ripley's Believe It or Not or stop and have a quick bite. This is a great place to start for you to choose from designer brand good and souvenir stores, great restaurants and pubs all in the one street.
You can park your rental car at conveniently located parking lots. Choose from garage and open air parking depending on how long you'll be visiting. Be sure to top up your parking meters to avoid fees.
Regardless of how old you are, you will have fun at one of the famous theme parks and there really is something for everyone. The biggest theme park on the Gold Coast is Dreamworld , with over 27 exciting rides, adorable animal exhibits, impressive shows and merchandise stores. Dreamworld lends its backyard to the TV show 'Big Brother' and has a water park next door, White Water World. Main attractions include The Giant Drop, Tiger Island, Tower of Terror and the Claw.
Movie World, as the name suggests is a movie related theme park with rides such as the Scooby-Doo Spooky Coaster, Superman Escape and Looney Tunes Splash Zone. Take memorable photos with your favourite characters and then watch the superheroes and villains for the Star Parade. The Hollywood Stunt Driver show is a must-see with real special movie effects and thrilling action stunts.
Next door is Wet 'n' Wild which has relaxing heated water in winter and refreshing cool water in the summer. There is never a reason not to visit it on your holiday. You can have a lazy float around Calypso Beach or take an enjoyable dip in the giant wave pool. You can get an adrenaline rush in the speed of the Aqua Loop and Kamikaze rides
You can plan your holiday trip to stay in the Sea World Nara Resort joined to the Sea World Theme Park. There are the thrill rides and the water park but Sea World is better known for their amazing marine animal exhibits. Whether you are seeing the adorable penguins and polar bears, swimming with the sharks or watching one of the live shows, there is something that will be sure to give you memorable experiences on your holiday vacation.
Exploring Northern NSW
For a relaxing yet amazing experience, we recommend you head to Northern NSW where you'll find exclusive travel destinations. Tweed Heads is the first town past the Queensland border and home of two unique sites - Point Danger and Captain Cook Memorial. Here you'll learn more about the rich Australian culture.
Stop by Byron Bay, a popular destination for backpackers and young tourists because of the stunning views of the beaches. The Buddha Restaurant and O-Sushi are popular places to dine for both locals and tourists.You could jump aboard a whale watching tour to experience the majesty of the gigantic creatures. For a unique experience, you can go for a night vision walk to see the nocturnal animals in their Australian natural habitat. Byron Bay also plays host to the popular Blues & Roots Festival and Splendour in the grass which attracts people from all over the country.
Another worthwhile destination in Northern NSW is Tamworth, home of the 2nd biggest Country Music Festival in the world. You can enjoy a day in Yamba, Coffs Harbour, Grafton and Port Macquarie that are all part of the Northern New South Wales region.