Car Hire Gold Coast

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Our Location

19B Ourimbah Rd,
Tweed Heads, Gold Coast NSW 2485
QLD operating hours

Phone Numbers

07 5586 6900 (direct to branch for pickup and drop off)

1300 227 473 (direct to call centre for enquiries, bookings, claims etc.)

0800 44 54 92 - NZ Free Call

07 3088 2976 - Int'l Customers Call

Store Opening Hours

Mon - Sun 5:00am - 10:00pm

Logistics are one of those things that you don’t notice when they’ve been organised perfectly, but which can ruin all your plans when they’re mismanaged. If you’re in charge of the logistics in your office or for your family holidays, then you know how important the transport portion of travel can be. That’s why you often spend as much time planning and booking your car hire from the Gold Coast Airport, as you do scheduling meeting times or securing theme park passes. It doesn’t have to be this difficult.

When you need car rental, Gold Coast-based Alpha Car Hire makes the experience an easy and affordable complement to your holiday or business trip. You can hire a beautifully maintained, modern hire car from the Gold Coast airport from $29 per day, which will be cheaper than most taxi rides on the Gold Coast. You’ll also have the freedom of 500km per day included in your hire agreement, and free pick up and drop off at the Gold Coast Airport.

Car Hire Gold Coast Airport

The Alpha Car Hire Gold Coast depot is located less than five minutes from the Gold Coast Airport. When you hire a car from the Gold Coast Airport, a free shuttle to your car is provided by Alpha Car Hire. All you need to do is collect your bags and call Alpha Car Hire, who will be waiting to meet you at the Transit Centre with a purple shuttle bus to take you to your hire car.

If you’ve come through the international arrivals, wait until you’ve passed customs and then call Alpha Car Hire, who will meet you at the Transit Centre just outside of International Arrivals. No matter what time you arrive at the Gold Coast Airport your hire car will be ready and waiting, as Alpha Car Hire can also organise for after-hours collection.

Why hire a car on the Gold Coast

Queensland is a big, beautiful state with so much to offer, and the Gold Coast is teeming with family activities, natural wonders, exciting nightlife and world-class food and wine just waiting to be explored. All the research, internet searches and travel agents’ advice can only scratch the surface of what’s available to you when you hire a car on the Gold Coast. As soon as you arrive you’ll be swept away by the constantly balmy summer weather and enchanted by the friendly locals. There is so much to see and do on the Gold Coast that you will want the freedom to explore where your mood takes you. Whether you want to escape to the natural beauty of the Hinterlands or conquer your fears on theme park rides.

When you have your hire car for your time on the Gold Coast you are in control. If the lines are too long at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary you can come back another day. If the day has turned out particularly warm you can detour to the Wet N Wild Waterpark.

Similarly, if you are travelling for work you need to remain responsive to changing plans and schedules to stay competitive. You don’t want to miss an opportunity because the taxi you booked didn’t turn up and left you stranded on the other side of the city.

Instead, manage the logistics of your time on the coast by choosing a reliable, safe, clean and affordable Gold Coast hire car, from the time you arrive at the airport to the time you leave.

Places to visit when hiring a car on the Gold Coast

Keep in mind that the weather will be warm, and the sun will be out no matter what time of year you visit the Gold Coast. Travelling in a comfortable and airconditioned rental car on the Gold Coast will ensure you arrive at your destinations cool, refreshed and ready for a day of adventure or conquering the boardroom.

The Gold Coast beaches are world-famous and there is nothing more relaxing than driving along the coast to find the perfect place to lay down your beach towel. There are also diverse and unique eateries close to all the beachside hubs with beautiful food and menus bursting with fresh local produce. For the more active and adventurous, take the 45-minute drive to Mount Tamborine for a skywalk through the trees surrounded by lush rainforests and waterfalls. Or if you want to see how the other half live, drive the hour down to Byron Bay, which has a median house price over $900,000 making it more expensive than Sydney. There are also stunning beaches perfect for surfing, scuba diving and whale watching.

So if you’re planning a trip to the Gold Coast, take the time now to also plan your hire car from the Gold Coast Airport for a smooth ride from beginning to end.

Optional Extras

Boost Seat
Child Seat
$8 per day ($56 Max per rental)
Tyre and Windscreen
Tyre & Windscreen Protection
$3.30 per day
Rent a GPS
$9 per day ($63 Max per rental)
Key Insurance
Key Insurance
$1.99 per day
Extra Driver
Additional Driver
($9.90 per day up to a maximum of 5 days = $49.50)

We value your comfort and convenience. As an Alpha customer, you get excellent service starting with FREE airport transfer to and from our depot via our shuttle service. No need to take a cab or ride share. We've got all of that covered.

On arrival into Gold Coast Airport, and once you have collected your luggage, please call us on 07 5586 6900, and we will dispatch our shuttle to collect you from the "Bus and Coach Pickup Area" (details below). The maximum wait should be 15 minutes. At busy times, we sometimes get held up delivering other customers, so please feel free to call again for the latest shuttle updates.

Gold Coast Domestic Airport Arrivals

ONLY AFTER you have collected your luggage, please call the branch on 07 5586 6900. Proceed to the opposite end of the airport where the Transit Centre is located. Wait for one of our purple Alpha Shuttles which will pull up in an available bay.
*Delays may occur during peak times*

Gold Coast International Airport Arrivals

ONLY AFTER you have cleared customs, call the branch on 07 5586 6900. Walk out of International Arrivals and turn left to the Transit Centre. Wait for one of our purple Alpha Shuttles which will pull up in an available bay
*Delays may occur during peak times*

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