There are various public transport options for traveling around the Gold Coast. Gold Coast public transport options include buses, trains, and taxis. City of Gold Coast works in partnership with TransLink to provide public transport options including scheduled bus, train and tram services, and community and complementary transport services.

Gold Coast Tram

The new G: light rail system operates from 5am to midnight on weekdays and throughout weekends. The route links Helensvale, Gold Coast University Hospital, Southport, Main Beach, Surfers Paradise and Broadbeach with a 7.5 minute service between 7am and 7pm weekdays.

All Holiday Holiday Gold Coast apartments are within 5 minutes walking distance to Cavill Avenue tram station.

Gold Coast Trains

Gold Coast trains run at regular intervals from Varsity Lakes to Brisbane and Brisbane Airport. Queensland Rail trains connect major centres on the Gold Coast including Helensvale, Nerang, Robina and Varsity Lakes and also serve Ormeau and Coomera. Trains run at regular intervals to and from Brisbane with bus connections to Surfers Paradise, Southport and Broadbeach.

All Holiday Holiday Gold Coast apartments are within easy walking distance to a bus stop that connects you to the train services.

Gold Coast Buses

Buses run in regular services and the bus network covers most locations such as theme parks, shopping centres and entertainment venues.

All Holiday Holiday’s Surfers Paradise resorts are within easy walking distance to a bus stop.

Gold Coast Taxis

Gold Coast Cabs provides a range of taxies to carry up to 11 passengers. Taxis on the Gold Coast can be hailed from the kerb on the street or engaged at designated taxi ranks. Gold Coast Cabs can also be booked directly on 131 008.

All Holiday Holiday’s Surfers Paradise Gold Coast accommodation are located within 5 minutes walk to Cavill Avenue which has a large taxi stand along Cavill Avenue.

Go Explore Card

Here are some tips on the most convenient way to enjoy Gold Coast Public transport. If you want to explore South East Queensland, you can purchase a Go Card, or a Gold Coast Go Explore Card. This day pass costs only $10 for adults and $5 for children aged 5 – 14. Children under 5 travels for free. Go Card allows you to travel on all TransLink buses, trains and ferry services.

Go Explore cards can be purchased at:

  • 7-Eleven and NightOwl stores on the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast
  • selected retailers
  • selected hotel booking desks
  • Gold Coast TransLink Info kiosks
  • Gold Coast Airport
  • Airtrain booking windows
  • TransLink webshop

Other private options: Gold Coast Ferry

There are a number of private ferries and water taxis operating in the city. Ferry trips include travels from Southport to the Spit and Surfers Central to Gold Coast Arts Centre at Evandale.

Travel from Airports to Holiday Holiday’s Surfers Paradise Resorts

With an increasing number of flights, it is easy to travel to and from the Gold Coast. You can take direct domestic flights to local and interstate cities. International flights operate directly to and from Japan (Tokyo or Osaka), New Zealand, Fiji, Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur), Singapore, Hong Kong and much more.

From Gold Coast airport, the journey to Holiday Holiday guest lounge takes approximately 35 minutes by car. You can catch a taxi, shuttle bus, hire a car or grab an Uber from the Gold Coast airport to Surfers Paradise.

If you are arriving at Brisbane Airport, the journey to the Gold Coast only takes an hour. You can take a taxi, a shuttle bus, or hire a car to drive to the Gold Coast. Rental car companies can be easily found at Gold Coast Airport, Brisbane Airport and surrounding areas.

If you would like more information about Gold Coast public transport or any other assistance, please contact us and our friendly staff will be happy to help. All Holiday Holiday Gold Coast accommodation are located within easy walk of Gold Coast public transport.