Rent a Car at Gold Coast Airport (OOL)

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Gold Coast Airport (OOL)

Address: Terminal Drive, Bilinga, QL, Queensland, 4225, Australia
Phone: CALL: (61) 2 9353 9000
Hours of Operation: Mon - Fri 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM


Gold Coast Airport Car Hire: Frequently Asked Questions

1. Is Gold Coast Airport the same as Coolangatta?

The airport originally bore the name Coolangatta before receiving an official renaming as Gold Coast Airport.

2. What time does Gold Coast airport open?

Hours of operation range from 4:30am until 11:30pm

3. How do you get around the Gold Coast?

The easiest way to get around the Gold Coast is to rent a car.

Renter Requirements

Hiring A Car At Gold Coast's Airport (formerly Coolangatta Airport)? 

Our Store at the Gold Coast Airport welcomes visitors to one of the most beautiful tropical seashore attractions in the world. Whether coming from across the country or across the globe, our friendly representatives strive to help make each trip, for business or pleasure, a success.

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Gold Coast Airport Overview

Gold Coast Airport sits almost astride the state border of Queensland and New South Wales, bracketed by Highway M1 and the Gold Coast Highway that links the coastal tourist attractions.

Gold Coast airport is easy to navigate with one terminal split into domestic and international sections. When you arrive at Gold Coast airport you’ll find the Avis counter located opposite the domestic baggage carousels. If you are arriving on an international flight when you exit turn left and proceed past the check in counters.

While waiting for a flight or relaxing after getting off the plane, visitors can enjoy two lounges or there are a variety of eateries and shops, giving ample opportunity to get a bite to eat or purchase travel essentials such as books, health and beauty supplies, and souvenirs.

Things To Do Near Coolangatta Airport

Visitors to the Gold Coast will find ample opportunities to search out fun, exciting, and interesting recreation. From the Oceanside resorts to the interior parks, those who love the outdoors will have no shortage of activities.

1. Ukerebagh Island represents one of the region’s best kept secrets. Located at the mouth of the Tweed River, it functions as a site to honour Australia’s first Indigenous political figure, Senator Neville Bonner, as well as the local aboriginal community for whom the sight holds particular significance. The site now helps to protect local wildlife from the encroachment of development and offers great trails for hiking and enjoying wildlife.

2. Burleigh Head National Park, north of the airport on Highway 2, is a small, but spectacular preserve of rainforest plants and animals. It also contains a mountain overlook of the seashore and nearby area. No visitor to the Gold Coast should miss the beautiful vistas and remarkable plantlife within.

3.Mermaid Beach hotel and resort areas, Pacific Fair offers some of the best shopping in the entire region. Whether visitors need a new outfit or hair style for a night on the town, essentials for enjoying the sun and surf, or just want a taste of local cuisine, Pacific Fair has what holidaymakers are looking for.

4. Lamington National Park contains spectacular views. It also offers numerous hiking opportunities through a rare and unique Gondwana rainforest, recognised as a World Heritage site.

Distances to Attractions

To/From Distance (    Travel Time (Approx. hr)  
Gold Coast Airport to Ukerebagh Island Wildlife Reserve      7 .15
Gold Coast Airport to Burleigh Head National Park 10 .20
Gold Coast Airport to Mermaid Beach 15 .30
Gold Coast Airport to Pacific Fair Shopping Centre 20 .30
Gold Coast Airport to Surfers Paradise 30 0.4
Gold Coast Airport to Brisbane 100 1.5

Nearest Petrol Stations

The nearest petrol station to the airport sits on the sea side of the airport directly on the Gold Coast Highway. Not far to the east of the airport, on Musgrave Street, is a 7 Eleven convenience store and petrol station.

A few kilometres north of the airport on the Gold Coast Highway, travellers can choose from a BP, Coles, and Puma Tugun. The Kennedy Drive exit off of Highway M1 also offers a BP and a Caltex Tweed.

Fleet Information

Avis offers a wide variety of vehicle choices to fit your needs, style, and wallet. For those seeking to save money, we offer an economy selection in a similar class to the Holden Barina or Kia Rio.

Those needing more room can select from our intermediate size group, which resembles a Toyota Corolla Sedan or similar. Full size and premium options include the Toyota Camry, Holden Commodore RS and RS Wagon.

Avis also has a broad selection of SUVs, vans, trucks, and luxury models including BMW and Mercedes.

Popular Locations in Queensland

1. Brisbane

2. Avis Brisbane Airport

3. Cairns

4. Avis Cairns Airport



Rental vehicle must be returned during office hours.

NOTE: Some locations may have a key drop available. If customer chooses to leave the vehicle, the customer is responsible for the vehicle & all charges (including any damages the vehicle may have incurred during after hours) until the contract can be closed out on the following business day.