Getting to the Gold Coast

Bordered by 70 km of internationally acclaimed beaches and World Heritage listed subtropical rainforests, the Gold Coast is Australia’s premier tourist destination. From golden beaches to lush tropical hinterland, thrill-seeking theme parks to pampering day spas, world-class shopping to mouth-watering dining, eye-opening tours to amazing cultural experiences - the list of things to do on the Gold Coast in endless. Now with the G:Link, the Gold Coast’s new light rail system, it is easier than ever to explore the surrounding area. For more information about the G:Link visit:


Gold Coast Airport (or Coolangatta Airport) is approx 20kms from QT Gold Coast hotel.  There are flights into the Gold Coast from most Australia capital cities, New Zealand, Asia, USA, Europe. For more information about Gold Coast Airport please visit:

Brisbane Airport is approx. 1 hour and 10 mins (90kms) from  QT Gold Coast hotel. Brisbane is a large international airport with frequent flights daily. For more information about Brisbane Airport please visit:

Airport Transfers

From Gold Coast Airport

For international and interstate visitors arriving at the Gold Coast’s local airport, Coolangatta, the following options are available.

Shuttle Bus:
Gold Coast Tourist Shuttle - Pre-booking is recommended and can be done online at the website below. One way or return coach transfers between your hotel & the Gold Coast Airport are available.

Phone: 1300 655 655
Cost (approx): $21.00 one way, $41.00 return

Gold Coast Cabs - From Coolangatta Airport to the Conference venue (QT Gold Coast hotel) the approximate cost is $55.00 one way.
Phone: 131 008

From Brisbane Airport

For international and interstate visitors arriving at Brisbane Airport, the options for travelling to the Gold Coast are via coach, taxi or airtrain. The journey takes approximately 75 minutes.

Con-X-ion - Pre-booking can be arranged and is recommended for early and late arrivals.
Phone +61 7 3358 9700 or 1300 664 700
Cost (approx): From $49.00 one way, $91.00 return

Airtrain - The Airtrain service leaves from Brisbane Airport every half hour (15 minutes during peak times) throughout the day between 5:00am and 8:00pm. Travel time is 90 minutes on the train to Nerang station, and approximately 15 minutes drive to the QT Gold Coast hotel. Online bookings receive 10% off. Website:
Phone: +61 7 3216 3308
Cost (approx): From $31.00 one way, $59.00 return

Airtrain Connect – Transfer Service - The AirtrainConnect service includes the train to a Gold Coast station, and then a chauffeured vehicle to your accommodation. When you arrive at the Brisbane airport, Airtrain staff will arrange your tickets and advise which Gold Coast train station to disembark at. When you arrive at the Gold Coast, your driver will be waiting with your name on a sign to take you to your destination.
Phone: 1800 119 091
Cost (approx): From $50.00 one way, $90.00 return

Things to do on the Gold Coast

The attractions of the Gold Coast bring smiles to people of all ages and stages. With exhilarating rides, exotic animals and endless waterslides to help you cool off on hot summer days, your Gold Coast holiday offers a full spectrum of interactive entertainment - from dazzling big budget Gold Coast theme parks to small, hilariously kitsch museums. to view all the things to see and do on the Gold Coast.