Brisbane Airport is 110km away from our office – it is a 3 hour round trip for us to go to Brisbane and back – it is NOT possible for us to leave rental cars at Brisbane Airport for you to pick up, and our rental cars CANNOT be left there at the end of your car hire term.
If you are arriving or departing via Brisbane Airport, you can:
A. Choose to catch a train to the Gold Coast from Brisbane Airport (just outside the terminal) at a cost of about $35.00 per adult and a frequency of every 30 minutes. If your arrival at or required departure from Varsity Lakes Rail is after 8:00am and before 4:30pm (2:30pm Sundays), we will meet you at or return you to Varsity Lakes Railway Station.
B. Use a commercial airport transfer service such as www.con-x-ion.com; www.goldcoasttransport.com.au; Top Flight on +61 7 5522 8890 or Door2Door on +61 7 5535 7003. Price varies according to time of day - these are most appropriate when you are arriving too late or departing too early for either our service or the train service. We will meet you at or return you to your Gold Coast accommodation during our operating hours.
C. Rent for one day from one of the major car rental companies on the basis of pick up a rental car at Brisbane Airport and return at Surfers Paradise (or vice versa). This process often works out as the cheapest option, especially if there are more than 3 adults and you are staying on the Gold Coast for a week or more. We will meet you at or return you to your accommodation or the other rental office during our operating hours.
This arrangement with a major international rental company can work well for those who want to have either the first or last part of their holiday in Brisbane or the Sunshine Coast.