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LEADING CAR RENTAL BRANDS AT GOLD COAST

About Gold Coast  (OOL)


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Address: Terminal Building Gold Coast Airport, Gold Coast - Airport, Gold Coast, 4225, Qld

Set on the border of Queensland and New South Wales, Gold Coast airport (OOL) serves the Gold Coast area and local government of Gold Coast city, in particular. It’s only 90 kilometres from Brisbane as well.

Situated 30 kilometres away, Gold Coast city is one of the main areas to base yourself during your trip. And to get there is just a 35 minute trip.

Upon landing, you have the option to rent a car from a wide selection of Gold Coast Airport car rental kiosks both in the terminal building and airport complex. Although numerous other forms of public transport are available, car hire makes sense and allows you the freedom to explore this stunning part of Australia at your own pace.

And remember Gold Coast Airport car rentals can either be pre-booked or secured once you land.

  Getting around

The Gold Coast is one of Australia’s top tourist attractions, with the sun and sea top of many visitors reasons to travel here. It’s home to one of the ultimate surfing spots on the planet, Surfer’s Paradise.

But the Gold Coast offers much more, including its famed nightlife! If it’s a party you want, the Gold Coast won’t let you down. And if you want to get away from the sea, checkout Lamington National Park, home to the Lost World Valley, the perfect place to hike!

To see all that the Gold Coast has to offer, you going to need transport and the best way to get around is by car rental. And while there are numerous vehicle depots scattered throughout the Gold Coast, securing an airport car rental is always the easiest.

  Choosing your car

Choosing your car is easy to do using our online portal. And there is a range to pick from, no matter what vehicle type you need. Luxury cars, compact sedans, family cars for up to 5 people, SUVs and people carriers for larger groups are all easily booked with a simple click of a button.

Thanks to a range of rental agencies including Europcar, Hertz, Budget, Sixt and Apex, you can easily find a car that matches your budget.

  Tips and advice for renting a car at Gold Coast Airport

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Travelling to the city centre of Gold Coast City from the airport is primarily along State Route 3. Using a GPS unit is advised.

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While in residential areas, you may only travel up to 50 km/h.

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Popular tourist spots such as Surfer’s Paradise are served by meter parking bays. Take note of how long you may be parked for. If you plan to spend a day at the beach, rather locate a parking garage and pay a one off fee.

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Many of the Gold Coast’s top beaches and surf spots are found off the Gold Coast Highway.

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The roads in the Gold Coast area, particularly along the coast, are packed with cyclists. Be aware of them.

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Pedestrian traffic in these areas is also high. Rather ride slower and keep your eyes open for them, especially at night, when partygoers fill the streets.

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Frequently asked questions about renting a car at Gold Coast

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1. Is it best to book my car rental before I arrive at Gold Coast?

At all times it is better to book your car rental before you arrive at Gold Coast. Discounts are rarely applied when you turn up at the pick up desk to book.

There were insufficient search results returned for Gold Coast to allow us to answer that question. We recommend you try a nearby location that has a greater selection of rental cars.

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2. How far in advance should I book a car rental pickup at Gold Coast?

In short, book early when flying into Gold Coast, since the later you leave it, the more expensive it will become.

There’s a chance that in peak demand periods in Australia that there will be no availability. Also in low season there may be insufficient cars due to low demand. You can generally amend or cancel up to 24 hrs in advance, free of charge.

There were insufficient search results returned for Gold Coast to allow us to answer that question. We recommend you try a nearby location that has a greater selection of rental cars.

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3. Does Gold Coast have cars with 7 seats?

Gold Coast does have 7 seat vehicles depending on availability. Enter your dates in the search availability box to see what is on offer.

There were insufficient search results returned for Gold Coast to allow us to answer that question. We recommend you try a nearby location that has a greater selection of rental cars.

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4. Am I able to rent a car one way from Gold Coast to a different drop off location in Australia?

This is usually possible from Gold Coast but depends on the specific drop off point in Australia. You can check instantly by putting your pick up and drop off requirements into the search box.

There were insufficient search results returned for Gold Coast to allow us to answer that question. We recommend you try a nearby location that has a greater selection of rental cars.

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5. What are the best cars to rent at Gold Coast?

It depends. If you intend to drive straight from Gold Coast for a short distances or in and around city or urban areas then small to mid size cars will likely be more convenient. For longer distances and greater passenger numbers with luggage, SUV’s and People Carriers (MPV’s) offer more flexibility, convenience and comfort.

There were insufficient search results returned for Gold Coast to allow us to answer that question. We recommend you try a nearby location that has a greater selection of rental cars.

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6. Is it better to rent at Gold Coast or off airport?

This depends on whether the savings obtained from off Gold Coast are better than the inconvenience in terms of time, both at pick up or on drop off. Offsite Gold Coast car rental companies usually offer a shuttle from and to the terminal.

There were insufficient search results returned for Gold Coast to allow us to answer that question. We recommend you try a nearby location that has a greater selection of rental cars.

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7. What happens to my car rental if my flight is cancelled or delayed into Gold Coast?

Generally, if you informed the car rental company of your arrival flight into Gold Coast they will be aware of delays. If you did not, then it is important to notify them by phone or email on the contacts provided on your voucher. Cancelled flights can result in cancelled bookings. Cover yourself with travel insurance to Australia and be prepared to make a new booking for your amended plans.

There were insufficient search results returned for Gold Coast to allow us to answer that question. We recommend you try a nearby location that has a greater selection of rental cars.

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8. What happens if I need to extend my car rental drop off time at Gold Coast?

To avoid confusion with the car rental company at Gold Coast it is a good idea to inform them. Sometimes you can return the car without informing them, but you do risk a hefty rate increase without your negotiation, if you do.

There were insufficient search results returned for Gold Coast to allow us to answer that question. We recommend you try a nearby location that has a greater selection of rental cars.

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9. Are minivans and people movers available for rent at Gold Coast?

Availability for minivans and people movers at Gold Coast rentals always depends on demand. Check your exact dates here.

There were insufficient search results returned for Gold Coast to allow us to answer that question. We recommend you try a nearby location that has a greater selection of rental cars.

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10. Should I buy car rental insurance at the pick up desk at Gold Coast?

It is common practice for car rental companies to upsell you to higher levels of insurance at Gold Coast. You can save a lot of money by using the insurance offered at Cheaperthancars, sometimes which is more than 50%. Also be aware that your travel insurance may also offer you cover for excess waiver in the event of an accident.

There were insufficient search results returned for Gold Coast to allow us to answer that question. We recommend you try a nearby location that has a greater selection of rental cars.

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11. What car types are there for rent at Gold Coast?

There are a range of cars available for rental at Gold Coast including Toyota Corolla, Toyota Kluger, Holden Commodore Estate, and Toyota Commuter.

There were insufficient search results returned for Gold Coast to allow us to answer that question. We recommend you try a nearby location that has a greater selection of rental cars.

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12. What car rental brands offer SUV’s at Gold Coast?

There is a competitive selection of rental companies offering SUV’s at Gold Coast including:

  • East Coast  East Coast
  • Keddy By Europcar  Keddy By Europcar
  • Alamo  Alamo
  • Europcar  Europcar
  • Thrifty  Thrifty
  • Bargain Car Rentals  Bargain Car Rentals




After completeing a search for SUV’s on May 15, 2020 we found no SUV’s available at Gold Coast. This maybe because they are booked out on that day. To check alternative dates, please search here

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13. What is the cheapest 7 day car rental for May at Gold Coast?

Pricing can vary through the month of May at Gold Coast, but we have provided an indicative price of NZD28 per day for a rental starting on May 15, 2020 with Bargain Car Rentals driving a Hyundai Accent or similar. For an exact quote enter your dates here.

There were insufficient search results returned for Gold Coast to allow us to answer that question. We recommend you try a nearby location that has a greater selection of rental cars.

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14. What SUV cars are available at Gold Coast in 3 months time?

There are a number of SUV models currently available at Gold Coast with East Coast, Keddy By Europcar and Alamo at prices starting from NZD44 per day, in a Nissan X-Trail or similar on an example date of May 15, 2020 for 7 days. For exact quotes enter your dates and selection here.

After completeing a search for SUV’s on May 15, 2020 we found no SUV’s available at Gold Coast. This maybe because they are booked out on that day. To check alternative dates, please search here

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15. Which rental companies are there at Gold Coast?

We have listed a selection of 9 rental companies at Gold Coast. These are:

  • East Coast  East Coast
  • Keddy By Europcar  Keddy By Europcar
  • Alamo  Alamo
  • Europcar  Europcar
  • Thrifty  Thrifty
  • Bargain Car Rentals  Bargain Car Rentals
  • Alpha  Alpha
  • Enterprise  Enterprise
  • Sixt  Sixt



There were insufficient search results returned for Gold Coast to allow us to answer that question. We recommend you try a nearby location that has a greater selection of rental cars.

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16. How much waiting time should I allow for picking up a car at Gold Coast?

According to feedback from our rental pick up statistics at Gold Coast it takes an average of 14 mins to collect your vehicle.

We just checked the wait times at Gold Coast, but unfortunately we do not have any statistics for this location.

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17. Which forms of payment are generally acceptable for car rental at Gold Coast?

These credit cards, Visa and MasterCard are generally acceptable at Gold Coast, but it will depend on your car rental company. You can check by searching here.

There were insufficient search results returned for Gold Coast to allow us to answer that question. We recommend you try a nearby location that has a greater selection of rental cars.

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18. What is the cheapest car for next weekend at Gold Coast?

Prices can vary at short notice at Gold Coast, but right now the cheapest car is a Hyundai i20 or similar for pick up on Saturday morning at 10am, for 2 days costing NZD29 per day. To search for the cheapest car at other times you can check live availability here.

We performed a search of cars for pickup on Saturday morning at 10am, but unfortunately it looks like all cars at Gold Coast are booked out at that time. To search for other cars at another date or time, please check availability here.

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19. What is the highest rated rental company for overall service at Gold Coast and how does this compare to others?

The highest rated car rental company in Gold Coast is East Coast with a score of 9 / 10. Here are the top 5:

  • East Coast  East Coast - 9
  • Keddy By Europcar  Keddy By Europcar - 8.6
  • Alamo  Alamo - 8.5
  • Europcar  Europcar - 7.9
  • Thrifty  Thrifty - 7.7

There were insufficient search results returned for Gold Coast to allow us to answer that question. We recommend you try a nearby location that has a greater selection of rental cars.

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20. Are there eco friendly rated cars for rent at Gold Coast?

Yes, eco friendly cars are available to rent in Australia at Gold Coast. Some examples listed here are:

  • Hyundai Accent  Hyundai Accent
  • Suzuki Swift  Suzuki Swift
  • Hyundai i20  Hyundai i20
  • Toyota Yaris  Toyota Yaris
  • Mitsubishi Mirage  Mitsubishi Mirage

There were insufficient search results returned for Gold Coast to allow us to answer that question. We recommend you try a nearby location that has a greater selection of rental cars.