Cheap Car Hire Gold Coast Airport (Metro)

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Gold Coast Airport (Metro) (OOL)


Terminal Dr,
Bilinga Qld, QL, Queensland, 4225, Australia


CALL: (61) 2 9353 9399

Hours of Operation:

Mon - Sun 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM

If flying in, the rental counter is within the terminal with a short walk to the car lot.


Location Information
Fastbreak Service
Fastbreak Pick up: Proceed to the Budget Fastbreak line or Budget rental counter. Present your driver licence and receive your rental agreement and keys.

Fastbreak Return: Park the vehicle and lock it. If a return agent is not available in the rental car park, proceed to the rental counter/office with your vehicle keys, mileage and fuel level. You can access your receipt online within 72 hours of returning your vehicle.
General Directions
COUNTER: In the domestic arrivals hall, near the baggage carousels.
CARS: In the car park outside the terminal.
RETURNS: Follow the signs for Rental Returns car park, located on the right-hand side of Terminal Drive.
AFTER HOURS RETURNS: Available during airport hours only. Drop box located at the Budget counter in the terminal.

Car Hire on the Gold Coast - Budget Australia

The Gold Coast is a major commercial and tourism centre in south-east Queensland. This beautiful part of the world is roughly one hour from Brisbane, with domestic and international visitors coming to experience the pristine beaches, fun family attractions, and scenic hinterland delights. Hiring a car is the best way to explore the Gold Coast, with the Budget rental counter at Gold Coast Airport providing the ideal starting point for your next Queensland adventure.

The Gold Coast stretches from Coolangatta in the south to Beenleigh and Russell Island in the north, a huge area that makes it Australia's six-largest city. While this part of Australia was originally undeveloped, things soon changed after the establishment of Surfers Paradise in the 1920s. The beaches of the area are the obvious attraction, with multiple family theme parks and shopping opportunities also drawing tourists each year. Along with the extended section of coastline, the Gold Coast also includes a beautiful hinterland area complete with rainforests, waterfalls, and mountains.

Family Accommodation

The Gold Coast is the perfect holiday destination for families. While this idyllic stretch of coastline is also loved by couples and groups; the combination of beaches, theme parks, and natural attractions are ideal for young families. Accommodation options are plentiful on the Gold Coast, with hotels and apartments accounting for most of the high-rise buildings on the city's skyline. The busiest area for families is between Southport and Broadbeach, including the world-famous Surfers Paradise.

There are literally hundreds of accommodation options for families to choose from, including the Mecure Gold Coast Resort, Hilton Surfers Paradise, and Q1 Resort and Spa. For something special, why not stay at the Sea World Resort and enjoy unlimited entry to the world-famous theme park. If you're looking for somewhere a little quieter, simply drive south to beautiful Burleigh Heads or Coolangatta. From self-contained apartments through to resorts and luxury hotels, Queensland's Gold Coast is jam-packed with quality accommodation options.

Things to see and do on the Gold Coast

The Gold Coast is a diverse holiday hot spot with something for every taste and budget. The white sandy beaches are the number one attraction, including the unbroken coastline between The Spit and Burleigh Heads. If you're looking for surf breaks and headlands; Burleigh heads, Rainbow Bay, and Duranbah are world-famous for a very good reason.

It's not all about the beach, however, with the Gold Coast also world-renowned for its family-friendly theme parks. Sea World is located on the coastline; with Dream World, Movie World, and Wet'n'Wild all situated between the Gold Coast and Brisbane. Natural wonders also abound in this part of the world, with Lamington National Park a spectacular area full of mountains, pristine rainforests, and more waterfalls than you could possibly imagine.

Gold Coast Weather

As you might expect, Gold Coast weather is pretty perfect most of the time. Queensland isn't called the sunshine state for nothing, with the winters very mild and the summers ideal for swimming and relaxing by the pool. This area has a humid subtropical climate, which means thunderstorms and heavy showers are more likely during the summer months.

Overall, winter lows get down to an average of about 12.0 °C on the Gold Coast, with summer highs reaching an average of about 29 °C. While the Gold Coast is more popular with tourists during the summer months, it makes an ideal holiday spot at any time of the year.

Local Service Stations

There are petrol stations located across the Gold Coast, with the busy Gold Coast Highway and Southport - Burleigh road used by locals to get up and down the coast. The Pacific Highway is also very busy, with service stations located on most exit roads. The largest service stations include the BP on the corner of Pacific Highway & Abraham Rd, the BP on Brisbane Rd at Biggera Waters, and the Caltex adjacent to Robina shopping town. Close to the airport, you can visit Freedom Fuels on Eastern Ave at Bilinga, or The Shell service station on the Gold Coast Highway at Tugan.

Distances to and from the Gold Coast

  • Gold Coast Airport to Surfers Paradise 27 km
  • Gold Coast Airport to Burleigh Heads 14 km
  • Gold Coast Airport to Movie World 40 km
  • Gold Coast Airport to Sea World 32 km
  • Gold Coast Airport to Lamington National Park 65 km
  • Gold Coast to Brisbane 80 km
  • Gold Coast to Byron Bay 95 km


What is the cost to rent a car from the Gold Coast Airport?

To provide you with an estimate of a cost to rent a car from Gold Coast Airport, we need to know more about your hire period, the car you want, and how long you need it for.

Can I rent a car from Coolangatta Airport?

Gold Coast Airport and Coolangatta Airport are the same airport.

Can I collect a car from Gold Coast Airport and return somewhere else?

You sure can! One way rentals are possible from Gold Coast Airport to locations all over Australia. Popular one way rentals include Gold Coast Airport to Surfers Paradise, Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast. Enter your details in the search form for further information and to get a quote.

Do I need an International Drivers Licence to rent a car from Gold Coast Airport?

If your licence is not in English, you must present an International Driving Permit in addition to your home licence.

I’m 23 years old, can I rent a car from the Gold Coast Airport?

The minimum age to rent a vehicle with Budget is 21 years of age. All drivers must hold a current, full and valid drivers licence, that has been valid for a minimum of 12 consecutive months. A young driver surcharge may apply.

What is the Gold Coast famous for?

Famous spots on the Gold Coast include Surfers Paradise, Sea World, Movie World, Dream World, Lamington National Park, and the surf breaks of Coolangatta and Burleigh Heads.

What is the best month to visit the Gold Coast?

While the Gold Coast makes a great holiday destination at any time, the summer months between November and February are more popular due to the warm waters and sunny weather.

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