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Walking and Cycling

As the developed areas of the Gold Coast are densely built, it is easy to walk and cycle. Further, there is over 600 kilometres of bike paths that connect neighbourhoods and link to major transit routes.


Getting around the Gold Coast via bus can sometimes be a chore - we recommend allowing sufficient time for delays. Through the large public transit operator, TransLink, and a local bus operator, Surfside Buslines, buses run from the south to the north of the Gold Coast, as well as to outside areas. These operators also offer NightLink, an after-midnight bus service to ensure affordable and safe transportation late at night.


Ph: 13 12 30 
Surfside Buslines

Ph: 13 12 30

There are also bus services for theme park transfers. For more information, click here.

Light Rail system

As of 2014, the Gold Coast has a newly-constructed light rail system that follows the Gold Coast highway and takes passengers to all the key tourist spots on the northern end of the Gold Coast. To view more information about the light rail and its various stations, click here.


Hail a cab with its lights on where possible or book one in advance.

Gold Coast Cabs / Regent Taxi

Ph: 131 008

Water Taxis

Discover the waterways on the Gold Coast and visit Stradbroke Island using the region’s ferry and water taxi operators.

Broadwater Taxi

Runaway Bay Marina, Runaway Bay.

Ph: 04 0358 7804 * 
Gold Coast Ferries Pty Ltd.

Couran Cove Island Resort departure terminal.

Ph: 04 1171 1275

Car Rental

Rent a car and tour the Gold Coast using the most flexible transportation option.

Thrifty Car Rental

Ph: 07 5570 9999 * 
Budget Car and Truck Rental

Ph: 07 5538 1344 * 

Ph: 13 63 33 * 

Ph: 07 5536 6133

In addition, if you're looking for more things to do on the Gold Coast including some of the best tours, attractions and activities, be sure to check out our main region section to browse for more information online.