Getting to the Gold Coast couldn’t be easier, situated in South-East Queensland the Gold Coast is serviced by two major international airports and has effortless road access from Queensland’s capital, Brisbane.
Gold Coast Airport
The Gold Coast Airport is at the centre of Australia’s favourite beach holiday destination, the Gold Coast. The airport is situated 25 kilometres south of the tourist hub of Surfers Paradise/Broadbeach and just 5 minutes from Coolangatta. Gold Coast Airport is also the gateway to the Tweed Region of Northern New South Wales featuring Byron Bay - located under an hour away by car. Gold Coast Airport operates on Australian Eastern Standard Time year round.
Gold Coast Airport welcomes more than 350 direct flights each week from many destinations including Sydney, Melbourne (Tullamarine and Avalon), Cairns, Adelaide, Perth, Canberra, Newcastle, Rockhampton and Townsville. International destinations include Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Wuhan (China), Narita-Tokyo (Japan), Nadi (Fiji) and in New Zealand – Auckland, Christchurch, Wellington and Queenstown.
Terminal facilities include bars and cafes, alfresco style dining, duty-free shopping, retail stores and wireless internet. Long term covered and uncovered parking is available featuring over 2000 parking spaces. Ground transfer options including public transport, private buses, rental cars, limousines are also readily available. For further information visit: www.goldcoastairport.com.au;
Airlines operating out of Gold Coast Airport
- Air New Zealand
- Jetstar Airlines
- Virgin Australia
- Air Asia X
Gold Coast Tourist Shuttle
Whether you’re travelling alone or with friends and family, Gold Coast Tourist Shuttle will get you from door to door. The Gold Coast Tourist Shuttle services from Tweed Heads in the south through to Runaway Bay in the north.
For reservations or enquiries call 1300 655 655 between 7:00am and 7:00pm or visit Gold Coast Tourist Shuttle for more information.
Buses, Trains and Trams
TransLink’s integrated network on the Gold Coast includes the G:Link trams, Surfside Buslines and Queensland Rail.
Routes 777 and 760 depart from the airport with various stops:
- Route 777 is a limited stop service, taking you to Broadbeach South tram station, where you can transfer on platform to the G:Link for Surfers Paradise, Southport or other bus routes. Route 777 runs every 15 minutes from 7:00am to 7:00pm, seven days a week.
- • Route 760 connects the airport to Varsity Lakes Train Station, departing half hourly.
Surfside also operates buses to Kingscliff and Pottsville from Tweed Heads and Murwillumbah.
Visit surfside.com.au for more information.
There are frequent trains from Brisbane Central to Varsity Lakes Train Station with connections to Surfside Bus 760 then stops at Gold Coast Airport.
Visit translink.com.au or call 13 12 30 for more information or to plan your journey.
The taxi rank is conveniently located at the front of the terminal.
The Car Rental desks are located opposite the arrivals area.
Brisbane International Airport
Brisbane Airport operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week and has two major terminals servicing 30 airlines flying to 79 destinations. Brisbane Airport is a suburb in its own right, the largest airport in Australia by land size (2,700 hectares), the third busiest capital city airport in Australia by aircraft movements (217,436 for the 2016 financial year) and the third largest airport in Australia by passenger numbers with more than·22.5 million passengers travelling through the airport in the 2016 financial year.
Most airlines fly out of Brisbane, to see a list of them have a look here.
Taxi ranks are conveniently located at both the International and Domestic Terminals.
At the Domestic Terminal, the taxi rank is located centrally in front of the terminal.
At the International Terminal, the taxi rank is located at the northern end of Arrivals on Level 2.
Airtrain is the fastest, easiest and most cost-effective way to Brisbane city, the Gold Coast and suburbs from Brisbane Airport. Travelling to Brisbane City is just 20 minutes and kids travel free (when accompanied by an adult)*
Airtrain is stress-free with the ability to travel with your go card, buy a ticket at the station or prebook online at www.airtrain.com.au.
Airtrain Connect have offered all INTELEC delegates a special rate to travel on their services. Book online or on arrival and use the below discount code to get the special offer:
Airtrain Connect special INTELEC 2017 price: $90 return (station price $110 return). $46 one way (station price $56 one way).
Promo code: INTELEC17
Valid travel until 26 October 2017
Airtrain provides additional services including Airtrain Connect, a premium Train & Transfer service providing direct and seamless transfers for customers travelling between Brisbane Airport and your Gold Coast accommodation. This includes a train to the Gold Coast and a chauffeur to your accommodation.
Airtrain departs every 15 minutes during peak hours and runs between the following times:
Weekdays: 5.04am - 10:04pm
Weekends: 6:04am - 10:04pm
Airtrain also offers transfers between the Domestic and International Terminals for $5 per person.
For the full Airtrain schedule and fare details please see www.airtrain.com.au.
Con-x-ion Airport Transfers meet every flight arriving into Brisbane Airport seven days a week, offering one way or return 'door-to-door' coach services from the Airport to/from Brisbane city, the Gold Coast and the Sunshine Coast.
Passengers can book transfers at the Con-X-ion customer service counter on Level 2 of the International Terminal and at the Con-X-ion kerbside booth at the Domestic Terminal.
In addition to scheduled services, Con-x-ion also provides private bus charters on request.
Con-x-ion Airport Transfers provides services to the Gold Coast, door-to-door from Sanctuary Cove to Coolangatta, east of the Pacific Highway.
Phone: +61 7 5556 9888
- Key Dates
- Close of earlybird 18 August 2017
- Final Paper Submission18 August 2017
- Accommodation booking deadline18 September 2017
- 9am - Tutorials and Welcome reception 22 October 2017
- Main stream conference 23 - 26 October 2017
- Conference closes at 4:30pm26 October 2017
- INTELEC© 201722-26 October 2017