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Flying from Gold Coast Airport (OOL)? Driving there? Need parking?

If you just nodded thrice, you’re about to feel nice. Because we’ve searched the length, breadth and depth of the internet, checking every crevice and corner to collect and collate the latest information on OOL parking – so you don’t have to. And to make your day even better, you’ll also find some great info about facilities, amenities, eats and drinks at this high-quality air hub.

Whether you’re flying to Kuala Lumpur with Air Asia X, Christchurch with Air New Zealand or Adelaide with Virgin Australia, we’ll help you and your travelling companions find parking that’s suitable and great value for money.

Wherever you’re going, it must be somewhere pretty special to make you abandon Gold Coast – even temporarily. With its sun, sea, 52km of prime surfing beaches, and perpetual sunshine, it’s a superb place to live. And its iconic high-rises, chic shopping boutiques and bouncing clubs mean it’s a great place to let your hair down. And there’s plenty for all the family to see and do here. For instance, you can peer at the panoramic views from the 77th-floor Observation Deck of SkyPoint, cuddle a koala at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, or brave The Claw ride at Dreamworld theme park. You can also hop on a rainforest cruise down the Tweed River and take the chance to feed the pelicans or sharpen your surfing skills at Surfer’s Paradise or North Stradbroke Island’s Cylinder Beach.

OOL Airport
OOL Airport

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When you’ve got your eye on a Gold Coast Airport parking bargain, it’s important that price isn’t your only criterion. Because if the type of parking isn’t suitable for you and your group, it doesn’t matter how cheap it is.

And if you’re a high-flying businessperson (perhaps sticking your travel expenses on the company tab), then the price might not be too important at all – you’ll happily pay more for a space close to the terminal and personalised service that means you’re relaxing airside as quickly as possible. Whatever your needs and budget, we’ll make your best choices crystal-clear.

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There are four car parks at OOL and over 2000 spaces, so book early and you’re pretty much guaranteed a space.

And a top-notch parking provision is just the tip of the iceberg at Gold Coast Airport, which processes 6.5 million passengers every year. The first passenger services started here in 1939 and by the early 1950s it was handling 12,000 passengers annually.

OOL has grown bigger and better since and now welcomes the world to some of Australia’s biggest tourist destinations in Northern New South Wales as well as Queensland.

What parking is there at Gold Coast Airport??

Lots of different parking, as it happens. But we know you’re all about specifics (quite right) so we’ll break down the best OOL parking right here.

But before we get into the various onsite options, here’s a pro tip – take a look at comparison sites as well as the official airport website. Because airport parking players like Looking4Parking and APH can sometimes offer bargains you’ll struggle to find elsewhere.

Gold Coast Airport’s own parking provision is pretty sweet though, so let’s take a closer look at that right now.

Premium Covered Parking

This pre-book only OOL parking option is ideal if you’re a busy businessperson or anyone else on a tight schedule. With exclusive access to a covered walkway leading straight into the terminal, you’ll be through security and relaxing airside quicker than a croc snaffling a sandwich. Available on a long-term basis, Premium Covered Parking is perfect when you’re willing to spend a little more for speed, convenience and a slight sprinkling of VIP stardust.

OOL Parking
OOL Parking

Terminal Parking Long-Term

The cutting-edge terminal parking facility at Gold Coast is located right opposite the terminal building and it’s a popular long-stay option for lots of travellers. If you’re flying off with your kids for your annual holiday, terminal parking is a top choice.

Terminal Parking Short-Term

Perhaps you’re off for a romantic long weekend with your better half? A solo shopping trip to spoil yourself? Or your annual ladies-only week away? In all these cases, short-term terminal parking at Gold Coast is made for you. Close to the terminal and great value for money, it’s an option that’s definitely worth booking in advance.

Budget Parking

So you’re a thrifty traveller? Onya mate – we all like to save a dollar or three. OOL Budget Parking is a brilliant choice for money-conscious travellers and there are covered and uncovered bays available. This section is a little further away than the other parking areas, but it’s still a reasonably short walk in to the terminal – in fact, none of the Gold Coast Airport car parks are more than five minutes away from the terminal.

Pick-up and drop-off

If you’re just picking up or dropping off passengers, no problem – there are several pick-up and drop-off points directly outside the terminal where you can park for a short while as you wait for your friends or rellies.

Getting to Gold Coast Airport

If you’re driving to Gold Coast Airport from Gold Coast, it takes around 30 minutes via State Route 3 and M1.

Driving from Brisbane takes around one hour and 15 minutes via the M1, and it’s around 45 minutes’ drive north of Byron Bay – again, via the trusty M1.

Travelling from further afield? Punch the following address into your SatNav: Gold Coast Airport, Eastern Avenue, Bilinga, QLD 4225, Australia.

OOL Facilities
OOL Facilities

Facilities at Gold Coast Airport

Let’s face it, no matter how nice an airport is, no one really wants to hang around one longer than they have to.

Look at it this way – if the airport was the holiday destination itself, would you want to book in?

There’s no accounting for taste, but our guess is that even the most amazing airport on Earth couldn’t compete with a beautiful destination, comfy hotel and captivating culture.

Still, if we were forced to spend a mini-break in an airport, there are certainly much worse places than Gold Coast Airport. For starters, it’s a simple layout, with domestic and international flight check in both in the same place – at the north end of the terminal building. After check-in and security screening, domestic passengers stay right where they are, while international passengers head to the south end of the terminal.

There’s also an inclusive entertainment, education and leisure offering at OOL, with one popular feature being the AmbassaPAW Programme, which has therapy dogs onsite to help any passengers that get stressed about taking to the skies. And as if that wasn’t enough, there’s also live music in lots of different genres in the domestic terminal lounge most Fridays.

Speaking of lounges, the Virgin Australia Lounge at Gates 17 and 18 is a great place to relax and unwind pre-flight and it’s open to Velocity Platinum, Gold and partner airline members as well as single-use passholders. If you fancy a haven with tasty buffet food, beer, wine and barista coffee, fill your boots. And you can expect a similar level of luxury at the Qantas Club, which is on the left as you walk through security and offers the usual complimentary food and drink, plus shower facilities and Apple iMacs, fast WIFI, printers and a meeting room for business travellers.

If you (or someone you’re travelling with) has a hidden disability such as autism, Gold Coast Airport offers a lanyard scheme whereby you can order a personalised lanyard from its official website up to 14 days before travel. These lanyards allow staff to provide the type of discreet, inclusive help that makes your pre-flight experience all the more pleasant. And OOL is committed to supporting accessibility in general, with a single level terminal building with every essential convenience and well-trained staff always eager to help.

Gold Coast Airport is good with kids too. There’s provision for meals and baby bottles, toilets with dedicated parents rooms, an interactive Flight Deck children’s play area and a friendly mascot called Goldie – look out for the big rubber aeroplane wobbling through the terminal with its pilot – can’t miss it.

If you’re feeling peckish meanwhile, there are plenty of places to grab a snack and the shopping choices aren’t bad at all either – bag a bargain in Duty Free or browse some of the boutiques and spoil yourself.

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FAQs about car hire at Gold Coast Airport

Most frequently asked questions about hiring a car at Gold Coast Airport

Gold Coast Airport offers short-term and long-term parking, as well as a premium parking service.
To ensure availability of parking and possible savings on rates, it is advisable to book your parking in advance at Gold Coast Airport. You can do this by directly reserving through the airport's website or by utilizing third-party websites such as Enjoy Travel.
In case you need to make changes or cancel your parking reservation at Gold Coast Airport, make sure to do it online at least 24 hours before your scheduled entry time. It's important to note that the cancellation policies may differ depending on the parking option you select. Therefore, it's recommended that you carefully read and comprehend the terms and conditions before making any reservation.
The prices for short-term parking start at $6 for the first 30 minutes, and $5 for each additional half-hour, up to a daily maximum of $52. For long-term parking, prices start at $31 per day, with discounted rates for stays of seven days or longer. Premium parking, which is located closest to the terminal, starts at $99 per day.
Yes, Gold Coast Airport Parking is generally safe and secure. The airport takes several measures to ensure the safety of its parking facilities and the vehicles parked there.
It is advisable to make an advance reservation for Gold Coast Airport Parking to secure parking availability and possibly benefit from lower rates. Pre-booking gives you access to a broader selection of parking options to choose from.
Yes, you can park at Gold Coast Airport overnight. The airport offers both short-term and long-term parking options, which are available for overnight parking.
Yes, there is a shuttle bus service available at Gold Coast Airport Parking that can take you to the terminals. The shuttle service is complimentary and operates 24/7, with shuttles departing every 15 minutes during peak periods.
Yes, Gold Coast Airport provides dedicated disabled parking spaces in all of its parking areas. These spaces are located closest to the terminal and are designed to provide easy and convenient access for passengers with disabilities.
It is advisable to make a parking reservation in advance at Gold Coast Airport to avoid limited availability and high fees. While it is possible to park without a reservation, pre-booking a parking spot through platforms like Enjoy Travel can ensure availability and potentially lower costs.

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