Getting to the Australis Sovereign, Surfers Paradise

Last Updated: 7th Jun 2012

<p>There are two airports that are within reasonable distance of Surfers Paradise and the <a href="http://www.australishotels.com/australis/hotels?cid=70&amp;pid=1102">Australis Sovereign</a> hotel &#8211; the starting point for a number of <a href="/contikipedia/articles/tours-australia">tours in Australia</a>.</p> <p>The closest airport (by far) is Gold Coast International Airport at Coolangatta (<span class="caps">OOL</span>) while Brisbane International (<span class="caps">BNE</span>) is still within easy reach of Surfers Paradise.</p> <p><strong>Please Note:</strong> If you take a taxi or use a shuttle service <a href="/contikipedia/articles/tipping-australia">tips</a> are most certainly not expected, and it is by no means rude if you do not tip, they will not be refused by any driver.</p> <h2>From Gold Coast Airport&#8230;</h2> <h3>by Taxi</h3> <p>A taxi form Gold Coast airport to the Australis Sovereign is roughly 30 minutes drive and AU$60.</p> <h3>by Shuttle</h3> <p>Gold Coast Airport is quite small and you should make your way to one of the transport and information counters to book your shuttle. The shuttle will take your from the airport to the hotel for roughly AU$18-20. You do not need to pre book and companies like <a href="http://www.surfside.com.au/shuttle_airporttransfers.htm">Surfside</a> and <a href="http://www.con-x-ion.com/">Con-X-Ion</a> are available.</p> <h2>From Brisbane Airport&#8230;</h2> <h3>by Train</h3> <p>The <a href="http://www.airtrain.com.au/">Airtrain</a> in Brisbane runs directly from Brisbane airport to the Gold Coast. The cost is roughly AU$25 and you should get off at &#8216;Nerang&#8217; station where you can either take a public bus or a taxi to the hotel.</p> <h3>by Shuttle</h3> <p>Shuttle companies like <a href="http://www.con-x-ion.com/">Con-X-Ion</a> and <a href="http://www.coachtrans.com.au/airport_transfers.aspx">Coachtrans</a> will drop you off at the hotel for roughly AU$40.</p>