Car rental Coolangatta Airport


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Less than 100km south of Queensland’s capital city Brisbane, the Gold Coast is a stretch of prime Australian real estate that enjoys an average of 245 sun-filled days a year, which makes it an ideal destination for a car rental adventure.

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Insider’s guide to car rentals Coolangatta Airport (OOL)

Coolangatta Airport is the only airport in Australia with a runway that crosses two states, being both in New South Wales and Queensland. Once you’ve disembarked, find the Coolangatta Airport car hire locations just opposite the arrivals area.

GoSee gives you access to different car hire deals from Alpha, Apollo, Atlas, Auto Europe, Avis, Bargain Car Rentals, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, SixT, and East Coast Car Rentals.

Be sure to pick up a few brochures from your chosen car rental company – with your new set of wheels, you can drive just about anywhere you want on the Gold Coast!

Park your car rental Coolangatta Airport and enjoy the stunning Greenmount Beach.

What to see and do on the Gold Coast

Hire a car at Coolangatta Gold Coast Airport and be prepared to explore the home of famous theme parks and phenomenal beaches known the world over such as Burleigh Heads, Coolangatta Beach, Palm Beach, and the aptly named Surfers Paradise.

No matter what time of year you visit, something is likely to be happening on the Gold Coast. Australia Day on January 26 brings with it an epic horse racing extravaganza in Bundall, followed a few days later by the Gold Coast Food and Wine Expo.

The Australian Sand Sculpting Championships are held on the Coast’s golden sands in February, Coolangatta hosts the annual ASP World Surfing Tour later that month, and the Gold Coast Film Festival offers movie buffs some of the latest and greatest to hit the big screen in April.

Book a Gold Coast car hire in advance and don't miss out on these fantastic events. 

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Car hire Coolangatta Airport: Frequently asked questions

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What car hire companies are at Gold Coast Airport?

The following car hire companies have depots at Gold Coast Coolangatta Airport (OOL):

  • Access
  • Avis Rental Cars Coolangatta Airport
  • Bargain Car Rentals Gold Coast
  • Budget Car Rentals Gold Coast Airport
  • Apex Car Rentals Gold Coast
  • East Coast Car Rentals Gold Coast
  • Enterprise
  • Hertz Gold Coast Airport
  • Thrifty

Branches usually have longer hours from Mon-Fri and shorter hours during Sat-Sun so make sure to check out their opening hours.

What is the most popular hire car in Coolangatta Airport?

The Toyota Corolla is always a popular make of car, mainly due to its compact size. And for the same reason, customers booking Gold Coast Airport car hire look for vehicles of this type, or similar five-seaters like Honda Civic or Hyundai Accent.

How much does it cost to hire a car in Coolangatta?

The vehicle rental price varies per brand. Factors affecting car hire Gold Coast Airport rates include the rental duration and availability of vehicles. Remember that when you rent a car, there can be some extra fees, like registering an additional driver, card transaction fee, applicable cancellation fees or no-show fee.

Always review your rental agreement for more details before you settle your final payment amount. Book the best car hire deal with GoSee today!

Where do I return my rental car at Gold Coast Airport (OOL)?

Generally, your Gold Coast Airport car rentals should be returned to the same pick up location. It is situated in the car park outside the airport terminal building.

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

Yes, you can book what is called one-way car rentals. Going through the Gold Coast Highway is a common route, making the city of Gold Coast a popular starting location for those who aim to uncover the Queensland state and even other parts of Australia like Melbourne or Sydney in a rental car.

I’m 21 years old, can I rent a car from the Gold Coast Airport?

Yes. To book and drive rental cars from Gold Coast Airport, the minimum age must be 21 years old and they should own a valid drivers licence. This policy is strictly implemented in all states of Australia.

For car rental providers allowing younger drivers, usually, there are additional documents to be provided and the youngest age allowed is 18 years old.

Which car hire companies in Gold Coast have updated their vehicle cleaning and safety policies because of coronavirus (COVID-19)?

The car rental companies serving Coolangatta Airport and the wider Gold Coast area, are all complying with the mandate of the government of Australia on cleanliness and health in an effort to prevent the transmission of COVID-19. These Gold Coast car rental companies include Avis, Europcar, Budget, and Thrifty.

What choice of cars are there to hire at Coolangatta Airport?

To make finding your perfect Gold Coast Airport car rental even easier, use the search engine filters to narrow the results down based on what you are looking for. You can choose vehicle types such as Compact, Compact SUV, Compact estate car, Convertible, Economy, Full-size, Full-size SUV.

Whether you want a Coolangatta Airport car hire built for city driving, a luxury vehicle, a SUV, or a spacious people carrier, there is a car hire deal available that suits you and your needs. A Gold Coast motorhome hire is also available if you desire to travel this way.

What’s the speed limit in Coolangatta?

The maximum speed in town or city limits to 50 km/h. Highways usually allow you to travel at 100 km/h. It is strongly recommended to follow the speed limits to avoid any accidents and hassles during your car hire trip.

Always have your valid domestic driving licence and use your GPS car system wherever you go during your Coolangatta Airport car rental holiday.

Where are the best places to park in Coolangatta?

Looking for places to park your car rental Coolangatta Airport? Metered parking is available along Southport and Surfers Paradise. You may also check out Chalk and Lanham Street Carpark as they have free parking. Parking spaces at Jubilee Avenue Carpark in Broadbeach are approximately AUD$ 2 per hour and are a short walk from Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre.

What is the highest-rated rental car at Coolangatta Airport?

The highest-rated are Compact car rentals at Coolangatta Airport.

What is the highest-rated car hire provider at the Coolangatta Airport?

Apex Car Rentals is so far the highest-rated car hire supplier at Coolangatta Airport, based on recent customer ratings.