Transport connectivity

Getting around has never been easier. Here’s why we are Australia’s most connected regional city.

The City’s Transport Strategy is prioritising people over cars.

From better managing road space and eliminating bottlenecks, to expanding the light rail network and improving bus and railway services – public transport is as accessible as ever for visitors and locals alike.

Linking the Gold Coast to Brisbane is a four-lane motorway that facilitates easy access between Queensland’s two largest cities. An express railway service from Varsity Lakes to Brisbane City and Brisbane Airport makes that connection even more convenient, supported by direct links with the Gold Coast light rail network.

Our Active Transport Plan aims to further lighten the road load by transforming our city into a walkable, cycle-friendly urban landscape. The City are creating more than 2,400 kilometres of pathways and bikeways, including the scenic Oceanway, for pedestrians and cyclists to enjoy.

An official bike share scheme, Lime e-bikes, provides a convenient and sustainable travel option with hundreds of share bikes available in key locations.

Solar plug-in fast-charge points are planned around the city to meet the emerging demand for electric cars and micro-electric vehicles such as e-scooters and e-bikes.

The Hopo (hop on, hop off) ferry service makes use of the city’s sparkling waterways with five Hopo points in a two-hour circuit from Surfers Paradise to Sea World.

Gold Coast Airport provides direct flights to national and international destinations with direct bus links and a planned future light rail and heavy rail connection.

Getting around the Gold Coast has never been easier.