Last updated on October 15th, 2022 at 03:28 pm
We will write how to get from Brisbane airport to Surfers Paradise. The distance from Brisbane Airport to Surfers Paradise is 85 kilometers. Click here to book online Brisbane Island Hopping
The travel time from Brisbane airport to Surfers Paradise is around 1 hour by taxi and around $180 AUD.
The cheapest way from Brisbane airport to Surfers Paradise is by train for $35 AUD. It will take 2 hours and 15 minutes.
If you choose the shuttle bus from Brisbane airport to Surfers Paradise fare is around $40-50 AUD and it will take 1 hour and 15 minutes.
You can get a private transfer that can be cheaper than a taxi if traveling in a group.
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WHERE TO STAY IN SURFERS PARADISE
You can sleep in a dorm room or a room for $25 USD while you can stay in a budget hotel for as low as $60-80 USD. There are so many to choose from depending on what type and how luxurious you want your stay to be starting from $150 USD.
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BRISBANE AIRPORT TO SURFERS PARADISE
TRAIN FROM BRISBANE AIRPORT TO SURFERS PARADISE (CHEAPEST WAY)
The cheapest way from Brisbane airport to Surfers Paradise is by train. The train from Brisbane airport to Surfers Paradise is running every 15-30 minutes starting from 5 am until 10 pm. Check here train schedule and fare from Brisbane airport to Surfers Paradise!
The train fare from Brisbane airport to Surfers Paradise is $35 AUD. The train travel time from Brisbane airport to Surfers Paradise is around 2 hours and 15 minutes. The final stop from the train leaving from Brisbane airport to Surfers Paradise is Cypress Avenue.
You will have to get the Airtrain from Brisbane airport and transfer in Helensvale to go to Cypress Avenue where you can go walking 15 minutes distance to your accommodation in Surfers Paradise. You can buy the ticket in the vending machine, pay with the Go Card and book online too. You can get the train in all the Terminals at Brisbane airport.
SHUTTLE BUS FROM BRISBANE AIRPORT TO SURFERS PARADISE (BEST WAY)
The best way from Brisbane Airport to Surfers Paradise is by shuttle bus. You can buy your ticket online with ConXion or at the airport.
The Shuttle bus fare from Brisbane airport to Surfers Paradise is $40-50 AUD per person. The travel time from Brisbane airport to Surfers Paradise is around 1 hour and 15 minutes.
You will get directly to your hotel from the airport cheaper than a taxi. And it’s perfect if you are traveling alone and you want comfort.
BRISBANE GO CARD
The Go Card costs $10 AUD that you can refund and you will have to top up. You will get discount 20-30% in the transportation around Brisbane and Gold Coast. You can also get a day pass unlimited transportation with Go Card around Brisbane and Gold Coast for $10 AUD.
TAXI FROM BRISBANE AIRPORT TO SURFERS PARADISE
If you go from Brisbane airport to Surfers Paradise by taxi is the most comfortable, available 24/7 and fastest way. The travel time by taxi is around1 an hour. The taxi fare is around $180 AUD. The prices and travel time aren’t fixed and it will depending on traffic and your final destination.
PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION FROM BRISBANE AIRPORT TO SURFERS PARADISE
Hotel transfers are also very easy and convenient but can be a little bit pricey. The transfers are usually available 24 hours and is only ideal if you have the budget and you really want comfort after your flight to Brisbane. Prices are around $250 AUD and you will be able to fit up to 4 people. It could be around $60 AUD per person.
RENTING A CAR AT BRISBANE AIRPORT
There are many options for renting a car in Brisbane’s airport. It’s the most convenient option if you have a place to park your car in Surfers Paradise. It will take you 1 hour to get to Surfers Paradise from Brisbane airport with a private car. There are a few agencies like Hertz, Avis, Europcar available in the airport. Prices can be around $40-50 AUD per day.
Car rental options can be great if you are traveling with a few people or a lot of luggage and planning to visit places around Brisbane and countryside beaches.
BEST WAY BRISBANE AIRPORT TO SURFERS PARADISE
If you ask me the best way from Brisbane airport to Surfers Paradise I would choose by shuttle bus. The train from Brisbane airport to Surfers Paradise can be a great option for a cheaper price but a long time around 2 hours and 15 minutes.
If you are planning to move around Brisbane and you are traveling with more people renting a car can be a great option especially if you rent Airbnb outskirts of Brisbane and Surfers Paradise.
WHERE TO STAY IN SURFERS PARADISE
A lot of budget option is available for accommodation in Surfers Paradise. Where you can sleep in a dorm room or a room for $25 USD while you can stay in a budget hotel for as low as $60-80 USD. There are so many to choose from depending on what type and how luxurious you want your stay to be starting from $150 USD.
BUDGET TRAVEL AUSTRALIA
For food budget travel in Australia we have to say it’s expensive going to restaurants and bars. You can get meals for $15 USD per person in a local restaurant. You will go down your budget if you cook your meals in your hotel or Airbnb in Australia.
BEST TIME TO VISIT AUSTRALIA
If you travel to Australia you should know that the Summer season is from December to February and you will find the hottest weather. The Winter season is from June to August and temperatures don’t usually go lower than 10 degrees. It even rains during winter in Australia. Autumn and Spring are the best seasons to travel Australia where you will find the weather not so hot and not so cold.
ATMS AND CASH IN AUSTRALIA
Australian dollar currency rates are a little bit slower than the American dollar. At that time $1 USD = $1.30 AUD. There are ATMs everywhere to withdraw money from. And if you need to exchange money, you will find banks to do it with.
Australian dollar bills always look like they are new. In all the countries that I have visited so far, it’s my favorite currency. When you touch the bills, they look great and not very old like in other countries.
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