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One Way Car Rental | Gold Coast to Brisbane

Are you thinking about travelling from the Gold Coast to Brisbane? Are you flying into Gold Coast airport and need some transportation to get you to Brisbane quickly and conveniently? Then you should compare the one way rental cars on offer with Car Rental Buddy.

How Far is Brisbane From the Gold Coast?

Brisbane is 77km from the Gold Coast. There is a train network that connects the two cities, however there aren't many direct transportation links if you want to get around the city and region of the Gold Coast, or if you want to commute from the airport.

Below is a map that shows the main highway route (M1) from the Gold Coast to Brisbane.

Why Should You Hire a One Way Rental Car From the Gold Coast to Brisbane?

Commuting from the Gold Coast to Brisbane can be expensive, if you plan to do a single one way trip. Taxis will cost you around $200 one way and offer the quickest mode of transport from the Gold Coast. If you decide to take public transport, it is much cheaper if you travel as a single person. However, it is very slow. There aren't any direct connections from Gold Coast airport and there are quite a few transportation links that you will have to make if you want to get around on the Gold Coast before getting on the train to Brisbane.

How Does the Relocation Fee Work?

This varies by supplier. Some suppliers might be happy to include the one way fee as a part of their car hire package. However, others may add a surcharge to cover the costs of returning the vehicle to its original car rental depot.

Which Car Rental Companies on the Gold Coast Offer One Way Car Rental to Brisbane?

Budget, Avis, Hertz, Keddy, and Europcar all offer one way car rental from the Gold Coast.

Are There Other Transport Options to Get From the Gold Coast to Brisbane?

Yes there are. However, a car is the best option if you want to explore the Gold Coast region and Brisbane. There are also cost benefits, especially if you are travelling in a group.

Below is a comparison of what you would pay compared to a one way rental car.

Transportation Mode (One Way) Estimated Price (One Way) vs a Rental Car
Train (Per person) $15.20
Bus (Per person) $9-26
Taxi (1h drive - direct) $200
Uber (1h drive - direct) $150-200
Airport shuttle (Per group booking - direct) $160-300
Car hire (Full day with unlimited driving ability) $107+

It's a no-brainer if you plan to explore or travel with a group. If you want to have the luxury of time and the convenience to explore on your way to Brisbane, hiring a car is the best option.

Why Should You Consider a One Way Car Hire From the Gold Coast to Brisbane?

There are actually many things and activities that you can experience if you hire a car from the Gold Coast to Brisbane. Some of these experiences include the following.


There are many beaches that you can visit on the Gold Coast. You can choose to bask in the sun at Surfers Paradise or make your way up to Main Beach and enjoy a barbecue. Or you might opt for the quieter beach at Broadbeach.

Visit the Theme Parks

The major theme parks are based on the Gold Coast. It's much more convenient to drive and park at the theme park. You can visit Dreamworld, Movieworld, or Wet 'n' Wild. Shopping complexes. There are the popular shopping complexes Pacific Fair and Robina shopping centre, where you can wine and dine, or shop till you drop. There are cinemas at the shopping complexes as well.

Take a Scenic Drive on the Way Up to Brisbane

There are several scenic drives that you can explore on your way up to Brisbane.
  • Mount Tamborine

    You can take the scenic drive inland and up to Mount Tamborine. The area is famed for its local markets, wineries, forests, local farms, and cooler weather. The drive will give you amazing views of the Gold Coast hinterland region. You can also discover walking trails that will take you to waterfalls or even to see the glow worms if you travel at night.

    If you would like to learn more about how one way car hire works, you can read the following article on our blog - One Way Car Rentals - Why is There is Limited Vehicle Availability.

  • Springbrook

    If you want to get amazing views of the Gold Coast Hinterland and you want to explore rainforests, then you need to visit Springbrook. You can see more information about visiting the area on the Queensland Government website.

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