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    The guide was updated: 2015-03-09

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Airport

Gold Coast Airport is located at Coolangatta, 22 kilometres south of Surfers Paradise. Gold Coast Airport has a transport and information desk right outside international arrivals. www.goldcoastairport.com.au The Gold Coast Tourist Shuttle meets all flights and takes passengers to Surfers Paradise. You can buy tickets in advance online. www.surfside.com.au You can save considerably, though, if you use the free Airport Link shuttle out to the Gold Coast Highway where you can catch bus 700, 760 or 765 into Surfers Paradise or to Coolangatta. Buses go several times an hour all day and night. Taxis are also available immediately outside the terminal.
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Public transport

The Gold Coast has a range of public transport options including trains and buses. The local bus operator is Surfside Buslines, which provides regular services and a network covering most locations. Weekly tickets for unlimited travelling with busses are available. The company also provides shuttle busses between the theme parks. Citytrain operates a rail line in the hinterland that connects to the Brisbane suburban rail network. The main stations on the Gold Coast are Coomera, Nerang and Robina. www.citytrain.com.au Ferries and water taxis connect islands and canal estates. Gold Coast Ferries +61 4 1171 1274 www.goldcoastferries.com.au
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