Car Hire Gold Coast Airport

Budget Car Rentals Gold Coast Airport

Skip the Shuttle and start Exploring: Budget Car Hire Minutes from Gold Coast Airport

Ditch the wait for airport shuttles and taxis! Alpha Car Hire offers convenient and budget-friendly car rentals just minutes from Coolangatta Airport (OOL). Land, pick up your car, and hit the road exploring the Gold Coast in no time.

Book your Alpha Car Hire today and unlock the freedom of a Gold Coast adventure!


+61 7 5586 6900 – Local Number


Mon – Sun: 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Quick Facts

🚗 Vehicle types Family Cars, Small Cars, Economy, Compact, SUV, Crossover, Passenger, Van, Hybrid Cars.
✅ Payment Options Pay Now, Pay Later, Pay over the Phone with our Concierge Service, Save with Long Term Rentals
👍 Why Alpha? The Cheapest Car Rental, Unlimited KM*, Book in Advance & Save, Prepay & Save, Discounts, Australian Owned
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Rating: 4.3 – Based on 1,144 combined customers’ Google reviews.


Afterhours Pick up is available on a limited case-by-case basis for Gold Coast Customers. Please call +61 7 5586 6900 for availability & options. Paperwork and Payment will need to be completed first via email.

Afterhours Drop Off is available on a limited case-by-case basis for Gold Coast Customers. Please call +61 7 5586 6900 for availability & options.

We have a spacious shuttle ready to take you to your car. Please view the map below to see where we’ll pick you up. Please give us a call once you’re ready to go so we can quickly send the shuttle your way.

There are a number of options including prepayment or paying at the counter. If you wish to prepay when you complete your reservation, select the Pay Now or Book over the Phone option to process your payment. Please be aware that even if the booking is prepaid you must present a credit/debit card at the time of collection and pay the applicable bond.

All charges will be in Australian Dollars. We cannot accept responsibility for the fluctuating currency conversion if monies outside of AUD are used.

A valid Mastercard or Visa card must be supplied at collection. Debit cards are acceptable forms of payment. You must present the physical card. The card must be in the name of the hirer. If you cannot present a card in the hirers name, please contact us for assistance.

Please note credit card surcharges may apply to your booking.

Please Note: Alpha Car Hire does not accept cash, gift cards, travel cards, diners, American Express, Apple Pay, Google Pay, or any Tap & Go options using a phone or watch.

Gain complete control of your destinations, experiences and itinerary with unlimited daily kilometres. So, get out there and start making wonderful memories with friends and family.

*Not applicable to People Movers, Moving Vans, Moving Trucks and Utes.

New Year’s Day 1st January 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM
AU Day 26th January 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Good Friday 29th March 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Black Saturday 30th March 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Easter Sunday 31st March 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Easter Monday 1st April 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Anzac Day 25th April 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Labour Day 6th May 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Royal Queensland Show 14th August 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Ekka Holiday 16th August 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM
King’s Birthday 7th October 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Christmas Day 25th December CLOSED
Boxing Day 26th December 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Exclusive Car Hire Deals in Gold Coast Airport:

Book directly with Alpha Car Hire and unlock exclusive deals and promotions designed specifically for Gold Coast travelers. We appreciate your business and want to ensure you get the most out of your trip. Snag the best rates and unbeatable discounts on your car rental, putting more money in your pocket for those Gold Coast adventures.

How to get to Alpha Car Hire from Gold Coast Airport

Our Coolangatta airport car hire is conveniently located in 10 minutes from the Gold Coast Airport.

We provide complimentary shuttle service from your terminal to our facility which operates every 10-30 minutes.

Car Hire Gold Coast Airport

Instructions for Gold Coast Shuttle Bus Service

  1. Once you collect your luggage and are ready to go, please call 07 5586 6900, so we can send the Shuttle Bus on its way to pick you up.
  2. Once outside, turn left and walk towards the Bus & Coach Transit Area.
  3. Once in the Shuttle bus area, look for the Purple Bus.
  4. Our Shuttle Bus can take up to 9 people at once.
  5. If your flight is delayed, please notify us as soon as you can so we can provide you with an after-hour pick-up instructions.
Gold Coast Airport Shuttle Bus Map

Cheap Car Rental Gold Coast Airport

At Alpha Car Hire Gold Coast, we take pride in our commitment to providing affordable prices for our car rental services and putting our customers first. Our range of rental options ensures we can address every preference and give the best car rental experience possible. If you want to enjoy instant savings, you can book and pay online to take advantage of a lower price for your rental. Or, if you’re planning future trips, you can reserve your car and only pay later upon pickup. Don’t worry about changes in your schedule because you can cancel anytime. For the most personalised and flexible way to secure your transportation, we have a dedicated Concierge Service who can give you insider info on the year’s prices and upcoming deals. At Alpha, we balance affordability, quality and convenience perfectly. Make us your travel partner for your next unforgettable journey.

Easy Booking Process

Here’s a run-through of our quick booking process

Select Location &
Travel Dates

Choose a branch near you and your date and time of travel. Our five locations are located strategically near airports and transport hubs.

Add Optional

We offer flexible extras that cater to all your needs, including child & booster seatsroadside assistance, extra drivers and much more.

Vehicle Type

Choose your preferred vehicle to meet your transportation needs. We offer commercial and passenger vehicles to suit all your requirements.

Add Driver

Fill out a short form with your name and contact information so we can get you out on the road faster when you come and pick up your vehicle.

Choose Liability

Discover the perfect protection tailored to your personal needs from our wide range of options. Know that you’re safe from untoward events.

Select Payment

You can choose to pay online after you book or upon pickup. We currently accept VISA and Mastercard debit and credit cards, Google Pay and Paypal.

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Skip the Coolangatta Airport Queues

Skip the hassle of long airport queues and jump straight into your adventure with our off-airport car hire. With us, you can forget about lining up at the Gold Coast Airport car rental counters and enjoy the convenience of a free shuttle service taking you directly to your vehicle. Our fleet of the latest air-conditioned shuttles will let you chat with our drivers for some Gold Coast insider info from a true local. While on board, you’ll also have the time to finish your online check-in, so when you get to our branch, all that’s left to do is collect your keys and drive off to your holiday!

Extensive Selection of Budget Rental Cars in Gold Coast Airport

Discover diverse options at Alpha Car Hire for your Gold Coast journey, conveniently located near Coolangatta Airport for a seamless transition from air to road.

Why Choose Alpha Car Hire in Gold Coast Airport?

Fast and Easy Pickup

No waiting in Gold Coast Airport lines! Head straight to our counter after landing and get behind the wheel of your chosen car quickly.

Competitive Rates

We offer exceptional value for money, ensuring you get the best possible deal on your Gold Coast Airport (Coolangatta) car rental.

Fleet Diversity Tailored to You

From sleek sedans to spacious SUVs, our diverse fleet caters to your preferences and needs. Find the perfect vehicle to match your Gold Coast getaway.

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Pick-Up and Return Tips for your Gold Coast Car Hire

Our commitment to providing you with the best rental experience stretches from pick-up to drop-off. The moment you book your car, we provide you with an Online Express Check-In so you won’t have to fill-out forms at the branch. Once you arrive to pick up your vehicle, you simply need to present your valid driver’s license and a credit card for your security bond, and we’ll get you on the road promptly.

The return process is just as simple. Dropping off the car in the same condition as you picked it up and with a full tank of petrol will allow us a faster process. As for your security bond, the return period will depend on your issuing bank’s policies.

We’ll even send you email and SMS reminders of your pick-up and drop-off dates so you can focus on enjoying your trip. Please remember that we’re just a phone call away. Whether you’re running late or need to extend your rental period, call us at 0755866900 and we’ll make it a point to assist you with all your needs.

Discover the Gold Coast in Style with Alpha Car Hire

Your Gold Coast journey begins with Alpha Car Hire. Explore, experience, and create lasting memories with the perfect companion on four wheels. Book directly for the best rates and embark on an adventure like no other!


You may request a quotation and check availability without making a reservation. Complete only the first pages of the rates and reservations process. If you wish to make a reservation at this time and with these details simply continue by pressing the “Book Now” Button.

Alpha Car Hire is not located directly at the Gold Coast Airport (Coolangatta). However, we offer a complimentary shuttle service that runs every 10-30 minutes to pick you up from the airport and take you to their facility, which is located 10 minutes away.

Instructions for using the Gold Coast Shuttle Bus Service:

  1. Collect your luggage and proceed to call Alpha Car Hire at 07 5586 6900 to request a pick-up.
  2. Turn left after exiting and walk towards the Bus & Coach Transit Area.
  3. Look for the Purple Bus in the designated Shuttle Bus area.
  4. The bus can seat up to 9 people.
  5. If your flight is delayed, inform Alpha Car Hire as soon as possible for after-hours pick-up instructions.

Simply visit our website at and browse our car selection. Choose your desired vehicle, enter your travel dates at Gold Coast Airport (Coolangatta), and complete the secure online booking process.

Yes! Alpha Car Hire allows online bookings through our website. Browse their car selection, choose your desired vehicle, enter your travel dates, and complete the secure online booking process.

Yes! Alpha Car Hire offers exclusive deals and promotions for Gold Coast travellers who book directly with them. Check our website for current specials or call them for more information.

Alpha Car Hire boasts a wide range of vehicles to suit your needs, including hatchbacks, sedans, SUVs, vans, utes, moving vans, and even trucks. See their full selection on their website.

Here are some tips:

  • Book online in advance: This can sometimes offer special discounts.
  • Compare rates with other companies: Use car rental comparison websites or check individual company websites.
  • Consider your needs: Choose the car size and insurance coverage that best suits your requirements, not necessarily the most expensive option.
  • Check for promotions: Look for any deals or discounts offered by Alpha Car Hire.

To help you explore more Queensland destinations during your holiday, you can rent a car from us if you’re looking to explore East Coast Suburbs, including Sunshine Coast, Brisbane, Fortitude Valley, Hendra, Brisbane CBD, Redcliffe, Morayfield, Caboolture, Burleigh Heads, Capalaba, Surfers Paradise, Southport, Broadbeach and Toowoomba. 

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What Our Customers Say About Us

Glenn LockhartGlenn Lockhart
06:20 19 May 24
Great service, clean car, great price and a so close to the airport. Driver Doug was a lovely man!
Anaiis SmithAnaiis Smith
04:32 18 May 24
Can’t fault service, price and quality! A great find for our young family
Christian HuberChristian Huber
03:06 16 May 24
Good service, from booking to transfer, car pickup and return. Good prices. Off airport, 5-10 minutes by free transfer
06:29 15 May 24
I called Alpha direct. They were very helpful with the booking and giving me the option to lower the excess required. The staff are very friendly and helpful
09:13 14 May 24
Simple and super easy to book, great communication and staff were lovely. Pick up at airport for no extra cost and car was great.
Shaunak MarulkarShaunak Marulkar
09:55 11 May 24
Opted for Alpha for 3-4 days in Gold Coast for self & family whilst being there on a short vacation. Great customer service from Doug (our shuttle bus driver) and then Jade (front office staff). Very pleasant and quick. Reasonable fares. Car was also clean. Attaching some photos. Jade also shared with me a couple of scratches on the car, so 5 stars for transparency as well. 😀They aren’t located at the Gold Coast Airport itself. They are about 3 KMs from the Airport. Hence, to assist their customers, there is a shuttle bus service. They send a mini bus that takes you from the Airport to their yard, from where you pick up your car.The only downside being - if you have to return the car at an odd time, you will have to drop off the car there (yard opens around 6 am with a couple of boys doing the opening but front office opens 7 am) and then head to Airport via taxi or Uber.If they can find a place at the Airport (I know it’s a fair stretch 😃😃), that’d be wonderful.Everyone and everything else, fantastic. Best wishes.
Hamid AshtariHamid Ashtari
06:06 12 Apr 24
I had an excellent experience renting from Alpha Car Rental during my recent trip to the Gold Coast. The booking process on their website was simple and efficient. When I arrived to pick up my vehicle, the friendly staff had everything ready to go and I was in and out within minutes.The car itself was spotless, well-maintained, and ran perfectly throughout my week-long rental. It was the exact model I reserved and had all the features I needed.Returning the vehicle at the end of my trip was just as quick and easy. The service agent did a quick inspection, processed my return, and had me on my way in no time
Hawkman TimHawkman Tim
23:58 26 Mar 24
Prompt and courteous service.Pick up from, and delivery back to GC airport was seamless and stress free. Kym (driver who picked us up), and Doug (who drove us back to airport) were friendly, pleasant and very helpful to us.Our car was great, and served our needs perfectly. Great rates also.Thank you Alpha team.
John KoutsoubosJohn Koutsoubos
02:17 30 Jan 24
Great service and value for money. Shuttle service was very quick and professional. Pick up and drop off was a breeze.The Car MG ZS was perfect for our family of 4.
11:29 13 Dec 23
Awesome company with wonderful friendly and helpful drivers and staff. Love the purple vans! The rental car we got far exceeded our expectations and was amazing, comfortable, spacious and almost brand new! Which was amazing considering it was by far the cheapest rental we could get from any place we looked! Made our trip so much easier and more affordable! Thankyou.