How Quick Is the Gold Coast Light Rail for Getting Around?

The Gold Coast light rail offers transportation along a 20.3 km route from Broadbeach South to Helensvale, with 19 stations. The G:link is Queensland’s first light rail system. It is ideal for locals and visitors exploring the city.


How quick is the Gold Coast light rail for getting around? As fast as 16 to 17 minutes journey from Broadbeach South station to Burleigh Heads.


I was very impressed with this tram/light-rail line as it is well-designed and has many good things to offer its passengers. Below is the list of G:link light rail Gold Coast stops and why it’s easier to get around the coast through G:Link.


Light Rail Gold Coast Stops


G:link is unlike any other in Australia. It has vending machines, emergency help points, seating, Go Card touch points, and CCTV security. Aside from that, it has bike storage, weather canopies, water fountains, waste bins, and commercial kiosks. Getting around the coastal city is easier because of the Gold Coast Light Rail Stations:


  • Surfers Paradise North (near Ocean Avenue)
  • Surfers Paradise (near Clifford Street)
  • Southport South (Scarborough Street)
  • Southport (Nerang Street)
  • Queen Street (near Wardoo Street)
  • Parkwood East
  • Parkwood
  • Northcliffe (near Thornton Street)
  • Nerang Street (old Gold Coast Hospital)
  • Main Beach (south of Waterways Drive)
  • Helensvale
  • Griffith University (Smith Street End)
  • Gold Coast University Hospital
  • Florida Gardens (near Monaco Street)
  • Cypress Avenue
  • Cavill Avenue
  • Broadwater Parklands (Queen Street east)
  • Broadbeach South (near Pacific Fair)
  • Broadbeach North (near Queensland Avenue)


The light rail system will link passengers at secure interchanges at the Gold Coast University Hospital Station, Southport, Griffith University, and Broadbeach South to provide short waiting times and easy connection. Here’s info to Gold Coast light rail how to buy tickets.


Why Getting Around The Gold Coast Is Easier With Gold Coast Light Rail 


The G can get you to many well-known places on the Gold Coast. Your journey starts right here at the airport. Take the 777 bus from the airport to Broadbeach South station, where you can transfer to the G. The bus runs regularly, and you can access the Gold Coast light rail timetable on the Translink website.




Gold Coast Airport, Bilinga

  • 11:46 am
  • 12:01 pm
  • 12:16 pm
  • 12:31 pm
  • 12:46 pm


Palm Beach, Palm Beach

  • 11:54 am
  • 12:09 pm
  • 12:24 pm
  • 12:39 pm
  • 12:54 pm


Nineteenth Avenue, Palm Beach

  • 11:56 am
  • 12:11 pm
  • 12:26 pm
  • 12:41 pm
  • 12:56 pm


Twenty Seventh Avenue, Palm Beach

  • 11:58 am
  • 12:13 pm
  • 12:28 pm
  • 12:43 pm
  • 12:58 pm


Burleigh Heads, Burleigh Heads

  • 12:02 pm
  • 12:17 pm
  • 12:32 pm
  • 12:47 pm
  • 1:02 pm


Second Avenue, Burleigh Heads

  • 12:03 pm
  • 12:18 pm
  • 12:33 pm
  • 12:48 pm
  • 1:03 pm

Christine Avenue, Miami

  • 12:05 pm
  • 12:20 pm
  • 12:35 pm
  • 12:50 pm
  • 1:05 pm


Nobby Beach shops, Mermaid Beach

  • 12:09 pm
  • 12:24 pm
  • 12:39 pm
  • 12:54 pm
  • 1:09 pm


Tamborine Street, Mermaid Beach

  • 12:10 pm
  • 12:25 pm
  • 12:40 pm
  • 12:55 pm
  • 1:10 pm


Crescent Avenue, Mermaid Beach

  • 12:12 pm
  • 12:27 pm
  • 12:42 pm
  • 12:57 pm
  • 1:12 pm


Broadbeach South station

  • 12:14 pm (Drop-off only)
  • 12:29 pm (Drop-off only)
  • 12:44 pm (Drop-off only)
  • 12:59 pm (Drop-off only)
  • 1:14 pm (Drop-off only)


Get Around The Gold Coast Easier


Isn’t it easy to get around the coastal city with Gold Coast Light Rail? You can download the TransLink app or visit their website to get online services that will make travelling on the Gold Coast public transport much easier. View fares, timetables, and zones, load money onto your go card, receive stop alerts, plan your journey, and learn about service disruptions. Also click here for other ways to get around the Gold Coast easier.


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