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Travel to the Gold Coast
The Gold Coast campus is located 400 metres from North Kirra Beach and adjacent to the 澳大利亚南十字星大学which is serviced by domestic and international flights. If you cannot get a direct flight, we recommend flying into Sydney and a connecting domestic flight to the Gold Coast Airport. This is the most convenient and cost effective way to travel to the Gold Coast Campus.
Arrival details and greeting service
SCU International operates a free collection service the week before Orientation (during business hours only) and can collect you from the Gold Coast Airport by completing the at least 2 weeks in advance. This service is restricted to a 10 km radius of the Airport. It is important to indicate if you are travelling with children/babies so car seats can be organised. Please note this is not available for arrivals from Brisbane Airport.
Arrive via Sydney (to Gold Coast campus)
Daylight saving operates in New South Wales from early October to late March each year. During that time Queensland is 1 hour behind New South Wales.
Sydney is located 830km south of the Gold Coast Campus. Driving time from Sydney to the Gold Coast is 9 hours and 45 minutes or 1 hour 15 minutes flying time.
Transfer to the domestic terminal using the Train. The International Airport train station is located directly below Terminal 1 (T1) and can be reached from inside the terminal on the arrivals level. The service operates every 15 minutes and takes around 2 minutes to the Domestic Terminal (T2/T3).
Domestic flights operate regular services from Sydney to the with, and.
Arrive via Brisbane (to Gold Coast campus)
Brisbane is located an hour and a half north of the Gold Coast campus and is the main international airport servicing South East Queensland. Brisbane International airport is connected by fast access using the Pacific Motorway and AirTrain, providing a seamless connection to the Gold Coast.
We recommend you pre-book a transfer to your temporary accommodation, before your arrival. More information available at or .
Short Stay/Temporary Accommodation
There is no on-campus accommodation at the Gold Coast campus, so we recommend you organise temporary accommodation prior to your arrival through SCU
On request, SCU International can book temporary budget accommodation while you find permanent accommodation. The cost of temporary accommodation ranges from approximately AUD$55 to $100 per night for singles (this cost is dependent on time of year and length of stay). We recommend you budget to stay in temporary accommodation for a minimum of three nights to a week after arrival whilst securing your long stay accommodation.