Getting to Gold Coast and SIGIR 2014

SIGIR 2014 will be held at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre. This is an easy drive from Brisbane or Coolangatta, and is renowned as a holiday and tourist destination. Check the following airline websites for flight details arriving into Brisbane or Gold Coast.


From Gold Coast Airport

For international and interstate visitors arriving at the Gold Coast’s local airport, Coolangatta, the following options are available.

Shuttle Bus

Gold Coast Tourist Shuttle
Phone: 1300 655 655
Pre-booking is recommended and can be done online at the website above.
One way or return coach transfers between your hotel & the Gold Coast Airport.
Cost (approx): AUD$21.00 one way, AUD $41.00 return.


Gold Coast Cabs
Phone: 131 008
From Coolangatta to the conference venue (the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre) the approximate cost is AUD$50.00 - AUD$60.00 one way.

From Brisbane Airport

For international and interstate visitors arriving at Brisbane Airport, the options for travelling to the Gold Coast are via coach, taxi or airtrain. The journey takes approximately 75 minutes.


Pre-booking can be arranged and is recommended for early and late arrivals.
Phone: 1300 266 946 or email:
Cost (approx): AUD$49.00 one way, AUD$92.00 return


Yellow Cabs
Phone: 131 924
From Brisbane Airport to Broadbeach
Approximate cost is AUD$260.00 one way


Phone: +61 7 3216 3308
The Airtrain service leaves from Brisbane Airport every half hour (approx) throughout the day between 5:00 am and 8:00 pm. Travel time is 90 minutes on the train and approximately 15 mins drive to the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Cost (approx): AUD$33.60 one way, $AUD65.20 return

Airtrain Connect – Transfer Service

Airtrain Connect involves a train ride to a Gold Coast station, and then a chauffeured transfer to your accommodation. When you arrive at the airport, staff in the terminal will direct you to the train and which Gold Coast station to hop off at. When you arrive, your driver will be waiting with your name on a sign to take you the rest of the way.
Phone: 1800 119 091
Cost (approx): AUD$55.00 one way, AUD$100.00 return