Gladstone Airport, Queensland, Australia

Gladstone Airport (GLT) has seen air travel grace its fields since 1929, but only became a fully-fledged airport in the 1950s. The town of Gladstone on Queensland’s central coast has long been an important shipping port, and now the town serves as a popular gateway for travellers wanting to explore the southern end of the Great Barrier Reef. With the region’s tourism industry seeing a healthy boost, Gladstone’s airport has in turn seen a rise in passengers booking flights through its hub, and has risen to the challenge with aplomb, ably handling over a quarter of a million passengers each year.

The airport has one main terminal, which opens at 5:00am on Monday to Saturday, or 8:00am on Sundays, and stays open until the last flight. You’ll find that the facilities here are good, but not overwhelming. There are two cafes, one in the arrivals area, and one in the departure lounge, both of which serve coffee, soft drinks, water and snacks, enough to quench your thirst or stave off hunger until you reach your destination. Other facilities include ATMs, the Qantas lounge, baggage storage, a smokers’ area, a mail box, a public telephone, and access to WiFi throughout the terminal building.

Both charter and major airlines fly in and out of Gladstone, with the large commercial carriers being Qantas and Virgin Australia. Gladstone only services direct flights to Brisbane (BNE), but this city’s airport is one of the largest in Australia, and you will be able to find connecting flights within Australia, and abroad in this international hub.

Travel Information

· Avis, Thrifty, Budget, Europcar and Hertz are all represented in the departures area should you want to rent a car upon landing, but you can also book online with Skyscanner’s search tool. Located about 7km outside of the city centre, the drive is short and sweet. Head east on Aerodrome Road, towards Clark Street, and then join and continue on Dawson Highway (State Route 60) to Gladstone central for about 6km. When you come to it, turn left on Crow Street and you will be right in downtown Gladstone.

· Look out for Route 502 heading into Gladstone, the journey shouldn’t come to anymore than about $3.70 for a one way ticket, but this bus only runs between 9:00-17:00 on weekdays, and at hour intervals. There are airport transfers that you can book online, or locally if you cannot wait, but you must book one at least 24 hours in advance, and they cost around $25 per person, one-way.

· Taxis do service Gladstone Airport, and this is usually the standard way travellers find their way to the Gladstone city centre. Expect a journey to come to about $15 in total.

Please note that information is correct as of August 2016

Airports near Gladstone:

 Gladstone Airport

Driving hide 

Parking lots are available at the airport. Rates are charged depending on the duration cars are parked for. Visitors may also rent cars from car rental companies at the arrival hall.

Buses hide 

There are buses that transport passengers between the airport and the town centre.

Taxi hide 

Taxis may be found at the taxi ranks outside the terminal building. The journey from the airport to the town centre takes approximately 15 minutes.

 Who flies to Gladstone

 Location Details

Longitude:151° 15' 15'' E
Latitude:23° 49' 59'' S

 Airport Location

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