Main Beach travel guide

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You're Going to Love Main Beach

With a population of 5,645, Main Beach is a must-see destination in Queensland, Australia. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country. We recommend you stay at least 4 days in order to fully appreciate everything Main Beach has to offer.

Where to Eat in Main Beach

If you’re looking for affordable options, Ladybird (94 Seaworld Dr Waterfront Palazzo Versace) and Southport Yacht Club (1 Macarthur Pde) are great picks.

When to visit Main Beach

Main Beach in November
Estimated hotel price
$164
1 night at 3-star hotel
Main Beach in November
Estimated hotel price
$164
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Main Beach

Plane

When flying to Main Beach, you’ll arrive at Coolangatta Gold Coast (OOL), which is located 15 miles from the city center. The shortest flight to Main Beach from the United States departs from Honolulu and takes around 15h 45m.

Train

Airtrain Brisbane is the only carrier operating train routes to Main Beach.

Car

Another option to get to Main Beach is to pick up a car rental from Brisbane, which is about 42 miles from Main Beach. You’ll find branches of East Coast Car Rentals and Sixt, among others, in Brisbane.

Plane

When flying to Main Beach, you’ll arrive at Coolangatta Gold Coast (OOL), which is located 15 miles from the city center. The shortest flight to Main Beach from the United States departs from Honolulu and takes around 15h 45m.

Train

Airtrain Brisbane is the only carrier operating train routes to Main Beach.

Car

Another option to get to Main Beach is to pick up a car rental from Brisbane, which is about 42 miles from Main Beach. You’ll find branches of East Coast Car Rentals and Sixt, among others, in Brisbane.

Airlines serving Main Beach

Lufthansa
Good (4,556 reviews)
KLM
Good (844 reviews)
SWISS
Good (908 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,348 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,571 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,274 reviews)
Air France
Good (966 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,537 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,898 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,102 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,474 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (5,616 reviews)
Finnair
Good (878 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (821 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (907 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (826 reviews)
Alaska Airlines
Excellent (5,379 reviews)
Ethiopian Air
Good (387 reviews)
Cathay Pacific
Good (474 reviews)
JetBlue
Good (1,633 reviews)
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Where to stay in Main Beach

Average rates range from around $149 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $220 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Main Beach

Most booked hotels in Main Beach

Big4 Gold Coast Holiday Park
0 stars
Excellent (8.7, 1294 reviews)
$148+
Q1 Resort & Spa
4 stars
Excellent (8.4, 7047 reviews)
$115+
The Star Grand at The Star Gold Coast
5 stars
Excellent (8.3, 6267 reviews)
$154+
Imperial Hotel Gold Coast
5 stars
Excellent (8.3, 4280 reviews)
$188+
Maldives Resort
3 stars
Excellent (8.3, 1094 reviews)
$99+
voco Gold Coast, an IHG Hotel
4 stars
Excellent (8.1, 4754 reviews)
$103+

Renting a car in Main Beach

Expect to pay $4.43 per gallon in Main Beach (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $53.15 and $70.86. Intermediate (Class Intermediate SUV or similar) is the most popular car type to rent in Main Beach, while also 43% cheaper than other types, on average.

Expect to pay $4.43 per gallon in Main Beach (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $53.15 and $70.86. Intermediate (Class Intermediate SUV or similar) is the most popular car type to rent in Main Beach, while also 43% cheaper than other types, on average.