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Gladstone Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Gladstone Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

GLT Airport Overview

gladstone airport guideTo help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down of what to expect during your time at Gladstone Airport.

What to Expect

Gladstone Airport (code: GLT) consists of a single, small terminal with domestic flights to the city of Brisbane. Amenities are limited, but the free WiFi helps pass the time. An airport lounge is available for passengers looking for a more comfortable experience. More information concerning access rates and the lounge location, can be found in our Airport Lounges section below.

Where to Sleep

Seeing as the airport closes overnight, it is impossible to spend the night here. However, there are hotels near the airport, though none of them provide an airport shuttle service. For more details, see the Airport Hotels in the guide below or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.

Covid-19 Update

Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, all services and times listed below are subject to change. Some services and facilities may remain closed or operate with reduced hours.  Airport tips and suggestions in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. If you are planning to sleep in the public area of the terminal overnight, have a back-up plan! We’ve heard from a few travellers at other airports and they were not permitted to stay overnight. We’re not sure if that will apply to this airport, until a reader lets us know the current situation. We will start updating all of our guides in October 2021.  To help us with this massive update, you can add or update information or write a review and submit photos and airport tips.

In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.  For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Gladstone Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Aaron Motel – 15 minutes from the airport. No airport shuttle available. » Check Rates
  • Gladstone Palms Motor Inn (formerly “Sundowner Motor Inn”) – 15 minutes from the airport. No airport shuttle available. » Check Rates
  • Gladstone Camelot Motel – (15 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle available. » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotel deals in Gladstone on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport Lounges

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there is a lounge that you can enter through a lounge membership program. Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and to also find out how you can gain lounge access with just an economy class ticket!

  • Qantas Club – Location: Airside, At the end of the terminal past Gate 3. Lounge Access: Qantas Club Membership.

Related Pages: Gladstone Airport Lounges

Airport WiFi/Internet

Free WiFi is available at Gladstone airport. The password changes regularly, but the current password can be found on the various airport display screens.

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Locations: in both Departures and Arrivals.

Baby Care Facilities – If you are travelling with an infant, there are parent rooms for breastfeeding and diaper-changing. Location: Check-In and Departure Terminal.

Baggage Trolleys – Need a hand with your luggage? Baggage trolleys are available. Rate: Unknown.

Duty Free & Shopping – The airport services only domestic locations, meaning there is no duty-free. Unknown about additional shopping opportunities.

Food & Drink – The airport has two dining options: The Coffee Club (located in Departures) • The Jet Bar Cafe and Catering (located in Arrivals).

Information Desk – Located in the arrivals terminals and open during the day.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Mobile Charging – At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Rest Zones – There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.

Showers – Not available.

Smoking Area – Location: in the Short Term Car Park across from the Terminal building.

Airport Hours

The airport is open from 5:00AM – 8:30PM, or until last flight. (Mon-Sat). On Sunday, the airport does not open until 8:00AM. Airside does not open until 5:30AM (Mon-Sat) or 8:30AM (Sun).


Gladstone airport is served by the following airlines: Qantas • Virgin Australia.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


Buslink Route 502 links GLT airport to Stockland Shopping Centre in Kin Kora, along with Seaview Heights and Clinton Park. Buses stop outside of Departures.For more information visit the Buslink website.

Car Rentals

Car rental kiosks are found in the main terminal building. The following companies are located at the airport: Avis • Budget • Europcar • Hertz • Thrifty.


Metered taxis are available for hire in the ground transportation area. A one-way trip between the airport and city center takes about 10 minutes.

Shared-Ride Shuttles

Shared-ride door-to-door shuttle service is available in the ground transportation area. Reservations are highly recommended.

Last updated: 2021-10-20

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice.   The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or  write a review.