Journey: Adelaide Airport to Glenelg

Adelaide Airport is an international airport located only six kilometres west of the Adelaide CBD, adjacent to West Beach. Depending on the time of day you land, the approximate travel time is 12 minutes. While there is a range of transport options to get from the Adelaide Airport to Glenelg – cars, buses, taxis, to name a few – Hughes offers a premium, highly-convenient service at a reasonable price.

Hughes provides its clients with an exceptional quality of service, at competitive rates. It doesn’t matter if you’re an early bird or a night owl – we can pick you up and drop you off at your convenience, from whichever pick-up points you prefer. If you have a large family travelling with you, we have a shuttle bus that easily accommodates large groups, so that you can travel together without stress.

Our Fleet

Whether you are looking for a luxury limousine or premium sedan experience or want to move a large group easily and in comfort, Hughes can help. We have vehicle options for 1 – 61 passengers and an extensive fleet to accommodate all your transport needs.

Not sure what vehicle’s suit your needs? Contact our friendly team on 1300 615 165 or to discuss your requirements.

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Executive Sedans

Perfect for 1-3 passengers with minimal luggage, our executive sedans are well-appointed for your comfort.

3 Passengers

2 Suitcases

2 Small Bags

Premium Sedans

Perfect for 1-3 passengers with minimal luggage, our premium sedans include the latest prestige models with top of the line features.

3 Passengers

2 Suitcases

2 Small Bags

Premium SUVs

Perfect for 1- 3 passengers with up to 5 suitcases, our premium SUVs include the latest prestige models with top of the line features.

3 Passengers

5 Suitcases

3 Small Bags

People Movers

Perfect for up to 6 passengers with standard luggage, our people movers are luxurious and roomy, with ergonomic design for your comfort.

6 Passengers

6 Suitcases

41 Small Bags

Luxury Minibuses

Perfect for up 9 - 14 passengers with a trailer option for additional luggage, our Mercedes Sprinter minibuses are a luxurious option for groups.

9 - 14 Passengers

Small Coach

Perfect for up 21 - 54 passengers with standard luggage with a trailer option for additional luggage, our air-conditioned, luxury coaches are a great option for larger groups.

21 - 54 Passengers

Travel Times

The average travel time from Adelaide Airport to Glenelg is around 12 minutes, however, this can vary during peak and off-peak hours where it can take as quick as 10 minutes or as long as 14 minutes. These are the approximate times going both directions, including Glenelg to Adelaide Airport.

Adelaide airport pick-up and information

Adelaide Airport has only one passenger terminal for both domestic and international flights.

The airport isn’t big, but it has a lot to offer. There is free Wi-Fi access across the entire airport, multiple retail stores for adults such as Seed or Ripcurl, as well as  entertainment shops for kids like Lego Kaboom.

If you are feeling peckish on arrival, there are a variety of food options ranging from fast food such as Subway, to fancier meals at Precinct Adelaide Kitchen. Either way, you’re sure to find something you like.

Adelaide Airport has airline lounges for REX, Qantas, and Virgin. If your transit is longer than four to six hours, you can relax at the Atura Hotel which has a direct walkway to the check-in area.

Adelaide Airport also has various parking options, as well as quick pick-up and drop-off areas. There is the undercover multi-level Terminal Car Park which is the closest to the terminal; the outdoor Long Term Car Park which requires a 10-minute walk or five-minute bus drive to the terminal, and pickup and drop off zones located at the entry point of the airport on Sir Richard Williams Avenue.


Glenelg pick-up & information

Glenelg is a beachside suburb of Adelaide, located on the shore of Holdfast Bay; it is also one of the oldest European settlements after having its discovery in 1836. Now it has grown to a population of approximately 35,000.

It is a popular tourist destination due to its history, beaches, and restaurants. While Glenelg has a lot of history, some of its most famous sights are the Pioneer Memorial, Glenelg Town Hall, and Partridge House.

There are a wide range of activities in Glenelg such as historical walks and trails along the beach, the town itself, the museums which offer even more information about the town’s history, and bus tours. There’s entertainment for families and tourists of all ages, such as the children’s amusement complex, the GU Film house, and of course, plenty of shopping.

Glenelg also offers a range of balcony bars and alfresco areas to watch the sunset while enjoying a cold drink. With Hughes, we can pick you up from any point in Glenelg, and give you the time you need to fully appreciate the town.