Journey: Adelaide Airport to Hahndorf

Adelaide Airport is six kilometres west of the city centre, and skirts the eastern side of West Beach. It is the country’s fifth busiest airport, handling millions of domestic and international passengers each year.

Driving from Adelaide Airport to Hahndorf takes about 35 minutes, depending on whether you leave during rush hour. You can also travel there by bus, but this will take you up to an hour and a half, with a change of buses in between. The most convenient way for you to get from Adelaide Airport to Hahndorf is in a Hughes chauffeur driven vehicle, which will meet you at the designated pick up point at the airport, and take you swiftly to Hahndorf via the quickest routes with the least traffic, in one of our beautiful modern vehicles. We can handle the return journey for you too.

Our fleet is vast, with a range of vehicle types for groups of every size, which cater for individual travellers and groups of us to 20 people. Our vehicles are modern, fuel-efficient, and produce the lowest possible carbon footprint to help protect our planet.

If you’d like to book one of our vehicles, give us a call or visit our website. We arrange bookings 24/7, and can pick you up anywhere you need in Hahndorf or at the airport.

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

Getting from Hahndorf to Adelaide Airport

It usually takes about 35 minutes to get from Hahndorf to Adelaide Airport (or reverse), with an extra 10 minutes needed for peak hour (although this can increase dramatically if traffic is severe).

Adelaide Airport terminals

Adelaide Airport has one large passenger terminal that handles both domestic and international flights. It’s home to these airlines:

  • Domestic flights: Jetstar, Qantas, Rex, Virgin
  • International flights: Air New Zealand, Cathay Pacific, China Southern, Jetstar, Malaysia Airlines, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines
  • Regional flights: Alliance, Cobham, Qantas, QantasLink, Rex

Adelaide Airport parking and pick-up

As with most Australian airports, Adelaide Airport offers a variety of parking options to suit your needs:

  • Terminal Car Park: a multi-level secure car park that is a few minutes undercover walk to the terminal. This car park is ideal for people travelling on business, or those who want to meet their friends or family at the arrivals gate. It also has 48 disability parking spaces, and four spaces for electric vehicles (level 2).
  • Long Term Car Park (Outdoor): if you’re staying for longer than a day, this is the car park for you. It’s a short 5-minute shuttle ride to the terminal, which runs from 4:30am to 11:20pm.
  • Pick-up and drop-off: you can pick up or drop off passengers at the front of the terminal, on Sir Richard Williams Avenue. You’ll need to stay in the far left lane to keep traffic flowing.

Adelaide Airport facilities

Adelaide Airport is an international airport with tons of facilities that will keep you busy during your stay. There’s trendy bars serving delicious beer and wine, cafes where you can refuel with food and coffee, and restaurants offering something a bit more substantial. If you’re in the mood to shop, there’s Ripcurl, Seed, Witchery, and even a Lego shop to keep the kids entertained. There’s also postal services available if you need to ship something last-minute.

If you’re exhausted and need to sleep, the Atura Hotel can be accessed directly from the airport. Or if you’re an airline club member, there’s lounges for Qantas, Virgin, and Rex, where you can take advantage of the free food and drink. And of course, there’s free Wi-Fi across the entire airport.


Hahndorf is a small town roughly 55 kilometres east of Adelaide. It was originally settled in the 19 century by Lutheran German migrants, which is where its Germanic name comes from. The town is famous for its German-style architecture and food.

This town is in the heart of the Adelaide Hills wine region, so is the perfect place to stay if you’re visiting for that purpose. And if you get bored of sipping wine, you can take a paddle boat lunch cruise on the River Murray, visit the The Aboriginal Art House for a little local history, or gaze in wonder at the gorgeous opals at the Australian Opal Company.

Whatever the reason for your stay in Hahndorf, we can take care of your transportation needs, and make your trip as comfortable and convenient as possible.