Journey: Brisbane Airport To Coolum

Brisbane airport is located about 14km northeast of the CBD. Its location makes it the ideal gateway to both the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast. And for those travelling to the Sunshine Coast region, Coolum is among the most popular destinations. Coolum is a seaside town with all the components needed for the ideal weekend getaway. The only thing it’s missing is a comprehensive public transport network. Getting from Brisbane airport to Coolum on public transport can take a little while. It also involves a few transfers.

Luckily, there’s an excellent alternative: a transfer from Hughes. At Hughes, we offer transfers all day every day – and all night too. We have a fleet of premium and luxury vehicles for you to choose from. And driving that fleet, is a team of professional chauffeurs. The best bit, though, is the price. Our transfers offer all the trimmings of luxury, but at rates just as affordable as any alternative.

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 res@hughes.com.au 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

Here’s how long it takes to get from Brisbane airport to Coolum

Working out accurate travel times can be tricky. Fortunately, we have the experience to offer you a few useful timeframes for your trip. Generally, the drive from Coolum to Brisbane airport, and vice versa, takes about an hour and a half. However, on some days – often during school holidays – the traffic can increase. If that’s the case, the duration of your trip could increase a little to about 100 minutes. If there’s not much traffic, though, you’re looking at a journey of just 80 minutes. Considering how far Coolum feels from the big city lifestyle, we think that’s a worthwhile trip!

Peak Hour Travel Time:

  • Airport to Gold Coast – between 65 and 90 minutes
  • Gold Coast to airport – between 70 and 110 minutes

Off Peak Travel Time:

  • Airport to Gold Coast – between 60 and 75 minutes
  • Gold Coast to airport – between 60 and 75 minutes

When you land in Brisbane airport, you’ve got plenty of pick up options for your Coolum transfer

Every airport differs. And if you’ve spent time in a few different airports, you’d probably be aware that some are better than others. Luckily, Brisbane is one such airport! Brisbane airport is well signed, and well serviced by infrastructure that is up to the challenge. With thousands of passengers travelling through the airport each day, you may be concerned that getting around will be hard. So let us alleviate those concerns: Brisbane airport is a breeze to navigate! Simply walk through the arrivals hall, collect your luggage, and meet your chauffeured car in front of the terminal. At the domestic terminal, the pick up/drop off zone is on ground level, which makes it especially easy. At the international terminal, the departures road is on level four, and the arrivals road is on level 2.

Whether it’s a day trip or a work trip, you can see Coolum better with Hughes

Coolum is located in the Sunshine Coast region, and it’s the traditional land of the Inabara or Yinneburra clan of the Undanbi tribe. The rich history of the region is evident, too, with national parks and walking tracks winding through the area. If you’re feeling particular adventurous, you can climb Mt Coolum and enjoy its 360 degree views of the coast. If you prefer to settle by the beach with a world class meal, there are plenty of restaurants in the vicinity as well. Then there’s the beach; Coolum’s beaches are well suited to swimmers and surfers alike. Regardless of where you end up, or where you want to end up, Hughes offers door to door transfers to get you there.