Brisbane Airport to Gold Coast

Journey: Brisbane Airport to Gold Coast

Brisbane airport is one of Australia’s busiest airports and is located 14km northeast of the CBD. On average it takes between 70 and 75 minutes to get there from the Gold Coast, depending on the time of day. Because it is such a prominent hub for travellers and commuters alike, the airport has a range of transport options. These include chauffeured cars, taxis, and even shuttle buses. However, your best option is Brisbane airport to Gold Coast transfer from Hughes. Hughes provides the highest standard of comfort and convenience. At Hughes, we have been servicing personal transport needs for over a century. Our service is centered on your needs. As a part of this, we collect you from the airport or from your chosen pick-up point on the Gold Coast.

Hughes airport transfers are a door-to-door service, so you needn’t worry about having to walk long distances with your heavy luggage. We understand that the transport needs of our clients vary. That is why we offer 24-hour service. Our range of vehicles includes everything from shuttle buses, to luxury limousines. Despite what many might think, our rates are on par with most alternative methods of transport; our distinctions are convenience, comfort, and efficiency.

Executive Sedan

Modern, sophisticated and comprehensively equipped luxury vehicles. Perfect combination of value and style.

  • $ 207 AUD
  • 1-3
  • 2
  • 2

Premium European Sedan

Big on style and performance, we have some of the world’s truly great sedans including BMW, Mercedes and Audi luxury models.

  • $ 237 AUD
  • 1-3
  • 2
  • 2

Luxury SUV

Smooth & luxurious. The Audi Q7 is where sporty and elegant styling combine to create a vehicle of impeccable style with the luggage space that no sedan can match.

  • $ 237 AUD
  • 1-4
  • 4
  • 4

Luxury People Mover

Our luxury people movers include the Mercedes V Class and Viano with features normally associated with premium sedans. Room for 7 passengers and a luggage trailer.

  • $ 237 AUD
  • 4-7
  • Trailer

Luxury Van

Designed for convenience and generous space these vehicles include ergonomic design and exceptional flexibility for long or short excursions.

  • $ 237 AUD
  • 8-12
  • Trailer

Luxury Minibus

Ready for your executive, family or group requirements. These multi-purpose vehicles include the Mercedes Sprinter and combine comfort, space and style.

  • $ 272 AUD
  • 13-20
  • Trailer

Luxury Small Coach

Perfect for groups up to 27 people, our luxury small coaches are a new way to experience group travel. Enjoy luxurious leather seating with plenty of space.

  • $ 377 AUD
  • 21-27
  • Trailer

Luxury Mid Sized Coach

When you have a few more in your group, up size to our mid sized coaches for 28-33 people.

  • $ 479 AUD
  • 28-33
  • Trailer

Luxury Coach

Luxury finally meets size. Come and experience our market-leading large coach service. Fantastic coach drivers perfectly match our new fleet of coaches.

  • $ 595 AUD
  • 34-53
  • Trailer

Gold Coast to Brisbane Airport: Pick up and Information

At Hughes, our professional drivers will ensure that your Gold Coast to Brisbane airport transfers are smooth and convenient. But to make sure that you know just what to expect, we have listed a few important points about the journey below.

Pick Up and Other Information

Travel Times

The motorway connecting Brisbane airport to the Gold Coast is renowned as being very efficient. However, the time taken to get from Brisbane airport to the Gold Coast does vary depending on the time of day. The standard time taken is usually around 70 minutes either way, although peak hour times can often take longer.

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

Airport Pick up and Information

Collection from the Brisbane airport is possible from both the international and domestic terminals. At the international terminal, we will collect you from the level 2 arrivals road, directly in front of the terminal. Here, you will also have access to disability spaces, where necessary. If you need to be dropped off, we will do so on the level 4 departures road, also directly in front of the terminal.

For pick-ups and drop offs at the domestic terminal, we use the designated space on the ground level, directly in front of the terminal. For security reasons, passengers must be ready for immediate collection in these areas. In this area, there are six spaces assigned for disabled passengers. Both of Brisbane’s terminals offer outstanding facilities. These include free Wi-Fi, retail and hospitality facilities, nearby accommodation and luggage lockers. The lockers are slightly off-site, but you can access them by catching the orange T-Bus.

Gold Coast Pick up and Information

At Hughes, our services are door-to-door. That means that we can collect you from a point of your choosing, anywhere on the Gold Coast. Of course, we can drop you to any point of your choosing as well. To make the process efficient and convenient, we suggest that you inform us of the exact pick-up or drop-off point in advance. During your stay on the Gold Coast, you will have access to fantastic retail, hospitality and entertainment facilities. The Gold Coast is a major tourist destination, with world-class beaches, surfing, theme parks and rainforest hinterlands. There is everything from the iconic high-rises of Surfers’ Paradise, to the Currumbin Wildlife sanctuary.

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Other Transport Options

Airport Transfers Gold Coast to Brisbane: Other Transport Options

In addition to fantastic airport transfers from Hughes, there are several methods of transport available from the Brisbane airport to the Gold Coast. These include buses, taxis and trains. In most cases, these are similar in price to an airport transfer from Hughes. However what they lack is the same door-to-door convenience, comfort and efficiency.

Brisbane Airport Trains

The Brisbane Airtrain runs to and from the airport. It is usually an express service, stopping at both the international and domestic terminals. The Airtrain is quite efficient and it runs every fifteen minutes or so. On weekdays, it operates between 5:04 am and 10:04 pm. On weekends, it runs between 6:04 am and 10:04 pm. Because it is a mostly express service and traffic is not an issue, the train is a very efficient method of transport. However, it does not operate on a door-to-door basis. This means that in many cases, you will be left having to find alternative transport from the train station to your destination.


Taxis are a door-to-door alternative to public transport options such as the train. There are taxi ranks at both the international and domestic terminals of the Brisbane airport. The domestic taxi rank is located centrally out the front of the domestic terminal, while the international terminal’s taxi rank is located at the northern end of the arrival section on level two. Despite what you might think, taxis are not much cheaper than a limousine transfer from Hughes. In fact with two passengers, Hughes is the preferable option. The least expensive taxi fare is no more than 20% cheaper than our airport transfers. Even better, is that Hughes has no queue. Waiting times for a taxi during peak periods can be as long as half an hour. With Hughes, you can simply get in and go, while also enjoying better service and enhanced comfort.

Buses and Shuttles

There are several bus options to and from the Brisbane airport. These include services from Con-X-ion, which runs from Brisbane airport to Gold Coast and Gold Coast to Brisbane airport. Public bus services are also available to and from the Airtrain stops. Buses are generally the cheapest transport option, but they lack in comfort and door-to-door convenience. Furthermore, they only leave at scheduled times unlike Hughes transfers, which are available 24 hours a day. Again, if you are travelling in a group of 3-4, then Hughes will likely work out to be cheaper overall, but with better comfort and convenience. If you have a large group, then we can still help with our own shuttle buses. These can cater for groups of up to 12 people, with door-to-door service and a professional chauffeur.

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