Journey: Brisbane Airport to Lismore

Lismore is a prominent town in north-eastern New South Wales and is the regional epicentre of the Northern Rivers district. A trip to Brisbane Airport from Lismore will take you over the state border for a distance of around 206 kilometres. Transport between the two places will need to be pre-planned given the substantial distance and there are a few choices to consider. Whilst there are a couple of public transport options, the fastest takes no less than 5 hours to complete and a taxi fare to cover the distance is sure to be exorbitantly priced.

For those seeking an alternative that won’t break the budget and neither sacrifices time nor efficiency – A Hughes private transfer is the best solution. Hughes has been providing Australians with the best quality transport service for over 100 years. Our expert chauffeurs provide 24/7 services with a door-to-door guarantee. We offer a fixed rate system with industry competitive pricing, so you won’t be hit with excessive meter charges no matter how far the distance. Hughes proudly owns an extensive fleet of modern and premium vehicles ranging from sedans, SUVs and people movers to luxury minibuses and coaches for larger groups – whatever your individual or group needs, we have the vehicle to suit.

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

Given the considerable distance between Lismore and Brisbane Airport, the journey time is lengthy and will vary depending on traffic. The fastest transport method is undoubtedly by car and Hughes’ professional chauffeurs are well accustomed to driving this route, so you can rest assured that your transfer will be both punctual and time-efficient.

Peak Hour Travel Time:

  • Airport to Lismore – 2hr 30 minutes
  • Lismore to airport – 2 hr 28 minutes

Off-Peak Travel Time:

  • Airport to Lismore – 2hr 15 minutes
  • Lismore to airport – 2 hr 10 minutes

Navigating Brisbane Airport

Brisbane Airport is a large and very well-appointed airport comprised of an international and domestic terminal. Brisbane Airport is the main port of entry for the state of Queensland with over 31 different airlines operating from within its terminals. Brisbane Airport is well known for its accessible and practical layout, making for easy navigation of the facilities. Ample signage will direct passengers to the corresponding pick and drop off areas upon arrival. Both terminal precincts conveniently offer an abundance of multilevel car parking complexes situated a short distance from the terminal entrances as well as plenty of disability parking bays.

Brisbane Airport also offers first-rate features and facilities including free terminal Wi-Fi, various shopping, duty-free and dining opportunities, multiple airline lounges and fantastic transit amenities.


Lismore is an eclectic town complete with many natural wonders and a vibrant community spirit. Only a short distance from the Queensland border, Byron Bay, countless beaches, inland rainforests and major cities, Lismore is an ideally placed township. The town itself is home to multiple schools, hospitals, churches and local sporting teams which speaks to its predominantly family orientated population and communal atmosphere.

Lismore has a rich culture and arts scene, demonstrated through is vivid laneway murals, eclectic arts festivals, local craft markets and more. Whether you’re in need of a convenient airport transfer or a complete transport solution to see the surrounding sites, Hughes has you covered. Book via our mobile app, website or by giving us a call.