Journey: Brisbane Airport to Varsity Lakes

Varsity Lakes is a relatively new and picturesque suburb in the city of the Gold Coast and is located approximately 94.3 kilometres southeast of the Brisbane International Airport. The journey between the two can be a little difficult and potentially costly without the right assistance. Given the considerable distance, your choice of transportation will greatly impact your travel time. With only one public transport line running between Brisbane Airport and Varsity Lakes, your journey time will take around 2 hours. A car ride is by far your fastest option, taking around 1 hour to complete. If you’re seeking an alternative to highly-priced taxis and hire cars without sacrificing time and efficiency, A Hughes chauffeur-driven transfer is the answer.

Hughes is your complete transport solution, combing all the best features of airport transport, without the hassle. We offer door to door service, 24 hours a day for your ultimate convenience and our rates are on par with industry competitors. To make a booking simply download our mobile app where you can track your booking in real-time, alternatively head to our website or give us a call to organise your next Brisbane Airport to Varsity Lakes transfer.

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 [email protected] to discuss your requirements.

Choose your destination

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

4 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 distance between Varsity Lakes and Brisbane Airport will hardly be noticed from the comfort of our luxury and executive vehicles. During periods of heavy traffic, your journey time may increase slightly.

Peak Hour Travel Time:

  • Airport to Varsity Lakes – 1 hour and 10 minutes
  • Varsity Lakes to airport – 1 hour and 5 minutes

Off-Peak Travel Time:

  • Airport to Varsity Lakes – 1 hour
  • Varsity Lakes to airport – 1 hour

Exploring Brisbane Airport

Brisbane Airport is a well-appointed and effectively laid out facility with only two passenger terminals to consider – International and domestic.


The international terminal precinct has 4 levels to navigate that are well signed and easily accessible.

  • Level 1 – Airline offices and baggage handling
  • Level 2 – International Arrivals
  • Level 3 – Departure lounges and Airline offices
  • Level 4 – International departures

The international terminal has ample onsite parking including a ‘short term’ parking lot, a larger 5 storied ‘long-term’ car parking complex and plenty of disabled parking bays.


The domestic terminal has the third-highest volume of domestic flight connections in all of Australia and the entrance for both arrivals and departures is accessible by the arrivals/departures road located out the front of the terminal entrances. Visitors can easily find their way around by following the signs. The domestic terminal also has ample onsite parking options to choose from.

Both terminal precincts have an abundance of outstanding airport features including multiple airline lounges, shopping, duty free stores, cafes, restaurants, bars, free terminal wi-fi and more.

Varsity Lakes

Varsity Lakes is a stunning suburb located 86.6 kilometres from Brisbane’s city centre and only 12.5 kilometres to the Gold Coast CBD. Only a short drive away from major shopping havens such as Robina Town Centre and Pacific Fair as well as countless stunning beaches, Varsity Lakes is in a prime location. Developed around beautiful lakes and Lucious green parklands, the suburb itself is picturesque and has a serene, family-friendly atmosphere. When you’re ready to head back to the airport, simply let us know your location and your Hughes private chauffeur will meet you for a prompt pick up and seamless airport transfer.