Journey: Cairns Airport to Palm Cove

Palm Cove is a picturesque coastal suburb of Cairns and sits approximately 25 kilometres north of Cairns Airport with the average journey taking around 30 minutes. For those who don’t mind shared transportation and slightly longer travel times, there are shuttle buses and public transportation options available from the airport. For those seeking an option that combines convenience, luxury and a complete transport solution at a competitive rate, there is one option that stands out from the rest: a Hughes private airport transfer.

Hughes operates with a vast fleet of premium vehicles made by the world’s leading manufacturers, this guarantees a journey of both luxury and style. Our private chauffeurs ensure a door-to-door service as well as airport ‘meet and greet’ for ultimate convenience and a seamless transfer. Our predetermined rate system means no excessive meterage charges if you happen to run into traffic and the best part is we operate 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

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

The journey from Palm Cove to Cairns Airport will see you heading south on Captain Cook highway, making the commute a scenic and pleasant journey. Cairns is a popular holiday destination can experience traffic delays during peak season and there may be a slight delay in your travel times. Fortunately, Hughes chauffeurs know the best routes to avoid traffic and are sure to have you on the fastest route to your destination each time.

Peak Hour Travel Times

  • Airport to Palm Cove – 35 minutes
  • Palm Cove to Airport – 30 minutes

Off Peak Travel Times:

  • Airport to Palm Cove – 25 minutes
  • Palm Cove to Airport – 20 minutes

Cairns Airport

After eighteen months of construction and three years in planning, Cairns Airport is celebrating the completion of its T2 Domestic Terminal upgrade project. The unveiling of the new look terminal is the culmination of extensive planning and cooperation that involved many stages, including understanding the needs of passengers and engaging with local suppliers across the region. The end result is a new-look terminal that instantly connects travellers to Tropical North Queensland and delivers a world-class airport experience. The $55m terminal upgrade offers a wide range of customer experience improvements over its 10,000 square metre expansion, with an improved layout including enhanced screening flow and reduced congestion. Navigation in the new terminal is also easier, and passengers can now enjoy a wide selection of local food, beverage and retail offerings. And for those travelling internationally, Cairns T1 Terminal is equally as well appointed and interconnected. There are also three convenient terminal car park options to choose from.

  • T1 long stay Budget Carpark – Access to 20 minutes of free parking
  • T2 short stay covered car park – Premium covered car park with wider car spaces
  • T2 mid to long-term uncovered car park – Access to 20 minutes of free parking

Stunning Palm Cove

Palm Cove is a low-populous, outer suburb of Cairns, hallmarked by its palm-lined shores that speak to its name and offer incredible photo opportunities. Palm Cove is 25 kilometres and approximately 30 minutes from the Cairns CBD making it a great base from which to enjoy all that the region has to offer whilst avoiding the crowds of Cairns city centre. Long stretches of sandy beaches adorn the shoreline of Palm Cove, running parallel with well-paved footpaths, perfect for relaxing beachside strolls. Natural wonders and picturesque vistas await you in Palm Cove and Hughes is your most comprehensive transport option to get you there.