Journey: Cairns Airport to Port Douglas

Port Douglas is a coastal town and popular holiday destination in Queensland, approximately 60 kilometres north of Cairns. The population of Port Douglas is only around 3500 people, however during tourist season, population numbers have been known to double. Cairns Airport is about 66.2 kilometres from Port Douglas and a typical journey by car should take around 1 hour.

Cairns Airport facilitates both public buses and a shuttle service that will take you directly to Port Douglas, however during peak season, these options can become very crowded. Hughes offers a direct and convenient private airport transfer service that is reliable and ensures you travel in comfort. Our chauffeurs are professionally trained, and our extensive fleet of premium vehicles is from some of the world’s leading manufacturers. From our executive sedans, SUV’s and people movers to our luxury minibuses and coaches, we can accommodate larger group sizes of up to 20.

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

Journey Details

Your chosen method of transport will determine your average journey time between Port Douglas and Cairns Airport. The public bus will take around 2 hours and 30 minutes between the two places and the direct shuttle service will take around 1 hour and 5 minutes. If arriving by car the average journey time is around 1 hour and 5 minutes, however during peak conditions, the trip could extend up to around 1 hour and 20 minutes.

Cairns Airport

Cairns Airport is Australia’s 7th busiest airport and sees around 5 million passengers through its terminals annually. It has a straightforward layout which includes two passenger terminals and a single runway. T1 is the dedicated international terminal and T2 is for all domestic flights. Cairns Airport has direct flights going to over 10 international destinations and over 35 domestic locations, including all major Australian cities and tourist destinations.

Terminals T1 and T2 are located 200 meters from each other and are both well-appointed with modern transit facilities and a sufficient selection of retail stores, bars, and dining options. There are three car parks to choose from across both terminals with multiple long and short-stay options including a 10-minute free parking limit. Both terminals have express pick-up bays located directly in front of the terminal entrances and are well signed for ease of access. There is free Wi-Fi inside the terminals and enough entertainment features to keep guests thoroughly entertained while awaiting their upcoming flight.

Port Douglas

Port Douglas is a holiday-goers paradise with its sprawling stretches of pristine coastlines and its advantageous proximity to the Daintree rainforest and The Great Barrier reef, both of which are world heritage listed sites. For those interested in thrill-seeking activities Port Douglas offers kite surfing, scuba diving, jet skiing and snorkelling. For those looking for a more relaxed holiday, there are award-winning golf courses, nature walks and five-star dining opportunities to enjoy.

Hughes operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and is your complete transport solution in and around Port Douglas. Bookings can be made via our mobile app, website or by giving us a call. Simply let us know where you’d like to be collected and we will handle the rest.