Journey: Gold Coast Airport to Ballina

Gold Coast Airport is situated right on the New South Wales border, which makes it a convenient port of entrance when visiting the many diverse towns and cities of northern New South Wales. Located approximately 88.6 kilometres south of Gold Coast Airport, is the lovely coastal town of Ballina. Transport between the two destinations is limited given the considerable distance, however, you have a few options including taxis, hire cars and public transport. Travelling outside of metropolitan areas can be both costly and time consuming when considering these methods, but it doesn’t have to be.

If you’re looking for the best transport option in terms of cost, convenience and efficiency, look no further than a Hughes private transfer. With a long-established reputation, we have been delivering top quality transport services to our clients for decades. We guarantee punctuality, efficiency and best value for money with our door-to-door service and chauffeur driven transfers. Our extensive fleet has a number of vehicles to suit any occasion from single passengers to large groups of up to 20. Whether you require a premium sedan or a private coach, Hughes has you covered. Book with us today for your next transfer from Gold Coast Airport to Ballina.

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

Journey travel times

Our experienced drivers are well acquainted with the Ballina to Gold Coast route and can see you arriving in as little as 55 minutes during off-peak periods. Although Ballina itself is a relatively quiet town, holiday periods and peak times of the day will impact your travel time and may see your trip reaching up to 1 hour and 10 minutes. Rest assured that our drivers are committed to punctuality and will have you on the fastest and most direct route every time. So, you can sit back and relax comfortably in one of our many luxury vehicles, while we transport you to your destination.

Gold Coast Airport

Gold Coast Airport is Australia’s third-fastest growing airport with millions of passengers passing through its terminals every year. As a result, you have the best of both worlds at Gold Coast Airport, a compound that is small enough to ensure a stress-free experience as well as offering a wide variety of facilities to match that of even the larger airports. Inside you will find fantastic features such as bars, restaurants, fast food outlets, coffee lounges, retail stores and duty-free shopping to keep you thoroughly entertained while you wait for your flight.

Gold Coast Airport also has great amenities including smart lockers, baby changing facilities, tourist information kiosks, ATMs as well as two well-appointed airline lounges. All of this is housed under one roof including both the domestic and international terminals, making Gold Coast Airport one of the easiest to navigate. When you opt for a Hughes private transfer, our meet and greet service mean that you will be met inside the arrival halls by one of our friendly chauffeurs and escorted directly to the awaiting vehicle for a smooth and efficient airport pick up.


Ballina is a charming coastal town in northern New South Wales that offers year-round holidaying prospects. From its lively camping grounds, stunning natural scenery, water activities, whale watching and more it is an ideal vacation spot for families. Home to the famous giant prawn it goes without saying that Ballina is a seafood lovers dream, boasting an impressive catchment of fresh and locally caught seafood you won’t want to miss out on. Ballina is also conveniently located right next door to the iconic Byron Bay, making day trips an easy option, provided you have the right transport method. Hughes is available to service all your transport needs, from airport transfers to day trips into surrounding towns, we are a comprehensive transport solution and are available to transport you any time of the day or night.