Journey: Gold Coast Airport to Byron Bay

The iconic town of Byron Bay is a highly sought-after holiday destination like no other. Situated along the eastern coastline of Australia, this naturally beautiful and culturally rich haven can be a little difficult to get to without the right transportation. Gold Coast Airport lies approximately 68 kilometres north of Byron Bay and your average journey will take around 50 minutes. Given the coastal location of Byron and its proximity to the airport, transport is limited. Buses and taxis are available from the airport, however, taxi rates for the distance required will be a hefty expense.

For those who aren’t short on time, there are a few bus companies operating between the two destinations, however the timetables are frequently subject to change and if you’re arriving outside of peak hours, they run sporadically at best. If you would rather avoid the hassles and save yourself time and money, we recommend a Hughes private transfer. We provide the best quality transport service for the most competitive rates, whilst never sacrificing on your comfort or convenience. Every transfer is chauffeur driven in one of our premium vehicles. Let your next trip to Byron Bay be one of luxury and efficiency with Hughes.

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

Travel times from Gold Coast Aiport to Byron Bay

A Hughes transfer from Gold Coast airport to Byron Bay will see you personally collected from inside the terminals by one of our professional chauffeurs and then whisked away towards your destination. With our services, we aim to eliminate as much of the time-wasting and stressful aspects of airport travel as possible. You will be transported in one of our many high-end vehicles, as we have an extensive fleet choose from including executive and luxury sedans, people movers, buses and coaches. So, whether you’re travelling in a group or by yourself, we’ve got you covered.

Peak Hour Travel Time:

  • Airport to Byron Bay – between 55 and 60 minutes
  • Byron Bay to Airport – between 50 and 60 minutes

Off-Peak Travel Time:

  • Airport to Byron Bay – 45 minutes
  • Byron Bay to Airport – 45 minutes

Gold Coast Airport

Gold Coast Airport is a relatively small complex, which makes getting around it rather simple. There is one terminal for both international and domestic flights and the airport is well signed and efficient. Plenty of amenities and features await you inside including bars, cafes, shops and two well-appointed airline lounges. With millions of passengers passing through Gold Coast Airport each year, it is rapidly expanding and is currently Australia’s third fastest-growing airport. There are three large car parks to choose from and a convenient 1-hour free period for guests arriving by car. If you’re travelling with a Hughes private transfer, there is no need to worry about parking or airport navigation, as your friendly driver will drop you directly at the terminal entrance and then pick you back up from the arrival halls. One of the best features of Gold Coast Airport is the views. When onboard your flight take care to check out the extraordinary views during both descent and take off, passengers will be stunned by the gorgeous ocean and coastal sights below.

Exploring Byron Bay

We know your Byron Bay adventures will be nothing short of amazing, with its wild and natural wonders to its rich and eclectic atmosphere, that’s why reliable transport is crucial. Hughes is the ultimate transport solution, we can pick you up and drop you off anywhere in Byron Bay. Whether you’re experiencing the iconic Byron Bay lighthouse walk, whale watching from the cape, indulging in the fine food, arts and entertainment or simply soaking up the sunshine on one of the many amazing beaches, you’re sure to be captured by the magic of Byron Bay. However you choose to spend your holiday, let us know when you’re ready and we will be there to collect you.