Journey: Gold Coast Airport to Helensvale

Helensvale is approximately 42 kilometres north of Gold Coast Airport and the average journey via car should take around 35 minutes. For those accustomed to taking public transport, this option is certainly available. The route, however, is not direct and a change from bus to the tram is required, with a total trip amounting to 1 hour and 20 minutes. Taxis and hire cars are accessible, although can become quite costly, given the distance.

The best option is a chauffeur-driven transfer with Hughes. Our services are both convenient and cost-effective whilst never compromising on comfort. We offer a highly competitive fixed-rate, so there’s no need to count the meter. At Hughes, we understand the strain that airport travel can present and are accustomed to working with tight schedules, our door-to-door service guarantees efficiency and punctuality. Our professionally trained, private chauffeurs operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and have a wide range of luxury vehicles, to suit any occasion.

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

Travel times

The trip from Helensvale to Gold Coast Airport is usually both pleasant and direct thanks to the express Pacific Motor Way. Your average trip will take around 35 minutes, however, off-peak times can see you arriving in as little as 30 minutes. The Gold Coast, of course, is not immune to heavy traffic periods, and such conditions can see your trip reaching up to 50 minutes in total. Fortunately, with a Hughes transfer, you won’t need to watch the meter if you happen to hit heavy traffic. Our fixed-rate service is just one of the ways we differ from traditional taxi and metered transport services, making us your most cost-effective and reliable transport option.

Peak Hour Travel Times:

  • Airport to Helensvale – 50 minutes
  • Helensvale to airport – 48 minutes

Off-Peak Travel Times:

  • Airport to Helensvale – 35 minutes
  • Helensvale to airport – 30 minutes

Gold Coast Airport

With an ever-expanding number of international and domestic passengers passing through its terminals each year, Gold Coast Airport has been proficiently upgraded to suit the demands. Despite its smaller size and single terminal, Gold Coast Airport is very well equipped and easy to navigate. Inside, visitors will find an agreeable array of bars, cafes, retail stores and duty-free shopping as well as excellent airport amenities. Parking is easily identified upon arrival with three different car parking options to choose from.

  • Premium Covered Parking, a short walk from the terminal.
  • Short-Term Terminal Parking, charged at an hourly rate.
  • Long-Term Parking, which can be booked online – 1 hour free parking period inside.

Designated kerbside pickup and drop off areas are conveniently located in front of the terminal entrance along with easy access to disabled parking bays.

Exploring Helensvale

Helensvale is a charming and well-established residential suburb of the Gold Coast. Its location and proximity to both the CBD and countless other tourist attractions make it an ideal base for your next Gold Coast vacation. Helensvale boasts stunning canals, excellent golf courses and numerous activity opportunities, including being just a short distance from Australia’s biggest and best theme parks. If you’ve scored yourself a three-day pass to Dreamworld, Wet and wild and Movie world, a stay in Helensvale makes perfect sense. Our chauffeurs operate across the entire Gold Coast area and are able to pick you up from any location within Helensvale and transport you not only to the airport but also to any of the sights and tourist attractions that you desire.