Journey: Gold Coast Airport To Kingscliff

Gold Coast airport (also known as Coolangatta airport) is an international airport located behind the famous Kirra Beach, situated around 10 kilometres east of the Gold Coast CBD.

Although the airport isn’t very big and both domestic and international flights depart and land at the same terminal; the transport options to and from Gold Coast airport to Kingscliff, are vast. There is the choice between public transport such as buses, taxis or chauffeured cars.

While you may think that Kingscliff is a long journey from the Gold Coast airport due to it being in a different state, it actually only takes approximately a 25-minute drive, depending on traffic conditions.

This is why we highly recommend Hughes chauffeured car transport that goes door to door and is considerably affordable. Just imagine Uber, with superior grade customer service and a luxury car.

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 Kingscliff to Gold Cost airport

Travel times from the Gold Coast airport to Kingscliff, just like any other place in the world, may vary depending on traffic conditions.

On average, it takes about 20-to-24 minutes to get from the Gold Coast airport to Kingscliff but could take even as little as 18-20 minutes during off peak times. If you are travelling from Kingscliff to the Gold Coast airport, it can take between 20 – 26 minutes during peak hours.

Gold Coast airport information

When you land at the Gold Coast airport, you will be happy to notice that it is a rather small airport with only one terminal operating for both national and international flights. The flight companies who fly into this airport are Qantas, Jetstar, Virgin Australia, Air New Zealand, AirAsia X and Scoot.

You shouldn’t be fooled by the size of the Gold Coast airport, as it has a lot to offer. It provides excellent facilities whilst in transit with shopping, pharmacy, baggage storage, lockers, foreign exchange, restaurants and cafes. For international travellers, there is Tax & Duty-Free shopping available at the terminal, you can find more information about this here.

Furthermore, there is free Wi-Fi functioning all over the airport, which means you can DM your friends and post on your story about your arrival in the ‘Sunshine State’.

If you are just in transit, the Virgin Australia lounge is only a step away for Velocity Platinum, Gold and partner airline reciprocal status members at Gates 1 & 2. Here you will be able to make the most of a Luke Mangan designed buffet menu, all day barista coffee, premium wines and beer selection (after 11:00am), Wi-Fi, business services, bathroom and shower facilities, news and entertainment.

On the other hand, if the Gold Coast is your final destination, there are a number of parking options with 4 different car parks and over 2000 spaces including Premium Covered Parking being the closest; Short Term Terminal Parking for under 8 hours and Long-Term Parking which you can book online for discounted prices. If you are being picked-up or dropped off though, there is a 1-hour free parking in any Long-Term Car Park, a drop-off area where you can ay 10$ for 4 hours in the Long Term Car Park, and finally the simple Express and Drop-Off area at T2 for a maximum of 5 minutes.

Kingscliff – Things to do

Kingscliff is a local surfing and fishing town, renowned for its picturesque coastline of white sands and clear waters, on the far NSW North Coast.

A long stretch of sand borders the town, making it easy to move from water activities to restaurants, bars and cafes. Whether you want to catch some waves or fish, go snorkelling with sea turtles or even go whale watching (May to October), Kingscliff definitely has it all.

On most days, you’ll even be able to spot a pod of dolphins cruising by.

If you get hungry, all you need to do is walk up to the acclaimed seafood restaurant Fin’s to have a taste of the freshness and saltiness you’ve been swimming in all day.

With Hughes, we can pick you up at any point in Kingscliff. This means that once everything is packed, you can even ask your driver to pick you up straight from your surf session or from your favourite restaurant; therefore, giving you the time to savour every last bit of the magic of Kingscliff.