Gold Coast Airport to Main Beach

Main Beach, located at the northern end of the Gold Coast, is a popular beach in the town of Southport. Main Beach is located 7.1 kilometres from the Gold Coast’s city centre. Gold Coast Airport is situated at the southern end of the Gold Coast and is approximately 24.3 kilometres from Main Beach. A trip between the two will typically take around 35 minutes. Although a car ride is your fastest solution, there are a few transport options available. Buses and shuttles run from the airport however, these will certainly add extra time to your journey. Taxi’s and hire cars are also a possibility, though the costs associated often outweigh the benefit.

If you’re looking for an alternative that is both time-saving and cost-effective, a direct private transfer with Hughes is your best choice. Hughes provides unmatched quality of service that is both comfortable and highly convenient. And the best part is; we offer all of this and more at extremely competitive industry rates with a fixed pricing system.

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Executive Sedan

Modern, sophisticated and comprehensively equipped luxury vehicles. The perfect combination of value and style.

87.00 AUD
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Premium Sedan

Big on style and performance, we have some of the world’s truly great sedans including BMW, Mercedes and Audi luxury models.

109.00 AUD
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Premium SUV

Smooth & luxurious. The Audi Q7 is where sporty and elegant styling combine to create a vehicle of impeccable style with the luggage space that no sedan can match.

109.00 AUD
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Luxury People Mover

Our luxury people movers include the Mercedes V Class and Viano with features normally associated with premium sedans. Room for 7 passengers and a luggage trailer.

121.00 AUD
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Luxury Minibus

Ready for your executive, family or group requirements. These multi-purpose vehicles include the Mercedes Sprinter and combine comfort, space and style.

157.00 AUD
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Small Coach

Perfect for groups up to 21 people, our luxury small coaches are a new way to experience group travel. Enjoy luxurious leather seating with plenty of space.

260.00 AUD
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Main Beach to Gold Coast Airport: Travel times and getting around

When travelling with Hughes, the journey between the airport and Main Beach begins with your convenient airport pick up. The meeting point in Gold Coast Airport is in the public area upon exiting the terminals. There you will find your dedicated driver, waiting to assist you with your transfer. Your ride will be in one of our many executive vehicles ranging from premium sedans and SUVs to luxury minibuses and coaches. Hughes has an extensive fleet of vehicles to fit any occasion. See our guide below for more useful airport and destination tips.

Pick Up and Other Information

Travel times for your journey

The average travel time from Main Beach to Gold Coast Airport is around 35 minutes. During periods of peak traffic, your journey time may extend up to 1 hour and 10 minutes, as Gold Coast is prone to congested traffic conditions. However, if you have booked your transfer in an off-peak period, our drivers could see you arriving in as little as 28 minutes.

Navigating Gold Coast Airport

Gold Coast Airport is a single terminal airport catering for both international and domestic flights. It offers plenty of parking options with over 2000 spaces spread across four different car parks. Gold Coast Airport is one of the simplest airports to navigate in terms of size and layout. Visitors will be able to find their way around with ease. Simply follow the signs to find the conveniently located pick-up and drop-off areas, as well as disability parking bays. Gold Coast Airport offers a surprising amount of food and entertainment options despite its smaller size. Modern transit amenities, fast food outlets, cafes, bars and restaurants can all be found within the terminals along with a reasonable selection of retail and speciality stores.

Main Beach

At Hughes, we specialise in quality service and convenience for our customers, which is why we offer a door-to-door guarantee. This means that we can pick you up from any location in or around Main Beach for your next airport transfer. Whether you choose to spend your days frolicking in the sand on Main Beach, taking private surf lessons or indulging in a pint or two at Pavilion 34, our drivers will be there to pick you up when you’re ready. Simply let us know at the time of booking.

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