Journey: Gold Coast Airport to Mermaid Beach

Gold Coast Airport is located approximately 27.2 kilometres from the Gold Coast CBD and about 16.7 kilometres from the suburb of Mermaid Beach. There are a few transport options that will take you between Gold Coast Airport and Mermaid beach. You can catch a bus, a shuttle, or a taxi, and you can even hire a rental car. Given the close proximity of the two destinations, many of these options are relatively time-efficient, although, some are more cost-effective than others.

If you are looking for a complete transport solution that ticks all the boxes, there is one option that always stands out from the rest; A chauffeur-driven transfer with Hughes. With us, your transfer is private, direct and highly convenient. We eliminate the usual hassles associated with taxis and shared transportation, such as hefty meters, confusing timetables and dreaded long queues. And the best part is – We offer fixed rates and highly competitive pricing, while always maintaining a luxury standard experience. Our drivers are operational 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and offer a door to door service for your ultimate convenience.

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

During peak periods, Gold Coast traffic can cause delays. Fortunately, our expert chauffeurs are highly efficient and will have you on the fastest route to your destination every time.

Peak Hour Travel Time:

  • Airport to Mermaid Beach – between 35 and 45 minutes
  • Mermaid Beach to airport – between 30 and 45 minutes

Off-Peak Travel Time:

  • Airport to Mermaid beach – between 17 and 25 minutes
  • Mermaid Beach to airport – between 17 and 25 minutes

Gold Coast Airport

Gold Coast Airport, formally known as Coolangatta Airport, is well known for being small and easy to navigate. It is well signed and consists of only one single terminal, from which both international and domestic flights operate. Its highly functional and straightforward layout makes for an entirely stress-free airport experience, unlike that of most major busy airports. Despite its smaller size, however, guests will be pleasantly surprised by its fantastic range of airport facilities and transit amenities.

There are two airline lounges for both Qantas and Virgin airlines, various shops, cafes and eateries, free terminal Wi-Fi and more. Outside there are multiple parking options including a short- and long-term car park, as well as an easily accessible pick-up and drop off bay opposite the terminal entrance. For those with a Hughes booking, the meeting point at Gold Coast Airport is in the public area as you exit the terminal, where you will find your friendly driver awaiting your arrival.

Mermaid Beach

Mermaid Beach is a gorgeous beach-side suburb that is both laid back and discrete. The picturesque suburb boasts a prestigious ‘millionaires’ row’, an illustrious strip of prime, beachfront real-estate that is owned by some of the Gold Coasts upper echelon. Although it is the relatively quiet neighbour to the livelier suburb of Broadbeach, Mermaid Beach still manages to hold its own when it comes to dining and entertainment. On the main street, you will find a diverse range of trendy and delicious food hotspots that won’t disappoint. And if you’re torn between family fun and relaxing, Mermaid Beach has both options covered, with a famous 18-hole mini-golf course and a luxurious bathhouse, all a short distance from any number of wide-ranging accommodation options. To see it all, and more, you’ll need reliable transport. So, book with Hughes in advance, and leave the rest to us.