Gold Coast Airport to Sunshine Coast

The Sunshine Coast is one of Australia’s most standout, sub-tropical holiday destinations and attracts huge volumes of tourists and visitors every year. If your visit to the Sunshine Coast begins via the Gold Coast Airport, you will need to organise reliable transportation, as the distance between is approximately 206 kilometres. While there are some public transport options, these methods are hugely time-consuming and can take anywhere from 4 and a half to 5 and a half hours to arrive. – That’s where Hughes comes in.

A private transfer with Hughes is the most convenient and efficient method of transport between Gold Coast Airport and Sunshine coast and our expert drivers can get you there in around 2 hours and 30 minutes. Hughes has a wide array of fleet vehicles ranging from executive sedans, SUV’s and people movers to premium and luxury coaches and minibuses. We can cater for all needs and budget types and have the capacity to transport larger groups of up to 20. Our prices are highly competitive, and our predetermined rate system means that you won’t be subject to hefty meter charges.


Sunshine Coast to Gold Coast Airport: Travel Times and Getting Around

Whether you’re eager to get out and explore the natural surrounds or keen to unwind and relax on the gorgeous beaches, you don’t want to be rushing. To assist you in your holiday planning, our guide below offers some useful insights to help you get the most out of your next Sunshine Coast trip.

Pick Up and Other Information

Travel times

The Sunshine Coast is around 183 kilometres north of the Gold Coast CBD and around 206 kilometres from the airport. The considerable distance takes on average 2 hours and 30 minutes to commute. If you are travelling during peak periods of the day, your journey may encounter slight traffic delays.

Peak Hour Travel Time:

  • Airport to Sunshine Coast – 2 hour and 50 minutes
  • Sunshine Coast to airport – 2 hours and 40 minutes

Off-Peak Travel Time:

  • Airport to Sunshine Coast – 2 hours and 20 minutes
  • Sunshine Coast to airport – 2 hours and 10 minutes

Gold Coast Airport

Arriving at Gold Coast Airport is super easy with its single passenger terminal for both international and domestic guests. The airport is small and manageable, and the facilities are very well signed. The airport boasts an impressive selection of entertainment features including various shops, cafes and food outlets. Free terminal Wi-Fi is also available, as well as modern and accessible transit amenities. For guests arriving at the airport by car, there is ample pickup and drop off bays located at the front of the terminal entrance as well as three onsite car parks to choose from. For those travelling with a Hughes private transfer, the meeting place in Gold Coast Airport is in the public area as you exit the terminal. It is there that you will be personally met by your driver who will escort you to your awaiting transfer vehicle.

Sunshine Coast

Sunshine Coast is the ultimate vacation destination with its rich biodiversity and stunning natural wonders. Immaculate beaches are neighboured by lush hinterland rainforests and grand mountainscapes in this semitropic oasis. Visitors won’t want to miss out on hitting the famous Steve Irwin Australia Zoo, one of many attractions and entertainment opportunities on the Sunshine Coast. Whether you’re signing up for a wildlife tour, heading to one of the stunning beaches to relax or enjoying the delicious cuisine in the local restaurants, Hughes is your complete transport solution and has all of your transfer and transport needs covered.


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