Journey: Gold Coast Airport To Tweed Heads

Tweed Heads is a town in New South Wales, located on the Tweed River, adjacent to its ‘twin’ town of Coolangatta (Gold Coast). It is roughly 4 km south of the airport and it takes around 10 minutes to get from Gold Coast airport to Tweed Heads. There is a range of travel options to get from the airport to your destination including taxis, public transport (buses & trains) and rideshare. Taxis can often be expensive and buses are not the most convenient with one often having to change multiple buses.

The most convenient and reliable option is a chauffeured car with Hughes. Hughes has been providing the highest quality of chauffeured car transport in Australia for over 100 years. Our knowledgeable and courteous chauffeurs will pick you up from the airport and drop you off at your chosen point in Tweed Heads. Our fleet of vehicles includes modern sedans, luxury people movers as well as minibuses and coaches for bigger groups. You can book your airport transfer 24/7 via our website or by giving us a call – we also provide instant quotes!

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

Getting from the airport to Tweed Heads

Since the airport is only 4 km from Tweed Heads, it is a relatively short journey. On average it takes around 10 minutes – however, during peak hours it can take slightly longer.

Peak Hour Travel Time:

  • Airport to Tweed Heads – 14 minutes
  • Tweed Heads to airport – 14 minutes

Off-Peak Travel Time:

  • Airport to Tweed Heads – 10 minutes
  • Tweed Heads to airport – 12 minutes

Navigating Gold Coast airport

Gold Coast airport is located at the southern end with 1 main passenger terminal servicing both domestic and international flights. The airlines operating from the airport include Qantas, Jetstar, Virgin Australia, Air New Zealand, Air Asia X and Scoot.

The airport has ample parking which includes 4 main parking options:

  • Premium Covered Parking – This is the closest parking option to the terminal (30-second walk) and is fully covered. It also has disabled parking spaces.
  • Short Term Terminal Parking – This is the best option if you want to park under 8 hours. There are cash/credit card pay stations as well as disable parking spaces.
  • Long Term Terminal Parking – This parking option can be booked online at discounted prices. It is a 1-2 minute walk from the terminal and also has disabled parking spaces.
  • Budget Parking – Has the option of covered and uncovered parking spaces. You will find cash/credit card pay stations for convenience.

Pickup and drop off zones are located at the front of the main terminal. There is no ‘park & wait’ option in these zones and passengers must be ready for immediate pick-up & drop off (fines apply).

The airport has excellent transit facilities including a range of shopping and dining options. These include a pharmacy, cafes, restaurants, retail outlets as well as a tax & duty-free shopping experience.

Tweed Heads – Things To Do

Tweed Heads is a town whose economy is heavily based on tourism. One of the most popular destinations in Tweed Heads is Mount Warning – one of the largest shield volcanoes in the southern hemisphere. There are a host of other activities including whale watching from Point Danger, rainforest eco cruises, trapping mud crabs and exploring Duranbah beach. Rich volcanic soil also means that Tweed Heads has exceptional local produce and amazing seafood (being close to the coast. There is a range of great cafes and restaurants as well as local farmers markets.