Gold Coast Airport, formally known as Coolangatta Airport, is both an international and domestic airport, conveniently housed under the one structure. It serves as the gateway to both the southern end of Queensland and the northern end of New South Wales, as it conveniently resides right on the boundary. Sanctuary Cove is a unique and prestigious gated community within the suburb of Hope Island, located approximately 27.5 kilometres from the heart of the Gold Coast’s inner city and 49.3 kilometres from the Gold Coast Airport. A car ride from Gold Coast Airport to Sanctuary Cove will take approximately 36 minutes in minimal traffic and up to 60 minutes during peak periods.
Whilst luxury golf courses and resort-style living awaits your arrival in Sanctuary Cove, there is first the matter of transport. For a premium transfer solution that offers both comfort and affordability, a chauffeur-driven transfer with Car Australia is the way to go. We have an extensive fleet of fuel-efficient and environmentally friendly vehicles, driven by professionally trained chauffeurs, ready to take you to your desired location. We are able to accommodate your individual needs, with vehicles ranging from standard to executive sedans, SUV’s, and minibuses. Whether you’re a solo passenger or a larger group of up to 20, we have the right vehicle to suit the occasion. Our mobile app conveniently allows you to make bookings and track existing trips from your device, alternatively jump on our website or give us a call to arrange your next booking with Car Australia.
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Sanctuary Cove to Gold Coast Airport: Travel times and getting around
If you’re it’s your first time flying into Gold Coast Airport or visiting Sanctuary Cove, it’s worthwhile knowing what to expect. We have put together some useful information to help plan for your upcoming trip.
Pick Up and Other Information
Journey travel times
Travel times between Sanctuary Cove and Gold Coast Airport will vary depending on transport method and times of the day. If public transport is your preferred method, the bus you will need to take from the airport is line 777 and your average journey time is 1 hour and 50 minutes, including a 16 minute lay over. A change from bus to tram is required for this route. During peak periods your public transport journey may reach up to 2 hours and 27 minutes.
If you’ve chosen to go via taxi, hire car or indeed a Car Australia transfer, the average travel time is around 40 minutes, off-peak periods can see you arriving in as fast as 36 minutes and heavy peak periods, up to 60 minutes. When you choose a transfer with Car Australia, our punctual services guarantee the fastest and most direct route for the most competitive price on every transfer.
Gold Coast Airport
Gold Coast Airport is the gateway to some of Australia’s most beautiful and sunny destinations, with millions of travellers flying into this small yet well-serviced airport each year, travellers and guests will find all they need within its terminals. Spacious and ample car parks, well signed pick up and drop off areas, fantastic amenities and the ease of navigating only a single terminal is what you can expect. Despite its smaller size, Gold Coast Airport also offers a wide range of facilities including, great food and beverage options, shopping opportunities and two well-appointed airline lounges. Travellers won’t be disappointed when passing through Gold Coast Airport.
Sanctuary Cove highlights
The unique and affluent precinct of Sanctuary Cove is as the name suggests, a haven of luxury and leisure for the residents and visitors of this lovely township. It lay approximately 27.5 kilometres from the heart of the Gold Coast’s inner city, making it not only a convenient location from which to explore the Gold Coast and its surrounds, but also a fully self-contained holiday destination in its own right. The second of its kind to be built in Australia, this uniquely autonomous residential development, is a gated community and within its walls boasts world class facilities akin to that of a holiday resort. Stunning golf courses, boating marinas, a first-rate shopping complex and entertainment facilities are all the result of expert community planning. There are endless ways to enjoy your stay at Sanctuary Cove, and when you’re ready, Car Australia will be able to conveniently pick you up from any location in the community and transport you in the utmost comfort and style back to the airport.