Brisbane | Travel Information

Trying to figure out how you’re going to get to Brisbane and then get around? Here are our travel tips!

Brisbane Airport – International & Domestic terminals
The Brisbane Airport is located 15kms from Brisbane City and has a number of transport options to get you where you need to go.
  • AirTrain – will deliver you from both International & Domestic terminals into Brisbane City (and other destinations).
  • Book a door-to-door bus service to your hotel.
  • Jump in a Taxi.
  • Hire a rental car to get you into the City. Or if the Sunshine and Gold Coast is your final destination there is easy access to the Gateway Motorway.
On the road
Road trippin’ to Queensland from down South? Follow the A1 and signs into Brisbane. 
Once you’re in Brisbane, you can choose your own way to get around! 

CityCat
Whether you actually need to get to a riverside precinct or just want to get out on Brisbane’s glorious river, a ride on the CityCat is one of the must dos when you are in town.

• Jump on the CityCat from Brisbane City or South Bank and take a trip to the Brisbane Powerhouse near New Farm Park.

Trains & Buses
Brisbane’s public transport system is run by Translink.

  • Free CityLoop bus – Get from one end of the CBD to the other for free. Look out for the red buses in the city.
  • CityGlider buses – These blue buses connect the city from West End to Fortitude Valley.
  • The train system will conveniently get you around the inner-city stops like Central (Brisbane City), Fortitude Valley, South Brisbane and South Bank. 
  • You can also jump on the train to get yourself to the Sunshine and Gold Coast.
  • Visit Translink’s website for all bus and train service details.
Walkways and Bikeways
Brisbane is blessed with walkways and bikeways connecting West End, South Bank and The City with New Farm and Fortitude Valley. 
  • Use the pedestrian and cycle bridges, Goodwill and Kurilpa, to get across the river.
  • Jump on a CityCycle bike to get around the inner-city.
  • Hire a bike at the City Botanic Gardens.
  • Walk the riverside pathways at South Bank.
Road tripping
If you are planning to visit the Scenic Rim, Ipswich, Logan or Somerset regions from Brisbane, hiring a car would be the best option.

Getting to the Moreton Bay Islands
  • Moreton Island – Catch a ferry from the Port of Brisbane to Moreton Island. The ferry takes about 75 – 90 minutes.
  • North Stradbroke Island – Catch a ferry from Cleveland to Dunwich on North Stradbroke Island. The ferries can take between 20 – 40 minutes.

Explore all of the transport options available below.

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Ipswich Visitor Information Centre

Ipswich City, Ipswich Area
The Ipswich Visitor Information Centre is located at Queens Park on Queen Victoria Parade in Ipswich. This multi-award winning Visitor Information Centre offers a one stop shop for travel information including maps, brochures and travel planning.

Tangalooma Ferry Launches

Multiple Locations
From AU$45 - 80
Tangalooma Launches provide high-speed luxury passenger catamaran services from Brisbane to Moreton Island. With departures up to four times daily in each direction, services leave from Holt Street Wharf, Pinkenba and arrive at the Tangalooma Jetty.

Fernvale Visitor Information Centre

Fernvale, Somerset Area
Conveniently located along the Brisbane Valley Highway, the Fernvale Visitor Information Centre provides a warm welcome to those travelling to the Somerset region. The Fernvale Futures Complex, which houses the Visitor Information Centre, was opened in September of 2006 and was built on the site of the old Fernvale Railway Station, in a style reminiscent of the old station house.

Alpha Car Hire Brisbane Airport

Hendra, Brisbane Area
From AU$27 - 105
Alpha Car Hire is the fastest growing car rental company on the east coast of Australia. In 10 years they have gone from one location to eight nation wide! Their secret? Great customer service and fantastic car rental deals!

Brisbane Domestic Airport Visitor Information Centre

Brisbane Airport, Brisbane Area
Located on the Ground Floor of the Common User Terminal at the Domestic Airport, the Brisbane Airport Ambassadors are available at varying times through out the week to assist you. At the VIC you will find maps, brochures, a booking centre where you can book your own accommodation and car hire directly from the free phones and a team of experienced volunteers ready to answer your question.

Hyperdome Visitor Information Centre

Loganholme, Logan City Area
Visit the Hyperdome Visitor Information Centre at the Customer Service Centre located outside Entry 2, to discover the hidden attractions in the Logan region and beyond. This Visitor Information Centre offers a one stop shop for travel information including maps, brochures, and itineraries.

Kilcoy Information Centre

Kilcoy, Somerset Area
Conveniently located at 41 Hope street, next to Yowie Park, the Kilcoy Information Centre provides a warm welcome to those travelling to the Somerset region. The Kilcoy Information Centre was opened in December 2014 and provides visitor information along with an environmental interpretive centre and an 80 seat theatrette.

Alliance Airlines

Eagle Farm, Brisbane Area
Alliance Airlines (Alliance), with a fleet of 26 jet aircraft, has the capacity to provide air charter services to the Australian tourism market segment. This market segment includes: Government, International Inbound and Domestic Tourism, MICE, Sport and Entertainment, Education and more.

Avis Australia

Multiple Locations
From AU$50 - 150
Avis is the leading car rental company in Australia, operating at more than 240 conveniently located rental facilities, including all major airports. With a long history of innovation in the car rental industry, their 'We Try Harder' approach to service makes Avis one of the world's best-known car rental brands.

Canungra Information Centre

Canungra, Scenic Rim Area
The Canungra Visitor Information Centre is located on Kidston Street in Canungra. This accredited visitor information centre offers a one stop shop for travel information including maps, brochures, and itineraries.
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