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Brisbane Airport – International & Domestic terminals

Brisbane Airport is located 15kms from Brisbane City and has a range of transport options to get you where you need to go.

The AirTrain is the most efficient form of public transport from the Airport with services operating between Brisbane Airport, Brisbane City and the Gold Coast. With stops at both the domestic and international terminals, you can get from the airport to Brisbane City in 20 minutes. Book your ticket online before arriving into Brisbane to save on ticket prices and keep in mind that kids aged up to and including 14 years of age travel for free.

There are clearly signed areas at both terminals if you choose to jump straight into a taxi or organise transport through a ride sharing app such as Uber. Order your ride share and follow the signs to the designated areas to meet with your driver.

If you prefer to drive yourself, there are many car rental services at the Domestic and International terminals.

Before arriving, check with your hotel if they offer a transfer service or you can book your own door-to-door bus or transfer through independent companies. 

How to get around Brisbane

By car

Hiring a car in Brisbane gives you the freedom to explore all parts of the river city, from the islands in the east to the hinterland in the west and all the neighbouring precincts and suburbs in between. 

Driving yourself is the best way to explore the city and take in the scenery and it is relatively easy with lots of signage and less traffic than other major cities.

CityCat

Whether you 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.

Public Transport - Trains & Buses

Brisbane’s public transport system is run by Translink and you can visit Translink’s website for all bus and train service details.

There is a free CityLoop bus which takes you from one end of the CBD to the other so keep a look out for these red busses.

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 Coast and Gold Coast.

Walkways and Bikeways

Brisbane is blessed with walkways and bikeways connecting West End, South Bank and The City with New Farm and Fortitude Valley. 

There are CityCycle bike stations throughout the CBD and inner-city suburbs so you can hire your own bike and explore the beautiful surrounds of the city on two wheels. You can use the pedestrian and cycle bridges, Goodwill and Kurilpa, to get across the river or walk the riverside pathways at South Bank, Kangaroo Point and New Farm.

Getting to the Moreton Bay Islands

If you’re wanting to get out and explore Brisbane’s beautiful bayside islands there are ferries that will take you there in less than 90 minutes.

Catch a ferry from the Port of Brisbane to Moreton Island which will take about 75 – 90 minutes.

For North Stradbroke Island ferries leave from Cleveland, arriving to Dunwich on North Stradbroke Island. The ferries can take between 20 – 40 minutes so you can get from the main land to North Stradbroke Island within the hour.


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Redspot Car Rentals - Brisbane Airport

Brisbane Airport, Brisbane Area
Redspot operates a large Australian network of airport and downtown rental car locations with a wide variety of new age rental vehicles available at competitive prices. Redspot, founded in 1989 is the only Australian owned and operated car rental company with desks at all major Australian airports.

Yellow Cabs Queensland Pty Ltd

Woolloongabba, Brisbane Area
Yellow Cabs has been providing a door to door taxi service since 1924. Any person, who needs assistance with mobility, can hire one of their specialised vehicles, fitted with a taxi-meter and security cameras, along with its industry trained and experienced driver, to carry them to their desired destination.

Lake Apex Visitor Information Centre

Gatton, Lockyer Valley Area
The Lake Apex Visitor Information Centre is located on Lake Apex Drive Gatton. The centre is situated within the Lockyer Valley Cultural Centre, surrounded by a beautiful park and overlooks Lakes Apex and Freeman.

Esk Visitor Information Centre

Esk, Somerset Area
Nestled along the Brisbane Valley Highway, the Esk Visitor Information Centre provides a friendly greeting to those seeking real country, real adventure, really close to Brisbane. The quaint cottage-style building reflects the country hospitality that visitors experience from the friendly group of volunteer tourism ambassadors who revel in sharing their local knowledge and colourful tales.

Awesome Van and Camper Hire Brisbane

Northgate, Brisbane Area
From AU$40 - 150
Awesome Campervans - Budget Campervans. Awesome Campers is for the backpackers and budget travellers looking for a great way to travel Australia. There is no cheaper way to travel Australia than in one of their Awesome Campers.

Queensland Rail Travel

Brisbane City, Brisbane Area
From AU$49 - 520
Queensland is full of hidden surprises just waiting to be discovered, and what better way to experience them than through the magic of rail. A scenic rail trip allows you to make the most of your holiday, with every minute of the journey as much a part of the adventure as the destination itself.

Surf Connect Watersports Centre

Sandgate, Brisbane Area
From AU$30 - 200
Only half an hour train ride from Brisbane City, takes you to the beautiful Moreton Bay at Sandgate Beach, and Surf Connect Watersports Centre. Whether you simply like to try the latest craze Standup Paddling (also known as SUP), hire a kayak to paddle on your own or take one of their kayak tours, windsurfer to go windsurfing in the bay, or to the extreme and try Kitesurfing, Surf Connect Watersports Centre has it all.

Moreton Bay Holidays Afloat

Deagon, Brisbane Area
From AU$1000 - 2000
Experience Yachting on Moreton Bay from the Sunshine Coast to the Gold Coast. Sail the calm waters or get up and personal with dolphins and dugongs. Visit the penal colony at St Helena. Motor up the Brisbane River.

maui motorhomes Brisbane

Eagle Farm, Brisbane Area
The maui experience is all about indulging yourself on a journey of discovery and authentic experiences in comfort and style. Indulge by taking the scenic route. Stay longer, because you can, and learn more about the world around you.

JUCY Rentals Brisbane

Brisbane City, Brisbane Area
From AU$20 - 350
JUCY stands for fun, adventure and the spirit of travelling. They pride themselves on offering unique and exciting solutions in every market they enter. Pick up your JUCY wheels in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Gold Coast, Brisbane or Cairns and get amazing service before you get out on the road.
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