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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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Adventure For Hire

Herston, Brisbane Area
From AU$180 - 200
Adventure For Hire is a rental business specialising in the hire of four wheel drive vehicles with roof top campers or touring 4X4 cars. These vehicles have been selected to give the best value of hire and enjoyable travels with many safety and comfortable inclusions including off-road GPS, EPIRB safety beacon, gas hot water, fridge/freezer and solar / battery power just to name a few.

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.

Coochie Boat Hire

Coochiemudlo Island, Redland City Area
From AU$100 - 300
Coochie Boat Hire is located on Coochiemudlo Island in Southern Moreton Bay, only 35 kilometres from Brisbane's Central Business District. A short ferry trip from Victoria Point in the Redlands gets you over to one of the smaller islands in the Bay.

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.

Britz Campervans and 4WD Brisbane

Eagle Farm, Brisbane Area
From AU$69 - 426
Whether you're after an exciting family adventure or an intimate break for two, Britz Campervans and 4WD has the right vehicle for you. Britz campervan has the widest range of vehicles in Australia to suit your holiday needs and budget including four wheel drives for those who really want to get off the beaten track.

Discover Stradbroke

North Stradbroke Island, Redland City Area
For the ultimate concierge experience in island getaways, connect with Discover Stradbroke – the experts on all things Straddie. With 60 North Stradbroke Island properties on offer, from self-catered apartments to multi-bedroom houses that sleep from 6 to 12 people, Discover Stradbroke has accommodation options to suit everyone.

Ipswich Visitor Information Centre

Ipswich City, Ipswich Area
The Ipswich Visitor Information Centre is an award winning tourist centre and is home to passionate volunteers who have over 950 years combined experience living and working in Ipswich. They know Ipswich better than anyone and are available seven days a week to assist visitors to our region.

Greyhound Australia

Multiple Locations
From AU$26 - 335
Now over 100 years old, Greyhound Australia is the leading coach company with a network spanning the entire country - operates daily to hundreds of different destinations. Greyhound is one of the most environmentally efficient travel operators in Australia.

Alpha Car Hire Brisbane Airport

Hendra, Brisbane Area
From AU$29 - 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 ten nationwide! Their secret? Great customer service and fantastic car rental deals!

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.
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