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! 

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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Camperman Australia Brisbane

Northgate, Brisbane Area
From AU$57 - 199
Camperman Australia is an East Coast based campervan hire company with a depot network including Cairns, Townsville, Airlie Beach, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide. Camperman provides independent travellers the opportunity to explore Australia from any of their eight depot locations on the East coast.

Stradbroke Island Holidays

Cleveland, Redland City Area
Stradbroke Island Holidays is a one-stop-shop for planning a holiday, school trip, conference, wedding or Indigenous cultural experience on North Stradbroke Island. The office is conveniently located at the Stradbroke Ferries terminal at Toondah Harbour in Cleveland.

Brisbane Visitor Information and Booking Centre

Brisbane City, Brisbane Area
The Brisbane Visitor Information Centre is located in the Regent Building 167 Queen Street Mall in the Brisbane Central Business District. This accredited visitor information centre offers a one stop shop for travel information including maps, brochures, and itineraries.

Brisbane's Airtrain

Multiple Locations
Brisbane's Airtrain is the sole rail service connecting Brisbane Airport to Brisbane city, suburbs and the Gold Coast. More than 19 million passenger trips have been made since its launch in 2001. A "Kids Travel Free" policy allows children aged up to and including 14 years of age to travel free between the Airport and Brisbane city stations when accompanied by a paying adult.

Regional Libraries Queensland Tourist Card

South Brisbane, Brisbane Area
The Regional Libraries Queensland (RLQ) Tourist Card is your local library network! RLQ is your gateway to resources and services provided by local government and the State Library of Queensland for the travelling rural community.

Five Star Car Rentals

Eagle Farm, Brisbane Area
From AU$32 - 82
Five Star Car Rentals is your number one choice for car hire Brisbane Airport. Five Star Car Rentals offer a wide range of vehicles, from small hatchbacks to eight seat people movers and everything in between.

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!

Gallivanting Oz

Brisbane City, Brisbane Area
From AU$55 - 350
Gallivanting Oz assists with campervan hire and motorhome rental in Australia, as well as escorted motorhome tours. They know Australia; they know the vehicles and believe in good old fashioned service.

Redlands Visitor Information Centre

Capalaba, Redland City Area
The Redlands Visitor Information Centre, co-located at the Redlands IndigiScapes Centre, provides a diverse range of information and assistance to visitors travelling throughout the area. The precinct has a small cafe and gift shop with parking available onsite.

Boonah Visitor Information Centre

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