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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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!

Beaudesert Community Arts and Information Centre

Beaudesert, Scenic Rim Area
The Beaudesert Community Arts and Information Centre is located on the corner of Enterprise Drive and Mt Lindesay Highway in Beaudesert. This accredited visitor information centre offers a one stop shop for travel information including maps, brochures, and itineraries.

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.

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.

JUCY Rentals Cairns

Multiple Locations
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.

SEEQ Card

Brisbane City, Brisbane Area
From AU$79 - 129
SEEQ card is an exciting new way to discover South East Queensland using TransLink's network of bus, train, ferry and tram services. With SEEQ card you can travel for three or five consecutive calendar days on any TransLink bus, train, ferry or tram service.

Portside Wharf

Hamilton, Brisbane Area
Portside Wharf is one of Brisbane's more modern landmarks, a lifestyle hub with residents, high-end retailers and award-winning restaurants. Enjoy the spectacle of watching international cruise ships pull into the port, relax at sunset with cocktails and tapas at Byblos Bar and Restaurant, treat your taste buds to a fusion of flavours at Sono Japanese Restaurant or catch the latest blockbuster at Dendy Cinemas.

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.

Fire Truck Transfers by Fire4Hire

Multiple Locations
Fire Truck Transfers - Ride aboard a real Fire Truck! Fire4Hire have a fleet of 7 Fire Trucks, each seating up to 10 passengers each in comfort. Each truck is equipped with a great stereo system, refrigeration for drinks on board, and a huge amount of storage for luggage.

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.
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