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.

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Redspot Car Rentals - Brisbane City

Brisbane City, 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.

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.

South Bank Visitor Information and Booking Centre

South Brisbane, Brisbane Area
Are you visiting South Bank or Brisbane? Before you arrive, feel free to call or email the Visitor Centre for a local's advice on what to see and where to stay. They also offer you a free booking service.

Britz Campervans and 4WD

Multiple Locations
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.

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.

Sunstate Charters Pty Ltd

Pinkenba, Brisbane Area
Sunstate Charters is one of the the premier coach charter companies in the Brisbane and Gold Coast region of Queensland, Australia. More than 30 years of experience and dedication combined with the most modern fleet of coaches in the region ensures they are the ultimate choice to cater for your transportation needs.

Rathdowney Visitor Information Centre

Rathdowney, Scenic Rim Area
The Rathdowney Visitor Information Centre is located on the Mt Lindesay Highway in Rathdowney. This accredited visitor information centre offers a one stop shop for travel information including maps, brochures, and itineraries.

Alpha Car Hire

Multiple Locations
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!

Tamborine Mountain Visitor Information Centre

North Tamborine, Scenic Rim Area
The Tamborine Mountain Visitor Information Centre is located on Main Western Road, Doughty Park in North Tamborine. This accredited visitor information centre offers a one stop shop for travel information including maps, brochures, and itineraries.

Camperman Australia

Multiple Locations
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.
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