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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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Europcar Car Hire Australia

Multiple Locations
From AU$30 - 200
Europcar's Queensland stations provide flexible car hire options for a business trip or driving holiday. Europcar has a nationwide network of over 125 locations with 34 easily accessible car hire locations throughout Queensland, all offering competitive rates in top holiday destinations.

Brisbane Bargain Rent a Car

Banyo, Brisbane Area
From AU$21 - 25
Brisbane Bargain Rent a Car is the best place to hire a car in Brisbane. They are an honest, independent, friendly and efficient, family-owned car hire company. They have been offering cheap and convenient car rental services to budget conscious travellers and families since 1991.

TransLink - South East Queensland

Brisbane City, Brisbane Area
From AU$2.68 - 25.00
TransLink is a division of the Department of Transport and Main Roads and has state-wide responsibility for mass transit including bus, train, ferry, and tram services across South East Queensland including the regions of Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and Brisbane.

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.

Bribie Island Visitor Information Centre

Bellara, Moreton Bay Area
The Bribie Island Visitor Information Centre is located on Benabrow Avenue in Bribie Island. 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.

Amity Trader

Victoria Point, Redland City Area
Amity Trader ensures your safe passage from the Redlands Coast village of Victoria Point to the tiny and beautiful Coochiemudlo Island. The business operates both passenger and vehicle ferries seven days a week, and the crossing between mainland and island takes just 10 minutes.

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.

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.

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.
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