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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House Call Doctor

Spring Hill, Brisbane Area
House Call Doctors provide urgent medical care when patients need unexpected help on weeknights, weekends or public holidays. Their after-hours doctors care for people living in Queensland, along with those visiting for holidays and business travel.

Cruisin Motorhomes

Multiple Locations
From AU$40 - 320
At Cruisin' Motorhomes they are proud to keep well presented vehicles for travellers to enjoy road trips and self drive holidays all around Australia. Choose the perfect motorhome to suit all of your travel needs from the expanding fleet of self-contained two, three, four or six berth vehicles.

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.

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.

Samford Visitor Information Centre

Samford Valley, Moreton Bay Area
The Samford Visitor Information Centre is located on Main St, Samford Village. This accredited visitor information centre offers a one stop shop for travel information including maps, brochures, and itineraries.

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.

Brisbane Bargain Rent a Car

Multiple Locations
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.

Stradbroke Ferries

Cleveland, Redland City Area
Since commencing operation over 50 years ago with the first vehicle ferry, MV Myora, Stradbroke Ferries has grown to become the largest marine operator in Moreton Bay, with seven vehicle ferries and one water taxi.

Bargain Car Rentals (Brisbane Airport)

Hendra, Brisbane Area
From AU$19 - 200
Bargain Car Rentals is a locally owned and operated Car Hire Business. We offer New Cars at Bargain Prices and offer a friendly and professional service for travellers, government employees, Corporate clients and local residents needing a vehicle.

Clontarf Visitor Information Centre

Redcliffe, Moreton Bay Area
The Clontarf Visitor Information Centre is located on Hornibrook Esplanade in Redcliffe. This accredited visitor information centre offers a one stop shop for travel information including maps, brochures, and itineraries.
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