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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Wynnum Manly Tourism and Visitor Information Centre

Manly, Brisbane Area
The Wynnum Manly Tourism Visitor Information Centre is located on the William Gunn Jetty at Manly. This accredited visitor information centre offers a one stop shop for travel information including maps, brochures, and itineraries.

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.

Awesome Van and Camper Hire Brisbane

Northgate, Brisbane Area
From AU$40 - 150
Awesome Campervans - Budget Campervans. Awesome Campers is for the backpackers and budget travellers looking for a great way to travel Australia. There is no cheaper way to travel Australia than in one of their Awesome Campers.

Brisbane Airport (International) Visitor Information Centre

Brisbane Airport, Brisbane Area
Stop in to visit the team on the Arrivals Level Two of the Brisbane International Airport. The Visitor Information Centre (VIC) is located right outside the exit from the customs hall, beside Travelex, pretty much the centre of that floor.

Limo Trucks Australia

Sumner, Brisbane Area
From AU$660 - 880
Offering the only service of its kind in South East Queensland. Limo Trucks Australia can take you above and beyond the norm when it comes to your next transport rental. Why choose the more common and compact Limousine when you can have something bigger and better - their Optimus Prime Replica Tribute Truck.

Avis Australia

Multiple Locations
From AU$50 - 150
Avis is the leading car rental company in Australia, operating at more than 240 conveniently located rental facilities, including all major airports. With a long history of innovation in the car rental industry, their 'We Try Harder' approach to service makes Avis one of the world's best-known car rental brands.

Caboolture Historical Village Visitor Information Centre

Caboolture, Moreton Bay Area
Located in the foyer of the Caboolture Historical Village the visitor centre is open seven days a week and has a range of local maps, brochures, timetables and visitor guides. Their volunteers are always ready to assist you with local and regional information.

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.

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.

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.
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