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Brisbane International Airport (BNE) is 20 km (12 mi) north-east of the city centre near Eagle Farm and Pinkenba, north of the Brisbane river.
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There are direct flights from all Australian capitals and numerous regional centres. Major domestic carriers include Virgin Australia, Jetstar, and Qantas. The airport is serviced by many regional airlines and it is possible to fly daily to most Asian centres (and on to Europe), the United States and New Zealand, without flying via Sydney or Melbourne.

Brisbane International Airport (BNE) is 20 km (12 mi) north-east of the city centre near Eagle Farm and Pinkenba, north of the Brisbane river.

There are direct flights from all Australian capitals and numerous regional centres. Major domestic carriers include Virgin Australia, Jetstar, and Qantas. The airport is serviced by many regional airlines and it is possible to fly daily to most Asian centres (and on to Europe), the United States and New Zealand, without flying via Sydney or Melbourne.

Transferring between terminals

Allow sufficient time for the transfer between the international and domestic terminals. The terminals are 3km apart and it is not possible to walk between them; the main road that connects them has no pedestrian walkway and is very busy.

Transfers between the airport terminals can be made on the Airtrain service. It offers connections during the day with a train every 15-30min. The train fare is $5, $4.50 if you book a ticket online beforehand, and the trip is 2min long. The Airtrain fare is included by Virgin Australia and by Qantas when connecting between their flights; just present your boarding pass to the Airtrain station staff.

Domestic to International Transfers operate M-F 05:40–21:59, Sa Su 06:00-21:59 (last service).
International to Domestic Transfers operate M-F 05:30–20:56, Sa Su 05:30–20:57.

Another option is the TBus service. Services operate every 20 minutes and bus stops are located outside the Qantas and Virgin Australia arrivals hall at the Domestic Terminal, and outside the arrivals hall at the International Terminal. The TBus is now FREE (previously $5), at least if you can show a boarding pass or onward ticket. TBus also services Airport Village, which is close to the Direct Factory Outlet (DFO) [1], a small shopping centre that specialises in clothing and homewares stores, but also contains a food court. It’s expensive, but worth checking out if you’ve got more than a few hours between flights. Be careful though, as the last bus back to the airport terminals is at 18:20.

Outside of Airtrain hours or if you have a limited connection time, a taxi is your only option.

From the airport to the city centre

The Airtrain is a regular service from the Domestic and International air terminals into Brisbane city and then on to the Gold Coast

Airtrain connects to the city from the airport every fifteen minutes during peak times and half hourly in non-peak times. Services stop all stations to Roma Street, including Fortitude Valley and Brisbane Central Stations. Most Airtrain services continue on to the Gold Coast. Travel time to the Brisbane CBD is around 30 minutes. Travel time to the Gold Coast is around 2 hours and bus connections exist at major stations for connections to Surfers Paradise, Coolangatta and other Gold Coast destinations. Check the TransLink Journey Planner for connection details. Trains start running about 05:00. The last trains leave the city around 21:00 and the airport before 22:00. An adult fare to the city stations is $18 when purchased at a station or paid for with a Go Card smart card via the card readers at the station. Discounts are available when purchasing tickets online via the Airtrain website. Discounts apply for booking travel in advance, where 2 adults are travelling together, for groups and in some instances children under 14.

Con-X-Ion also provides transfers via shuttle bus to Brisbane City accommodation and to the Gold Coast. Adult fare (one way) to Brisbane City, and an adult fare (one way) to the Gold Coast. Fares are cheaper if you buy a return ticket. You can end up waiting up to an hour if you try to book when you arrive at the airport, so pre-booking is a must and no refunds are allowed. Travel time varies depending on the number of passengers on the bus and traffic; it could be anywhere from 20 to 60 minutes.

Public transportation Using public transportation, you can get to town for around $4 only. From the airport, ride the free of charge T-bus to Skygate (Airport Village). The T-bus stops near the terminal building and not at the bus stop for other buses and vans (very easy to find though, or ask at the information counter), and only some of the T-buses go to the Airport Village (express buses only go between domestic and int’l whereas regular ones also go to Skygate every 20 minutes). From Skygate, wait at the place you got off the bus and take Translink bus 590 to Toombul Shopping Centre (only 2 stops). From there you can catch a train to the city. This costs under $4 with a go card, off peak. You can also buy single tickets, however that will be more expensive. You can purchase a go card at the Airtrain station for $30 ($10 deposit and $20 usable), but you cannot purchase the go card at the Airport Village or from a driver. Thus for the cheapest way of getting to town, first go to the Airtrain terminal to buy a go card but don’t go through the turnstile and instead backtrack to the T-bus stop.

Taxi A taxi from the airport to Brisbane Central (train) station costs a minimum of $35 in good traffic. A good option for getting into the City can therefore be for two or more travellers to share the cost of a taxi to Brisbane Central. All taxis are metered, and it is possible to share a cab (either officially, where each group pays 75% of the fare), or by informal agreement with the passengers before boarding (with multiple drop-off points, and a fare paid at the final destination). From Brisbane Central or Roma Street station a traveller can get to just about anywhere else in Brisbane.

Ride Share Ride Sharing was legalised in Queensland in 2016 and can be utilised from Brisbane Airport. The Domestic Terminal has a dedicated pick-up lane for pre-booked travel, including taxis and ride shares booked via a smartphone app. The pick-up lane is the second vehicle lane from the front of the terminal. From the International Terminal look for signs to the pre-booked pick up area at the side of the terminal,
The airport hosts all major car rental companies.

From the Gold Coast
Surfside buses regularly ply the route from Tweed Heads all the way along the Gold Coast, with connections to the train to Brisbane at Robina. You can buy a single ticket to cover the trip

The Gold Coast Airport (OOL) a.k.a. Coolangatta Airport is a low-cost carrier hub, serviced by AirAsia X, Jetstar, Pacific Blue and others. It is NOT a 24hr airport and closes at night, so don’t plan on spending the night before an early morning flight. It is around 30 minutes drive to Surfers Paradise. There is a shuttle bus connecting the airport to the main Surfside buses route on the Gold Coast Highway between Tweed Heads and Surfers Paradise.

Brisbane is the state capital of Queensland. The Greater Brisbane region has a population of about 2.2 million people, making it the third-largest city in Australia.

Large enough to be cosmopolitan yet small enough to be friendly and accessible, Brisbane is a ‘garden metropolis’ famous for its leafy, open spaces and the pleasant pace of life that unfolds between the zig-zags of its iconic river. Gaining international exposure during the 1982 Commonwealth Games, the 1988 World Expo, the 2001 Goodwill Games, and the 2014 G20 Summit, Brisbane’s year-round warm climate, spectacular scenery, pleasant locals and world-class facilities have been the draw-cards for many domestic and international visitors, making Brisbane the fastest-growing city in Australia. Despite this rapid development, it maintains a youthful enthusiasm and has what is arguably one of the most laid-back and forward-thinking of any Australian capital city.

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