Brisbane’s International and Domestic Airports have recently been recognised as the world’s most efficient and customer-focused privatised airports by the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

The airports are located approximately 20 minutes drive (13km) from Brisbane’s CBD.

Whether you are an international or interstate visitor, there is a large range of accessible, reliable and cheap transportation options, including shuttle buses, Airtrain, taxis, car rental and hotel transfers to and from the CBD. Handy parking is also situated at both the International and Domestic Terminals with various parking options to suit your travel plans.

Here are some options you will find useful when traveling to and from the airport.

Shuttle Buses

Shuttle buses are a convenient, fast and comfortable way of travelling to and from the Airport.

Services from Brisbane City operate daily every 30 minutes from 5.00 am to 9.00 pm from Roma Street Transit Centre and door to door of all CBD hotels.

If leaving from Brisbane Airport, buses depart every 30 minutes from 5.30 am to 11.00 pm. All bus services meet flight departure and arrival times so you’ll always be on time. If you miss one, wait just half an hour for the next service.

For prices or to book:

  • Go to the Con-x-ion website
  • Phone Con-x-ion on 1300 266 946.


For single travellers on the go, the Airtrain, operating 5.00 am to 9.00 pm 7 days a week, is the most time efficient option.

If you’re in a hurry and require a direct line from the Airport to the City, jump aboard for a quick 22 minute train trip!

Stations are conveniently located near most CBD accommodation and attractions. For online bookings visit the Airtrain website.


At Brisbane Airport’s Domestic Terminal, taxi ranks are located at both the Qantas and Virgin Blue ends of the terminal. At the International Terminal taxi ranks are available on Arrivals Level 2.

All Brisbane taxis have standard taxi meters so you won’t have to worry about being stung by overpriced fares. Keep in mind that a fare to Brisbane CBD is approximately $35-$40 plus a $3 fee for departing taxis.

To arrange a cab phone:

  • Black and White Cabs - 131 008
  • Yellow Cabs - 131 924

For more information about airport travel go to the Brisbane Airport website.

Hotel transfers

Most Brisbane hotels provide coach transfers to and from the airport. Just ask the hotel representative when making your reservation.

Important note: International and interstate visitors should allow approximately 20-30 minutes for processing through customs. In peak periods waiting times may increase slightly.

Car hire

All major car hire companies, including Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz and Thrifty, operate in Australia and vehicles may be hired at Brisbane Airport. Paid parking is available across the road from the conference venue.

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