Brisbane is a sub-tropical modern and diverse city that offers a range of appealing experiences for visitors. The city includes cultural precincts made up of theatres, museums and international cuisine. Its sporting venues, conference facilities, cruise ship terminal, parklands, cafes, laneways and extensive river walks make Brisbane a vibrant metropolitan city. With stunning natural assets, clear blue skies all year round and a subtropical alfresco lifestyle, Brisbane is an urban metropolis with a relaxed vibe. Here you’ll receive a warm welcome from the city with timeless nature in its soul.
Due to state shut-downs, flights may not be available. You can find out more information about interstate travel restrictions at the Queensland Government Health Website. Please check closer to the date.
Direct flights to Brisbane leave from every capital city daily, with up to twelve flights offered from Sydney and Melbourne every day (on a pre-COVID schedule).
Passengers can expect to pay $45 - $55 (one way for a trip from the airport to Brisbane City). Outside of peak periods, it is approximately a 20 minute drive from the airport to the city.
Door to Door Shuttle Bus: Con-x-ion
Con-x-ion operates from both Terminals with a pick up and drop off service that goes door-to-door to dozens of locations around Brisbane, the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast.
Tickets can be purchased online or at the sales kiosk at each Terminal. To book visit the Con-X-ion website.
City Express Shuttle Bus: SkyBus
The SkyBus Brisbane City Express operates airport transfers from Brisbane Airport to several stops in Brisbane City. The SkyBus is available at both the Domestic and International Terminals with regular departures throughout the day.
Tickets can be purchased online or at the sales kiosk at the Domestic Terminal. To book visit the SkyBus website.
City Council Bus
Brisbane City Council operates a bus service within the airport precinct. You’ll need to make your way from either Terminal to the Skygate Centre, where bus route 590 runs seven days a week.
Catch the bus to the rail network at the Toombul Interchange for a range of public transport options to the city, or other Brisbane suburbs. For more information, maps and timetables, visit the Translink website.
Brisbane Airport is just 20 minutes by train from the city. Train services run every 15 minutes during peak times and every 30 minutes off-peak periods. Airtrain also offers express services to the Gold Cast and connects into the Queensland Rail suburban network.
To use this service you can purchase tickets at the Airtrain desks in each of the terminals, or at the Airtrain stations. Go Cards are also accepted on Airtrain services. For more information on GoCards, visit the Translink website.
For more information including ticket pricing and travel planners, visit the Airtrain website.
Hours of operation
Weekdays: 5:04am - 10:04pm
Weekends: 6:04am - 10:04pm
Airtrain also offers great savings for booking online including offers for couples, families and booking your tickets in advance.