Brisbane Airport is the international airport of Brisbane and is located on 17.4 km from the city centre of Brisbane. Within 20-65 minutes, you can travel from the airport to the centre of Brisbane. Are you curious about how to travel from Brisbane Airport to the city center in the fastest and most affordable way?
Below you will find an overview of all the possibilities for car rental, public transport, shuttle buses, the train, Uber and the taxi.
Address Brisbane Airport: 11 The Circuit, Brisbane Airport QLD 4008, Australia.
Distance airport – centre Brisbane: 17.4 km.
IATA code: BNE.
Overview: transport airport Brisbane
Rental car: prices based on availability and rental period, duration 20-23 minutes.
Skygate domestic-international terminal: free of charge, duration depends on your departure point.
Skygate Loop Service incl bus or train: AU$3.12-5,70 / € 2-3,75 per person one way, duration 45-65 minutes.
Airtrain domestic-international terminal: AU$4.50-5 / € 2,95-3,30 per person one way, duration 2 minutes.
Airtrain Brisbane Airport – Brisbane Central Station: AU$15.30-18 / € 10-12 per person one way, duration 23 minutes.
Airtrain Brisbane Airport – Gold Coast: AU$26.46-33.30 / € 17,50-21,85 per person one way, duration 120 minutes.
Shuttle bus accommodations and rental companies: prices, times and travel time on request.
Con-x-ion Airport Transfers: from AU$20 / € 13, duration depends on the number of stops.
Terminal Transfer bus: free of charge, duration 10 minutes.
AIRPARK Transfer bus: free of charge, duration 2 minutes.
Uber: AU$29-62 / € 19-41 (excl AU$3.70 / € 2,50 airport tax), duration 20-25 minutes.
Taxi: AU$45-60 / € 30-40 (excl AU$3.70 / € 2,50 airport tax), duration 20-25 minutes.
Do you want to explore Brisbane and the surrounding area by car in complete freedom and have direct transport from the airport? Then renting a car after your arrival in Brisbane is definitely a good option. You easily and quickly book a rental car via Sunny Cars or for example Rentalcars.com.
Skygate Loop Service
The Skygate Loop Service is a free shuttle bus that connects the Domestic and International Terminal of Brisbane Airport and then continues to the 5.5km further Skygate shopping center. From here, you can travel to the center of Brisbane by local bus or by train, via the Toombul Interchange or Toombul station. The Skygate buses run 7 days a week.
International Terminal – Skygate, duration 15 minutes (via domestic terminal).
Skygate – international terminal, duration 10 minutes.
Skygate – domestic terminal, duration 20 minutes (via international terminal).
- Domestic terminal: from the bus stop at either end of the terminal, opposite Qantas and Virgin.
- International terminal: outside the terminal at level 4.
- Skygate: at 9th Avenue, between Skygate and DFO.
Brisbane Airport – city centre Brisbane (Skygate Loop Service):
- Take the free shuttle bus to Skygate from the Domestic (5 minutes) or International Terminal (15 minutes).
- Travel to Toombul Interchange by bus 590 (bus stop 1). Duration: 15 minutes (2 stops). From the Toombul Interchange it is a 2-minute walk to the train station.
- Travel to the centre of Brisbane from Toombul Interchange (bus) or Toombul station (train).
- Bus: 30-35 minutes.
- Train to Brisbane Central Station: 15-20 minutes (6 stops).
You can travel by use of the travel credit on a Go Card (costs Go Card AU$10 / € 7, refundable) or you can buy a paper ticket:
- in the bus (with the exception of pre-paid buses)
- at the ticket desk at train stations (during opening hours).
- at a ticketing machine at a bus-, train or train station.
- at large interchanges.
Adult (Skygate Loop Service incl bus or train to the centre of Brisbane):
AU$5.70 / € 3,75 per person one way.
AU$3.90 / € 2,60 per person one way (GoCard).
AU$3.12 / € 2 per person one way (GoCard, off-peak).
AU$1.95 / € 1,30 per person one way (GoCard).
AU$1.56 /€ 1 per person one way (GoCard, off-peak).
- Monday-Friday 08.30-15.30h (08.30am-03.30pm)
- Monday-Friday 19.00-06.00h (07.00pm-06.00am)
- Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays.
Total travel time by bus: 60-65 minutes.
Total travel time by train: 45-50 minutes.
With the Airtrain you can travel 7 days a week and 365 days a year:
- between the Domestic and International terminal (duration: 2 minutes).
- to Brisbane Central Station (duration: 23 minutes).
- to the Gold Coast (terminal station Varsity Lakes, duration: 120 minutes).
If you want to travel to another destination in the vicinity of Brisbane, it is also possible to book this ticket via Airtrain. In this case you also need to transfer to another train at one of the stations where the Airtrain stops.
In the peak hours, the train runs every 15 minutes and in the off-peak hours every 30 minutes. You can travel by using the travel credit on a Go Card (costs Go Card AU$10 / € 6,60 – refundable) or book a ticket:
- via the online reservation system.
- You will receive a discount between 5-15%. The earlier you make a reservation before departure, the higher your discount.
- Your e-ticket is valid for 2 days, from the travel date and on each time.
- at a station.
- You will not receive a discount.
- Your e-ticket is only valid on the day of purchase.
You need to print the barcode or upload the e-ticket to your phone using the link which you will receive by e-mail.
The e-ticket is valid from / to all stations between the airport and South Brisbane station including Eagle Junction, Wooloowin, Albion, Bowen Hills, Fortitude Valley, Central Station and Roma Street.
Domestic terminal – international terminal v.v. (duration 2 minutes)
At the airport: AU$5 / € 3,30 per person one way.
Online: AU$4.50 / € 2,95 per person one way.
Children up to 14 years of age travel for free from / to Airtrain city stations, together with an adult and holding a paper or an e-ticket. This transfer is free of charge for Virgin Australia passengers with a connecting flight, on presentation of the boarding pass.
Brisbane Airport – Brisbane Central Station v.v.* (duration 23 minutes)
* If you want to travel outside this zone, other rates may apply.
Full fare: AU$18 / € 12 per person one way. AU$34 / € 22,50 per person return.
The earlier you book, the higher your discount, if you make an online booking:
On day of travel or 1 day before departure: AU$17.10/€ 11,50 per person one way. AU$32.30/€ 21,50 per person return.
Between 2-6 days before departure: AU$16.20 / € 10,75 per person one way. AU$30.60 / € 20 per person return.
7 days or longer before departure: AU$15.30 / € 10 per person one way. AU$28.90 / € 19 per person return.
City Duo Saver: AU$28 / € 18,50 for 2 adults one way (only bookable online as an e-ticket).
Children up to 14 years of age travel for free from / to Airtrain city stations, together with an adult and holding a paper ticket or an e-ticket. From 3 persons you will receive an additional discount.
Brisbane Airport – Gold Coast (duration 120 minutes)
All rates below apply if you make a booking online.
Stations Ormeau, Coomera:
Adult: AU$26.46 / € 17,50 per person one way. AU$51.12/ € 33,60 per person return.
Child (age 5-14): AU$ 5.70 / € 3,75 per person one way. AU$11.40 / € 7,50 per person return.
Child (age 0-4): free of charge.
Stations Helensvale, Nerang, Robina:
Adult: AU$29.70 / € 19,50 per person one way AU$57.60 / € 38 per person return.
Child (age 5-14): AU$7.50 / € 4,95 per person one way. AU$15.00 / € 9,85 per person return.
Child (age 0-4): free of charge.
Stations Varsity Lakes
Adult: AU$33.30 / € 21,85 per person one way. AU$64.80 / € 42,60 per person return.
Child (age 5-14): AU$9.50 / € 6,25 per person one way. AU$19.00 / € 12,50 per person return.
Child (age 0-4): free of charge.
Shuttle bus accommodations and rental companies
In addition to the shuttle bus company below, there are also accommodations and rental companies which bring guests/customers with their own transfer bus for free or at (reduced) costs to/from the airport of Brisbane. Check this in advance with your accommodation or rental company before you book a transfer with another provider.
Con-x-ion Airport Transfers
7 Days a week, Con-x-ion Airport Transfers offers a shared door-to-door shuttle transfer service, which is adjusted to arriving and departing flights. The transfers are offered from both the airport and from various accommodations and locations in Brisbane, the Gold Coast and the Sunshine Coast. You can book your transfer:
- via the online reservation system.
- via the customer service at 1300 930 676 or +61 7 5556 9888 (7 days a week, 24 hours a day).
- by sending an email to email@example.com, min. 48 hours before departure.
- via the reception of your accommodation.
Rates are available from AU$20 / € 13,20 and are subject to your destination and become cheaper when you book for multiple people. If you want to travel from the centre of Brisbane to the airport, it is recommended to book your airport transfer at least 24 hours before departure.
Reserve your airport shuttle minimum 24 hours before departure.
Before your departure from the airport, please make yourself known at the check-in desk of Con-x-ion.
Domestic terminal: outside the terminal.
International terminal: at level 2.
Terminal Transfer Bus
Daily, the Terminal Transfer Bus carries passengers between the domestic and international terminal. This service is free of charge. Duration: 10 minutes.
Between 04.00h-06.00h (04.00am-06.00am), every 25 minutes.
Between 06.00h-19.00h (06.00am-07.00pm), every 10 minutes.
Between 19.00h-23.00h (07.00pm-11.00pm), every 25 minutes *
*After 23.00h (11.00pm) you can use the AIRPARK Transfer Bus Service.
AIRPARK Transfer Bus
The AIRPARK Transfer Bus operates 7 days a week and 24 hours a day between the AIRPARK and both the domestic and international terminals. This service is free of charge.
Between 05.00h-09.30h (05.00am-09.30am), every 15 minutes.
Between 09.30h-05.00h (09.30am-05.00am), every 25 minutes.
The Terminal Transfer bus and the AIRPARK Transfer Bus leave at the:
- Domestic terminal: From the bus stop at either end of the terminal, opposite Qantas and Virgin.
- International terminal: outside the terminal at level 2.
From the Domestic Terminal:
UberX-Uber Assist: AU$32-40 / € 21-27.
UberXL: AU$44-56 / € 29-37.
UberSelect: AU$49-62 / € 32-41.
From the International Terminal:
UberX-Uber Assist: AU$29-37 / € 19-25.
UberXL: AU$41-51 / € 27-34.
UberSelect: AU$45-57 / € 30-38.
The above rates are excluding AU$3.70 / € 2,50 airport tax (max 10 minutes waiting time).
Duration: 20-25 minutes.
You will find the driver at the “Pre-Booked Express and Ride Booking” pick-up area outside of the terminals.
The pick-up zone is located on both sides of the skywalk, on the main road between the taxi stand and the area where travelers can be picked up or dropped off.
The pick up zone is located on the south side of the terminal. Once you leave the terminal, turn left and walk to the ground floor via the walkway.
AU$45-60 / € 30-40 (excluding AU$3.70 / € 2,50 airport tax). Duration 20-25 minutes.
Domestic terminal: you will find the taxi stand opposite the terminal.
International terminal: you will find the taxi stand on the north side of Arrivals on level 2.
All times and prices listed above are subject to changes.
Check the website(s) of the supplier(s) for current departure times, prices and other traveler information.