Getting To and Around Brisbane

Travel Team
By Travel Team 2 Min Read

The primary international hub serving Brisbane and Southeast Queensland is Brisbane Airport (BNE), which supports 31 airlines flying to 50 domestic and 29 international destinations. Visitors can travel to the city by Airtrain, which takes 20 minutes to reach the inner suburb of Fortitude Valley, or via a 35-minute taxi ride.  

Once in Brisbane, it is easy to travel around as the public transport system is well-connected, and the Metropolitan area has various options. An extensive public transport system of buses, trains, and ferries can be best accessed with a TransLink GoCard purchased from designated retailers.

Take advantage of the Brisbane River and hop on a CityCat and travel around Brisbane by ferry, or catch a KittyCat – the free ferry service in the city. Both offer fantastic views of the skyline and are great ways to travel. Buses cover most areas of the city and suburbs, and are equipped with modern amenities, ensuring a comfortable ride. Journeys and routes can be planned through the TransLink website or mobile app, where you can check the schedule with ease and accuracy.  

Taxis are readily available and can be hailed on the street or booked in advance through local companies or ride apps such as Uber or Bolt. There are also taxi ranks at the airport, train stations, and shopping centres; alternatively, hiring a car can give you the flexibility and freedom to explore Brisbane and its surrounding areas at your own pace. Companies like Hertz, Avis, and Budget have branches in the city and at the airport, with the option of booking vehicles online or at a rental location.

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