Find your way from Brisbane Airport to the city and beyond. All your transport options to and from Brisbane Airport are listed here.
Plan your transport:
Taxis are available 24/7 from sheltered ranks right outside the Domestic and International Terminals. During peak times, Kerbside Officers are on hand to assist.
- At the Domestic Terminal, the taxi rank is located centrally in the front of the Terminal building.
- At the International Terminal, you will find the cab rank in front of the Terminal on the Level 2 Arrivals Road, through the doors and out to the left.
Brisbane has two taxi companies:
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.
Going further than the city? Use the 13cabs advanced fare estimator to calculate a fare.
Fees and tolls
Please note there is a fee of $4.54 added to any fares collected from the airport. Remember that toll road fees are in addition to any cab fare and are the responsibility of the passenger.
The Airtrain is a quick and easy option for getting to and from the airport. Travelling between the Brisbane Airport and Brisbane City takes just 20 minutes. Airtrain travels express to the Gold Coast, linking to the G:link tram for travel to Surfers Paradise and the Gold Coast beaches.
Train services run every 15 minutes during peak times and every 30 minutes off-peak periods. Airtrain also connects into the Queensland Rail suburban network.
To use this service, book your ticket on the Airtrain website and get your return journey FREE*, plus access exclusive specials for group travellers travelling together, and families with kids travelling FREE*. If you want to purchase tickets on arrival at the Airtrain Station you can buy a paper ticket, travel using go card or travel using contactless payment. To use contactless payment, you must touch on with a Visa, Mastercard, or American Express on the train station gates and card readers. You can use a physical contactless debit or credit card, smartphone, smart watch, or smart device. Visit the Translink website to find out more about go card and contactless ticketing.
For more information including ticket pricing and travel planners, visit the Airtrain website.
Airtrain is an accredited COVID Clean Practicing Business and is following all the practices and guidelines of this accreditation.
Hours of operation
- Weekdays: 5:04am - 10:04pm
- Weekends: 6:04am - 10:04pm
Finding the Airtrain Station
- At the International Terminal: take the travellator or lift to Level 3 of the Terminal building and follow the signs to the station.
- From the Domestic Terminal: make your way out to the front of the building and take the Skywalk across to the station.
Airtrain offers and discounts
Airtrain also offers great savings for booking online including offers for groups travelling together, families and booking your tickets in advance.
Terminal Transfers by Airtrain
Airtrain also offers a transfer service between the International and Domestic Terminals for a fee of $5.10. Transfer time is 5 minutes.
Please see the Airtrain staff on arrival to book your transfer ticket.
Simply order your rideshare using your preferred app and follow the signs to the designated Rideshare Booking areas to meet with your driver.
From Level 2, take the lift or escalator down to Level 1, follow the Rideshare Booking signs towards the open air car park on the left as you exit the Terminal building (towards the city). You can also follow the map in your rideshare app to the pick up location.
Uber & Rideshare pick up is on the central road between taxi pick up and passenger pick up and drop off, either side of the Skywalk. Upon exiting the Terminal, cross two crossings to find it. View the location on a map.
What does it cost?
You can use Uber’s fare estimator or your rideshare app to work out the cost of your trip. Please note that a fee of $4.54 is added to your fare if you’re using a Rideshare service from the airport.
For more information on ridesharing services, compliments or concerns, contact your ride share company directly, or visit the Queensland Transport website.
Door to Door Shuttle Bus: Con-x-ion
If you’re looking for a door to door transfer to and from Brisbane Airport, consider using the Con-x-ion shuttle bus transfer service.
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.
Where to find Con-x-ion?
- International Terminal: Meet your transfer at the Visitor Information desk in the International Terminal.
- Domestic Terminal: Meet your transfer outside on the forecourt towards the Virgin end of the Terminal.
City Express Shuttle Bus: SkyBus
The SkyBus Brisbane City Express no longer operates from Brisbane Airport.
We apologise for any inconvenience. Pre-purchased ticket holders can contact SkyBus on 1300 759 287 or apply for a refund here.
Looking for a bus or coach service to other areas? Contact the Brisbane Airport Visitor Information desks for assistance.
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.
Within the airport precinct, there are a mix of shared pedestrian and cycle paths, as well as shared roadways where cycling is permitted, except where signed otherwise. Cyclists are not permitted to cycle along Moreton Drive. For information about planning your route to Brisbane Airport, please refer to the route planner on the Cycling Brisbane Website.
You can store your bike at Brisbane Airport at the bicycle racks available at the Terminal car parks. Bicycle rack locations are as follows:
- International Terminal car park: take the lift to level 5, you will find the bicycle rack adjacent to the lifts.
- Domestic Terminal car park: Level 1 of the P1 car park, near the lifts.
If you do cycle to Brisbane Airport, you’ll find shower facilities at both Terminals. Please refer to the Terminal maps for shower locations.