Southbank is one of Brisbane’s finest entertainment precincts. It has a relaxed family atmosphere and some of Brisbane’s most diverse culinary opportunities, and a lot of great hotels. It’s no surprise, then, that a lot of people find themselves having to travel from Brisbane airport to Southbank. Luckily, making the journey from Southbank to Brisbane airport and back has never been easier.

If you have to get from Brisbane airport to Southbank, your options aren’t exactly limited. You can catch buses, trains, taxis and more. But the best option is a chauffeured car from Car Australia. Because Brisbane airport is about 14km from the city centre, reliable and comfortable transport is a must. And at Car Australia, reliability and comfort are what we do best. With 24 hour door-to- door service and competitive rates, you can get from Brisbane airport to Southbank comfortably and affordably.

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Southbank to Brisbane airport and back with Car Australia

If your next trip to Brisbane is your first, there are a few things that you might like to know. That is why we have listed some basic information about your journey below.

Pick Up and Other Information

Brisbane airport to Southbank: travel time

Even though Brisbane airport is 14km northeast of the city, it doesn’t take long to get from Brisbane airport to Southbank. Travelling to Southbank generally takes 20-40 minutes during peak hour, and 18-24 minutes at other times. Getting from Southbank to the airport take about 20-35 minutes during peak hour, and 18-24 minutes at other times. At Car Australia, we pride ourselves on efficient and comfortable travel. So with Car Australia, your journey won’t be a long one!

Brisbane airport: all the information you need

Getting around Brisbane airport is quite straightforward. It has a domestic terminal and an international terminal – both of which are serviced effectively by an efficient pick-up and drop-off system. For the international terminal, you will find the drop-off section on the level four departures road. The pick-up section is on the level 2 arrivals road. The domestic terminal has one drop-off and pick-up section out the front of the terminal, which makes your arrival and departure a breeze. While you wait for your flight, you can enjoy free Wi-Fi in both terminals. There are also plenty of dining and retail opportunities, as well as the nearby Skygate shopping complex.

Southbank: where to go and what to do

Southbank is a constantly buzzing hive of activity, with some of Brisbane’s best dining, shopping and accommodation. Located just south of the CBD, Southbank hosts a whole range of cultural events, including the Australia Day Festival, Riverfire and New Year’s celebrations. It is also one of the main tourist strips around Brisbane, with the beautiful Southbank parklands and the Brisbane wheel. To make your journey as easy as possible, your Car Australia chauffeur will collect you or drop you off anywhere around Southbank. All you need to do is arrange a pick-up or drop-off point with your chauffeur. And remember, we offer our services at any time of the day or night, so you can enjoy the abundance of dining opportunities that Southbank offers.