Journey – Brisbane Airport To City

The Brisbane airport is situated approximately 14km to the northeast of the city. There are several motorways and tollways connecting the CBD to the airport. As a result, it is normally quite quick to travel between the two. On average, it takes around 25 minutes to reach the city from the airport. The Brisbane airport is Queensland’s primary airport and it processes thousands of passengers a day. To manage such a large volume of people, there are multiple transport options from Brisbane airport to city which include taxis, buses, shuttles and even trains. But the best option by far is an airport transfer with Car Australia.

Car Australia offer you a range of airport transfer services. We offer chauffeur driven cars from Brisbane CBD to the airport and the airport to the CBD. Trying to navigate Brisbane’s transport network is often the last thing you want to do before or after a flight. The deadline for your plane’s departure can often make the experience quite stressful. At Car Australia, our professional drivers will ensure that you arrive precisely on time, with comfortable and smooth travel. eFor your convenience, we offer door-to-door service. This means that we can collect you from anywhere in the city, or take you to anywhere in the city. Our range of premium and luxury vehicles suits all budgets and our pricing is on par with other transport options. However, with Car Australia, you get the added bonus of comfort and convenience.

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Brisbane City to Airport: What you Can Expect

The journey from Brisbane city to the airport is quite direct. There are several possible routes, but our chauffeurs will ensure that you are driven via the most direct one. For those who are unfamiliar with Brisbane and its airport, we have listed below a few points to help you.

Pick Up and Other Information

Travel Time: Brisbane CBD to Airport

The standard time taken to reach the airport from the CBD is 25 minutes. However, during peak hours and off peak hours travel times can vary.

Peak Hour Travel Times:

  • Airport to city – between 22 and 40 minutes
  • City to airport – between 22 and 45 minutes

Off Peak Travel Times:

  • Airport to City – 20 minutes
  • City to airport – 20 minutes

Brisbane Airport: Information for Pick up and Drop off

Brisbane airport has both domestic and international terminals. Both terminals are quite easy to navigate; however, they are configured a little differently. For passengers travelling internationally, the pick up area is on the level 2 arrivals road, in front of the international terminal. The drop off section is on the level 4 departures road, in front of the terminal. For those who require a disability space, there are disabled zones on the level 2 arrivals road. For passengers travelling domestically, there is a pick up and drop off section on the road in front of the terminal. Because of security restrictions, you cannot park here and drivers are only permitted to remain stationary for a short period of time. Passengers must be ready for immediate pick up or drop off. In this area, there are a total of six disabled spaces for those who require them.

The Brisbane airport precinct has world-class facilities, which extends to both the international and domestic terminals. Inside the terminals, passengers have access to free Wi-Fi, dining opportunities, retail options and a free bus to the Skygate complex. Here, you can access more dining, exceptional retail and accommodation. In this area, there are also luggage lockers for passengers who would like to do some exploring.

Brisbane City Pick up and Information

At Car Australia, we offer door-to-door service. This means that you can simply let us know where you will be and we will collect you. This service extends to anywhere in the city. For your convenience, we suggest that you set a place in advance when you make a booking with us. This approach is more than just convenient. It also allows you to make the most of your time in Brisbane. As a fast growing capital city, Brisbane has all the food, shopping and cultural facilities you need. This includes the centrally located Queen Street Mall, and the Southbank cultural centre. Also within the CBD, there is the esteemed dining of Eagle Street Pier and the renowned Botanic Gardens.

Other Transport Options

Brisbane Airport to Brisbane City: Other Transport Options

Owing to its size and the number of passengers passing through each day, the Brisbane airport has a wide range of transport options. As well as Car Australia’s leading transfer services, you can also get taxis, trains and buses—just to name a few. However, when it comes pricing and group travel, an airport transfer from Car Australia is the best option.

Brisbane Airport to City: Trains

The Brisbane Airtrain is an express service, with a stop at both the international and domestic terminals. It departs every fifteen minutes, between 5:04 am and 10:04 pm on weekdays, and 6:04 am and 10:04 pm on weekends. Being an express line, the train is an excellent way to avoid traffic congestion. However, it is not a direct service and it only operates at specific times. This means that it is a challenging option for those with heavy luggage or those who live out of the city. On top of this, the AirTrain has a fee of about $15 per person. When travelling in a group of 3 or 4, this equates to a similar price as Car Australia’s limousine services. That means, for the same price, you get private door-to-door service.


Brisbane Airport to City: Taxis

There are taxi ranks located out the front of both the international and domestic terminals. For Brisbane’s domestic airport, you can find the taxi rank centrally in front of the terminal. At the international airport, it is located at the northern end of the arrivals road on level 2.

Taxis are among the most popular means of airport transport. They offer door-to-door service and are generally quicker than public transport, although you may be waiting in line for as long as half an hour. However, taxis are approximately the same price as an airport transfer from Car Australia. In fact, the cheapest taxi fare will likely be no more than 20% cheaper than a Car Australia chauffeured car. Car Australia has a higher standard of cleanliness, more comfortable vehicles and no queue. When you take this into account, airport transfers with Car Australia are far better value for money.

Brisbane Airport to City: Buses

There are several bus services operating between the Brisbane airport and city. These include the 369, the 590 and a number of privately run shuttle services like Con-X-ion. With an abundance of bus lines in operation across Brisbane, it is not hard to get to and from the airport by bus. Although it is the cheapest option, it is also the longest. Buses are subject to traffic delays and they stop frequently to collect other passengers. Shuttle services such as Con-X-ion also only run at certain times. For groups of 2-3, it is often cheaper to book with Car Australia anyway. Car Australia offers comfortable vehicles, including people movers for larger groups. You get door-to-door service from a professional chauffeur, to save on time and add comfort to your journey.

At Car Australia, we adapt our service to meet your transport needs. That means that you can book an airport transfer with Car Australia at any time of the day or night. Our services are 24-hour, which is particularly useful for airport travel. Flights often arrive or depart at unusual hours and this can make finding transport hard. Train services only operate for certain hours, as do bus lines. But with Car Australia, this is not an issue.

Travelling in a large group can sometimes be a logistical challenge. Fortunately, with Car Australia, this needn’t be the case. We have a wide range of vehicles, including luxury people movers. These vehicles have a large seating capacity and can get you and your group to and from the airport in comfort.

At Car Australia, we try to make our airport transfers suitable for all budgets. We have a range of cars to suit a variety of budgets and our services are often more economical than taxis and public transport. With a wide variety of options, we are likely to have the perfect solution for you.

Again, Car Australia has a wide range of vehicles to suit everyone’s needs. If you have a lot of luggage, simply let us know when you make your booking. We will make sure that your needs are met entirely and our chauffeurs will be prepared.