Brisbane airport is located about 14km northeast of the CBD, and it generally takes about 15-18 minutes to travel between the two. And with Fortitude Valley on the north-eastern border of the CBD, getting from Brisbane airport to Fortitude Valley is even quicker! The Valley, as it is known, has its own train station, as well as plenty of bus routes. That means your transport options from Brisbane airport to Fortitude Valley are abundant. But by far the best transport option is a chauffeured airport transfer from Car Australia.

Car Australia is one of the few services that offers door-to-door transport from the Brisbane airport to Fortitude Valley. We take pride in combining unrivalled value for money with exceptional comfort and convenience. In fact, our prices are on par with those of the other transport services of Brisbane airport. So rather than spend half an hour in a taxi rank or an hour on a bus, why not book with Car Australia?

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Car Australia: Getting you from Brisbane airport to Fortitude Valley in comfort

Before you make any bookings, it might be helpful to know a bit more about your journey. That’s why we have listed some helpful information below.

Pick Up and Other Information

Fortitude Valley to Brisbane airport: How long does it take?

Getting from Brisbane airport to Fortitude Valley normally takes an average of 15-18 minutes. But, as with all capital cities, the prevailing traffic conditions will have a say in how long your trip actually takes.

Peak Hour Travel Times:

  • Airport to Fortitude Valley – between 18 and 24 minutes
  • Fortitude Valley to airport – between 12 and 22 minutes

Off Peak Travel Times:

  • Airport to Fortitude Valley – between 18 and 22 minutes
  • Fortitude Valley to airport – between 12 and 15 minutes

Arriving and departing from Brisbane airport: What you need to know

Brisbane airport has been recognised as one of the best in Australia, which is a testament to its organisation. And you will enjoy the benefits of this when you arrive. If you arrive at the domestic terminal, you should be able to find your way to the collection point quickly and with ease. The collection point also doubles as a drop off point for those leaving via the domestic terminal. This area is conveniently located directly out the front of the Brisbane airport.

If you are travelling internationally, you can find the pick up are on the level 2 arrivals road. The drop off area is on the level 4 departures road and both roads are directly in front of the terminal. However, in both terminals, you should keep in mind that vehicles cannot stop for more than about 2 minutes. Finally, if you find yourself with some time to kill, enjoy some of the great retail and dining opportunities that both terminals have to offer.

Fortitude Valley: Enjoy Brisbane’s entertainment epicentre with Car Australia

Fortitude Valley is Brisbane’s entertainment epicentre, and it’s not hard to see why! The area boasts a diverse array of bars, restaurants and nightclubs, as well as accommodation of an international standard. With such densely packed entertainment to explore, reliable and flexible transport is a must. If you book with Car Australia, we can drop you off or collect you from anywhere in Fortitude Valley, at any time of the day or night.