If you have a cruise holiday booked in Brisbane, chances are you’ll be leaving from Portside Wharf. So how do you get there from Brisbane airport? There are quite a few options available to you. You could choose a bus or train service, but they will probably only take you to the general area. You’ll then need to make the rest of the distance on foot. Alternatively, you could choose a taxi – but if you’re in a hurry, you probably don’t want to face the long queues at the cab rank. That means your best option is a chauffeured transfer from Car Australia.

When you book a chauffeured transfer from Brisbane airport to cruise terminal at Portside Wharf with Car Australia, you get direct service. That means that your car will be waiting for you when you arrive at the airport, and it will take you directly to the doorstep of your destination. There are no stops in between! We also have a few different types of car to choose from, as well as people movers and even a coach. So no matter how many people you’re travelling with, a transfer from Car Australia can accommodate your needs. And then there’s our service; we offer 24-hour service, so you’re covered regardless of when your flight arrives or departs.

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What you need to know about your trip from Brisbane airport to Portside Wharf

Before you leave on your cruise of a lifetime, it might help to know a bit about your trip from Brisbane airport to Portside Wharf. That’s why we have offered a few helpful tips below.

Pick Up and Other Information

Travelling from Portside Wharf to Brisbane airport doesn’t take long at all

First, let’s take a look at your prospective travel times. We know that airport travel can be stressful – especially when you consider the tight timelines imposed on you. Fortunately, we can reduce your transfer times to a minimum. On average, it takes just 10 minutes to get from Brisbane airport to Portside Wharf. However, this can differ during peak hour traffic.

Peak Hour Travel Times:

  • Airport to Portside Wharf – between 10 and 18 minutes
  • Portside Wharf to airport – between 8 and 16 minutes

Off Peak Travel Times:

  • Airport to Portside Wharf – between 9 and 12 minutes
  • Portside Wharf to airport – between 10 and 12 minutes

Brisbane airport has everything from accommodation to retail and dining

If you like to arrive at the airport with plenty of time to spare, you’ll love Brisbane airport. It is perfectly well suited to the leisurely traveller, with lots to keep you entertained. In the terminals themselves, there are bars, restaurants and plenty of retail outlets to enjoy. And if you want more still, the Skygate shopping and dining precinct is nearby. It even has its own free shuttle bus.

Brisbane airport is also well suited to the more efficient travellers among us. The domestic terminal has a departures/arrivals road directly out the front, so getting in and out of the airport is a breeze. Likewise, the international terminal is accessible directly in front and there is a departures road on level 4 and an arrivals road on level 2.

Portside Wharf: The starting point of your cruise holiday

Portside Wharf: it’s known as the gateway to cruise holidays, but that’s not all it offers! Portside Wharf has developed into a thriving dining, retail and residential precinct. In fact, it is home to an array of restaurants that would rival those of any Brisbane dining district. That means that you won’t be bored before your cruise departs. Here at Car Australia, we can take you directly to Portside Wharf, so you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy what it has to offer.