Info about getting from the airport, public transportation and more.
Getting From the Airport
It’s an easy 20-minute trip from Brisbane Airport to the central business district by taxi, which will run between $45 and $55. A designated ride-share pickup spot also exists at both the international and domestic terminals. Public transit runs to and from the airport, but the most affordable shared option is the Con-x-ion shuttle-bus transfer service, which will drop you at your door for $15.
Buses are free in the inner city, with the City Loop and Spring Hill Loop services coming every 10 minutes and stopping at destinations in the central business district. Also free: the CityHopper ferry, which travels along the river from North Quay to New Farm. TransLink’s reloadable Go card (the cheapest option, with fares starting at $2.60) allows visitors to move seamlessly across bus, ferry and rail services in southeast Queensland, with fares based on zones.
It’s easy to hail a cab in Brisbane’s central business district, but for other areas, pre-book your taxi or order using an app. Both Black & White Cabs and Yellow Cab offer their own, and Uber is also available throughout Brisbane and the surrounding suburbs.
Black & White Cabs: 133-222
Yellow Cab: 131-924
Biking is the perfect way to explore Brisbane’s winding riverside and streets, some of which have marked bike lanes. CityCycle’s bike share is an easy way to get started, with free maps and casual memberships starting at $2 for 24-hour access. However, riders are required by law to wear a helmet, which is not provided. For the full kit, contact Bike Obsession or another rental company catering to tourists.