Whether you are arriving by car, plane, bus or train, travel to, from and around Brisbane is easy.
Domestic and International flights
Flights arrive continuously at Brisbane's domestic and international airports, welcoming travellers from around Australia and the world. Brisbane's main airport is located approximately 20 – 30 minutes drive (13 km) by taxi from the Brisbane CBD, 75 minutes drive from the Gold Coast and 105 minutes drive from the Sunshine Coast.
Airport transfers are readily available from the airport and there is a regular train and bus service straight to the city. Visit the Information Desk found in both the International and Domestic terminals for help with transfers.
Travel within Australia
Driving to Brisbane
Driving from the Gold Coast takes about one hour. The distance between Brisbane and Sydney is 938km and the trip usually takes about 12 hours. Much work has been done to the Pacific Highway making for a more enjoyable drive from the south.
From the north, Noosa to Brisbane is about a two-hour drive, covering approximately 140km. Coming from as far north as Cairns is a drive best taken over a number of days. The total distance is approximately 1700km and would take about 26 hours to complete. Whenever driving long distances, driver fatigue should be avoided by sharing the driving and taking rest breaks every 2 hours.
Buses to Brisbane
Intercity and interstate buses arrive in Brisbane regularly at the main bus terminal at the Transit Centre on Roma Street. The Bus Depot located at Central Station on Anne Street offers a convenient, budget way of getting to Brisbane from other centres within Australia. Most bus companies have ticketing offices located at the Bus Depot at Central Station. Visit Trans Info for more information and links to bus companies.
Trains to Brisbane
Intercity trains, including trains from the airport, arrive regularly at Central Station. Visit airtrain.com.au for on-line bookings to and from the airport. Trains run from the Gold Coast, which is a 90-minute trip.
For information on interstate and long distance train services, visit Queensland Rail On The Internet.