Brisbane Airport

Brisbane Airport is the main airport in Brisbane. It is the third busiest airport in Australia after Sydney and Melbourne in terms of passenger numbers which was recorded at 21.8 million in the year ending in 2013, and also the third busiest in terms of aircraft movements. Brisbane Airport houses 26 airlines flying to 42 domestic and 28 international destinations. It is a major hub for Virgin Australia, and a secondary hub for Qantas and its subsidiary, Jetstar.


Brisbane Airport has two passenger terminals: international and domestic. The international terminal has four levels: level 1 houses the airlines, baggage handlers, and tourism operators; level 2 handles arrivals; level 3 contains the departure lounge; and level 4 contains the departure check-in. It also houses an Emirates Airline first class lounge which is the first one outside of Dubai that has direct access to A380 aerobridges, and also houses Air New Zealand, Qantas, and Singapore Airlines lounges. The domestic terminal provides additional passenger lounge and gate facilities for airlines. It has three distinct areas that serve Qantas and Qantaslink at the northern end of the building, and Virgin Australia at the southern end. Other carriers such as Jetstar, Tiger Airways, and Skytrans are located in the central area of the terminal. Inter-terminal buses or TBus connect the two terminals and runs from 5AM to 11PM.

Services and Facilities

Brisbane Airport aims to provide passengers with a stress-free journey. With this in mind, the Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) included facilities to make passengers as comfortable as possible while waiting for their scheduled flights. The airport is equipped with a free Wi-Fi connection, houses ATM machines in both terminals, currency exchange, tourist refund scheme, baggage wrapping, toilets, showers, parents room, mobile charge stations, vending machines, payphones, prayer room, as well as smokers balcony and restaurants and dining areas. The First Aid room is located in the International Terminal. Both terminals have rental car desk, located at the level 2 of international terminal, and level 1 of domestic terminal. Con-x-ion Airport Transfers meet every flight arriving into Brisbane Airport seven days a week and offers one way or return door-to-door coach services to and from Brisbane city and CBD, the Gold Coast, Brisbane Cruise Terminal/Portside Wharf Hamilton, and the Sunshine Coast.

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 Getting To & From the Airport

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No matter if you arrive from a domestic or international location, you'll leave the airport through the same roundabout onto Moreton Drive. This leads to the M7 which takes you directly to the suburbs south of the Brisbane River. If you're staying in a hotel in Brisbane CBD, which is on the north bank, you should take the turning for the M3 which leads into the city centre.


All of these routes require the use of toll roads. Each car hire company deals with these differently, some offer a flat daily rate to cover all your toll use while others charge a daily fee for every day you use the service plus all the toll fees you incur. 


Surfers Paradise


An hour down the coast (if you get lucky with the traffic) is Surfers Paradise, the most famous spot on the Gold Coast. The beaches along this stretch are some of the prettiest in Australia and there's a vibrant tourist scene for visitors to enjoy.


Follow the M3 south and merge onto the M1. As you approach your destination drive on State Route 10, following signs for Southport.


Theme parks


Around 45 minutes south of Brisbane is a cluster of family-friendly theme parks, including Movie World and Wet'n'Wild. Multi-pass tickets are available if you want to see as much as possible, while smaller attractions like Zorb Park are also on offer.


Follow the M3 and M1 south as if heading to the Gold Coast and the major attractions will be well sign posted along the way.


Hervey Bay


Almost four hours up the coast is Hervey Bay, a great seaside town that also serves as a stopping off point for those wanting to visit Fraser Island. Hervey Bay is famous as a whale-watching area, with July through to November the best time to spot a humpback.


To get there, head north on State Route 57 to the A1 and then follow the M1 and M3 until you see the turn off for Hervey Bay. This route has toll roads. 

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The airport has two railway stations: the international terminal railway station located next to the international terminal, and the domestic railway station. Trains operate between 6AM to 10PM with services operating every half an hour or 15 minutes in peak times. 

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Con-x-ion provides airport bus transfers to all major accommodation houses and operates every hour from 5AM to 9PM daily.

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Taxi ranks are located at the northern end of the Arrivals area on level 2 of the International Terminal, at centrally in front of the Domestic Terminal.

 Who flies to Brisbane Airport

 Brisbane Airport Contact Details

Brisbane Airport

PO Box 61,
Hamilton Central,
Brisbane Airport QLD 4007,

Tel:+61 (0)7 34063000


 Brisbane Airport Location Details

Longitude:153° 6' 59'' E
Latitude:27° 23' 8'' S

 Airport Location

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