Taxis are available 24/7 from sheltered ranks right outside the Domestic and International Terminals. During peak times, Kerbside Officers are on hand to assist.
- At the Domestic Terminal, the taxi rank is located centrally in the front of the Terminal building.
- At the International Terminal, you will find the cab rank at the northern end of the Terminal, through the doors and out to the left.
Brisbane has two taxi companies:
Passengers can expect to pay $45 - $55 (one way for a trip from the airport to Brisbane City). Outside of peak periods, it is approximately a 20 minute drive from the airport to the city.
Going further than the city? Use Yellow Cabs advanced fare estimator to calculate a fare.
Fees and tolls
Please note there is a fee of $3.70 added to any fares collected from the airport. Remember that toll road fees are in addition to any cab fare and are the responsibility of the passenger.
If you have feedback, compliments or concerns regarding your taxi ride, please call the Queensland Government Taxi Hotline on 1800 183 673, or contact the taxi company directly. It will be helpful to have the taxi company name, the vehicle's number plate, or the driver's number as well as the date and time of your trip.
The Airtrain is a quick and easy option for getting to and from the airport. Brisbane Airport is just 20 minutes by train from the city. Train services run every 15 minutes during peak times and every 30 minutes off-peak periods. Airtrain also offers express services to the Gold Cast and connects into the Queensland Rail suburban network.
Hours of Operation
- Weekdays: 5:04am - 10:04pm
- Weekends: 6:04am - 10:04pm
To use this service you can purchase tickets at the Airtrain desks in each of the Terminals, or at the Airtrain stations. Airtrain also offers great savings for booking online and in advance. Go Cards are also accepted on Airtrain services. For more information on GoCards, visit the Translink website.
For more information including ticket pricing and travel planners, visit the Airtrain website.
Finding the Airtrain Station
- At the International Terminal: take the travellator or lift to Level 3 of the Terminal building and follow the signs to the station.
- From the Domestic Terminal: make your way out to the front of the building and take the Skywalk across to the station.
Airtrain also offers a transfer service between the International and Domestic Terminals for a fee of $5. Transfer time is 5 minutes.
Free Terminal Transfers with Virgin Australia
Passengers travelling on connecting Virgin Australia flights can use the Airtrain to transfer between the Terminals for free. Simply show your boarding pass or Virgin transport pass when you arrive at either Terminal station.
For more information on train transfers, visit Airtrain's Transfer Information page.
Booking a ride share service? Easy! Brisbane Airport was one of the first airports in Australia to enable ride share pick up services, including Uber.
Simply order your ride share using your preferred app and follow the signs to the designated Ride Booking areas to meet with your driver.
Uber & Ride share pick up is on the central road between taxi pick up and passenger pick up and drop off, either side of the Skywalk. Upon exiting the Terminal, cross two crossings to find it. View the location on a map.
From Level 2, at the northern end of the Terminal, follow the Ride Booking signs down the ramp to the pick up area. View the location on a map.
What does it cost?
You can use Uber’s fare estimator to work out the cost of your trip. Please note that a fee of $3.50 is added to your fare if you’re using a Ride Share service from the airport.
Ride Share feedback
For more information on ride sharing services, compliments or concerns, contact your ride share company directly, or visit the Queensland Transport website.
If you’re looking for a door to door transfer to and from Brisbane Airport, consider using the Con-x-ion shuttle bus transfer service.
Con-x-ion operates from both Terminals with a pick and drop off service that goes door-to-door to dozens of locations around Brisbane the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast.
Tickets can be purchased online or at the sales kiosk at each Terminal. To book visit the Con-X-ion website.
Where to find Con-x-ion?
- International Terminal: Meet your transfer at the Visitor Information desk in the International Terminal.
- Domestic Terminal: Meet your transfer outside on the forecourt towards the Virgin end of the Terminal.
Looking for a bus or coach service to other areas? Contact the Brisbane Airport Visitor Information desks for assistance.
Brisbane City Council operates a bus service within the airport precinct. You’ll need to make your way from either Terminal to the Skygate Centre, where bus route 590 runs seven days a week.
Catch the bus to the rail network at the Toombul Interchange for a range of public transport options to the city, or other Brisbane suburbs. For more information, maps and timetables, visit the Translink website.
Within the airport precinct, there are a mix of shared pedestrian and cycle paths, as well as shared roadways where cycling is permitted, except where signed otherwise. Cyclists are not permitted to cycle along Moreton Drive. For information about planning your route to Brisbane Airport, please refer to the route planner on the Cycling Brisbane Website.
You can store your bike at Brisbane Airport at the bicycle racks available at the Terminal car parks. Bicycle rack locations are as follows:
- International Terminal car park: take the lift to level 5, you will find the bicycle rack adjacent to the lifts.
- Domestic Terminal car park: Level 1 of the P1 car park, near the lifts.
If you do cycle to Brisbane Airport, you’ll find shower facilities at both Terminals. Please refer to the Terminal maps for shower locations.