Brisbane Airport has frequent flights to Asia, Europe, the Pacific and the rest of Australia. The airport is 16km from the city centre and its domestic and international terminals are 2km apart. To travel between the terminals take the Airtrain, a train that continues on to the city or the Gold Coast.
The Airtrain is the best way to get to the city, but if there’s three or more of you travelling together a taxi might work out cheaper and much more convenient.
Coachtrans runs a shuttle bus from the airport to Brisbane and the Gold Coast. They offer a door-to-door service.
The Roma Street Transit Centre, in the city centre, is the end-point for long-distances buses and trains. Greyhound Australia runs the bus network and Queensland Rail takes care of the trains within Queensland. Both have booking agents inside the Transit Centre. Countrylink runs trains to Sydney.
The Trans-Info Service has information on bus, train and ferry routes
Brisbane’s Citytrain network stretches from Gympie North (inland from the Sunshine Coast) to Robina on the Gold Coast.
There are seven lines and all pass through the main city stations. Citytrain schedules are available from Queensland Rail.
Brisbane City Council buses fill in the gaps left by the Citytrain network. A Ten Trip Saver will give you ten trips for the price of eight. A free bus, called The Loop, does a loop (hence the name!) around the city centre every 10 minutes.
The CityCat catamarans are a great way to get around Brisbane and a fun way to see the city. Many of Brisbane’s main attractions are close to the river. The CityCat runs from the University of Queensland to Bretts Wharf. The old-style ferries still operate, mainly for the cross-river routes.