Brisbane International Airport (BNE) is the only airport serving the Australian city of Brisbane, which is itself a key gateway to Australia's famed Gold Coast. The sprawling airport is laid out in a line that stretches several miles from the Domestic Terminal to the Airport Village complex, with all terminal buildings connected by shuttle and rail services. Although the airport is enormous and very busy (especially between November and February), officials have tried to make it a fun and comfortable place to transit through. If you've got time on your hands, hop on the free courtesy bus to Airport Village - a recreation, dining and retail complex located a few miles from the airport. The Village includes restaurants, beauty salons, department stores, and a high-tech Airport Experience Centre - meaning that you'll have plenty to occupy yourself with while waiting to board your flight.
The airport is situated eight miles (13km) northeast of Brisbane.
Getting to the city
The Airtrain Rail Link departs every 15 minutes to and from the Brisbane Central Business District between 5:45am and 10pm, taking around 20 minutes. There is also a direct link to the Gold Coast that takes about 90 minutes. Taxis, limousines and airport buses are also available from both terminals.
Tel: +61 (0)7 3406 3000.
Car hire companies represented at the airport include Avis, Budget, Hertz, Europcar, Redspot and Thrifty.
Black & White Cabs and Yellow Cabs can be hailed at the airport. A $3.30 airport pick-up fee is charged in the airport taxi ranks, and the meter fee is added to this cost.
Transfer between terminals
The TBus transfers passengers between terminals for $5 per person, and transfers passengers from both terminals to the Skygate shopping precinct for free.
The airport includes cafes, bars, and restaurants; bureaux de change and ATMs; duty-free shopping facilities, and a huge variety of other shopping opportunities. Hotel reservation and visitor information services are also available.
Short-term parking is adjacent to the terminals, and costs $2 for 15 minutes, $6 for 30 minutes, $14 for an hour, $18 for two hours, $23 for three hours, $26 for four hours, and $54 for between four and 24 hours. Long-term parking is connected to the terminal via a covered walkway, and costs between $36 and $43 for the first day, depending on whether it is in the International or Domestic Terminal.
You can get flights to Brisbane International Airport on Air New Zealand, Air Pacific, Cathay Pacific, China Southern Airlines, Emirates, Etihad, Jetstar, Korean Air, Malaysia Airlines, Qantas, Royal Brunei Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Thai Airways and Virgin Australia.
There are wifi hotspots in both terminal buildings; each passenger is entitiled to three hours of free wifi.
There are several executive lounges in each terminal that provide business services. However, for the most part these lounges are only available to airline club members. Non-club members can access the internet, make photocopies and send faxes from establishments located in Airport Village.
Brisbane Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.