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, and within easy driving distance of the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast.
Getting to the city
The Airtrain Rail Link departs every 15 minutes to and from the Brisbane Central Business District, taking around 20 minutes. There is also a direct link to the Gold Coast that takes 90 minutes. Coachtrans connects to Brisbane, as well as to the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast. Taxis, limousines and airport buses are also available from both terminals.
Tel: +61 (0)7 3406 3000.
The main car hire companies represented at the airport include Avis, Budget, Hertz, Europcar and Thrifty.
Black & White Cabs (Tel: 131 998) and Yellow Cabs (Tel: 132 227 or (0)7 3391 5955) can be hailed and cost approximately A$30 - A$35 for the 25 minute journey.
Transfer between terminals
The Domestic and International terminals are located one mile (2km) apart; an Airtrain service and taxis link the two terminals.
There are cafes, bars, and restaurants; bureaux de change and ATMs; duty-free shopping facilities, and a variety of other shopping opportunities. Hotel reservation and visitor information services are also available.
The short-term parking lot is adjacent to the terminal building, and costs A$2 for 15 minutes, A$6 for 30 minutes, A$13 for an hour, and shoots up to A$30 for four hours or more. Long-term parking is connected to the terminal via a covered walkway, and costs A$30 for the first day, A$50 for two days, and A$70 for three days.
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 wi-fi hotspots in both terminal buildings, as well as at the Airtrain station platforms.
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 International Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.