Virgin Australia operates flights to Brisbane every day, from all state capital cities, including Sydney, Melbourne and Perth, and from major Queensland ports like Rockhampton, Townsville and Cairns.
Brisbane Airport Information
Brisbane Airport is located 13km north of Brisbane City, and can be accessed by various transport options, including:
- Car Hire: Receive mates’ rates when you choose from a great choice of hire cars from our car partners.
- Taxi: Taxi ranks are conveniently located outside the Domestic Terminal. A taxi from Brisbane Airport to Brisbane City costs approximately $40 one way.
- Private Chauffeur Service: Enjoy chauffeur service and private sedan transfers with our partner Brunel.
- Rail: The Airtrain departs regularly from just outside Brisbane Airport with transfers to the International Terminal, Brisbane City, and the Gold Coast. The Airtrain costs $15.50 (per adult, one way) from the Domestic Airport to Brisbane City.
- Bus Transfers: Our partner Con-x-ion offers transfers from Brisbane Airport to the CBD, Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast.
Guests travelling from Brisbane City to Brisbane Airport (and vice versa) should allow at least 30 minutes for travel.
Brisbane Domestic and International Airports are located 2km apart, and are connected via train, bus and taxi.
Things to do in Brisbane
Brisbane is an exciting city with an eventful social calendar, natural beauty and cosmopolitan appeal. Skyscrapers line the Brisbane River mirroring the imposing cliffs of Kangaroo Point. The Story Bridge spans the river, connecting the suburbs to the inner city. While the city’s cultural and entertainment precincts are alive with cafes, restaurants, art spaces and music venues. A gateway to Queensland’s south east, Brisbane is also a great base from which to explore some of the state’s most talked about tourist attractions.
Boasting almost perfect weather, picturesque surrounds and an impressive social and cultural calendar Brisbane is abuzz with things to see and do. Discover the city’s cultural precinct with a trip to South Bank’s markets, museums, and man-made beaches. Uncover Brisbane’s famous live music hub, Fortitude Valley. Indulge in Queensland’s favourite pastime by taking in a sporting match at a venue like Suncorp Stadium and The Gabba. Or drive just hours out of town to experience the Gold Coast’s glitter strip and theme parks or the Sunshine Coast’s surfing beaches and hinterland.
Opportunities to max the credit card abound in Brisbane, as the city and the suburbs swell with boutiques and department stores boasting the biggest names in local and international retailers. Queen Street Mall showcases everything from high-end fashion labels to sportswear giants. Edgy and chic hipster hangout, Fortitude Valley is home to countless on-trend retailers. James Street presents a lively hive of designer boutiques. Even the suburbs offer exciting shopping opportunities; in particular thrift store Mecca Paddington. To top it off Brisbane hosts its own annual fashion week, Mercedes Benz Fashion Festival.
Brisbane has a huge variety of dining options, ranging from award-wining restaurants to hole-in-the -wall type eateries. The CBD’s Eagle Street Pier hosts a plethora of fine-dining establishments with expansive views of Brisbane River. Across the river South Bank fosters a laid-back vibe with a gamut of ethnic eateries in a cultural setting. Amid the activity of Fortitude Valley, Chinatown dishes up an exotic mix of Asian restaurants. While a quick stroll away, James Street sparkles with fashionable bars and restaurants.
Queenslanders love a tipple and a celebration, and as a result Brisbane has a myriad of pubs, bars and nightclubs. For the city’s best nightclubs and most renowned gig venues it’s hard to go past the Valley Entertainment Precinct – in particular Brunswick Street. After-work drinks are most commonly enjoyed in Brisbane’s CBD. South Bank has an array of pubs and bars, which act as the perfect place to enjoy a glass of wine before or after attending QPAC. James Street is renowned as Brisbane’s trendiest street, dotted with a number of fashionable boutique bars. Whereas Caxton Street is a hub for Brisbane’s sporting fanatics; brimming with Roar, Lion and Bronco supporters.
Brisbane Holiday Packages
Experience all that Brisbane has to offer, our holiday partner Virgin Australia Holidays has a great array of Brisbane holiday packages. Packages include flights, accommodation and a great variety of extras.