Travel Information

Getting to Brisbane

Exclusive Airline Partner

Qantas is delighted to be the exclusive airline partner for the APLAR-ARA 2019 Congress being held in Brisbane, Australia. Qantas is offering registered delegates and travel partners special discounted airfares which are easily booked online via the dedicated booking portal on your congress registration travel page. When booking, use the allocated code ARA19 to access these airfares. Please note: multiple stopover flights are excluded from this offer.

Qantas is Australia’s largest domestic and international airline and is widely regarded as the world’s leading long-distance airline. With a reputation for excellence in safety, operational reliability, and world class customer service; Qantas offers a truly global network proposition for delegates travelling to Brisbane for the APLAR-ARA 2019 Congress in April 2019.

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Getting around Brisbane


Airtrain services run frequently from Brisbane Airport to the centre of Brisbane and the express, air-conditioned journey takes only 20 minutes. The airport stations are located directly outside the Domestic and International terminals and connect with 5 stations covering 80% of downtown Brisbane.

The Airtrain rail service links Brisbane domestic and international airport terminals to the Brisbane CBD. The service operates every day between 0500-2200, departing every 30 minutes, and takes approximately 22 minutes. The usual cost of a one-way adult ticket is approx. AUD $17.50.

Receive over 16% off your Airtrain ticket as an APLAR-ARA 2019 congress attendee. Return airport transfers available to Brisbane City/South Brisbane for just $30.

Instructions to purchase:

  • Head to www.airtrain.com.au
  • Select the Buy Tickets button
  • Select From destination as the Airport and choose International or Domestic terminal
  • Select To destination as Brisbane and choose one of the following stations: Eagle Junction, Wooloowin, Albion, Bowen Hills, Fortitude valley, Central, Roma Street or South Brisbane station.
  • Select Return button
  • Choose departure and return date between the 5th and 15th April 2019
  • Select the amount of passengers
  • Enter in Promo Code box APLAR19
  • Select Proceed to Payment button
  • Enter passenger details and payment method
  • Select the Buy Tickets button

Terms and Conditions: Valid for travel from the 05/04/2019-15/04/2019. Tickets are non-refundable and non-changeable. Your city ticket is valid for travel to and from all stations between the Airport and South Brisbane, including Eagle Junction, Wooloowin, Albion, Bowen Hills, Fortitude valley, Central and Roma Street stations. Children 14 years and under travel free to city stations when accompanied by a paying adult and using paper ticket or e-ticket purchased from airtrain.com.au.

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Airport Transfers

Brisbane’s international and domestic airports are approximately 20km/20 minute drive north east of the central business district (CBD). Visitors can reach the central business district by Airtrain, shuttle bus, or taxi.


Airport Shuttle Bus

Con-X-ion Airport Transfers provides transport services to all major accommodation houses, door-to-door in the Brisbane CBD. Transfers with Con-X-ion are available from both the iternational and domestic airport terminals. At the International Terminal transfers can be booked at the Visitors Information Counter in the Arrivals Lounge on level 2.

The cost of a one-way adult fare is approx. AUD20.00.

Bookings can be made by calling 1300 266 946 or online at: www.con-x-ion.com


Taxi

A taxi rank is located a the northern end of the arrivals area on level 2 at Brisbane International Terminal. At the Brisbane Domestic Terminal the taxi rank is located centrally in front of the terminal. Fares from the airport to Brisbane CBD range from AUD45 – AUD60.

Transport via taxi is also available through:

Black and White Cabs – 133 222 or by iPhone or Android app

Yellow Cabs – 131 924 or by iPhone or Android app


Further Information About Transport

For more information about getting to and from the airport, please visit the Brisbane Airport Corporation’s website.


TransLink

Plan your travel around Brisbane and South East Queensland with TransLink. Visit the TransLink website or download the My TransLink app to plan your journey now.

TransLink is a division of the Department of Transport and Main Roads with statewide responsibility for:

  • buses, trains, ferries and trams across South East Queensland
  • buses in Cairns
  • buses in Mackay
  • buses in Toowoomba
  • regional services
  • demand responsive transit
  • active transport, such as cycling and walking
  • taxi regulation
  • long distance rail, coaches and regional air

  • Useful Apps

    These apps below will provide you with useful information on Brisbane from maps, to restaurants, places of interest and public transport. Available on the App Store.

    Smart Maps

    Locate nearby restaurants, places of interest and public transport.

    Brisbane Offline Maps & Guide

    Brisbane offline map and guide will enable you to access a travel guide and map without internet connection.

    Go Brisbane

    A complete Brisbane Public Transport information.