Brisbane Airport Transfers

Are you coming to Brisbane for business or leisure? If so, you will need reliable transport to get you to and from the airport. Upon arriving in Brisbane, you will undoubtedly find yourself with a choice of taxis or public transport. Taxis might be convenient for some, but many find them overpriced. Furthermore, there is often a considerable line at the airport taxi rank and as a result, waiting times can be high.

Likewise, buses and trains are often delayed and their service is quite inflexible. They only travel to select destinations, leaving you to make up the difference. With an airport transfer from CitiCar, you won’t have any of these problems. We offer door-to- door service, with reliable service and comfortable, clean vehicles. You can book your airport transfer before you even get on the plane, so you won’t have to wait at all.

Why Book a Brisbane Airport Transfer?

If you are in Brisbane on a business trip, then reliable and punctual transport is a necessity. There are multiple transport options available to take you to and from the airport. However, none of these options offers the prompt and reliable service that CitiCar does.

Brisbane can be relatively difficult to navigate at times, which means that hire cars and public transport can be challenging. The CBD and its surrounding suburbs are fraught with one-way streets, detours and sometimes roadworks. If you are travelling via public transport, or in a hire car, then you might get lost. This will only add to the stress of your business trip. Taxis are one possible solution, but they are notoriously unreliable and often overpriced.

When you compare this to a chauffeured airport transfer from CitiCar, you will probably be surprised at how convenient and cost effective it is. In addition to this, you get the advantage of premium high-end vehicles. At CitiCar, we have a range of vehicles to suit everyone. Our fleet includes the BMW 7-Series and Mercedes Benz S-Class vehicles. We also cater for the needs of large groups with our luxury Mercedes Benz Viano & luxury Mercedes Benz Sprinters, which can seat up to 11 passengers. Our vehicles are all driven by experienced chauffeurs, who know the best routes throughout Brisbane. At CitiCar we are dedicated to service and we offer many benefits, including:

  • Cost effective, door-to-door transport on your terms
  • Premium vehicles, for comfort and class
  • Experienced chauffeurs for efficient service
  • Reliable and prompt airport transfers for all occasions

Brisbane Airport

Brisbane airport is a bustling terminal that is conveniently 14km north-east of the Brisbane CBD. It is one of Australia’s most efficient airports and it ranks as the world’s 5th best large airport, in terms of airline punctuality. Being the primary airport in Queensland, it services the entire Brisbane region, including much of southeast Queensland.

In fact, the Brisbane airport is the 3rd busiest in Australia and it is continuing to expand. The airport is almost a destination in its own right, with a number of bars and retail outlets. Skygate, close to the airport offers even more in the way of shopping, dining and accommodation options. These options include DFO and the Novotel hotel.

Brisbane airport pick up and drop off zones

Both the domestic and international terminals of the Brisbane airport offer public parking facilities. In addition to this, they have ample space for drop-offs and collections.

For the international terminal, the public pick-up area is on the level two arrivals road at the front of the terminal. To drop off passengers, there is a departures section at the front of level four. For the domestic terminal, there is a public pick-up and drop-off section directly out the front of the terminal. In addition to this, there is a public waiting area adjacent to the P2 long-term parking area. The first thirty minutes of waiting in this area are free.


Hotels near the Brisbane airport

There are several hotels conveniently located nearby to the Brisbane airport. Among these are the Novotel Brisbane, the Ibis Budget Brisbane Airport Hotel, and the Best Western Airport 85 Motel.

The Novotel is located at 6-8 The Circuit, Brisbane Airport and it is the only hotel within the airport precinct itself. It is adjacent to the DFO shopping centre and it boasts modern rooms with a restaurant, bar 24-hour reception and in-room dining, tea/coffee makers and LCD TVs.

The Ibis Budget is located at 18 Navigator Pl, Hendra. It offers a reasonable price, close proximity to the airport, flat screen TVs, free Wifi and en suite bathrooms.

Finally, there is the Best Western, which is located at 14 Lamington Avenue Ascot. It is ten minutes from the airport and offers free continental breakfast and Wifi, a quiet location, and close proximity to the Racecourse Road shopping precinct.

Leisure destinations near the Brisbane airport

Even if you are travelling on business, it is well worth enjoying the sights that Brisbane has to offer.

The Brisbane airport is centrally located, so you have access to some of Brisbane’s most acclaimed attractions. There is sure to be something for everyone, whether it is a guided tour, or simply relaxing beside the iconic Brisbane River with a cold drink.

Brisbane CBD

Located only 20 minutes form the Brisbane airport, the CBD has an abundance of shopping, dining and cultural attractions that make it a prime destination.

These range from riverfront bars on the trendy Eagle Street Pier, to high-end retail outlets in the Myer Centre and David Jones. A short walk along the pier will even bring you to the quiet and picturesque Botanical Gardens, on Gardens Point. From here, you can relax and watch the CityCat ferries meander up the river, or you can enjoy the abundance of plants on display.

South Bank

South Bank is home to Brisbane’s Cultural Centre, with a collection of unique art galleries, museums and performance centres.

You can catch a show at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre, or enjoy a dynamic collection of modern art at GOMA. To round off your experience, you can dine in one of South Bank’s many world-class restaurants. These do get pretty busy during peak periods, so we recommend making a booking. South Bank is just a short walk or drive across the river, from the CBD. The stunning Goodwill Footbridge connects South Bank to the CBD. This means that you can very easily wander across, if you find yourself on the southern side of the CBD. South Bank is popular among locals and tourists alike, and it is well worth having a look.

Storey Bridge Climb

Alternatively, for those seeking adventure, you can try the Storey Bridge climb, and enjoy a view of Brisbane like no other.

This unique opportunity is based at 170 Main Street, Kangaroo Point. The climb itself takes you to the peak of the iconic Storey Bridge. From here, you will be rewarded with sweeping views of the city in one direction, and the historic suburb of New Farm in the other. There are many scheduled climbs, including night climbs, sunrise climbs and sunset climbs. All you need to do is book ahead.

Fortitude Valley

At the foot of the Storey Bridge lies Fortitude Valley, which is Brisbane’s premier nightlife district.

Here, you can enjoy bars restaurants and nightclubs. There is sure to be a venue in ‘the Valley’ to suit everyone. Your dining options include almost every cuisine you can think of, and the renowned China Town Mall is situated in the heart of the Valley. The Valley is renowned as a cultural hub that caters to the needs of everyone. With dining options that range from high-end, to hole-in- the-wall, we recommend that you check it out. Fortitude Valley is approximately fifteen minutes drive from the airport, which makes it an easy destination to reach.


If you are looking for leisurely activities even closer to the airport, however, then look no further than the DFO shopping centre.

This is located next to the airport in the Skygate complex, and it has many retail outlets on offer. With men’s fashion, women’s fashion and much, DFO has established itself as one of Brisbane’s premier retail outlets. It is very easily accessible from the airport and is a great place to spend some time if you have a short layover in Brisbane.

Why Choose CitiCar?

When it comes to finding your way around a new city it sometimes pays to think outside the box. The conventional options of taxis, hire cars and public transport are simply not suitable for everyone. With CitiCar, however, getting around a new city has never been easier.

Simply book your Brisbane airport transfer and leave the rest up to us. We can take you anywhere in Brisbane, whether it is for business or leisure. Our drivers know the city in great detail and can get you to where you want to go promptly. At CitiCar, we take pride in offering comfortable, reliable and affordable Brisbane airport transfers.