The Airtrain connects the city centre to the airport and runs every 15 minutes during peak travel times. There are stops at Central, South Bank, Fortitude Valley, and Roma Street stations. An adult one-way fare is $18 AUD and return ticket is $34 AUD). Purchase tickets at all Airtrain station kiosks. If you buy a one-way or return ticket online, you get a 10 percent discount, but only if your journey starts at the airport. Travel time is up to 30 minutes to city centre, and trains run starting from 4:30 am to 10:00 pm.
You can get a shuttle transfer to Brisbane City and the Gold Coast. Adult tickets are $16 AUD one-way to the city centre and one-way to Gold Coast runs cost $49 AUD. Fares are cheaper with round-trip ticket purchases. The wait, however, is up to one hour. So, pre-book your Coachtrans. Travel time will depend on traffic but will be an average of 20 to 60 minutes.
Spend $4 AUD and you can get to city centre right from the airport. Take the free T-Bus to Skygate (known as Airport Village), then from Skygate take the Translink Bus 590 to Toombul Shopping Centre (which has two stops). From there, catch a train to the city. The fare is $4 with a Go Card during off-peak hours. Single tickets are more expensive. At the Airtrain station, you can purchase your Go Card for $30 AUD ($10 AUD deposit, and $20 AUD used). There are no Go Card purchases at Airport Village.
Ride into the city centre in style by pre-booking a private limousine service. It is the fastest and most comfortable way, but it is also the most expensive.
You can also hail a cab from the airport to the city centre for $35 AUD. It is a good option if you are travelling with friends and want to share the cab fee.
You can save money and explore the area driving on your own. Book your rental car with momondo.