Brisbane Airport to Brisbane City

Journey: Brisbane Airport to Brisbane City CBD

Brisbane is one of Australia’s fastest growing capital cities. This is especially evident in the Brisbane Airport, which is a bustling hub for travellers and locals alike. The airport is located approximately 16km northeast of the CBD and it takes around 20-40 minutes to travel this distance, depending on the time of your travel. There are several transport options available to take you from the airport to the city and back. You can choose from chauffeured cars, taxis, shuttle buses and even a train. Of these, however, there is one clear standout: chauffeured car services from Hughes.

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Executive Sedan

Modern, sophisticated and comprehensively equipped luxury vehicles. The perfect combination of value and style.

77.00 AUD
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Premium Sedan

Big on style and performance, we have some of the world’s truly great sedans including BMW, Mercedes and Audi luxury models.

88.00 AUD
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Premium SUV

Smooth & luxurious. The Audi Q7 is where sporty and elegant styling combine to create a vehicle of impeccable style with the luggage space that no sedan can match.

88.00 AUD
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Luxury People Mover

Our luxury people movers include the Mercedes V Class and Viano with features normally associated with premium sedans. Room for 7 passengers and a luggage trailer.

102.00 AUD
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Luxury Minibus

Ready for your executive, family or group requirements. These multi-purpose vehicles include the Mercedes Sprinter and combine comfort, space and style.

132.00 AUD
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Small Coach

Perfect for groups up to 21 people, our luxury small coaches are a new way to experience group travel. Enjoy luxurious leather seating with plenty of space.

365.00 AUD
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Chauffeured Airport Transport with Hughes

Hughes provides the highest quality of travel, with convenience to match. We believe that convenient and comfortable airport travel ought to be accessible to as many people as possible. That is why we strive to maintain the most affordable rates possible for our chauffeur services. We do not compromise on service either, with door-to-door transport and helpful chauffeurs. Our drivers can collect you and drop you off at your convenience, whether it means picking you up from the airport, or a place of your choosing in the city. Our services also operate at any time of day or night. To meet your individual needs, we have a fleet of vehicles that is sure to suit the needs and preferences of all travellers. Our vehicles include premium limousines and shuttle buses. With a diverse range of vehicles available, there is sure to be one to suit your requirements and budget.

Pick Up and Other Information

Travel Times

Like all major cities, Brisbane experiences heavier traffic during peak hour periods. The standard travel time between the city and the airport is approximately 25 minutes. During peak times, however, travel can vary.

Peak Hour Travel Time:

  • Airport to city – between 22 and 40 minutes
  • City to airport – between 22 and 45 minutes

Off Peak Travel Time:

  • Airport to city – 20 minutes
  • City to airport – 20 minutes

Brisbane Airport Pick-up Information

The Brisbane airport consists of two terminals:

International Airport:

  • Pick up occurs on level 2, in the arrivals area directly in front of the terminal.
  • Drop off occurs on level 4, from the departures area directly in front of the terminal.
  • There is a designated disability space on level two, directly in front of the terminal.

Domestic Airport:

  • Pick up and drop off occur in the designated area in front of the terminal.
  • For security reasons, pick up and drop off must occur immediately.
  • There are six designated areas for passengers with disabilities.

Both terminals are well appointed with a range of excellent facilities, including restaurants, bars and lounges. There are also retail outlets in both terminals. To keep you connected, Brisbane Airport is equipped with free WiFi. There are also luggage lockers and many rental car desks for your convenience. If you find yourself in the Brisbane airport for a long period of time, you can visit nearby Skygate, which boasts a DFO centre, accommodation and dining opportunities.

Brisbane City Pick Up

Brisbane City is a vibrant hive of activity, with something for everyone. There is abundant shopping, dining and cultural activities on offer. We can collect you from any point in the city, although we recommend a few in particular. Our team can fill you in on these convenient collection points when arranging your booking.

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Other Transport Options

Brisbane Airport to Brisbane CBD: Different Transport Options

There are many transport options to get to and from Brisbane airport. These options include buses, trains, taxis, hire cars and luxury chauffeured travel. In many cases booking a Hughes chauffeured airport transfer is not only the most pleasant options but also competitive on price. When you take into account the Hughes direct door-to-door service, our premium vehicles and our reliable service, you’ll find that our rates are better than most other less convenient transport options.


Train To Brisbane Airport / Train From Brisbane Airport To City

The Airtrain services Brisbane airport in both directions, so you can travel to and from the airport. Usually, it is an express service that stops at both the domestic and the international terminals. The Airtrain station is located close to both terminals and is easily accessible. It departs every fifteen minutes from 5:04am to 10:04pm on weekdays and 6:04am to 10:04pm on weekends. Trains are unaffected by traffic, which means that you are guaranteed consistent travel times. However, the Airtrain does not offer door-to-door service and it is restricted by its schedule, so you do not have access to its services on demand. At approximately $15 per person, the Airtrain is roughly the same price as a Hughes chauffeured car if you are travelling in a group of 3-4, so why no take advantage of the extra luxury?

Taxi Brisbane Airport To City / Taxi To Brisbane Airport

Taxis are readily available from the taxi ranks at both terminals. In the domestic terminal, the taxi rank is located centrally in front of the terminal. For the international terminal, the taxi rank sits at the northern end of the arrivals section on level two. Taxis are a satisfactory form of airport transport, with door-to- door service. But they are let down by their expensive rates and often unimpressive service. In terms of price, Hughes offers better value for money, with unrivalled service and a flat rate that is often no more than 20% higher than a taxi’s. For this price, however, you get to skip the queue and travel in comfort with a premium vehicle and luxury service. During peak flight times, you can save half an hour or more with Hughes.

Brisbane Airport To City Shuttle Bus or Scheduled Bus

There are several buses that travel to and from the airport precinct, including the 369 and the 590. As well as this, Con-X-ion has scheduled coach services travelling to and from the airport. You can also catch several city buses to the nearest train station and travel to the airport via Airtrain. Buses are the cheapest option in terms of airport transport, however, they do have their own shortcomings. These include scheduling restrictions, lengthy travel times to account for other stops and limited comfort. With a people mover from Hughes, you can travel in large groups comfortably, with door-to-door service for a comparable price per person.

#1 Are there any tolls that will increase the cost of my airport travel with Hughes?

Brisbane has a number of tollways that can add to the cost of your journey if you are travelling by hire car, or in a taxi. With Hughes, we have to take the cost of tolls into consideration and these will be added to the cost of your trip. Depending how many tolls you go through, the price is fairly reasonable. This is one thing that adds to the excellent value for money that comes with a Hughes airport transfer. It also means that you don’t have to worry about navigating Brisbane’s complex streets, tollways and motorways in a hire car.

#2 What are some of the vehicles you offer at Hughes?

At Hughes, we have tailored our range of vehicles to suit everyone’s needs. We have premium limousines to provide the highest level of class and comfort to your travels. These include sleek Holden Caprices, understated BMW 7 Series cars, and the prestigious Mercedes-Benz S-Class. All of these vehicles are maintained immaculately and will add an air of elegance and style to your journey. They also meet all of your practical needs with generous boot space for your luggage. If you are travelling in a group, then we can also help with our Mercedes Viano. This people mover can transport up to seven passengers in comfort and style.

#3 How can I make a booking?

At Hughes, we strive to make our booking process as simple as possible for you. You can book online with ease, by simply clicking the ‘make a booking’ tab on our website. When you click on this tab, you will be directed to a page with an online form. Simply select your dates and destination, and follow the prompts to finalise your booking.

Alternatively, you can call us on 1300 615 165 and organise a booking over the phone. Because our rates are finalised on booking, you can pay for your airport transport well in advance. This means that we will be ready and waiting when you arrive in Brisbane Airport, or leave your hotel in the city. As a result, you will not have to worry about queuing in the taxi rank or trying to navigate the public transport systems. Instead, you can sit back and relax in comfort, with an airport transfer from Hughes.

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