Journey: Brisbane Airport to South Brisbane

Brisbane Airport is situated in the airport precinct about 14 km north east of the Brisbane CBD. You can get there from South Brisbane by taxi, bus, shuttle, or even train. However, the quickest and best value option is a Hughes transfer. With Hughes you get direct transport, reliable pricing, and the comfort that comes with our premium and luxury fleet of limousines. Our drivers are experienced professionals, too, who will take you from Brisbane Airport to South Brisbane by the quickest and most direct route possible. That means you won’t need to find your way from train stations to bus stops, and you won’t need to wait around for transport. Instead, just book with us and we will be ready and waiting when you arrive at Brisbane Airport after your flight. We have online booking services, so you can plan your trip well in advance, and enjoy a smoother transition from Brisbane Airport to South Brisbane.

Our Fleet

Whether you are looking for a luxury limousine or premium sedan experience or want to move a large group easily and in comfort, Hughes can help. We have vehicle options for 1 – 61 passengers and an extensive fleet to accommodate all your transport needs.

Not sure what vehicle’s suit your needs? Contact our friendly team on 1300 615 165 or to discuss your requirements.

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Executive Sedans

Perfect for 1-3 passengers with minimal luggage, our executive sedans are well-appointed for your comfort.

3 Passengers

2 Suitcases

2 Small Bags

Premium Sedans

Perfect for 1-3 passengers with minimal luggage, our premium sedans include the latest prestige models with top of the line features.

3 Passengers

2 Suitcases

2 Small Bags

Premium SUVs

Perfect for 1- 3 passengers with up to 5 suitcases, our premium SUVs include the latest prestige models with top of the line features.

3 Passengers

5 Suitcases

3 Small Bags

People Movers

Perfect for up to 6 passengers with standard luggage, our people movers are luxurious and roomy, with ergonomic design for your comfort.

6 Passengers

6 Suitcases

41 Small Bags

Luxury Minibuses

Perfect for up 9 - 14 passengers with a trailer option for additional luggage, our Mercedes Sprinter minibuses are a luxurious option for groups.

9 - 14 Passengers

Small Coach

Perfect for up 21 - 54 passengers with standard luggage with a trailer option for additional luggage, our air-conditioned, luxury coaches are a great option for larger groups.

21 - 54 Passengers

The journey

The journey from Brisbane Airport to South Brisbane takes 20-25 minutes on average. Depending on which route you take, the trip can take you through the iconic Fortitude Valley, across the Brisbane River via the William Jolly Bridge, and down into South Brisbane. Because it takes you through the heart of Queensland’s busiest city, the trip from Brisbane Airport to South Brisbane can encounter traffic delays from time to time. During peak hour, we generally anticipate trips of 25 minutes and over. However, when there are few cars on the road it can be as quick as 16 minutes to get from South Brisbane to Brisbane Airport.

The airport

Brisbane Airport has international and domestic terminals, with both contained within the airport precinct.  In the same precinct, there is the DFO shopping complex, where you can get some of the biggest names in fashion. There are also accommodation and dining options for those who need to stay close to the airport before their flight. In the terminals themselves, there are similar facilities, with shopping, dining, and lounge areas available.  There is also free Wi-Fi, so entertainment is always at the tip of your fingers. Getting to Brisbane Airport with Hughes is easy – we will simply drop you off in one of the designated spaces immediately adjacent to either terminal. From there, it will just be a short walk into the departures hall, where you can check in and deposit your luggage. For collections, there’s a similar system with plenty of kerbside space available.

The sights: South Brisbane

South Brisbane sits on the banks of the Brisbane River, directly opposite the CBD. The two are connected by a series of bridges including the heritage listed William Jolly Bridge, the Go Between Bridge, and the Goodwill Bridge. Needless to say, it won’t be hard for you to get between South Brisbane and the city itself. In South Brisbane there’s plenty in the way of dining and entertainment, with the internationally recognised Southbank dining precinct, parklands, and entertainment precinct all close by. Then there’s the cultural side of things. South Brisbane is home to the Gallery of Modern Art, as well as museums, and the QPAC event space, which hosts everything from ballet to comedy.