Journey: Brisbane Airport to Southbank

Southbank is one of Brisbane’s premier cultural precincts. It boasts a range of restaurants that is truly second to none. And on top of that, there is an abundance of art galleries and performance centres in the renowned Cultural Centre. The airport, located 14km northeast of Brisbane CBD, is an average of just 24 minutes from Southbank. Your travel options from Southbank to Brisbane airport and back are many and varied. But none compare to the reliable transport that we offer at Hughes.

Organising reliable airport travel from Brisbane airport to Southbank isn’t hard. In fact, all you need to do is contact Hughes. We have a wide range of premium and luxury vehicles to suit any number of passengers – all of which are driven by our professional and experienced chauffeurs. We have been servicing personal transport needs since 1904, so naturally we aim to deliver unrivalled service. We can collect you at your convenience, from anywhere in or around Southbank. This is a part of our door-to-door service approach, which is designed to take the strain off you. There’s no need to walk around with your heavy luggage; allow us to make up the difference. You can book a transfer from Brisbane airport to Southbank with Hughes at any time of the day or night. The best part: our pricing is at par with other transport options.

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 res@hughes.com.au 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

Brisbane Airport to Southbank: Your Travel Times

As with any capital city, travel times vary according to traffic. Fortunately, these variations are relatively minor in Brisbane. Overall, you can expect to spend around 24 minutes travelling from Brisbane airport to Southbank. During peak hour, this may inflate to 20 – 40 minutes going to Southbank, and 20 – 35 minutes to the airport. Off peak, your travel times are likely to be far less; we anticipate off-peak travel times of 18-24 minutes each way.

Brisbane Airport: What You Need To Know

Brisbane airport two separate passenger terminals i.e. the domestic terminal and the international terminal. Both are configured a little differently, so it is useful to know what to expect. For the international terminal, the pick up point is located on the level 2 arrivals road. Here, you will also find disabled spaces. For drop offs, you can find kerbside spaces on the level 4 departures road.

The domestic terminal has a slightly more straightforward layout, with departures and collections both occurring on the pick-up and drop-off road. This is located out the front of the domestic terminal, and it is quite easy to locate. In terms of facilities, the Brisbane airport doesn’t disappoint! Both terminals are equipped with free Wi-Fi, as well as an abundance of shopping and dining opportunities. For those with longer layovers, there is the Skygate complex nearby.

Southbank: See the Sights

Southbank is located on the banks of the Brisbane River, with a beautiful view of the city directly opposite. It is located in the suburb of South Brisbane and our drivers can collect you from anywhere in the vicinity – just let us know. While you’re in Southbank, you can enjoy what is widely regarded as Brisbane’s primary tourism hotspot. You can enjoy anything from Streets Beach and the Ferris wheel, to the Australia Day Festival and Riverfire. And, of course, there are plenty of restaurants to enjoy!