Travel Information

Getting around Brisbane

Airport Transfers

Brisbane’s international and domestic airports are approximately 20km/20 minute drive north east of the central business district (CBD). Visitors can reach the central business district by Airtrain, shuttle bus, or taxi.

Airport Shuttle Bus

Con-X-ion Airport Transfers provides transport services to all major accommodation houses, door-to-door in the Brisbane CBD. Transfers with Con-X-ion are available from both the international and domestic airport terminals. At the International Terminal transfers can be booked at the Visitors Information Counter in the Arrivals Lounge on level 2.

The cost of a one-way adult fare is approx. AUD20.00.

Bookings can be made by calling 1300 266 946 or online at:


A taxi rank is located a the northern end of the arrivals area on level 2 at Brisbane International Terminal. At the Brisbane Domestic Terminal the taxi rank is located centrally in front of the terminal. Fares from the airport to Brisbane CBD range from AUD45 – AUD60.

Transport via taxi is also available through:

Black and White Cabs – 133 222 or by iPhone or Android app
Yellow Cabs – 131 924 or by iPhone or Android app

Further Information About Transport

For more information about getting to and from the airport, please visit the Brisbane Airport Corporation’s website.


Plan your travel around Brisbane and South East Queensland with TransLink. Visit the TransLink website or download the My TransLink app to plan your journey now.

TransLink is a division of the Department of Transport and Main Roads with statewide responsibility for:

  • buses, trains, ferries and trams across South East Queensland
  • buses in Cairns
  • buses in Mackay
  • buses in Toowoomba
  • regional services
  • demand responsive transit
  • active transport, such as cycling and walking
  • taxi regulation
  • long distance rail, coaches and regional air

Useful Apps

These apps below will provide you with useful information on Brisbane from maps, to restaurants, places of interest and public transport. Available on the App Store.

Smart Maps
Locate nearby restaurants, places of interest and public transport.
Brisbane Offline Maps & Guide
Brisbane offline map and guide will enable you to access a travel guide and map without internet connection.
Go Brisbane
A complete Brisbane Public Transport information.

Visa Application

All travellers to Australia (except Australian and New Zealand citizens) must have a valid visa before arriving in Australia. At a minimum, you should apply for your visa 6 weeks before you intend on arriving in Australia.
Visa processing may take some time. After submitting your visa application you should receive a confirmation it has been received and is in the queue for processing.

When you buy a ticket for the conference, you will receive an acknowledgement letter to use with your visa application.

Once you’ve registered and received your acknowledgement letter, use the Australian Government’s Visa Finder to determine the right visa for you.