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Your Complete Guide To Brisbane Airport
Australia’s third biggest airport after Sydney and Melbourne, Brisbane Airport operates 24 hours per day, 7 days of the week. The two major terminals service 26 different airlines and currently has over 70 different destination choices available.
Those travelling domestically can choose from any one of 42 destinations which are services by 7 different carriers. The top domestic destinations are Sydney, Cairns, Perth, Townsville and Melbourne.
Due to the sheer size and scale of the airport it is recognised as a suburb in it’s own right. However, first time visitors to Brisbane Airport need not worry, this useful guide should provide you with everything that you need to know.
Overnight Laws and Accommodation
As noted previously, unlike Sydney, Brisbane Airport doesn’t have a restriction imposed on night time arrivals or departures. For those who are looking to take an early morning flight there are a good number of local hotels available; however, these are best booked in advance due to demand levels.
The Novotel Brisbane Airport hotel can be found in the Airport Village and provides a shuttle service to compliment its on-site location. Business travellers can take advantage of the hotels modern conferencing facilities. The well-equipped business centre has all the equipment and amenities that any professional could expect.
If you aren’t able to make a booking at the Novotel then don’t worry as there are many other hotels and hostels in the nearby area.
Eating and Drinking
As you might expect from any modern airport there are numerous cafes and bistros available to choose from. It should be noted that travellers who are looking for alcoholic refreshment can only do so inside the international terminal building.
If time is on your side then you could easily head over to the Airport Village, just a short 10 minute journey. Here you will find numerous restaurants and other eateries.
Transportation into Brisbane
Another major benefit in using this airport is that the business centre is located just 13 kilometres away. Even allowing for the inevitable traffic it should only take around 20 minutes to reach the city centre from the airport.
For those who are looking to head to downtown Brisbane, there are several options available:
Taxi- Ideal for those who are in a hurry, perhaps even forgetting to pre-book onward travel arrangements. However, it is worth noting that taxi services tend to be a little on the expensive side when compared to some of the other transportation methods.
Bus or Train – Public transportation around Brisbane is generally very good, with the airport being no exception to this. Regular bus and train services run from many different airport locations, so you shouldn’t have to go far to catch one. The main drawback to travelling this way comes in the shape of handling your luggage, especially if you have quite a lot or are travelling as a group.
Perhaps the most convenient and surprisingly cost effective method of getting from Brisbane Airport is by booking an airport transfer. First time travellers can dismiss any concerns about the size and scale of this airport with the services of a reputable transfer agent such as Transport Network Australia.
Generally a selection of vehicles are available, covering all group sizes. Whether you are travelling alone or as part of a larger party why not take the stress and strain out of getting from this busy airport with a transfer that will take you to your exact required location.