Brisbane is the capital city of the state of Queensland, Australia. It is located in the southeast of the country, on the banks of the Brisbane River. With a population of over 2 million people, it is the third-most populous city in Australia.

Brisbane is known for its subtropical climate, outdoor lifestyle, and cultural heritage, as well as its diverse population and vibrant arts and music scenes.

The city is home to many parks and gardens, including the world-renowned Botanic Gardens, and is also a popular destination for tourists, offering a range of attractions such as the iconic Story Bridge, South Bank Parklands, and the Queensland Museum.

Accommodation Options

Brisbane offers a wide range of accommodation options to suit all budgets and tastes. From luxury hotels to budget-friendly hostels, there is something for everyone. Popular hotel chains such as Hilton, Marriott, and Accor have properties in the city centre. For those looking for a unique experience, there are also boutique hotels located throughout the city. For backpackers and budget travellers, Brisbane has plenty of hostels offering dormitory-style rooms at affordable prices.

Brisbane Airport

Brisbane Airport, is the primary international airport serving Brisbane, Australia and the surrounding region. Located just 13 km from the city centre, it is one of Australia’s busiest airports with millions of passengers travelling through each year. The airport offers a wide range of services and facilities for travellers, including two terminals for domestic and international flights, car rental companies, duty-free shopping, restaurants and cafes.

Getting to Brisbane Airport  

Brisbane Airport has several options to get to and from the airport:

  • AirTrain: The airport is serviced by the special AirTrain linking the airport to the city centre via the rail network and could be a convenient option.
  • Taxis and ride-sharing services: Taxis and ride-sharing services such as Uber are readily available at the airport, and can take you to any location in the city.
  • Airport Shuttles: There are several companies operating airport shuttles, which can take you to and from your hotel or other location.
  • Buses: The airport is serviced by buses to the city centre and other destinations.
  • Car rental: There are several car rental companies located at the airport, if you prefer to drive.

Brisbane Airport Parking

For parking options; Brisbane Airport offers several options for both short-term and long-term parking such as the Terminal Car Parks and AIRPARK.

Terminal Car Parks are located next to the terminals, with hourly and daily rates available.

The AIRPARK is close by and serviced by a regular complimentary shuttle bus service to the terminals. It is the cheapest parking option.

The Skygate Centre (DFO) is a few kilometres away and is serviced by a loop bus service that goes to the International and then Domestic airports. If you are dropping off or picking up passengers, this might be a convenient place and you can get some quality shopping in whilst you wait.

Brisbane Airport Hotels

There are several Brisbane Airport Hotels to choose from including:

Domestic Airport

  • Pullman Brisbane Airport Hotel
  • ibis Brisbane Airport Hotel


  • Novotel Brisbane Airport (5 minutes by shuttle bus, next door to DFO shopping centre and Woolworths)


  • Brisbane International Virginia
  • Alcyone Hotel Residences
  • Kingsford Smith Motel


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