Brisbane International Airport (BNE) – AirTrain


Get to Your Destination Quickly and Easily with AirTrain from Brisbane Airport

If you’re flying into Brisbane, chances are you’ll be looking for a way to get from the runway to your destination as quickly and efficiently as possible. You’re in luck—Brisbane International and Domestic terminals are located side-by-side just 15 kilometres away from Brisbane City. There’s plenty of transport options available, but AirTrain is often the most efficient. Keep reading to learn more!

Train stations are a short walk from both terminals at Brisbane Airport. The station is accessible from the international terminal via a covered walkway on level three. The station is accessible from the upper level of the domestic terminal, and there are lifts and escalators to the ground level.

The Airtrain service connects the airport to Brisbane’s city centre and the suburbs to the south-east along the Gold Coast. It is the shortest and most direct route into town. Trains run every fifteen minutes during peak hours and every thirty minutes during off-peak hours, with a twenty-minute journey time.

What is AirTrain?

AirTrain is an express train service operating between Brisbane Airport, Brisbane City, and the Gold Coast. It’s fast, convenient, comfortable, and reliable. The journey takes approximately 20 minutes between the airport and Brisbane City stations—which means you can start your holiday or business trip on a positive note without having to worry about traffic or navigating unfamiliar roads.

The following are key stations along the route:

Brisbane International Terminal > Brisbane Domestic Terminal > Fortitude Valley Station > Central Station Brisbane City > Roma Street Station > South Brisbane Station > South Bank Station > Commera Station > Helensvale Station > Nerang Station > Robina Station > Varsity Lakes Station.

The service operates the service is available from 05:04 to 22:04 on weekdays and 06:04 to 22:04 on weekends. Trains depart regularly but check the timetable. Fares vary depending on your destination; however, there are discounted fares available for families travelling together or groups of three or more people.


A single ticket from a domestic or international terminal to Brisbane central costs AU$18.00, with a return ticket costing AU$34.00. The Airtrain takes two minutes and costs AU$5.00 to transfer between terminals. (A free bus is available for terminal transfers. More information can be found here.)

Single fares to the Gold Coast range from AU$29.00 to Ormeau and up to AU$37.00 for Varsity Lakes, with return tickets costing AU$56.80 and AU$72.00, respectively.

When accompanied by an adult, children aged fourteen and under can travel free between the airport and city centre stations on the Airtrain. The Translink go card can also be used on the Airtrain.

Spend less money

Discounts of up to 15% are available when purchasing tickets online, and these discounts increase the further in advance you purchase. A Smartpass for 3, 5, 7, or 10 days is also available for regular Airtrain travel.

You can purchase tickets online or at any station prior to boarding (cash payments accepted). Note that fares must be paid before boarding; no onboard ticket purchases allowed.

Other Transport Options Available

Not interested in taking the train? Not a problem! There are other transport options available from Brisbane Airport including taxi services such as Black & White Cabs, Uber, and shuttle bus services and car rental services provided by Avis, Hertz, Budget Rent a Car, Europcar, Thrifty Car Rental.

Getting from the airport to your chosen destination doesn’t have to be stressful! With so many transport options available—including AirTrain—you can rest assured knowing that there’s something suitable no matter what your budget or preferences may be. So next time you fly into Brisbane Airport don’t forget to check out all of your transport options first—we promise it will make getting where you need to go faster and easier than ever before!

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