Being the third busiest airport in Australia, the Brisbane Airport is located right on the eastern coast of Brisbane, approximately 14 kilometres to the north east of the Brisbane CBD. On a good day with no major traffic hassles, it is about a 15 minute drive, but it is always good to allow plenty of time due to the Brisbane traffic. The airport has an IATA reference of BNE.
Brisbane Airport is divided into two distinct terminals, domestic and international that are a couple of kilometres away from each other. However, the good news is that there is an inter-terminal shuttle that operates for all valid ticket holders.
The current Brisbane domestic terminal was opened in 1988 to coincide with World Expo 88. The two storey terminal has everything that you need, such as ATM's, currency exchange, newsagency, pharmacy, a range of eateries and bars, as well as both Qantas and Virgin guest lounges.
Check in facilities for all flights are on the ground floor, with all arrivals and departures on the upper floor. Currently Qantas, Virgin Australia , Qantaslink, Virgin Australia Regional Airlines, Jetstar, Tigerair, Cobham, Sunstate, Regional Express Airlines operate from the domestic terminal. There is a multi-story car-park that is adjacent to the domestic terminal.
The international was completed in 1995, and is a four storey terminal building. Level 1 is used by baggage handlers, tourism operators and airlines, Level 2 is dedicated to arrivals, Level 3 is the departure lounges and Level 4 is reserved for check in. There is a five story car-park that is adjacent to the international terminal.
The airport currently has two runways in operation, with a third runway that began construction in 2014. Every year the domestic and international terminals handle over 21 million passengers. There are 26 different airlines that operate from the Brisbane Airport, which provide over 42 national and 28 international destinations.
The Brisbane Airport is easily accessible by car, taxi, limousine and shuttle. There is also the Airtrain which runs from the Brisbane CBD and the Gold Coast to both terminals at the airport.
Here a a few things to do when visiting Brisbane.
Located at Dakabin on Alma Road, Postcode 4503. Alma Park Zoo has 40 acres and 12 acres set under a rainforest canopy in Dakabin. They have over 100 species and more than 200 individual animals to see for you and the family.
Located in Boondall north of Brisbane Aiport, Postcode 4034, the Brisbane entertainment center is a great place to see for all your history, events, corporate and sports information. From your famous musical artists to childrens shows such as The Wiggles, they cater for all. It's definately well worth a visit.
Located near Toowong The Regatta Hotel has many feature and dining activities following a $10 Million revamp after the 2011 brisbane floods. They include the Boatshed, Front Bar, Courtyard, Street Cafe and Gaming Room.
The Rocks Riverside Park is a another great place to see, its suitable for toddlers, children and adults, a well designed park by the Brisbane River located at outer south west Brisbane