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Getting around Brisbane: Car hire and public transport

Public and private transport options in Brisbane and the best tools to help you get from place to place

As the capital city of Queensland, there are plenty of places to visit and things to do in Brisbane. Luckily, navigating your way around is simple with the right know-how.

Below we’ve outlined your transport options as well as the best apps to download before you arrive so you’ll know exactly how to get from attraction to attraction quickly, cheaply and easily.


Brisbane public transport

Types of transport: Buses, trams, trains and ferries all service Brisbane CBD. For visitors, there is a free city loop bus service that departs every 15 minutes between 7:00am and 6:00pm from the red bus stops.

Paying for transport: The go card is TransLink's electronic ticket. It lets you ride all its services without having to purchase individual tickets by pre-loading it with funds. The go card can be used on public transport throughout Brisbane and wider Queensland. It can also be used on Brisbane's Airtrain. Cards can be purchased and topped up online or at local retailers.

Best apps for getting around: The MyTransApp is the official app for Brisbane TransLink services. Its features include a journey planner, trip announcer which allows you to see upcoming stops and your remaining journey time, stop timetable and stop finder.


Brisbane car hire rental companies

Avis

Budget

DriveNow

Europcar

Hertz

Europcar Europcar

Up to 20% off base rate

Valid for rentals until 16 December 2018 at participating locations across Australia and New Zealand. Must book 21 days in advanced and a minimum of 2-days rental to redeem offer. T&Cs apply.

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DriveNow DriveNow

Campervan hire from $5/day

Offers and validity dates updated daily. Available on select routes in Australia and New Zealand.

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Europcar Europcar

$1/day one-way car hire in Australia

Valid on select dates on select car hire relocations in Australia. Destinations updated regularly.

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Avis Avis

Earn double Qantas points on 4+ days car hire

Valid on until 16 December 2018 across Australia. Minimum rental of 4 days to redeem offer. T&Cs apply.

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Avis Avis

Fifth day free SUV car hire

Valid until 16 December 2018 across Australia. Must hire 5 consecutive days. T&Cs apply.

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Budget Car Rental Budget Car Rental

Free upgrade car hire

Valid from 1 October - 16 December 2018 across Australia. Minimum rental of three days. T&Cs apply.

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Avis Avis

7-day Australia car hire for the price of 5 days

Valid from 1 October - 16 December 2018. Minimum rental of seven days. T&Cs apply.

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Avis Avis

Double upgrade car hire

Valid for rentals from 28 January - 30 April 2019 across Australia. Minimum of three days rental. T&Cs apply.

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Europcar Europcar

15% off the 5+ day hires

Valid on select dates until 16 December 2018 in Australia or New Zealand. T&Cs apply.

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Hertz Hertz

20% off car hire

Valid until 15 December 2018. Minimum of 7 days rental in Australia.

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Enterprise Rent a Car Enterprise Rent a Car

Up to 10% off Australia car hire

Valid until 31 December 2018. Minimum of 3 days rental. T&Cs apply.

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Hertz Hertz

20% off car hire on prestige cars

Valid until 29 October 2018 at participating locations in Australia. T&Cs apply.

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DriveMyCar DriveMyCar

Car hire from $23 per day

Hire cars across Australia from as little as $32 per day.

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Europcar Europcar

25% off premium hire insurance

Get up to 25% off on your car rental when you purchase GoZen Cover. Valid at participating locations across Australia and New Zealand. T&C's apply.

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Taxis and Uber

Taxi: Taxis are available throughout Brisbane and can be pre-booked or hailed on the street.

Uber: On-demand ride service Uber is available throughout Brisbane. uberX, uberASSIST and uberSELECT vehicles operate out of Brisbane Airport.


Car hire

Avis, Budget, Europcar and Hertz are all located in the arrivals hall of the terminal. It's recommended that you pre-book your car prior to arrival to ensure your rate and car preference. Not sure which to go with? Drive Now is a car hire comparison service that can help you find the best deal and book your vehicle easily online.

If you’d prefer to just organise a shuttle between the airport and your accommodation, you can always pre-book a service with a company like Viator and Jayride, which offers both private and shared rides.

Stephanie Yip

Stephanie is the travel editor at finder.com.au. On top of being an avid traveller, she's an all-round bargain hunter. If there's a deal on hotels or a sale on flights, she'll know about it. And she'll let you know about it, too. Though probably not before she buys her own ticket.

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