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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

UBER UBER

$20 off your first ride

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Europcar Europcar

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DriveNow DriveNow

Campervan hire from $5/day

Available on select routes, dates and locations 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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Free upgrade car hire

Valid from 7 January - 7 April 2019 across Australia. Minimum rental of three days. T&Cs apply.

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Europcar Europcar

Up to 20% off car hire

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Avis Avis

7-day Australia car hire for the price of 6 days

Valid from 7 January - 7 April 2019. 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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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

Stef is the Travel Editor at finder.com.au and has been writing about travel for over a decade. She's visited over 50 countries and has had some incredible experiences, including hot air ballooning over Cappadocia, hitchhiking across Romania and seeing the Northern Lights (twice!). And while she’d never say no to a luxury escape, she's far more likely to stretch her travel dollars as far as they can go by keeping her ear to the ground for unbeatable travel bargains. And she'll tell you all about them, too! Stef has had articles featured on Travel Weekly, Escape and Hostelworld.

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