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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.


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.

$20 off your first ride

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Brisbane car hire rental companies

Avis

Budget

DriveNow

Europcar

Hertz

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Third day free car hire

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Valid for hire until 16 December 2017 across Australia. Minimum of 3 consecutive days. Restrictions apply.

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Get one free day on 5-day rentals

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Valid for pick-ups until 28 February 2018 any day of the week. Valid across Australia.

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Get one day free on weekend rentals

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Valid for pick ups until 28 February 2018. Book a car for three days over a weekend and pay for just two. Valid across Australia.

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15% off Audi rentals

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Valid for pick-ups until 1 December 2018-31 January 2018. Valid across Australia.

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20% off car hire

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Valid on select dates. Minimum of 7-day rentals across Australia. T&C's apply.

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$30 off car hire

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Valid until 16 December 2017. in Australia. Minimum of 5-day rent or more.

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Up to 20% off advance bookings

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Valid on hires booked at least 21 days in advance for two days or longer until 15 December. Available on pick-ups in Australia and New Zealand.

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$1/day one-way car hire Valid on select dates on select car hire relocations in Australia. Destinations updated regularly.

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Free upgrades on select car hires

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Valid until 15 December 2018 on economy manual, compact automatic and intermediate automatic hires. Available for pick-ups in Australia and New Zealand.

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10% off 3+ day truck, ute and van rentals

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Valid for pick ups until 31 August 2018 in Australia. Minimum three day hire required.

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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 or cheap flight available, she'll know about it. And she'll let you know about it, too.

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