Transport & Getting Around

The Moreton Bay Region’s location makes it the envy of many, nestled conveniently between Brisbane, Queensland’s capital, and the Sunshine Coast. What could make this even better? The Moreton Bay Region is just a short 30 minute drive (depending on which part of the region you are aiming for) from the Brisbane International Airport.

There are a number of excellent local shuttle bus and chauffeur companies that can be arranged before you land or you can sort your transport to the Moreton Bay Region once you land at the airport a number of different travel methods are outlined below.

To and from the Brisbane Airport

We’ve all been there. You’ve just got off a plane, you’ve been in transit for what feels like forever, and you just want to get to your accommodation. Well you’re in luck! The Brisbane Airport with Domestic and International Terminals is the premier gateway to Queensland and offers a range of transport options to get to the Moreton Bay Region, quick and easy.

Rental Car Desk

International Terminal: The car rental customer service desks are located on Level 2

Domestic Terminal: The car rental customer service desks are located on Level 1

Public Transport

TransLink coordinates and integrates public transport services in South East Queensland and provides a number of bus services to the airport precinct.

Airport Precinct Services

  • 369: Mitchelton Rail Station to Toombul interchange. Transfer to the 590 at Toombul.
  • 590: Upper Mt Gravatt to Boronia Road and Skygate
  • 590 now extends through to Toombul but still picks up at Skygate

More information about tickets and fares here


Taxi ranks are conveniently located at both the International and Domestic Terminals.

At the Domestic Terminal, the taxi rank is located centrally in front of the terminal.

At the International Terminal, the taxi rank is located at the northern end of Arrivals on Level 2.

Sunshine Coast Airport

Sunshine Coast Airport is serviced by Jetstar and Virgin Australia, as well as seasonal services from Auckland with Air New Zealand.

There are various transport options available at the Arrivals area of the airport terminal including rental cars, taxi services and shuttle bus services.

For more information visit Sunshine Coast Airport.

Black & White Cabs

Kangaroo Bus Lines

Queensland Rail

Self-driving? Things you need to know:

E-Tags and Tolls

There are no toll roads in the Moreton Bay Region but these are common in Brisbane. A toll road means you need to pay to use them. Most are fully electronic, so you can’t pay the toll with cash at a tollbooth. Instead you need to pay the toll with an electronic tag or pass.

For more information visit Queensland Toll Roads website

Road Safety

If you plan on driving in Australia, you must hold a valid international driving permit accompanied by the drive licence issued in the country you live.

Please follow these simple road safety tips to help make your driving holiday in Australia safe and enjoyable:

  • Keep Left – Australians drive on the left side of two-way roads
  • Seatbelts – must be worn at all times by all passengers in the car
  • Child Restraints – Children under age 7 must be in a child restaurant appropriate for the child’s size and weight
  • Road Signs – Obey these at all times and make sure you understand these before starting your journey
  • Speed Limits – Are strictly enforced. The speed limit is the maximum speed permitted on that road and you must not drive above the speed limit at any time. Heavy fines and penalties are applied if you are caught
  • Alcohol and Drugs – Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is extremely dangerous and there are serious penalties for anyone caught doing so. Drivers are not permitted to drive a car if the blood alcohol level is 0.05 per cent or higher. If you hold a probationary or provisional driver’s licence, your blood alcohol level must be zero at all times. Driving under the influence of drugs is illegal
  • Mobile Phone – Use of a handheld mobile phone when driving is prohibited. Serious penalties are applied if you are caught

Drive distances from the Brisbane Airport

  • Strathpine - 27 minutes approximately
  • North Lakes - 27 minutes approximately
  • Redcliffe - 29 minutes approximately
  • Samford Valley - 37 minutes approximately
  • Caboolture - 41 minutes approximately
  • Dayboro - 44 minutes approximately
  • Bribie Island - 54 minutes approximately
  • Woodford - 57 minutes approximately

Within 60 minutes of Brisbane Airport

  • Australia Zoo
  • Sunshine Coast Airport
  • Aussie World
  • Eumundi Markets
  • Brisbane Entertainment Centre
  • Southbank
  • Maleny

Using Public Transport? Here is how to save on tickets:

TransLink’s 3 and 5 day see Q Card’s are the easiest way to discover South East Queensland. Once activated, these pre-paid cards give you unlimited travel on services such as bus, train, ferry, trams and Airtrain.

To buy your seeQ card online or for timetables, station locations, bus stops and travel costs, see TransLink or call TransLInk on 13 12 30.

Also visit Queensland Rail (QR) for further details and safety information.

Other helpful resources:

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Acknowledgement of Country - We would like to acknowledge the traditional owners of the lands and waterways of the Moreton Bay Region, the Kabi Kabi/Gubbi Gubbi, Jinibara, and Turrbal people and pay our respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging. We recognise the ongoing connection that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have to this land and recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the original custodians of this land.