Brisbane has an impressive public transport system that ranges from buses right through to ferries, making getting around the city a breeze.
Transport to Brisbane from the Airport
Getting to the city from Brisbane Airport is easy with many different options available. Uber and taxi access is available at the terminal for the most straightforward transport. They will be able to get you to your hotel and anywhere else you might need.
Alternatively, the AirTrain is a super convenient way to get into Brisbane’s CBD in just 20 minutes. The train runs every 15 minutes during peak times and every 30 during off-peak periods, meaning it will be easy for you to jump on once you arrive. To use the AirTrain you can book beforehand on the website or purchase tickets when you arrive from either the AirTrain Domestic or International Stations, located just outside the terminal.
Getting To The University of Queensland
The University of Queensland’s St Lucia campus is serviced by more than 10 direct bus routes from Brisbane CBD and outer suburbs. There are two bus stations located at Chancellor’s place and the Lakes, along with an intercampus bus services that runs between St Lucia and the university’s Gatton campus.
Toowong station is the closest train station to the St Lucia campus. From here you can board a bus from the Benson Street bus stop that will take you directly to the campus.
In order to use Brisbane’s public transport network you can purchase paper tickets at stations and interchanges or you will need a TransLink Go card. We recommend purchasing a Go card and topping it up as you go. You can top up your card at valid retailers or register your card online and opt it up through TransLink’s portal.
Learn more about transport throughout Brisbane and using a Go card here.
If you choose to travel by car, there is parking available but do note that there is high demand for parking spots on campus and the university cannot guarantee that there will be any available when you visit. Therefore, it is highly recommended that you utilise public transport as an alternative.
Public Transport in Brisbane
Brisbane’s convenient public transport spreads throughout the city with buses, trains, ferries and trams available. TransLink Go cards can be used on all of these transport options.
Trains in Brisbane
Brisbane’s trains run seven days a week from early in the morning to late at night with major central stations including Central Station and Roma Street Station in the CBD. From these hubs you can jump on to another train to hot spots such as South Bank or Fortitude valley.
Buses in Brisbane
Buses in the city centre on the City Loop and Spring Hill loop are free and will take you to many popular locations within the CBD, from King George Square to the City Botanic Gardens. This free service is a great option for tourists.Ferries in Brisbane
The ferries in Brisbane utilise the sprawling Brisbane River and can get you from one side of the city to other along with awesome waterside views. Go cards can be used on the ferries as well.
All trains, buses and ferries in Brisbane have accessible options for those using a wheelchair or mobility device. For more information about accessibility on Brisbane’s public transport, see here.