Serving the city and greater area of Brisbane, Brisbane Airport is a major aviation hub of Australia. It is one of the country’s busiest in terms of aircraft traffic, and is largely considered an international gateway for Queensland.
Formerly known as Eagle Farm, it has continued to be a beacon of progress and globalization for the region, awarded for its sterling service and environmental efficiency, and sees tens of millions of passengers annually. Brisbane Airport currently services about 30 airlines flying internationally and domestically.
Brisbane Airport operates two passenger terminals, the Domestic and International Terminals. The Domestic Terminal covers flights to and from local cities, with the most number of flights connecting to Sydney, Melbourne, Cairns, and Rockhampton. Destinations under the International Terminal include Auckland, Seoul, Manila, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, and Denpasar.
To travel between the terminals, passengers have two options: the AirTrain and the TBus, both costing under USD5 per trip. The AirTrain can be accessed via the Skywalk that connects to each terminal. Children under four years of age travel on the TBus for free. The TBus also offers free transport to and from either terminal and the Skygate shopping precinct, or the Airport Village. This shuttle bus picks up from the Setdown Area on Level 4 of the International Terminal.
All Departures and Arrivals of the Domestic Terminal are located on Level 1, with the terminal sub-divided according to airlines: Qantas and Virgin Australia have their individual check-in and baggage claim areas, while all other airlines share the common user terminal. The Arrivals area of the International Terminal is situated on the ground floor, while the Departure hall is located on Level 4.
Services and Facilities
The Airport is populated with numerous duty-free stores, coffee shops, restaurants, and other shopping delights for both arriving and departing passengers. At Skygate, an off-site extension to the Airport, a larger array of stores – including a supermarket, chemist, bakery, and more than 120 factory outlets – can keep travelers busy while waiting for their flights.
Here, you can also find a hairdresser and beauty salon for last-minute grooming, and other cafes, bars, and restaurants for some local or international grub. The Airport also offers free Wi-Fi service throughout both terminals.
ATMs and money exchanges, most notably those under Travelex, as well as banks are available throughout the Domestic and International Terminals. Nursing rooms are also located across the terminals for parents traveling with infants and young children.
Car rental services can be found in the Arrivals hall of both terminals. Shuttle bus and public Con-x-ion services pick up at the entrance of the Domestic Terminal and the Arrivals exit of the International Terminal.