Brisbane Airport is the primary international airport serving Brisbane and South East Queensland. It is operated by the Brisbane Airport Corporation Pty Limited.
BNE airport is located 12 km from the Brisbane City Hall. BNE is a major hub for both Virgin Australia and Qantas, and a secondary hub for Qantas' low cost subsidiary Jetstar.
BNE Airport Stats & Facts
- Over 20 million passengers transit through Brisbane Airport every year on average.
- BNE airport services 31 airlines flying to 50 domestic and 29 international destinations.
- The Domestic Terminal at Brisbane Airport has the most connected network in Australia with routes to 51 destinations with 17.6 million passengers a year.
- By 2040/41, $5.3 billion is expected to be contributed to the Queensland economy each year from airport operations and projects.
Airport Traveling Tips
- The routes to Brisbane Airport experience traffic during morning and early evening hours. Peak hours are 7:00 am to 9:00 am. It also sees a surge in the rush from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm.
- For an international flight, passengers are advised to arrive 3 hours before the departure time, and for a domestic flight, 2 hours before the departure.
- All domestic airline check-in desks are located on Level 1 of the Domestic Terminal.
- International check-in for all airlines is located on Level 4 (Departures Hall) of the International Terminal.
- To ensure a smooth check-in process, passengers should pack carry-on luggage in a suitable manner, have photo ID ready, and read all the airline guidelines properly prior to arriving at the airport.
- Before heading to the airport for a flight, please have a look at the BNE Airport map.
Passenger Pickup and Drop-off
- The pick-up and drop-off curbside zone is strictly for drivers who have a passenger ready to be dropped-off or picked-up immediately.
- If you’re picking up a passenger, you can wait in the Pick Up Waiting Area for up to 30 minutes, free of charge.
- For arriving flights: Arrival flight status provides the arrival times, gate information, delays, and time to land for the Brisbane Airport.
- For departing flights: Departing flight status lists scheduled vs actual departure, gate information, map tracking, and flight delays.
- To get the best fares, book a flight at BNE here.
Brisbane Airport has two passenger terminals - International Terminal and Domestic Terminal.
Built in 1995, the International Terminal has four levels: level 1 houses most airline offices and baggage handlers, level 2 handles arrivals, level 3 houses the departure lounge and other offices, and level 4 houses departure check-in.
The Domestic Terminal is a two-storey curved building with three complete satellite arms extending beyond the building providing additional passenger lounge and gate facilities for airlines.
For more information, please refer to the BNE Terminal Map here.
The various airlines served at Brisbane Airport include Qantas, QantasLink, Virgin Australia, Link Airways, Jetstar, and more.
View the full list of airlines served at BNE Airport here.
The ParkShort is the perfect option to park for a short time or for picking up or dropping off passengers. It is located 2-5 minute walk to the terminal.
$19 for one hour
$5 per hour for up to four hours
One of the most popular parking options. You can easily drive-in and park in the secure car parks. It is around a 4-8 minute walk to the terminal.
$116 for 4 days
There are many ways passengers can get from Brisbane Airport. From rental cars to public transport to taxi, plus more, travelers can choose among a variety of options available after arriving at the airport.
You’ll find the car rental desks for Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, Enterprise Holdings and Thrifty located on Level 1, near baggage claim at both the Virgin and Qantas ends of the Domestic Terminal, and on Level 2, behind Spoon Cafe of the International Terminal.
Taxis are available 24/7 from sheltered ranks right outside the Domestic and International Terminals. During peak times, Curbside Officers are on hand to assist.
Buses & Trains
Buses & trains are another convenient option to travel from Brisbane Airport. Brisbane City Council operates a bus service within the airport precinct. The Airtrain is a quick and easy option for getting to and from the airport. Train services run every 15 minutes during peak times and every 30 minutes off-peak periods.
The two terminals at Brisbane Airport are located 2 km apart. Passengers can transit from either terminal using the Airtrain or a taxi.
Amenities & Services
For visitors to have a great stay, Brisbane Airport provides a myriad of amenities and services including:
- Store, gift shops, and local souvenir shops.
- Restaurants, bars, and cafes.
- Shoeshine stations, and massage bars.
- Free Wi-Fi internet throughout the airport.
- Multiple art installations and exhibits on display.
- Vending machines, and banks/ATMs.
Address: Banksia Place, Brisbane, QLD 4007, AUS
Phone: +61 7 3406 3000
Brisbane Airport: A Brief History Timeline
- The Brisbane Airport was built by Leighton Contractors and opened in 1988 with a new domestic terminal and two runways.
- In 1995, the current international terminal opened, and it has been expanded since that time.
- In 1997, as part of the privatisation of numerous Australian airports, the airport was acquired for $1.4 billion from the Federal Airports Corporation by Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) under a 50-year lease.
- In August 2011, the airport precinct was recognised in its own right with official confirmation the area will be called the suburb of ‘Brisbane Airport’.
- In February 2017, a $120 million Dryandra Road Works contract, as part of the construction of Brisbane's New Runway, was awarded to McConnell Dowell.
- In 2020, construction of a new runway was completed. It scheduled its very first flight which was operated by Virgin Australia, flight VA781 to Cairns, on 12th July 2020.