Brisbane Airport Fast Facts
Distance from CBD: 15 kilometres
Airport code: BNE
Number of airlines: 32
Destinations served: 81 (50 domestic; 31 international)
Runways: 2 (3rd runway to open 2020)
What Facilities Are At Brisbane Domestic Terminal?
Travellers will find a wide range of services and facilities at the Domestic Terminal, with even more to come in the current upgrade.
If you’re travelling, Brisbane Airport recommends that you arrive one hour prior to a domestic flight. All airline check-in desks for domestic travel are located on Level 1 of the Domestic Terminal. Gates 1–25, at the northern end of the terminal, are where you’ll find Qantas and Qantaslink check-in counters. In the centre of the terminal you’ll find Jetstar, Tiger Airways, and Corporate Air (Gates 26–32), and at the southern end of the terminal you’ll find Virgin Australia (Gates 38–50).
If you’re in any doubt about the weight of your luggage, you can confirm it at Brisbane Domestic Terminal, with scales located near the check-in desks. Given that each airline has its own luggage restrictions (weight, size and quantity) it’s best to check with your airline about what relates to your particular flight.
For convenience, Brisbane Domestic Terminal offers baggage trolleys for hire, for a non-refundable fee of $4. If you’re looking for a trolley, you can find them in the car park, at the pick up and drop off area, and at Baggage Claim on Level 1.
Storing luggage is another option available at Brisbane Domestic Terminal, with self-service luggage lockers that can be used any time, day or night. All you have to do is lock away your belongings, make the relevant payment and retrieve your one-off unique pincode. Lockers at the Domestic Terminal are located outside the Qantas and Virgin Terminal areas, after the first pedestrian crossing, in the covered median strip area.
Is there a currency exchange?
You’ll find currency exchange kiosks at Brisbane Domestic Airport, or you can pre-purchase foreign currency, traveller cheques and more at Travel Money Oz.
What are the other services and facilities?
- Free Wi-Fi
- Luggage trolleys
- Charging stations for electronic devices
- First aid rooms
- Lost property
- Parenting rooms
- Postal services
- Prayer room
- Water stations
- Smoking areas
- Vending machines
Brisbane International Airport also provides Airport Ambassadors, who roam the airport and are always available to answer your questions.
What lounges are at the domestic terminal?
There are two airline lounges at Brisbane Domestic Terminal: the Virgin Australia Lounge and the Qantas Club Lounge.
Virgin Australia Lounge, Level 2, after security, opposite Gate 41
If you want to escape the terminal, the Virgin Australia Lounge offers you a relaxing space where you can spend some time before your flight. There are full business services if you wish to catch up on a little work, or you can simply sit back and make the most of the fresh barista coffee, premium wine or complimentary snacks and meals. For more information on lounge access, contact your Flight Centre Travel Expert.
Qantas Club Lounge, Departure Level 1, near Gate 22
The redevelopment of the Qantas Club Lounge at Brisbane Domestic Airport is now complete, and includes a brand new business lounge, refreshed Qantas Club and new valet experience. The business lounge offers a full-service bar along with all-day dining options as well as fast, complimentary Wi-Fi and a stylish, comfortable place in which to work or relax before your flight.
What restaurants and bars are at Brisbane Domestic Terminal?
Brisbane Domestic Terminal gives you plenty of options for enjoying a meal, quick bite or drink before your flight. The range includes excellent coffee shops, deli-cafe style dining, hot and tasty casual dining, burgers and bar food, Vietnamese street food, subs, juices and some of Queensland’s best produce, with a glass of premium wine or bubbles.
Restaurants and bars at Brisbane Domestic Terminal include:
- Seeds by Bruno Loubet
- Merlo Espresso
- Merlo Caffe
- Gateway Cafe
- NRG Express
- Watermark Books and Cafe
- Forte Espresso
- Roll’d Vietnamese
- Great Northern Bar
- Sushi Sushi
- Sumo Salad
- Hungry Jack’s
- Bar Roma
- Wasabi Warriors
- Corretto Cafe & Bar
- Aviation Pier Cafe & Bar
- Upper Crust
- Krispy Kreme
- Mad Mex
- The Coffee Club
- Velocity Cafe and Bar
- The Market Place
- Wok On Air
- Graze Grill & Bar
- National Pies
- Glasshouse Bar
- Carl’s Jr
- Red Rooster
- Fonzie Abbott
Shopping at Brisbane Airport?
If you’re keen to indulge in a little retail therapy while you wait for your domestic flight, Brisbane Domestic Terminal gives you a good selection of retail outlets to choose from, with a significant increase in shopping options included in the scheduled terminal upgrade.
Shops at Brisbane Domestic Terminal include:
- News Travels
- Gadget Shop
- Sunglass Hut
- Carry On
- Lorna Jane
- Seed Heritage
- Australian Way
- Around Australia
- Blue Illusion
- Watermark Books and Cafe
- Peter Alexander
- Airport Pharmacy
- Mecca Maxima
- Victoria’s Secret
What is Skygate?
Skygate is a retail wonderland less than 5km from Brisbane Airport. From the airport, you can get to Skygate via the free transport shuttle which runs from each terminal, or if you wish to drive you can take advantage of Skygate’s free parking.
Skygate is best known for being the home of DFO Brisbane, offering ‘discount factory outlet’ prices from more than 147 big brands including Polo Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, Nike and more. There are also cafes, a 24-hour Woolworths supermarket, a dentist, medical centre, fitness facilities, beauty salon and more. Skygate also has plenty to keep the kids happy, with a giant, Barrier Reef-inspired playscape as well as children’s menus at a number of Skygate eateries. And, just across the road, you’ll find Golf Central BNE: a putt putt course for all ages, with 18 different destinations to swing through, including an on-site cafe.
What's the best way to get to and from Brisbane Airport?
There are a variety of options when it comes to travelling to and from Brisbane Domestic Terminal.
Taxi: Taxis are available from the Domestic Terminal 24/7, with the taxi rank centrally located right out the front of the terminal building. A one-way fare from the airport to Brisbane City can be between $45 and $55, depending on traffic conditions and the time of day
Uber and rideshare: From Brisbane Domestic Terminal, Uber or other rideshare services pick up from the central road between taxi pick up and passenger pick up and drop off, either side of the Skywalk. Once you depart the terminal, you’ll need to make your way across two crossings to get there.
Airtrain: One of the fastest and easiest ways to travel to and from Brisbane Airport is via the Airtrain. The fare is around $18 from Brisbane Airport to Central Station in the city (and vice versa), and takes roughly 20 minutes. During peak times, services run every 15 minutes, and every 30 minutes in off-peak periods. Airtrain also connects into the Queensland Rail suburban network, and can take you express to the Gold Coast. To find the Airtrain station within the Domestic Terminal, head out to the front of the building and take the Skywalk across to the station.
Door-to-door transfer: If you’d rather get to and from the airport via a more traditional style of airport transfer, Con-X-ion shuttle bus transfer service can take you to and from a large number of locations around Brisbane, the Gold coast and the Sunshine Coast.
Car rental: You’ll find most of the big car rental companies at Brisbane Airport, such as Avis, Budget, Europcar and Thrifty. To hire a car, simply ask your Flight Centre Travel Expert to arrange it for you. At the Domestic Terminal, the car rental booths are located on Level 1, near baggage claim at both the Qantas and Virgin ends of the Terminal.
Brisbane Airport parking: Both short term and long term parking is available at Brisbane Domestic airport. ParkPremium is the closest self-parking option, quickly and easily accessible from the Terminal via the skywalk. The airport also offers valet parking, with all parking bookable in advance, online. Generally, there’s a discount for booking ahead. If you have a large vehicle, note that the undercover car park height at the Domestic P1 is 2.25 metres and Domestic P2 is 2.4 metres.
AIRPARK: Brisbane Airport parking also offers the AIRPARK facility – a stand-alone car park located onsite at Brisbane Airport, around a seven to ten-minute drive from the terminals. AIRPARK is where you’ll find budget, long-term parking, and is available for anyone travelling domestically or internationally. There’s a free shuttle bus arriving at the AIRPARK waiting area every 15 minutes in peak times and every 25 minutes at other times, making access to both terminals is fast and easy. AIRPARK offers 24-hour CCTV and has everyday drive-up rates, or discounts for booking online, in advance. There is also an undercover option (online booking only). The car park height at AIRPARK is 4 metres, and 3.2 metres for AIRPARK Undercover.
Electric vehicle charging points: If you’re driving an electric car, you can charge it at Brisbane Airport. At Brisbane Domestic Terminal, you’ll find charging points in the car park via ParkValet. Cables are provided and charging is included in the ParkValet rate. There are also charging points in the DFO multi-level car park on the ground level. Again, cables are provided and charging is included in the hourly rate.
Brisbane Airport parking tip: If your flights are booked, why leave your parking to the last minute? Booking your parking in advance not only gives you peace of mind, it also saves you money. The majority of airport parking can be booked online directly with Brisbane Airport.
How do I transfer between terminals?
Travelling between terminals at Brisbane Airport is easy. The free Terminal Transfer Bus runs between 4am and 11pm and the journey takes about 10 minutes (note that this is approximate and does not include any waiting time, so make sure you factor that in to your plans). At Brisbane Domestic Terminal, look for the orange Terminal Transfer Bus stops located outside, at the the Qantas and Virgin ends.
What hotels are near Brisbane Airport?
The Brisbane Airport precinct gives travellers a choice of three hotels in the immediate vicinity: Novotel Brisbane Airport, Pullman Brisbane Airport Hotel and ibis Brisbane Airport Hotel. Each of these hotels is just minutes from the airport, with even more accommodation options if you venture a little further afield. Check out our brief introduction to each Brisbane Airport hotel, below, or browse through all the Brisbane Airport accommodation options and book your hotel right now.
Conveniently located just a short walk from Brisbane Airport Domestic Terminal, Pullman Brisbane Airport Hotel offers a 5-star hotel experience. With 132 elegantly appointed rooms, a stylish restaurant and bar, 24-hour reception and room service, as well as the top floor Executive Club Lounge and Bar overlooking Brisbane Airport, this is a luxurious option close to the city’s transport links.
The 4.5-star Novotel is situated just minutes from both the Domestic and International terminals, within the Skygate precinct, in the heart of Brisbane’s shopping paradise: DFO. To get to the Novotel from the terminals, simply catch the orange Transfer Bus that departs regularly or ask your Flight Centre Travel Expert to book you a transfer with the hotel.
Ibis Brisbane Airport Hotel is adjacent the Pullman Brisbane Airport Hotel, just a short walk from the Domestic Terminal. This 3.5-star property offers 243 rooms including 99 superior rooms, an alfresco restaurant, rooftop bar and function space, as well as easy access to the Brisbane Airport Conference Centre next door.