Australia’s third largest city is famous for its easy, laid-back attitude and friendly locals. Those who rent a car in Brisbane airport are free to discover the rich cultural offerings of the city as well as the neighbouring towns and coastline of Queensland.
Major and local car rental companies operate at Brisbane airport. Offices are situated on level 2 of the international terminal and on the ground floor of the domestic terminal.
In Australia, cars drive on the left hand side of the road. If you are not used to driving on the left, it is worth taking your car for a short practice drive around the car park of your car rental provider before exiting onto the main road. Drivers should be aware that the steering wheel will be on the right and the gear stick and handbrake will be on the left.
As soon as you arrive at Brisbane airport, be sure to have all important items ready to present to the agent at the car rental desk. Important items include your rental confirmation voucher, your passport, credit card, driving licence and any other forms of identification requested by your car rental agent in their terms and conditions.
Brisbane airport is one of Australia’s busiest airports and is regarded as the gateway to the Gold Coast region and Queensland’s capital. Passengers should be aware that the domestic and international terminals are located 2km apart and are linked via AirTrain. There is a good range of facilities in the international terminal including a bureaux de change and ATMs on levels 2, 3 and 4. Meanwhile, the domestic terminal has a bureaux de change and facilities on level 2. Payphones are located in both terminals and internet access is also available. There are plenty of places to eat in the international terminal of the airport including a pizza outlet, bakeries and a pub. Meanwhile, the domestic terminal has a good range of snack bars and cafés.
There is a wide range of shops in the airport including gift shops and duty free options. There is also a newsagent and a surf clothing store in the domestic terminal. Brisbane airport provides a free shuttle service to the Airport Village shopping precinct where there is an extensive range of shops. Business travellers will find fax, photocopy and internet facilities in the main hall. Conference facilities are available in the international terminal. Those travelling with limited mobility are well catered for with ramps and lift access to all floors, wheelchair-accessible toilets and dining areas in the international terminal. Disabled car parking spaces and wheelchair set-downs are also available. Short and long term parking is possible at the International and Domestic Terminals. Valet parking is also available at the Domestic Terminal.
Brisbane Airport is situated on Airport Drive and has direct links off the Gateway Motorway (Exit 108) and East West Arterial Road.