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AIRPORT AND TRANSPORT
Brisbane’s International and Domestic Airports have recently been recognised as the world’s most efficient and customer-focused privatised airports by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). It is located approximately a 20 minutes drive (13 km) away from Brisbane’s CBD. Whether you are an international or interstate visitor, there is a large range of accessible, reliable and cheap transportation options, including shuttle buses, Airtrain, taxis, car rental and hotel transfers to and from the CBD. Handy parking is also situated at both the International and Domestic Terminals with various parking options to suit your travel plans.
Information about Brisbane Airport can be found at http://www.bne.com.au/
Here are some options you will find useful when travelling to and from the airport:
Shuttle buses are a convenient, fast and comfortable way of travelling to and from the Airport.
Services from Brisbane City operate daily every 30 minutes from 5.00am to 9.00pm from Roma Street Transit Centre and door to door to all CBD hotels.
If leaving from Brisbane Airport, buses depart every 30 minutes from 5.30am to 11.00pm. All bus services meet flight departure and arrival times so you’ll always be on time. If you miss one, wait just half an hour for the next service.
For prices or to book visit https://www.con-x-ion.com/ or call Con-x-ion on 1300 266 946.
For single travellers on the go, the Airtrain, operating 5.00am to 9.00pm, 7 days a week, is the most time efficient option.
If you are in a hurry and require a direct line from the Airport to the City, jump aboard for a quick 22 minute train trip!
Stations are conveniently located near most CBD accommodation and attractions. For online bookings visit www.airtrain.com.au.
At Brisbane Airport’s Domestic Terminal, taxi ranks are located at both the Qantas and Virgin Blue ends of the terminal. At the International Terminal taxi ranks are available on Arrivals Level 2.
All Brisbane taxis have standard taxi meters so you won’t have to worry about being stung by overpriced fares. Keep in mind that a fare to Brisbane CBD is approximately $35-$40 plus a $3 fee for departing taxis.
Most Brisbane hotels provide coach transfers to and from the airport. Just ask the hotel representative when making your reservation. All you need is your flight itinerary.
Bistros, restaurants, cafes and coffee shops offer varied menus, prices and decor. Local specialties such as seafood and Australian wines are worth trying. At some restaurants you can keep the liquor bill down by taking your own wine or beer. These are called “BYO” restaurants, an abbreviation for “bring your own”.
Electrical current is 240/250V, AC 50Hz. The Australian three-pin power outlet is different from that in many countries, so you will need an adaptor. If your appliances are 110V, check if there is a 110/240V switch. If not, you will need a voltage converter.
Brisbane is 10 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time.
EMERGENCY PHONE NUMBER:
Emergency (ambulance, police or fire brigade): Dial 000.
All visitors to Australia must have a valid visa to travel to and enter Australia.
Invitation letters can be requested from firstname.lastname@example.org following the completion of your Congress registration.
For VISA information please check http://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Visa-1
or visit http://www.immi.gov.au.