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Brisbane Airport

Brisbane Airport (IATA code: BNE) is a major international airport that serves Brisbane and South East Queensland, in Australia.

31 airlines fly from Brisbane to 50 domestic and 29 international destinations, across the world. The airport is a major hub for Virgin Australia and Qantas, aw well as being a secondary hub for Jetstar, which is Qantas’ low cost subsidiary. Tigerair Australia also uses the airport as a base.


Brisbane Airport is located in the coastal suburb of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.


Facilities Include:

Eating and shopping: From snacks to fast-food outlets to sit-down fine-dining, there is an option for everyone, across both terminals and both before and after security. Passengers can enjoy tax free shopping and pick from a range of last-minute gifts and souvenirs to designer brand lifestyle products and fashion.

Banking: You’ll find ATMs located both before and after security in both their Domestic and International Terminals. For currency exchange, there are five stores located across the International and Domestic Terminals.

WiFi: Free WiFi is provided throughout the terminals.

Water Stations: You’ll filtered drinking water stations scattered around the airport, including in all car parks, pick up and drop off areas and both terminals.

Charging Stations: There are plug-in charging stations throughout the Terminals, including at the gates for passenger's pre-flight convenience.

Telephones: Telephones are located throughout both Terminals.

Parenting rooms: free-access parenting rooms located throughout the Domestic and International Terminals, equipped with baby change facilities, feeding chairs and microwaves.

Postal Services: Mailboxes located kerbside outside each of the Terminals.

Prayer Room: An inter-faith prayer room can be found on Level 4 of the International Terminal.

Shower Facilities: Free shower facilities are provided; travellers will need to bring their own towel and shower products. In the International Terminal you’ll find showers on Level 2 in the arrivals hall, and Level 3 after security. In the Domestic Terminal you'll find shower facilities in the central Terminal building on Level 2.

Smoking Areas: The airport is a smoke-free zine. Passengers can find dedicated smoking areas can be found outside the buildings.

Additional: There is a Plaza Premium Wellness Spa, in the Level 3 departures area, which offers everything from express 15-minute hand and foot therapies through to 1-hour body massage.

Lounges Include:

Air New Zealand Lounge: Open 2 hours prior to flight departure. Facilities include light refreshments, newspapers and magazines, photocopying facilities, showers, telephones, WiFi.

My Lounge: Airside, Upper Level, open 6:00AM – 12:00PM and 3:00PM – 10:00PM. Facilities include TVs, charging outlets, light refreshments, newspapers and magazines, showers, telephones, WiFi.

Plaza Premium Lounge: Airside, Level 4, Departures Area, open 5:00AM – 12:00AM. Facilities include TVs, charging outlets, light refreshments, newspapers and magazines, showers, telephones, WiFi.

Qantas Club: 1 in the Domestic Terminal (5:00AM – 12:15AM) and 1 in the International Terminal (5:00AM – until the last Qantas departure). Facilities include drinks (including alcoholic), newspapers and magazines, photocopying facilities, showers, telephones, workstations with Apple computers, WiFi.

Virgin Australia Lounge: Domestic Departures and open 45 minutes prior to the first Virgin Blue flight until the last Virgin Australia departure. Facilities include drinks (including alcoholic), snacks and meals, newspapers and magazines, photocopying/printing/faxing facilities, showers, telephones, workstations, mobile charging, TVs, Telephones.

Book Lounge Passes for Brisbane Airport

Did you know that you can buy lounge passes for Brisbane Airport with Alternative Airlines? You can purchase them for the Plaza Premium Lounge (facilities shown above), offering you a well deserved break before or after flying.


Brisbane Airport has two runways: 01/19 (3500 metres) and 14/32 (1700 metres)


Brisbane Airport has two passenger terminals.

International Terminal

The international terminal has four levels. level 2 is home to arrivals, level 3 houses the departure lounge (airside) and level 4 houses the departure check-in. Level 1 is an administrative level, where you will find airline offices and baggage handlers.

The terminal is also home to the Emirates first class lounge, as well as Air New Zealand, Qantas, Singapore Airlines and Plaza Premium lounges.

Domestic Terminal

Brisbane Airport's domestic terminal is a two-storey building which has three satellite arms which extend beyond the building and provide additional passenger lounge and gate facilities for carriers.

There are three areas serving Qantas and Qantaslink in the northern end of the building, Virgin Australia in the southern end of the building, and all other carriers, including Jetstar, Tiger Airways and JetGo, are located in the central area of the terminal.

Airlines that fly to Brisbane

Airline Destinations
Air Canada Vancouver
Air New Zealand Auckland, Christchurch, Norfolk Island, Queenstown, Wellington
Air Niugini Port Moresby
Air Vanuatu Luganville, Port Vila
Aircalin Nouméa
Alliance Airlines Charter: Alice Springs, Ballera, Cloncurry, Miles, The Granites, Trepell
Cathay Pacific Hong Kong
China Airlines Auckland, Taipei–Taoyuan
China Eastern Airlines Shanghai–Pudong
China Southern Airlines Guangzhou
Emirates Dubai–International, Singapore
Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi
EVA Air Taipei–Taoyuan
Fiji Airways Nadi
Fly Corporate Armidale, Biloela/Thangool, Coffs Harbour, Dubbo, Inverell, Melbourne (Essendon), Narrabri, Orange, Sydney , Tamworth, Wollongong
Hainan Airlines Shenzhen
Hawaiian Airlines Honolulu
Jetstar Airways Adelaide, Ayers Rock, Cairns, Darwin, Denpasar, Hobart, Launceston, Mackay, Melbourne, Newcastle, Proserpine, Sydney, Townsville
Korean Air Seoul–Incheon
Malaysia Airlines Kuala Lumpur–International
Malindo Air Denpasar, Kuala Lumpur–International
Nauru Airlines Honiara, Luganville, Nauru
Philippine Airlines Manila
Qantas Adelaide, Auckland, Cairns, Canberra, Chicago–O'Hare (begins 20 April 2020), Christchurch, Darwin, Hong Kong, Los Angeles1, Melbourne, Nouméa, Perth, Port Hedland, Port Moresby, San Francisco (begins 9 February 2020), Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo–Narita, Townsville
Seasonal: Broome, Hobart, Queenstown
QantasLink Adelaide, Alice Springs, Barcaldine, Blackall, Bundaberg, Cairns, Canberra, Charleville, Emerald, Gladstone, Hamilton Island, Hervey Bay, Longreach, Lord Howe Island, Mackay, Melbourne, Moranbah, Mount Isa, Newcastle, Rockhampton, Roma, Sydney, Townsville
Regional Express Airlines Bedourie, Birdsville, Boulia, Charleville, Cunnamulla, Mount Isa, Quilpie, St George, Thargomindah, Toowoomba Wellcamp, Windorah
Royal Brunei Airlines Bandar Seri Begawan
Samoa Airways Apia-Faleolo
Singapore Airlines Singapore
Skytrans Airlines Charter: Chinchilla, Taroom
Solomon Airlines Honiara, Munda
Thai AirAsia X Bangkok–Don Mueang
Thai Airways Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi
Tigerair Australia Adelaide, Cairns, Canberra, Darwin, Melbourne, Sydney
Virgin Australia Adelaide, Alice Springs, Apia-Faleolo, Auckland, Bundaberg, Cairns, Canberra, Christchurch, Cloncurry, Darwin, Denpasar, Dunedin, Emerald, Gladstone, Hamilton Island, Hobart, Honiara, Launceston, Los Angeles, Mackay, Melbourne, Mount Isa, Nadi, Newcastle, Perth, Port Macquarie, Port Moresby, Port Vila, Proserpine, Queenstown, Rockhampton, Sydney, Townsville, Wellington

Top Destinations

Busiest International Routes (2018)

Rank Destination Passengers
1 New Zealand, Auckland 952,865
2 Singapore, Singapore-Changi 852,842
3 United Arab Emirates, Dubai 502,104
4 Indonesia, Denpasar 409,876
5 Hong Kong, Hong Kong 376,795

Busiest Domestic Routes (2019)

Rank Destination Passengers
1 New South Wales, Sydney 4,788,059
2 Victoria, Melbourne 3,556,885
3 Queensland, Cairns 1,362,514
4 Queensland, Townsville 976,920
5 Western Australia, Perth 976,100

How to get to Brisbane Airport

By Rail

The airport has two railway stations. The international terminal railway station is located next to the international terminal, as is the domestic railway station. Both stations are owned and operated by the Airtrain Citylink consortium. Because it is privietley owned, the fares are higher than a regular suburban train ticket, but is much lower than the taxi fare. The Airtrain Citylink connects the airport to Fortitude Valley and the Brisbane CBD, with most trains continuing onwards to the Gold Coast via South Bank.

By Car

Brisbane Airport has 4 car-parks. There are 2 multi-level undercover car parks, one near the international terminal and one near the domestic terminal. They both provide 24 hour long and short term parking. Qantas and Virgin Australia also offer Valet Parking at the domestic terminal.