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Travel to Queensland

Flying to Queensland

There are several major air carriers serving Brisbane and Queensland, including Air New Zealand (www.airnewzealand.co.nz), British Airways (www.britishairways.com), Qantas (www.qantas.com), United Airlines (www.united.com) and Singapore Airlines (www.singaporeair.com).

Domestic carriers include Qantas (www.qantas.com), Jetstar (www.jetstar.com), Tiger Airways (www.tigerairways.com.au) and Virgin Virgin Australia (www.virginaustralia.com).

QantasLink also provides services from Brisbane to assorted towns throughout Queensland.

The extensive internal airline system means that Queensland is connected with nearly all major Australian gateways.

Airport Guides

Brisbane Airport

Code

BNE

Location

Brisbane Airport is located 13km (8 miles) northeast of Brisbane.

Telephone

+61 7 3406 3000

AddressBrisbane Airport
11 The Circuit
Queensland 4008

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Cairns Airport

Code

CNS

Location

Cairns Airport is situated 7km (4 miles) north of Cairns city centre, in northern Queensland.

Telephone

+61 7 4080 6703

AddressCairns
Airport Avenue
Cairns

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Flight times

From Brisbane from London - 21 hours 30 minutes (including stopover); from New York – 21 hours 40 minutes (including stopover); from Singapore – 7 hours 30 minutes; from Toronto – 22 hours (including stopover).

Departure tax

None.

Travelling to Queensland by Rail

Queensland has its own railway system, run by QR (tel: +61 7 3072 2222; www.qr.com.au). The main routes are the Sunshine Coast Line and the Tilt Train that connect coastal towns from Brisbane to Rockhampton. In addition, other services, such as the Inlander (Townsville to Mount Isa), Westlander (Brisbane to Charlesville), and Spirit of the Outback (from Brisbane to Longreach), open up the outback to travellers. The main tourist services are the famous Kuranda Scenic Rail (Kuranda to Cairns) and the Gulflander (Normanton to Croydon). The main railway stations are Central and Roma Street in Brisbane.

Rail passes

Queensland Coastal Pass: one-way travel up or down Queensland's main rail lines. On route, it allows for multiple breaks, but you cannot backtrack. The pass is specially tailored to international visitors exploring the coast of Queensland. You will need to prove that you are not an Australian resident to purchase it.

Driving to Queensland

Getting to Queensland by boat