Travel to Queensland
Flying to Queensland
There are several major air carriers serving Brisbane and Queensland, including Air New Zealand (NZ), British Airways (BA), Qantas (QF), United Airlines (UA) and Singapore Airlines (SQ). For more flight details, see Getting There in the general Australia section. Domestic carriers include Qantas (QF) (www.qantas.com.au), Jetstar (JQ) (www.jetstar.com.au), Tiger Airways (TR) (www.tigerairways.com.au) and Virgin Blue (DJ) (www.virginblue.com.au).
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.
Brisbane Airport is located 13km (8 miles) northeast of Brisbane.Tel
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Cairns Airport is situated 7km (4 miles) north of Cairns city centre, in northern Queensland.Tel
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From London to Brisbane is 23 hours 30 minutes.
Travelling to Queensland by Rail
Queensland has its own railway system, run by QR (tel: 131 617; www.qr.com.au). The main routes are the Sunlander and the Tilt Train which connect coastal towns from Brisbane to Cairns. 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.
Sunshine Rail pass: allows unlimited travel on Queensland's rail routes. Passes are valid for 14, 21 and 30 days in first- or economy-class, offering excellent travel facilities for those intending extensive travel throughout the state.
Wanderer Rail pass: travel north of Brisbane or south of Cairns stopping where and when you like as long as you travel in one continuous direction. For more information about rail travel and passes, visit QR online.