Travel to Queensland

Flying to Queensland

There are several major air carriers serving Brisbane and Queensland, including Air New Zealand (, British Airways (, Qantas (, United Airlines ( and Singapore Airlines (

Domestic carriers include Qantas (, Jetstar (, Tiger Airways ( and Virgin Virgin Australia (

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.

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:


Airport guides

Airport Code: BNE. Location: Brisbane Airport is located 13km (8 miles) northeast of Brisbane. Money: The International Terminal has bureaux de change and ATMs on levels 2, 3 and 4. The Domestic... Read more

Airport Code: CNS. Location: Cairns Airport is situated 7km (4 miles) north of Cairns city centre, in northern Queensland. Money: ATMs are located in the arrivals area of the international terminal and the check-in, departure and... Read more

Travel by rail

Queensland has its own railway system, run by QR (tel: +61 7 3072 2222; 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.

Getting to Queensland by boat

Visa and passport information is updated regularly and is correct at the time of publishing. You should verify critical travel information independently with the relevant embassy before you travel.