Getting around Brisbane

Brisbane is a compact, connected city, ideal for walking and getting around via the many scenic river and bridge walks. The city’s efficient transport network makes it easy for visitors to find their way about the city. The Centre’s central city location is convenient for visitors with easy and direct access to an efficient citywide transport network of buses, trains, taxis and the river’s high-speed regular catamaran service. The city to airport Airtrain operates from the South Brisbane train station, adjacent to the Convention Centre.

The Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre is conveniently located at South Bank, a 10 minute walk from the Brisbane CBD. It is accessible by bus, rail and ferry.

Go Card
Go card is your electronic ticket to travel on all TransLink bus, train (including Airtrain), CityCat, ferry and tram services in South East Queensland. It’s simple to use. All you need to do is top-up your card, touch on at the start of your journey and touch off at the end. Your fare is automatically calculated and deducted from your card balance and it’s cheaper than the cost of a paper ticket. You can purchase a go card for a refundable deposit of $10 (adult) or $5 (child, concession, senior), and they are available from retail locations such as 7-Eleven stores, Queensland Rail Station ticket offices, and on board CityCat river services.

Bus Services – South Bank is serviced by two bus stations: The Cultural Centre Station on Melbourne Street and the South Bank Busway Station corner of Colchester and Tribune Streets, South Bank.

bm1758-2 (3)CityCats – A popular and speedy way to travel the river. The CityCat terminal is located outside the riverside restaurants on the riverside promenade. CityCats operate daily from 5.30am to 10.30pm.

Taxi – Taxi ranks are located outside the main entrance to the Convention Centre, at Mantra South Bank in Grey Street and there is a taxi drop off located at the Grey Street main entrance.

Uber – Uber has been legalised in Queensland and is another transport option in Brisbane. You can download the app and use it to request a driver to your location.

Trains – There are two train stations within a five minute walk of the Centre. South Bank Station accessed from Tribune Street and South Brisbane Railway Station adjacent to the Convention Centre in Grey Street.

For information about public transport visit translink.com.au for more information on go card, transfer rules and alternative services or call 13 12 30 anytime