Brisbane airport is located 13km (8 miles) northeast of Brisbane city. It consists of an international terminal and a domestic terminal. The two terminals are located 2kms apart with inter-terminal transfer provided by Airtrain, TBus or Taxi.
11 The Circuit, Brisbane Airport QLD 4008, Australia
+61 7 3406 3000
There is a multi-denominational prayer room located in the international terminal on level 4. There are public toilets on both terminals for easy performance of ablution.
The nearest mosque from Brisbane Airport is the Lutwyche Mosque located on 33 Fuller Street, Lutwyche. It is 12 kms / 14 minutes away from the airport. The mosque is predominantly Indonesian, has adequate restrooms and parking is also available.
There are no halal food outlets available at the airport. For Muslim travellers the best option would be to stick to simple vegetarian and vegan food, but even then it is always wise to check that it is completely vegetarian with the shopkeepers.
The nearest halal restaurant, Nando's Clayfield, is around 9 km away from the airport and takes about 11 minutes to reach. It is located on 750 Sandgate Road, Clayfield, 4011 and they specialise in Portuguese flame grilled chicken. They offer halal chicken meat (as do many Nando's restaurants) and is known for its famous Peri-Peri chicken dishes at affordable fast food prices. Not everything in the restaurant is halal so be sure to check before ordering. Nando's uses halal certified chicken (from Barter Steggles) across every store in Australia and each of their restaurants serving halal chicken displays a certificate from their supplier.
The transport options which are available to and from Brisbane Airport include taxis, buses, train and cycling.
Taxis: Taxis are available from the companies of Black And White Cabs (tel: 131 008 website: www.blackandwhitecabs.com.au) and Yellow Cabs (tel: 131 924 website: www.yellowcab.com.au). There are taxis available on the front terminal road outside the Domestic Terminal and one in Arrivals on Level 2 at the International Terminal. The cost of the ride to Brisbane CBD from the airport is almost AUD 33 with an additional AUD 3 fee for departing taxis only.
Buses: Air-conditioned airport buses are available from both terminals to Brisbane Transit Center in Roma Street, the Gold Coast and the Sunshine Coast with door-to-door services provided. The best option for a low budget travel is the Brisbane Cruise Terminal / Portside Wharf, Hamilton which charges AUD 14 per person and so does the Coachtrans from Brisbane City to CBD Hotels.
Train: The Airtrain provides services to Brisbane Central Station (journey time - 22 minutes) and to the Gold Coast (journey time - 90 minutes). These stations are located directly outside the Domestic and International terminals and operate seven days a week. All-weather bridge links station to arrivals and departure levels where toilets, telephones and tourist information is readily available.
Car Hire: Cars can be hired from a choice of six car rental companies at the airport from the customer service desks located on level two in the international terminal and on the ground level in the domestic terminal. Available car hire companies include Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, Red Spot and Thrifty.
There are a number of shops in the international and domestic terminal. In the international terminal there is Duty and Tax Free Shopping which is one of the largest duty free shops in the southern hemisphere. It has a wide range of cosmetics, fragrances and confectionery at Australian dollar prices which can not be found anywhere else in Australia.
You can find shops selling reading material, accessories like bags, luggage and handbags, gifts shops, shops providing leather goods and travel information shops as well.
There are baby changing rooms located on all four levels of the airport of the international and domestic terminal fully equipped with change tables, bottle warmers and even microwaves. There are shower facilities free of charge on every level and internet access by Internet Kiosks available on levels 2, 3 and 4.
The airport also has conference and meeting rooms in the international terminal for 12-50 people. Public pay phones are operated by the company TriTel in the internation terminal which accept payment by all Australian coins, credit cards or Tritel Smart phone cards. These phone cards can be purchased from News Travels located in the international department on levels 2, 3 and 4 or from the domestic terminal on level 2. Phone cards can also be purchased if convenient from Southern Queensland Tourism which is in the domestic terminal on level 1 and in the international terminal on level 2.
The Novotel Brisbane Airport is a 4.5 star hotel completed on December 1 2009. Located adjacent to the International terminal the hotel can be reached by Airtrain or a shuttle bus running between the hotel and the domestic and international terminals. It a six-storey hotel which 157 rooms, conference rooms for up to 120 people, a Catalina restaurant serving contemporary Australian cuisine, a lounge area, gymnasium and a rooftop pool.
For corporate travellers at Brisbane Airport there are spacious airline lounges located in the international terminal building which include the Air New Zealand Lounge, the Qantas Club Lounge and the Singapore Airlines Lounge.
Travelex has an ATM located on each level at Arrivals Level 2, Departures Lounge Level 3 and Departures and Check-in Level 4 for Australian and foreign cash withdrawals, travellersƒ?? cheques and travel insurance.