Econo Lodge City Star Brisbane

650 Main Street, Kangaroo Point, Brisbane, 4169, Australia
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Transfer from International to Domestic Airport

by laurasalama

I am arriving at Brisbane International Airport (BNE?) and have to take a Virgin Blue flight to Hamilton Island at the domestic airport (CBD?)
What is the quickest way to get from the international to the domestic airport?
I have 2.5 hours between flights, can I make it?

Re: Transfer from International to Domestic Airport

by betska

It's one stop on the train line. You should have enough time. I guess taxi would be the other option.

Re: Transfer from International to Domestic Airport

by pedroswift

It's not far. 3 kms by road - less on the train.Train trip about 3 minutes but services may be half an hour apart. Check the timetable (CBD to airport) for the day of the week you arrive at:

Re: Transfer from International to Domestic Airport

by Maryimelda

2.5 hours could be cutting it a bit fine if you take into consideration that the entry process into Brisbane is not always speedy. However, if you keep moving and don't dilly dally along the way, there is no reason that you can't do it. They are very thorough at Immigration, Customs and Quarantine. Then you will either have to wait for a train (which is easily accessible from the International terminal and will leave you very close to the Virgin check in area)or get a taxi which may or may not be in good supply. Also Virgin will require you to check in at least forty minutes before the flight. I would suggest that you hope and pray that the International flight will be on time and a word of advice spoken from experience - if you have anything at all to declare on the form given to you on the aircraft before you come into Brisb ane, for heaven's sake declare it. It will make your passage through the entry process much simpler. I make a deliberate point of having some chocolate or Harrod's teabags to declare because it seems that I'm always allowed to pass straight through when I do, whereas, if I don't have anything to declare, they don't seem to believe me and then I have to queue up to be checked out. I'm not saying this is what will happen to you, but it is amazing how many people give the same advice as I do. Good luck, just keep moving and you should be fine.

Re: Transfer from International to Domestic Airport

by pedroswift

I second Kate's advice. Always have something to declare which is not a prohibited import.

Re: Transfer from International to Domestic Airport

by vtveen

We were arriving in Australia from New Zealand and had to change flights (and company) in Brisbane.

We had to pick up our luggage and to pass customs (passport and luggage) and Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service (to prevent the entry into Australia of exotic pests, diseases and weeds). Both checks were very time-consuming.
In Brisbane are two terminals, which are located on quite a large distance from each other. There is an ‘Airtrain Service’, but it was running just every 15 minutes. Because we were running out of time we had to take a taxi and could catch our plane just a couple of minutes before the check-in desk closed.

Be aware and be sure you have enough time between your flights. In Brisbane you need at least two hours !!!

happy travels

Re: Transfer from International to Domestic Airport

by midgetswithguns

I think catching a Cab would be your best option, there are always plenty of cabs waiting to pick up passengers and it wont cost you very much. It only takes less than an hour to go through customs/baggage etc.

Travel Tips for Brisbane

Gold coast and its Tourist...

by .comyati

Gold coast and its Tourist sites.Enjoyable place to bring children for fun trips.Tourist ,who are muslim , remember to visit the Gold coast Mosque. Flying in tne helicopter and viewing the gold coast from the sky.

Government Imposed Non-smoking Custom

by pedroswift

Queensland Anti-smoking laws are the toughest in Australia. Heavy fines apply if you are caught breaking the laws which include:
-no-smoking anywhere inside pubs, clubs, restaurants and workplaces
-no-smoking in commercial outdoor eating or drinking areas
-no-smoking in outdoor public places such as patrolled beaches, children’s playground equipment, major sport stadiums and within 4 metres of non-residential building entrances
-no sales of tobacco products to children under 18 years of age


Packing List

by Ukarumpa

I went for 3 weeks, took a small duffel bag and a small backpack. I was visiting family, so didn't have to worry about where to stay etc, and didn't want to check any luggage lest I then be forced to stand watching the carousel for half an hour at the other end! Travellers from England should keep in mind that winter temperatures in Brisbane average 2oC WARMER than the same day ('summer' day) in London, and should pack LIGHT jackets. If you are travelling in summer, take fans. No, seriously, take a LOT of sunscreen, plenty of long, loose clothing, sandals an absolute must (please GOD no socks), and be aware that every 3-4 days we have a massive electrical storm with thunder, strobe-effect lightning and torrential horizontal rain/wind. :> sunscreen. can I say it again? I think I will... SUNSCREEN. Australia has one of the highest skin-cancer rates in the world, due mainly no doubt to the great big gaping hole in the ozone layer which the Yanks and the other big industrialised nations have created but which centred over us instead of somewhere more deserving in the Northern Hemisphere... keep in mind if from northern climes that bright sunlight sometimes INcreases the need for a flash, particularly if taking pictures of the native inhabitants. The background glare is often so high that when the camera over-compensates for it and dulls down the picture it also reduces the person at the front of your photo to a featureless silhouette - this effect significantly worsens as the skin tones of the subject darken. a relaxed attitude, and possibly the slightest smidgen of cultural awareness so that (if American) you are not offended by our easy-going tendency to insult each other in public and (if English) you don't offend by calling anyone a 'convict' or a 'colonial' within hearing distance. :}


by balhannah

The Kingston Butter factory, is a historic building in its own right. The date of it goes back to 1906.

The factory was built at a cost of around £3,600, and the 1st Butter was manufactured in 1907. The factory continued to grow, and 4 years after the factory opened, a railway siding was built. By 1930, weekly output was 40 to 50 tons, growing to 3,367 tons of Butter being produced in 1934!

Kingston butter won many awards at home and abroad. In 1983, the factory closed it doors.

The small museum inside the factory is FREE and is worth a look around. Many old, interesting bits & Pieces, some reminiscing done by my friend and I, we really enjoyed our time looking around it.

If you haven't seen a genuine "Outback Dunny", then pop in here for a look, there is a beauty!

ADDRESS........Milky Way Lane, Kingston.
Right next to the Kingston Railway Station

I recently (2002 June) visited...

by hatter10_6

I recently (2002 June) visited Noosa, which is about 1hr drive from Brisbane. It's almost the same distant north as the Gold Coast is to the south. Noosa has become very posh. There are many award winning restaurants on Hastings Street. Right next to Hastings street, there is the Noosa main beach. Millions have been spent on making this beach spectacular. There are many sun bathers on the beach too. Some parts of the beach is good for surfing.

Nearby, there is the Noosa National Park. Splendid ocean views. Pefect hues of blues circle the headlands. You can see dolphins playing in the crystal clear water from the hill tops.

The pictures included here are from Coolum, which belongs to the Noosa region but is closer to Brisbane than Noosa.


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