Airports in Australia

Adelaide Airport

The airport is situated four miles (6km) west of Adelaide.

Adelaide Airport (ADL)

Overview

A public bus service called JetBus collects passengers from the bus stop on the left side of the plaza as they exit the terminal. A number of door-to-door shuttle buses are also available at this bus stop.

Location

The airport is situated four miles (6km) west of Adelaide.

Getting to the city

A public bus service called JetBus collects passengers from the bus stop on the left side of the plaza as they exit the terminal. A number of door-to-door shuttle buses are also available at this bus stop.

Time

GMT +9.5 (GMT +10.5 from first Sunday in October to first Sunday in April).

Car rental

Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz and Thrifty are among the car hire companies represented at the airport.

Airport Taxis

A taxi rank is located left of the plaza as travellers exit of the terminal. Concierges help passengers by allocating taxis. The taxis are metered and the trip to downtown Adelaide takes about 20 minutes.

Facilities

Adelaide is among the most modern of Australia's airports, providing passengers with a wide range of duty-free shopping opportunities, as well as ATMs and currency exchange, free wifi, luggage storage, first aid facilities, a children's play area, a prayer room, and numerous bars and restaurants.

Parking

A multi-level short-term car park offers undercover parking linked to the terminal: the first 30 minutes cost A$5 and each hour thereafter costs between A$2 and A$6, up to a daily maximum of A$40. Economical long-term parking can be found a short distance from the terminal (linked to the airport by free buses), which costs A$31 for the first day and additional cost of about A$10-A$20 per day thereafter.

www.adelaideairport.com.au

Brisbane Airport

The airport is situated eight miles (13km) northeast of Brisbane.

Brisbane Airport (BNE)

Overview

The Airtrain Rail Link departs every 15 minutes to and from the Brisbane Central Business District. It operates between 5.15am and 10pm, taking about 20 minutes. There is also a direct link to the Gold Coast. Taxis, limousines and airport buses are also available from both terminals.

Location

The airport is situated eight miles (13km) northeast of Brisbane.

Getting to the city

The Airtrain Rail Link departs every 15 minutes to and from the Brisbane Central Business District. It operates between 5.15am and 10pm, taking about 20 minutes. There is also a direct link to the Gold Coast. Taxis, limousines and airport buses are also available from both terminals.

Time

GMT +10.

Car rental

Car hire companies represented at the airport include Avis, Budget, Hertz, Europcar, Redspot and Thrifty.

Airport Taxis

Black & White Cabs and Yellow Cab Co can be hailed at the airport. A A$3.70 airport pick-up fee is charged in the airport taxi ranks, and the meter fee is added to this cost.

Transfer between terminals

The Airport Transfer Bus takes passengers between terminals and from both terminals to the Skygate shopping precinct for free.

Facilities

The airport includes cafes, bars, and restaurants, bureaux de change and ATMs, duty-free shopping facilities, and a huge variety of other shopping opportunities. Hotel reservation and visitor information services are also available.

Parking

Short-term parking is adjacent to the terminals, and costs A$5 for 15 minutes, A$9 for 30 minutes, A$18 for an hour, A$22 for two hours, A$27 for three hours and A$28 for four hours. Long-term parking is connected to the terminal via a covered walkway and costs A$56 for four to 24 hours, while the Airpark costs A$20 for one day and is farther from the terminals, accessible by the complimentary shuttle service.

www.brisbaneairport.com.au

Cairns International

The airport is situated four miles (7km) north of Cairns.

Cairns International (CNS)

Overview

There is an airport shuttle bus service to hotels and the city centre and taxi ranks are located directly outside the arrival halls. Most major hotels operate courtesy bus services to and from the airport.

Location

The airport is situated four miles (7km) north of Cairns.

Getting to the city

There is an airport shuttle bus service to hotels and the city centre and taxi ranks are located directly outside the arrival halls. Most major hotels operate courtesy bus services to and from the airport.

Time

GMT +10.

Car rental

Avis, Red Spot, Budget, Hertz, Europcar and Thrifty are represented at the airport and can be found in the Arrivals Halls of T1 and T2.

Transfer between terminals

A covered walkway connects the Domestic and International terminals (about a five minute walk).

Facilities

Shops, restaurants, bars, currency exchange and ATMs, baby-changing facilities, showers and baggage storage are available in domestic and international terminals. Duty-free shops are also available and facilities for the disabled are good.

Parking

The drive-up-and-park rates begin at 9 AUD for the first hour and have a daily limit of 30 AUD. The first 10 minutes are free. Long-term parking is 49 AUD for 1 to 2 days, 69 AUD for 2 to 3 days, and 89 AUD for 3 to 4 days. Additional days (or part thereof) will cost 15 AUD.

www.cairnsairport.com

Canberra International

The airport is situated five miles (8km) east of Canberra.

Canberra International (CBR)

Overview

Transport Canberra operates ACTION Bus route Rapid 3 and there are regular services between the Airport terminal through to City interchange, Belconnen interchange, Cohen St interchange to Spence Terminus, seven days a week, including public holidays. The Rapid 3 route runs every 15 minutes through the day on weekdays, and every 30 minutes on weekends. Taxis are available at all times to the city centre. Limousines are also available.

Location

The airport is situated five miles (8km) east of Canberra.

Getting to the city

Transport Canberra operates ACTION Bus route Rapid 3 and there are regular services between the Airport terminal through to City interchange, Belconnen interchange, Cohen St interchange to Spence Terminus, seven days a week, including public holidays. The Rapid 3 route runs every 15 minutes through the day on weekdays, and every 30 minutes on weekends. Taxis are available at all times to the city centre. Limousines are also available.

Time

GMT +10 (GMT +11 from last Sunday in August to last Saturday in March).

Car rental

Avis, Budget, Hertz, Europcar and Thrifty, among others, are represented at the airport.

Facilities

A bar, a restaurant, post office and ATM are available in the terminal, and there is a foreign exchange bureau on the departures concourse. Those with special needs are well catered for.

Parking

Short- and long-term parking is available at the airport close to the terminal.

www.canberraairport.com.au

Darwin International

The airport is situated eight miles (13km) northeast of Darwin's city centre.

Darwin International (DRW)

Overview

An airport shuttle bus meets all flights, and taxis are available. Public transport to and from the airport is limited, but a public bus operates to bus stops near the airport.

Location

The airport is situated eight miles (13km) northeast of Darwin's city centre.

Getting to the city

An airport shuttle bus meets all flights, and taxis are available. Public transport to and from the airport is limited, but a public bus operates to bus stops near the airport.

Time

GMT +9.5.

Car rental

Avis, Budget, Hertz, Europcar and Thrifty are represented at the airport.

Airport Taxis

Taxis are available from the taxi rank directly in front of the terminal. Taxis are metered and an approximate fare for a trip to the CBD is A$25 to A$30.

Facilities

The airport terminal has ATMs and foreign exchange, several food and drink options, duty-free shopping, internet kiosks, wifi, shower facilities, and a variety of general shops. Facilities for the disabled are good. The airport is a smoke-free zone, but smoking areas are provided.

Parking

Short-term parking is available adjacent to the airport. Parking is free for the first 15 minutes, A$8 for the first hour, and an additional sum of about A$3 per hour thereafter, up to a daily maximum of A$40. Long-term parking is available at A$35 for one day, A$60 for two days, and about A$20 extra per day thereafter.

www.darwinairport.com.au

Hobart International

The airport is situated 11 miles (17km) east of Hobart.

Hobart International (HBA)

Overview

The Airporter shuttle bus service meets flights for transport to the city centre. Taxis and limousines are also available.

Location

The airport is situated 11 miles (17km) east of Hobart.

Getting to the city

The Airporter shuttle bus service meets flights for transport to the city centre. Taxis and limousines are also available.

Time

GMT +10 (GMT +11 from first Sunday in October to last Saturday in March).

Car rental

Avis, Budget, Hertz, Europcar and Thrifty are represented at the airport.

Facilities

The airport has a Domestic and an International Terminal. Facilities include dining options, ATMs, wifi, parenting rooms and retail stores.

Parking

Secure and valet parking is available at the airport.

www.hobartairport.com.au

Melbourne Airport

The airport is located 16 miles (25km) north of Melbourne's city centre.

Melbourne Airport (MEL)

Overview

Numerous public bus routes access the airport, but the most convenient transport option is the SkyBus, an express bus service between the airport and the city centre, operating 24 hours a day, every day of the year, and departing the airport every 10 minutes. Taxis, airport shuttles and rental cars are also available.

Location

The airport is located 16 miles (25km) north of Melbourne's city centre.

Getting to the city

Numerous public bus routes access the airport, but the most convenient transport option is the SkyBus, an express bus service between the airport and the city centre, operating 24 hours a day, every day of the year, and departing the airport every 10 minutes. Taxis, airport shuttles and rental cars are also available.

Time

GMT +10 (GMT +11 from first Sunday in October to first Sunday in April).

Car rental

Car rental companies include Avis, Budget, Hertz, Europcar, Enterprise and Thrifty.

Airport Taxis

Taxis are readily available at the airport, and taxi ranks can be found outside Terminal 1, and between Terminals 2 and Terminal 3. Taxis can also be found on the ground floor of the transport hub outside Terminal 4.

Transfer between terminals

The terminals are all within walking distance.

Facilities

The airport has excellent facilities, with ATMs, currency exchanges, and a variety of bars, restaurants and shops in all terminals. Other facilities include showers, baby change facilities, public telephones and a medical centre. Shopping includes duty-free. Facilities for the disabled are good.

Parking

The airport has a vast range of parking options and each parking lot has different rates. Substantial discounts are available for online bookings. A courtesy bus service operates between the long-term parking and the terminal buildings.

www.melbourneairport.com.au

Sydney Airport

The airport is situated about 9 miles (15km) south of Sydney.

Sydney Airport (SYD)

Overview

The Airport Rail Link is the fastest and most convenient way to reach the city centre and the suburbs. Trains run every 10 minutes and the journey to the centre takes 13 minutes, from where connections can be made for all suburban services. There are two railway stations at the airport: one is located directly below Terminal 1, and the other between Terminal 2 and Terminal 3. Public bus 400 runs between the airport and Bondi Junction. Shuttle bus companies provide direct transport to and from the airport and must be pre-booked; hotel buses are also available.

Location

The airport is situated about 9 miles (15km) south of Sydney.

Getting to the city

The Airport Rail Link is the fastest and most convenient way to reach the city centre and the suburbs. Trains run every 10 minutes and the journey to the centre takes 13 minutes, from where connections can be made for all suburban services. There are two railway stations at the airport: one is located directly below Terminal 1, and the other between Terminal 2 and Terminal 3. Public bus 400 runs between the airport and Bondi Junction. Shuttle bus companies provide direct transport to and from the airport and must be pre-booked; hotel buses are also available.

Time

GMT +11 (GMT +10 from the first Sunday in April to the first Sunday in October).

Car rental

All the main car hire companies are represented at the airport.

Airport Taxis

There are supervised taxi ranks outside the terminal; regular taxis and maxi taxis (for groups) are available from here.

Transfer between terminals

The Airport Rail Link connects the international (T1) and domestic terminals (T2 and T3), and the T-Bus provides a frequent service between T1 and T2. The Domestic terminals are walking distance apart.

Facilities

There are a wide variety of shops, bars and restaurants throughout the terminals, as well as shower facilities, internet kiosks, designated smoking areas, cell phone rental and duty-free shopping. Foreign exchange and ATMs are available throughout the airport. Medical facilities and baggage storage are also available in T1. Business services in Terminals 1 and 2 offer meeting rooms and internet.

Parking

Both the domestic and international terminals have easily accessible parking areas. Discounts are available for booking online in advance.

www.sydneyairport.com.au

Perth International Airport

The airport is located seven miles (12km) from Perth's city centre.

Perth International Airport (PER)

Overview

Bus 40 runs daily from Terminals 3 and 4 to the Elizabeth Quay Bus Station via the Great Eastern Highway. The journey takes approximately 55 minutes. Bus 380 runs daily from Terminals 1 and 2 to Perth city centre via Elizabeth Quay Bus Station, Belmont Forum Shopping Centre and Victoria Park Transfer Station.

Location

The airport is located seven miles (12km) from Perth's city centre.

Getting to the city

Bus 40 runs daily from Terminals 3 and 4 to the Elizabeth Quay Bus Station via the Great Eastern Highway. The journey takes approximately 55 minutes. Bus 380 runs daily from Terminals 1 and 2 to Perth city centre via Elizabeth Quay Bus Station, Belmont Forum Shopping Centre and Victoria Park Transfer Station.

Time

GMT +8.

Car rental

Avis, Budget, Thrifty, Hertz, Redspot, and Europcar are all represented at the airport.

Airport Taxis

Taxis are available outside the terminals, and a trip to central Perth will cost approximately A$43.

Transfer between terminals

A free shuttle bus links all four terminals, operating 24 hours a day.

Facilities

Facilities include a selection of bars and restaurants, various retail stores and a duty-free shop. ATMs and bureaux de change are also available. Travellers will also find internet access and an information centre. Access to all terminal facilities is provided for disabled visitors.

Parking

Short-term parking is free for the first 10 minutes, then charged at A$8 for 30 minutes, A$13.40 for 60 minutes, A$19.80 for two hours, up to A$3 per hour thereafter and A$49 per day. Long-term parking is about A$25 per day for the first three days, and A$12 per day thereafter.

www.perthairport.com.au/

Gold Coast Airport

Gold Coast Airport is located on the Gold Coast Highway, one mile (3km) from Coolangatta.

Gold Coast Airport (OOL)

Overview

The SkyBus Byron Bay Express runs daily services from the airport to a centrally located stop in Byron Bay on Jonson Street, and the SkyBus Gold Coast Airport Shuttle connects the airport to the most popular tourist locations. TransLink's integrated network includes G:link trams, Surfside Buslines and Queensland Rail, with Routes 777 and 760 departing from the airport. Taxis are available at the southern end of the terminal, outside the domestic arrivals area.

Location

Gold Coast Airport is located on the Gold Coast Highway, one mile (3km) from Coolangatta.

Getting to the city

The SkyBus Byron Bay Express runs daily services from the airport to a centrally located stop in Byron Bay on Jonson Street, and the SkyBus Gold Coast Airport Shuttle connects the airport to the most popular tourist locations. TransLink's integrated network includes G:link trams, Surfside Buslines and Queensland Rail, with Routes 777 and 760 departing from the airport. Taxis are available at the southern end of the terminal, outside the domestic arrivals area.

Time

GMT +10.

Car rental

Car rental companies, including Avis, Hertz, Budget, Thrifty and Europcar, are located opposite the check-in counters.

Facilities

Travelex has currency exchange and ATM facilities at the airport. Other facilities include cafes, bars and snack bars, wifi, various shops and duty-free stores. Facilities for the disabled are good.

Parking

Short and long-term parking is available adjacent to the terminal building. Disabled parking spaces are available in both lots with direct access to the walkway linking to the terminal building.

www.goldcoastairport.com.au

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