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Brisbane Airport Transfers & Taxis

Taxis operate at Brisbane Airport twenty-four hours a day and there are taxi ranks at both terminals. At the domestic terminal, the rank is directly in front of the building, and at the international terminal, it is close to the arrivals hall on level two.

Only the official taxis can wait on the ranks and they are easy to identify, with Black & White cabs being predominantly white, and Yellow Cabs with their orange and black livery. Don't be tempted to use an unofficial vehicle.

The rates that taxis can charge are set by the government in association with the taxi operators, and all official taxis must be fitted with a meter. You can ask the driver for an estimated fare before getting in. Yellow Cabs also offer a fixed price fare when booking a taxi, which may cost more but includes all fees so there are no surprises.

All taxis accept payment in cash, but many also have the facility for payment by debit or credit card, however, the driver can impose a surcharge of up to 10% of the fare for this method of payment. Check with the driver before you get in to ensure they accept cards.

Black & White and Yellow Cabs both have apps for your mobile device with which you can order taxis, receive live tracking information and make payment via a credit card associated with your account.

Always ask for a receipt with details of the fare, journey origin and destination. Most drivers are honest but, should you have a complaint about the vehicle or driver, you might be asked to produce your receipt as evidence.

Most taxis can only take four passengers but, for larger groups, vehicles of up to ten seats are available on request. Wheelchair accessible 'maxi' taxis are also available which are equipped with hoists and with drivers who are specifically trained to assist the elderly and people with reduced mobility.

Taxi Fares

There are three tariffs for the minimum fare, known as 'flag fall', applicable for Brisbane taxis. The tariff used depends on the time of travel.

  • Tariff 1 – Applicable from 05:00 to 18:59
    • Flag fall - AU$2.90
    • Price per km - AU$2.17
    • Waiting time - AU$0.82 per minute
  • Tariff 2 – Applicable from 19:00 to 23:59
    • Flag fall - AU$4.30
    • Price per km - AU$2.17
    • Waiting time - AU$0.82 per minute
  • Tariff 3 – Applicable from midnight to 04:59
    • Flag fall - AU$6.30
    • Price per km - AU$2.17
    • Waiting time - AU$0.82

Additional Fees

The following fees are in addition to the tariffs above:

  • Booking fee - AU$1.50
  • Airport pick-up fee - AU$3.50 (There is no additional fee for airport drop-off)
  • Tariff 2 applies on public holidays.

Estimated Costs

Tariff 1
Tariff 2
Tariff 3
Airport to Brisbane City Centre
Airport to Chermside
Airport to Redcliffe
Airport to Upper Mount Gravatt
Airport to Wellington Point
Airport to Wynnum

Contact Details

Black & White Cabs

Yellow Cabs

Private Transfers

Taxis are useful for short journeys and public transport is cost-effective. However, for comfort, convenience and a door-to-door service, a private transfer provides a great alternative. As you book and pay in advance online, you have one less thing to think about when you are travelling.

You have the peace of mind in knowing that your driver will be waiting to meet you from your flight in the arrivals hall. Whether you are an individual, a couple or a larger group, you will be transported in a suitable vehicle from the airport straight to the door of your private address or holiday accommodation.

Below are a few example prices for a private transfer to some popular destinations. The prices are for an economy vehicle, luxury vehicle and a 6 or 8-seater vehicle.

Standard Vehicle
Luxury Vehicle
Minivan (6 or 8 PAX)
Airport to Brisbane City Centre
Airport to Chermside
Airport to Redcliffe
Airport to Upper Mount Gravatt
Airport to Wellington Point
Airport to Wynnum

You can get a quote or make a booking using the form at the top of this page.

Shared Transfers

As a cheaper alternative to a private transfer, a shared transfer is similar but there will be other passengers on board. The vehicle could be a minibus or a coach depending on the number of passengers booked.

You also book and pay in advance for this service and you will generally be given a meeting point, usually in the arrivals hall or a specific parking area.

A shared transfer is slower as you might have to wait for passengers before departing and there could be a number of drop-off points before you get to your destination. These shuttle services will often not stop at private addresses.

You can get a quote for a shared transfer using the form at the top of this page.