Our labs are located in Brisbane / Meanjin—home of Bluey (and Chilli of course)—and currently there are 31 airlines that fly direct to Brisbane from 50 domestic and 29 international destinations. Once you land it's easy to find us!

Breaking news. From 5 August, for a trial period of six months, all public transport trips in Queensland—regardless of trip length—will cost 50¢. Being able to travel >250km from Noosa to Coolangatta for just 50¢ is amazingly good value! (Sadly this will not include the Airtrain, as that is a public-private partnership until 2036).

Visiting us from Brisbane Airport...

TRAIN

There are frequent Airtrains between either airport terminal and downtown, the trip takes about 22 minutes. A one way ticket to the city—Central, Roma St, Southbank, or South Brisbane stations—starts at $20.90 for 1 adult (15% off if you book online), $16 per person for two or more folk travelling together, and kids under 14 travel free when accompanied by a paying adult. From South Brisbane you can take a City-Cat or bus to the university, as described below; similarly, a train ticket to Toowong costs $21.50, and again you can catch a bus directly to the university.

Up-to-date timetables and maps for all public transport can be found at TRANSLink.


COACH

Con-X-ion operates services between Brisbane Airport and Brisbane Transit Centre and to the door of all CBD Hotels. Meeting all major flights 7 days a week: the shared service is $32 per person to the hotel door; if instead you book your own private van and driver it is $199. Book online or phone +61 13 0026 6946.

RIDESHARE (including Uber, Didi, etc.)

International Terminal. From Level 2, take the lift or escalator down to Level 1, follow the Rideshare Booking signs towards the open air car park on the left as you exit the Terminal building (towards the city). You can also follow the map in your rideshare app to the pick up location.

Domestic Terminal. Uber & Rideshare pick up is on the central road between taxi pick up and passenger pick up and drop off, either side of the Skywalk. Upon exiting the Terminal, cross two crossings to find it. View the location on a map.

Note that there is a fee of $4.54 added to all fares collected from the airport.

TAXI

International Terminal taxi rank is on Level 2 (Arrivals); Domestic Terminal taxi ranks are at both the Qantas and Virgin Blue ends of the terminal.

All Brisbane taxis have standard taxi meters: the fare to the University of Queensland is ~$80, or to the city centre is ~$70. Up to date estimates can be made using either the 13Cabs or Black and White Cabs fare estimators.

Note that there is a fee of $4.54 added to all fares collected from the airport.

Visiting us from the city centre...

Brisbane has integrated ticketing: a two-zone ticket will let you travel between university and the city by train, bus, or high-speed catamaran ("City Cat"). With Smart Ticketing you can use a smart phone, smart watch, go card, or credit card to tap on and off each leg of your journey. Smart Ticketing is now available for all SEQ trains, trams, and Brisbane River ferries, as well as on Airtrain; it will be rolled out shortly for buses as well, but until then bus travel requires a go card.

If you are a student, we strongly recommend getting a concession go card as it is 50% cheaper than full fare.

CITY CAT

All have free wireless (and eduroam!). There is a ferry stop at Toowong at the Regatta Hotel and four ferry termini downtown: North Quay (that's pronounced "North Key" for our American friends), South Bank, Gardens Point, or Eagle St. From any of these take the upriver ferry to the University of Queensland stop (see this map). City Cats leave every half-hour off-peak, and far more often during peak times, either use the City Cat trip planner, or check the timetable.

TRAIN

There are two train corridors to UQ. The west corridor is longer, but—tip for a hot day—it involves no hills and slightly less walking through campus!

East corridor

Take a train that runs on the Beenleigh or Gold Coast lines (the SE red and gold lines in this map), and get off at Park Road (4th stop from Central Station, accessibility map). Trains leave frequently. From Park Road you can either:
• Walk 81m to the Boggo Road Bus Station and catch the 209 bus direct to the University of Queensland, then walk 315 m through UQ, or
• Walk about 1.7 km to UQ, first west along Boggo Road, then turn left onto Annerley Road, then walk down the Green Bridge Busway to the Green Bridge, cross it, then walk 315 m through UQ.

West corridor

Take any of the Ipswich, Rosewood, or Springfield trains (the SW green and teal lines in this map), and get off at Toowong (4th stop from Central Station, accessibility map). Trains leave frequently. From Toowong you can either:
• Walk 157m to Benson St at Toowong, stop 14, and catch the 402, 411, or 412 directly to Chancellor's Place at the University of Queensland, or
• Walk 494m to the Regatta ferry terminal, and catch the City Cat to UQ (see above), or
• Walk about 1.5 km to UQ, first along Gailey Rd, then turn left at Sir Fred Schonell Drive, the university is at the end of the Drive.

BUS

There are two bus corridors to UQ.

East corridor

This is by far the quickest option: it is via the Green Bridge (officially the Eleanor Schonell Bridge but very few folk call it that).
• Take the 66 to the UQ Lakes Stop: services depart every eight minutes during peak times and ten minutes during off-peak times on weekdays; every 20 minutes on weekends. If you're downtown, start from King George Square station 2E; if you're at South Bank, start from the Cultural Centre Bus Station, Platform 2 (the Eastern one). (Get your kicks with Route 66 timetable & map).

West corridor

• The 402, 411, or 412 buses to Chancellor's Place, UQ. One leaves every 20 minutes or so. Catch the 411 from Ann Street Stop 12 at City Hall and the 412 from Roma Street Stop 138 near Ann St. (411 timetable; 412 timetable; to see maps click "Show Map" at screen right).
• The 444 BUZ to Toowong (Benson St Stop, near Glen Rd). The 444 leaves at least every 10 minutes during peak times, at least every 15 minutes during off-peak times, seven days a week. As described above for the trains, from Toowong you can either catch the bus, City Cat, or walk. Catch the 444 from the Roma Street Stop 121 at Police HQ. (444 timetable & map).