UAV4RS Brisbane Transport

The University of Queensland St Lucia campus is large with over 40,000 students and staff attending the campus. A large number of public transport options exist between the Airport, Brisbane CBD and St Lucia Campus. The Translink website provides a flexible means of selecting transport options ( ). Several options are presented below with indicative pricing. Delegates using public transport should should allow $20-$30 each way and 1 to 2 hours for travel time.

Delegates flying in Domestic and International Terminals:
Public Transport Options

A train service (Airtrain) runs from 5am to 10pm at half hour intervals and passes both Domestic and International Terminals

Tickets can be pre-purchased with final station being Toowong. This requires two trains (change at Central Station) to the Ipswich line.

Cost: 1 way $18-$25

A further bus service (Translink Route 412 from Benson St Toowong) is then required to reach The University of Queensland

Cost: $5.60 each way (little or no change given, no credit card facility)

Time: approx 1-1.5hr

Private Transport


A Cab rank is located immediately outside both Domestic and International terminals

Cost: $65-$90 for fare each way depending on traffic

Time: 30-50min

Hire Car

Avis, Europcar, Budget and other car hire services are located at the Domestic Terminal.

Cost: The University of Queensland provides day parking spaces at the St Lucia Campus costing $4/day for ring road car parks. Closer parking options are more expensive ( Delegates staying at Leo’s or Kings Colleges may be able to park in College private parking.


Scenic Transport Option

The University of Queensland is located in a bend of the Brisbane River and a ferry service (CItyCat) terminates at the St Lucia Campus providing a different and relaxing perspective on Brisbane. Ferry services operate on approximately 20 minute intervals from 5:30am to 10:30pm.


Airtrain from airport to South Brisbane Station

Walk to South Bank Ferry Terminal 2

Take Citycat Ferry to UQ ST LUCIA

Cost: $22:60 paper ticket

Time: 1.5hrs



More information on local transport options can be found on the Accommodation page.