Brisbane Airport (BNE)

Location: The airport is situated eight miles (13km) northeast of Brisbane.
Time: GMT +10.
Contacts: Tel: +61 (0)7 3406 3000.
Transfer between terminals: The Airport Transfer Bus takes passengers between terminals and from both terminals to the Skygate shopping precinct for free.
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.
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.
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$4 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.
Website: www.brisbaneairport.com.au
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Cairns International Airport (CNS)

Location: The airport is situated five miles (8km) north of Cairns.
Time: GMT +10.
Contacts: Tel: +61 (0)7 4080 6703.
Transfer between terminals: A covered walkway connects the Domestic and International terminals (about a five minute walk).
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.
Car rental: Avis, Red Spot, Budget, Hertz, Europcar and Thrifty are represented at the airport and can be found in the international arrivals hall or in the central concourse of the domestic terminal.
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 mobile phone rental is available in the international terminal. Facilities for the disabled are good.
Parking: Short-term parking, located across from terminal, starts at A$5 for the first hour with a daily limit of A$15. Long-term parking is in a designated area of the Domestic Lot. All parking areas offer 10 minutes free parking.
Departure Tax: None.
Website: www.cairnsairport.com
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Coolangatta Airport (OOL)

Location: Gold Coast Airport is located on the Gold Coast Highway, one mile (3km) from Coolangatta.
Time: GMT +10.
Contacts: Tel: +61 (0)7 5589 1100.
Getting to the city: A free Airport Link shuttle links to public transport outside the airport on the Gold Coast Highway. The Gold Coast Tourist Shuttle operates from the airport to most accommodation along the Gold Coast strip, but services must be pre-booked. Taxis are available outside the terminal building, and several limousine hire companies operate from the airport. A Transport and Information desk is located outside the International Arrivals hall.
Car rental: Car rental companies, including Avis, Hertz, Budget, Thrifty and Europcar, are located opposite the check-in counters.
Facilities: A Travelex currency exchange booth is located in the International terminal. Other facilities include cafes, bars and snack bars, Internet kiosks, 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.
Departure Tax: None.
Website: www.goldcoastairport.com.au
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