For travellers flying or departing from Brisbane’s domestic terminal, there are a few things you should know to make your travel plans start as smoothly as possible. We have gathered them below, along with commonly asked questions by travellers, and what to expect as renovations begin to take place within and around Brisbane’s domestic terminal. Rest assured, you will be well-prepared for your journey!
The domestic terminal at Brisbane, otherwise known as Terminal D or T2, consists of two levels. The first level within this terminal consists of primarily dining and shopping services, as well as access to the airport car parks and other amenities. The second level is composed of a Qantas terminal area, a Virgin terminal area, and a Central terminal area where passengers can find their designated security clearances and airline gates. Brisbane’s domestic terminal is known as the most well-connected domestic terminal in Australia, offering services to 61 destinations, with approximately half of those destinations being in Queensland.
As you plan your trip to and through Brisbane’s domestic terminal, please keep in mind that heavy renovations are underway, and therefore may cause some inconveniences in movement. To be sure all flights are met, it is advised that passengers flying domestically continue to arrive at least 90 minutes before their flight departure.
Qantas Flights QF500 & above
QantasLinks departures are from Gates 1-13 and Gates 5-6
For domestic flights, it is recommended to check in with your airline (if not done online) at least one hour before your departure. Below you will find airlines and their relevant check-in desks.
Qantas & Qantas Links: Gates 1-25
Jetstar, Tiger Airways, & Corporate Air: Gates 26-32
Virgin Australia: Gates 38-50
Located on level 2 opposite Gate 41, you can access this lounge after passing through security. Passengers can access this lounge 60 minutes before the first Virgin Australian flight until the last flight takes off.
Located on level 1 close to Gate 22. Passengers can access this lounge before security and utilise the lounge 60 minutes before the first Qantas departure, and up until the last.
If you need to transfer between terminals for any reason, you can access the complimentary shuttle bus between 5:20 - 23:00 from the domestic terminal and 4:30 - 22:50 from the international terminal. The bus runs every 10 minutes between the two terminals. If you need a transfer outside these times, Flyparks recommends taking the Airtrain transfer bus, or a taxi.
Various car parks are offering Brisbane airport parking for domestic travellers. Depending on your preferences, you will find a few car parks within walking distance, with valet services, or with shuttle services.
These car parks will not be located on airport property, but only include a short, complimentary shuttle ride to and from the airport. They are the most cost-effective options. Passengers should arrive at the car park at least 30 minutes before they need to be at the airport check-in desks.
Andrews Airport Parking, 5 min shuttle
Airpark, runs every 10 minutes
Airpark 2, runs every 10 minutes
Currently, there are no valet services on Brisbane Airport grounds that are designated for domestic travellers, Park Valet is reserved for those travelling internationally only. Andrews Airport Parking, while off airport grounds, does offer valet-style services where they will park your car for you, and have it ready for you upon return.
Park Premium, located on L3 & L4 of the Domestic Terminal
Park Long, located on levels 5-9 of P1 & 1-6 of P2
Park & Fly, located on Level 3 of P2
Brisbane’s terminals will receive a 5 billion dollar renovation starting the week of October 30th, 2023, and is set to be completed by December 2025. It is noted as the most significant upgrade in all of Brisbane’s Airport history, and it's starting with Brisbane’s domestic terminal. Aimed at catering to the rising population growth, becoming a leader in sustainability, and making it easier for travellers to arrive and depart from Brisbane Airport.
Part of the renovations include:
More accurate security screenings
A modernized, world-class baggage drop-off system
A third terminal (a hybrid domestic & international terminal)
Addition of 1,700 car park bays to the P2 long stay & weekender car parks
Charging stations added for electric vehicles
Skywalk mezzanine connector between car parks and the domestic terminal
New self-check-in and bag drop stations
New departure gates & airport lounges
Upgraded departure gate lounges
10 additional food & retail distributors
Bathroom upgrades aimed at reducing water usage and enhancing capacity
New 360-degree restaurant
Resurfacing of the runaway
Medical center built to accelerate emergency responses
Brisbane’s upcoming terminal 3 will be a hybrid terminal with both domestic and international flight departures and arrivals. This terminal is set to be completed by December 2025.
As of October 2023, Brisbane Airport only has 2 terminals. However, renovations have already started to take place in implementing the third.
To get to the city from Brisbane Airport, we can recommend the following modes of transportation:
Airtrain: A 20-minute trip, $17.77 - $20.90
Uber: A 20-minute trip, $32.00 - $34.00
Taxi: A 20-minute trip, $45.00 - $55.00
Brisbane’s international terminal is approximately 2 kilometres apart, accessible via taxi or by the complimentary terminal bus that can be found outside the international terminal on L2 or outside Brisbane’s domestic terminal at level 4.
Please note that the information above is provided for reference only, and does not constitute travel advice. For the most recent and relevant information about Brisbane Airport, you should check the official website. It is not possible to book at any of the official Brisbane Airport car parks through Flyparks at present. We instead offer a range of alternative car parking options from private service providers.