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How to get from Brisbane Airport to Noosa Heads

Noosa Heads is a coastal cosmopolitan town situated on the southern shore of Laguna Bay. This town is also Australia’s biggest surfing hub, world renown for having some of the best surfing waves. It is also a great destination if you are looking to enjoy crystal clear water, magnificent views, and an abundance of marine life. Nonetheless, if you prefer life on the ground, you will be equally as spoiled as Noosa is home to stunning national parks, rainforests alongside tall eucalyptus trees, rare swamp orchids, and ringtail possums.

So when landing at Brisbane airport (BNE) and you wish to make your way to Noosa, you have 3 different transportation options; you can either take a taxi, a shared shuttle bus, or a combined bus trip. Taking a Brisbane airport taxi is definitely the fastest and most convenient option as they provide door-to-door services straight to your accommodation in a private air-conditioned vehicle. Your other travel option would be to take the Con-X-ion shared shuttle bus and lastly, your cheaper option would be to take a combined bus trip to Noosa Heads. Welcome Pickups offers meet and greet services and a friendly introduction to Brisbane at the same price as a regular taxi. Click here to see the cost.

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Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Shared Shuttle Bus €82 115min 06:00–02:00
Taxi €205 95min 24/7
Bus €40 160min 14:00–14:00

How to get from Brisbane airport to Noosa by shared shuttle bus

If you wish to travel on the shared shuttle bus available at Brisbane airport, then taking the Con-X-ion shuttle bus is a great option for you, especially if you are looking for a public transportation method that doesn’t require a connection. The Con-X-ion shuttle bus provides shared rides with other passengers, for multiple pickups and door-to-door drop-offs. The overall trip from Brisbane airport to Noosa Heads should take around 1 hour 55 minutes.

How much is a Con-X-ion shuttle bus ticket from Brisbane airport to Noosa?

A one-way ticket on the Con-X-ion shuttle bus from Brisbane Airport (BNE) to Noosa Heads costs €41 ($65 AUD) and a return costs €70 ($109 AUD). Children under the age of 3 years travel for free, however, they will need to be seated on one of their parent's laps.

You can purchase your tickets online in advance or at the Con-X-ion sales kiosk at each airport terminal. Passengers will then be directed to their departing shuttle bus.

Cost

€41 ($65 AUD)

Trip Duration

1 H 55 Min.

Your shuttle bus should arrive during the 20 minutes outlined on your ticket confirmation.

Convenience
Value for Money
Safety

The Con-X-ion shuttle bus runs from 06:00 to 02:00 with longer waiting times during the night service.

Where do I get it from?

As you land at Brisbane airport, you can make your way to the Con-X-ion desk and check in to your departing bus shuttle. You will then be directed to your designated departure point.

Convenience

Taking the Brisbane to Noosa shuttle is a great option for those wishing to travel at a more cost-efficient price. The Con-X-ion shared shuttle bus offers door-to-door transfers in comfortable minivans. However, as you are sharing the van with other passengers, waiting time and drop-offs can be long.

Editor’s Note

Please note, that if you are travelling in a group, taking a taxi or private transfer would be a cheaper option as prices are per vehicle and not per person as is the shuttle.

Useful Tips

The shuttle bus services do not wait for delayed flights or late passengers, if this is your case you will have to find another method of transportation at your own cost.
You will share a ride with other passengers so please allow extra time for multiple pickups and drop-offs.
It is important to arrive and check-in 5 minutes prior to your scheduled departure to ensure the bus service can leave on time.

How to get from Brisbane airport to Noosa by taxi

Taking a Brisbane airport taxi to Noosa Heads is your best option if you wish to travel fast and comfortably. Not only are taxis available 24/7, but your driver will also take care of your belongings and provide a door-to-door service. Although taking a taxi may seem expensive, you can always split the end fare when travelling in a group; and let us not forget that getting to your accommodation as quickly as possible after a long flight is priceless.

Taxi fare from Brisbane airport to Noosa Heads

Taxi fares from Brisbane airport to Noosa Heads are calculated using a taximeter, so depending on the distance travelled, day and time. So when taking a Brisbane airport taxi to Noosa, you can expect to pay around€205 ($320 AUD) for your 1 hour 35 minute trip, on the condition that you are travelling during the day and outside any peak hour.

Nonetheless, if you wish to travel at a fixed price and avoid paying extra fees you can pre-book your private airport transfer service.

Convenience

Although taking a taxi from Brisbane airport to Noosa Heads may seem quite expensive, the distance travelled is long and if you are travelling in a group, the end fare can be shared. Moreover, nothing is better than starting your holiday in the comfort of a private air-conditioned vehicle, especially after a long flight.

Editor’s Note

Please note that any taxi leaving Brisbane airport will be subject to a $3.50 AUD toll fee, payable by the customer.

Useful Tips

Tips are not mandatory, but like most countries, they are always appreciated; the usual amount is 10 percent of the final taxi fare.
Make sure that the taximeter is reset and running before you start your journey.
It is good to know that all taxis in Brisbane accept bank card and cash payments.

Welcome Pickups transfer

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Book a trained, English-speaking taxi driver to pick you up at the same price as a regular cab from the line

If you feel more relaxed knowing that somebody is waiting for you, you may as well book a Welcome Pickups transfer. As soon as you arrive at the airport you will be greeted by your driver. He will be waiting for you at the terminal of your arrival with a sign that has your name on it. Your driver will help you out with your luggage and together you will make your way to the vehicle. While he is driving you to your accommodation, the driver can give you some tips and recommendations on what to do during your holidays in Brisbane. Our drivers are hand-picked and speak fluent English. No need to worry about miscommunication issues that you may face with the local taxi drivers regarding your destination. Relax and enjoy your ride.

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How to get from Brisbane airport to Noosa by bus

Your last and most cost-efficient travel option is to take a combined public bus trip from Brisbane airport to Noosa Heads. Unfortunately, there are no direct bus trips leaving from BNE airport. You will firstly have to take the R700 bus from the airport to Brisbane Coach Terminal, taking around 30 minutes, and then take the Greyhound connecting bus, line GX443, from there to Noosa Junction in the city centre, taking another 2 hours 10 minutes. The overall travel time should take around 2 hours 40 minutes, excluding any waiting time. Your other option would be to take a taxi to Roma Street busway in Brisbane and take the bus to Noosa from there.

How much is bus ticket from Brisbane airport to Noosa Heads?

A one-way bus ticket from Brisbane airport to the central Brisbane bus station costs €2. From there you can take your Greyhound bus to Noosa, with a one-way ticket on the Greyhound costing €20 ($32 AUD) or you can also purchase an early bird ticket online in advance for the price of €18 ($28 AUD).

Cost

€22 ($34 AUD)

Trip Duration

2 H 40 Min.

There is only 1 bus from Brisbane to Noosa per day.

Convenience
Value for Money
Safety

The R700 bus runs from the airport to the city from 05:54 to 22:44. The greyhound bus to Noosa is only available once a day at 14:00 from Brisbane Coach Terminal.

Where do I get it from?

In order to get from Brisbane airport to Brisbane centre's bus stop, you will need to take the R700 Translink bus; you can easily find the bus stop outside both the Domestic and International Terminals. Moreover, in order to get the Greyhound bus to Noosa, you will have to reach Brisbane Coach Central at Roma St Transit Centre, Lvl 3, Roma St.

Convenience

Although the cheapest option, taking the bus is not the most practical for a few reasons. Firstly, there is no direct Brisbane airport to Noosa bus route, meaning that you will have to make your way to the Coach Terminal at the centre of Brisbane to then catch a connecting bus to Noosa. Secondly, there is only one bus departure to Noosa Heads per day. And finally, you will have to find another transportation method to get to your hotel from the bus stop in Noosa Heads.

Editor’s Note

Please be aware that there is only one bus departure per day at 14:00 from Brisbane Coach Terminal to Noosa Heads.

Useful Tips

If you purchase a Greyhound ticket online in advance, the company offers "Early Bird" tickets at great prices.
There are no direct bus routes from Brisbane airport to Noosa Heads, you will have to take a bus from the airport to Brisbane, and take a connecting bus from there.

Frequently asked questions

How far is Brisbane airport (BNE) from Noosa Heads?

Brisbane airport (BNE) is located 135 km away from Noosa Heads and the trip should take around 1 hour 35 minutes by car.

How much is a shared shuttle bus ticket from Brisbane to Noosa?

A one-way ticket on the shared shuttle bus from Brisbane airport to Noosa Heads costs €41 ($65 AUD).

How to get from Brisbane airport to Noosa Heads?

There are 3 different travel options to get from Brisbane airport (BNE) to Noosa Heads; you can either take an airport taxi, a shared shuttle bus with Con-X-ion or a combined bus trip with Greyhound.

Does a train run from Brisbane airport to Noosa Heads?

Unfortunately there are no trains from Brisbane airport to Noosa Heads.

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