I'll be on my own. I have dug around a bit further and have found:
The free bus to the Airport village also departs from the domestic terminal, no need to walk or catch the train.1. Walk from domestic to international (1.4km).
2. Catch the free bus which runs every 20 minutes to the DFO outlet.
3. Catch the 308 bus at DFO to Toombul station.
4. Take train to Caboolture.
That is actually outrageous and unique to Australian airports, to charge for terminal transfers. For example bus between Low cost terminal in Singapore and regular terminal for is for free and metro to the city costs 2 Aussie-DollarThe bus or train both cost $5 between terminals. The bus is only free if transferring with Virgin.
Mostly couples or solo travelers use it, becuase its cheaper then a taxi, but more than 2 it usually get more expensive. But it does usually get you to the CBD quicker than a taxi. Evry time I see the train at central the train is usually pretty full too. Remember that it is on the Gold Coast line so quite a few people would be catching it down the coast, which I think would be cheaper then a taxi.is the airport train well patronised with travellers from the airport to the city? If there was 2 or 3 of you, wouldn't a taxi be cheaper than what is basically a standard suburban train.
Fark the most greediest enterprise in this country are airports. They have virtually no competitors so they are allowed to charge anything. The only other option is to spend 10-20 hours on an interstate bus or train
Yes, I saw that online option. Might go with that. Thanks, guys.
You can also take a taxi from the Airport to Toombul station, and take a Caboolture train from there. This is the fastest way, particularly late at night, and generally cheaper than the Airtrain, more so for more than 1 person. I took the taxi once for about $9 but maybe more now. A short trip so be warned that the taxi driver may be a little disgruntled at arrivals so I often just grab one at departures as someone gets out so they avoid the queue. No problems in the other direction.is the airport train well patronised with travellers from the airport to the city? If there was 2 or 3 of you, wouldn't a taxi be cheaper than what is basically a standard suburban train.
No! Half an hour is a VERY VERY long time to wait for that price. Especially if you've just come from using Melbourne's $15 Skybus or Sydney's $14 train. Both of which are faster over longer distances.are those airport train one way or return fares? Sheez are you Brisbaners happy with that half hour frequency service, considering the price.
Remember the price we've talking about in this thread is to Caboolture - at the very end of a totally different line. If you compare the cost of a train from the airport into the city it is actually cheaper in Brisbane ($14.50 or $13.05 online) then it is in Sydney ($15). Although its a 15 min freq in Sydney isn't it.No! Half an hour is a VERY VERY long time to wait for that price. Especially if you've just come from using Melbourne's $15 Skybus or Sydney's $14 train. Both of which are faster over longer distances.