Brisbane is a compact, connected city, ideal for walking. The city's efficient transport network makes it easy for visitors to find their way around.
The Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre's (BCEC) central city location provides easy access to a network of buses, trains, taxis and the river's high-speed regular catamaran service. The city to airport Air Train operates from the South Brisbane train station, adjacent to the BCEC. Brisbane’s international and domestic airports are only a 20-minute taxi ride from the city center and the BCEC.
Purchase a Translink ‘Go Access’ card with your registration for only $15. This is an affordable and convenient way for you to get around South East Queensland.
Go Access Card
- The card will be valid for four days of unlimited travel on all Translink bus, trains, trams and ferry services in South East Queensland.
- Travel days do not need to be consecutive.
- The card will expire on Feb. 10, 2017.
- No need to worry about fares or loading money onto the card; it will all be pre-loaded.
How does it work?
Attendees will collect their card at the conference registration desk and can begin using the card immediately. Simply touch the card to the card reader at the start and end of the journey.
ARVO-Asia attendees are eligible for a special discount when riding the Airtrain between Jan. 2, 2017 and Oct. 2, 2017 from Brisbane airport into Brisbane City — only $25 return (station price $33 return) or $15.30 one-way (station price $17.50).
To receive this discount you can print this letter and show it at the Airtrain station or you can book your tickets online at the Airtrain website and use the promotional code ARVO17.
The South Brisbane station, one of the city stations, is located just 380 metres from the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.
A popular and speedy way to travel the river. CityCats operates every day and stops at the South Bank River Terminal on the Clem Jones Promenade. The inner-city ferry travels between the central business district, North Quay and Kangaroo Point, stopping at South Bank Terminal 1 and 2 on the Clem Jones Promenade.
Taxi ranks are located outside the main entrance to the BCEC on Merivale Street, at Mantra South Bank on Grey Street. There is a taxi drop off located at the convention center’s Grey Street entrance or call +188.8.131.52.27 anytime to make a booking.
South Brisbane Railway Station is adjacent to the BCEC on Grey Street.
For information about public transport visit translink.com.au, or call +61.7.13,12.30 anytime.
- Airport to Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre is a 22-minute ride by Airtrain
- CityCat river ferries operate daily and have a total of 17 embarkation points
BCEC location and inner city accommodation map
Map out your journey using the online planner.
View the full train timetable.