Flights from Brisbane to Gladstone

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Gladstone Guide

Travel Restrictions Between Brisbane and Gladstone

Travelling domestically has changed due to the evolving situation with COVID-19. Before you take off on a flight from Brisbane to Gladstone, you need to do a little planning and preparation. Since both destinations are with Queensland borders, it's unlikely that border restrcitions imposed by the Queensland Government will affect your travel. However, there may be further restrictions if you have COVID-19, have had it recently, or have recently been in contact with someone who has COVID-19.

Before you book, make sure to check for airline and government restrictions. Things can change quickly, so you should double-check every time — even if you've travelled between Brisbane and Gladstone recently. It's important that you comply with all airline and government travel requirements. Find more information regarding domestic travel restrictions, visit our COVID-19 Travel Hub.


Brisbane (BNE) to Gladstone (GLT) Airport Information

Departing from Brisbane Airport (BNE)

Located only 22km from the Brisbane CBD, Brisbane Airport is one of Queensland's busiest airports. It is easily accessed by private car, rideshare, taxi, bus, or a train service.

In a rush to get to Brisbane Airport? Take the SkyTrain airport train link. For around $15, it will get you from the CBD to the airport in under 20 minutes, with services leaving every 15 minutes from 5:04 a.m. to 10:04 p.m.

If you're looking for an even more affordable transport option to get to Brisbane Airport, the cheapest (but not quite the fastest) way to get there is on the bus. Routes 569 and 590 run from the CBD to the airport every day. If you want a faster option, you can take the more expensive hotel to airport shuttles.

The commute to Brisbane Airport is also very car-friendly at around 20-minutes from the CBD, with lots of parking options available:

  • Park Long: If you're visiting Gladstone for longer than a day, leave your car here. It's close to the terminals and check-in counters.
  • Park Premium: Located on level 3 of the P1 Domestic car park, this is the best option if you want the most convenience. It is the more expensive, but you'll have access to exclusive entry and exit ramps.
  • Park Valet: If you don't want to waste any time at the airport, use this option. All you need to do is park your car in the valet area, and the staff will help you with the rest.

Metered taxis and Uber is also available in Brisbane. A one-way trip will set you back around $30–45 depending on demand at the time. During peak-hour, the ring roads around Brisbane Airport can become highly congested with taxis, rideshares and private cars — so make sure you allow more time for the commute during these times and aim to arrive at the airport around 1-hour before your scheduled domestic depature.

If you’re travelled with checked luggage, we recommend that you arrive at Brisbane Airport at least 60 minutes prior to your flight time. Check-in is at least 45 minutes prior departure for most airlines and waiting times in queues can get extremely long if you need to weigh and check-in bags. This should also allow you enough spare time to grab a drink or food on your way to the departure gate without feeling too rushed.

Arriving at Gladstone Airport (GLT)

Non-stop, the flight from Brisbane (BNE) to Gladstone (GLT) should take about 1 hour 10 minutes. Once you've arrived in the arrivals terminal and picked up any checked luggage, grab yourself a coffee and pick up a newspaper from Volare Cafe and Bar. There are also plenty of bathrooms to freshen up in post-flight scattered throughout the terminals.

If you're travelling with checked luggage, it will be available to collect from the baggage carousels located in the Arrivals area. Trolleys are available too in this area for a minimal charge. Gold coins are accepted and are refunded when trolleys are returned.

Gladtsone is a relatively small city, so the airport is only about 7km from the centre of town — about 11 minutes by car. For the budget conscious, the cheapest way to get to your hotel is with the bus. Buslink runs a regular service from the airport to the city with route 502.

Not keen on sitting next to another stranger after your flight? Regular metered taxis and rideshare services like Uber are also available in Gladstone. An Uber from Gladstone Airport to the centre of town will set you back between $12-25 depending on demand. If you want your own set of wheels to get around

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The Cheapest Time to Fly to Gladstone from Brisbane

When flying from Brisbane to Gladstone, the time of year and day of the week that you fly often plays a significant role in the price of a ticket. Hot tip: you can save money and find the cheapest flight deal by searching for a flight in the afternoon late in the week (when the fewest people tend to be looking and when airlines are looking to offload excess tickets). Flying from Brisbane to Gladstone on a Wednesday will typically mean slightly higher prices than an early-week or weekend flight.

With dozens of weekly direct flights from Brisbane to Gladstone, there are plenty of great and affordable tickets available all throughout the year. Compare and book your flights with Webjet to score the best deals available from Qantas or cheap tickets from Virgin Australia. With Webjet, you can mix and match return tickets for a better price and more conveniently than booking through multiple airline websites.


What to Do in Gladstone

Gladstone is one of Australia's best-kept secrets. Located 450 km from Brisbane, it's the gateway to exciting outdoor adventures in the Southern Barrier Reef. Here are some of our favourite things to do in Gladstone:

Climb Mount Larcom

Want to explore Gladstone's natural heritage? Put on your hiking shoes and climb to the top of Mount Larcom. The summit is 632 meters above sea level, and it's one of the city's top tourist attractions. THe climb should take around 5 hours and is a great way to get outside and work up a sweat — it's best enjoyed in the cooler months of the year.

Visit Lady Musgrave Island

A coral cay of the Great Barrier Reef, this is one of Gladstone's best natural beauties! Go on a glass bottom boat tour, snorkel to your heart's content and explore the island on foot. Just make sure you stay hydrated and bring enough sunscreen.

Explore Heron Island

Heron Island is the perfect day-trip location from Gladstone for travellers who love outdoor and underwater adventures. You'll be able to explore the Southern Great Barrier Reef, and you can snorkel straight off the island.

Go four-wheel driving in the Kroombit Tops National Park

Kroombit Tops National Park is famous for its waterfalls, cliffs and beautiful gorges. If that's not enough adventure for you, go to the Bustard Head Lighthouse and sandboard down the Middle Island's dunes!


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