While Queensland’s land mass covers a large area, getting around the enormous state is relatively easy due to its excellent intra-state transport options.
Queensland enjoys an excellent rail and road system and commercial and general aviation airports can be found throughout the state. The South-east is the major population centre, with the capital city of Brisbane acting as the major domestic and international gateway.
The quickest way to get around Queensland is by air. Brisbane Airport is Australia’s third busiest with direct service to 40 domestic destinations, including locations up and down the Queensland coast and to remote regional centres throughout the state.
Brisbane Airport also provides direct links to 30 global destinations from Asia to North America, the South Pacific and the Middle East. Major airports are also found on the Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Mackay, Townsville, Cairns and many other business and holiday destinations. Qantas and Virgin Australia are the two largest providers of air service with each providing flights to regional centres. Regional Express, Skytrans, and Alliance also serve routes throughout Queensland.
Queensland Rail offers a wide range of routes including an extensive Brisbane City network. Long distance routes stretch from Brisbane to points throughout the Sunshine State. Travel lines include the popular Sunlander route which winds its way up the coast to Cairns and the Spirit of the Outback ending in Longreach.