Getting to the race

Brisbane is Australia’s new world city. The city offers a wide range of ways to see Brisbane City and help you arrive at your race with minimal stress and the convenience of our extensive public transport network. From the moment you arrive in Brisbane, let our friendly community make your trip worry-free.

Arriving in Brisbane for the marathon?

Brisbane International and Domestic Airport are just 15 minutes from the central CBD by car. Alternatively catch the “airtrain” directly from the airport to the city in 20 minutes. A pain-free and quick expedition to sunny Queensland’s capital city. Visit Brisbane Airport website for more information

Already in Brisbane?

Click here to see details on how to get to the Brisbane Riverstage, City Botanic Gardens.

Public transport options available

Taxi services

  • Black and White Cabs (131 008)
  • Yellow Cabs (13 CABS) or 13 2227

Bus services

Brisbane local bus service timetables can be accessed online at Translink Government website

Ferry services

Travel the Brisbane River on the Brisbane CityCat service which operates 7 days a week.
Your terminal is the QUT Gardens Point at Alice Street.

(PLEASE NOTE: Ferry services will be operating ONLY after 7am on Sunday 7 August, so will provide a fantastic way to relax after finishing your event whilst taking in the fresh air of the Brisbane River.)

Train services

Quickly reach your destination on the start line for the Brisbane Marathon Festival with Brisbane’s fantastic network of train stations. Travel to Central Station in Brisbane CBD for a leisurely stroll to the start of your event.

Plan your public transport options to the Brisbane Marathon Festival by visiting Translink Government website.

Traveling by car?


Our friends at Wilson Parking have organised a fantastic offer for event participants at the Brisbane Marathon Festival 2016. Event participants can park at two convenient locations within short walking distance of the event start line for a special event only rate of $5.00. Book your parking space online today. Limited spaces available within each location*.


LocationSpacesDistance to startBook online
Riverside Centre800900m WalkClick to book for Riverside Centre
Booking code: BMF15RC
Mary Street450500m WalkClick to book for Mary Street
Booking code: BMF15MS
**$5 Parking Flat Rate for Sunday 2 August 2015 - Please read all entry terms and conditions**

*NOTE: Your car will need to be parked before 4.30am on 7 August. If you are unable to reach the car park locations below before 4.30am, you will be redirected by traffic controllers and unable to park in your designated space. We recommend parking at one of the alternate locations below.

LocationSpacesDistance to startBook online
Secure Parking - Southbank8001900m WalkClick for information
$3 Sunday parking if leaving prior to 9.30am.
QUT Gardens Point under freeway195800m WalkClick for information and location details $8 parking
QUT Gardens Point undercover200800m WalkClick for information
$5 - $25 pay on exit up to 6hrs
Myer Centre, 94 Elizabeth Street5000650m WalkClick for information
$3 Sunday parking
**Note: The above parking locations are not affected by road closures before the start of your event and is most convenient for all those who are unable to reach the Wilson Parking options prior to 4.30am**

Road Closures

Extensive road closures will be in place on race day. Click here to view all road closures which may affect your travel in Brisbane City.