Visiting Brisbane? Download these apps first

Brisbane Tourist Apps

We all carry our livelihood in the palm of our hand every single day. Our smartphones go everywhere with us, so make the most of yours and ensure you have all the right information when you need it.

By having these handy apps pre-downloaded before you arrive in Brisbane, you’ll feel less like a tourist and more like a local from the get-go.

Getting around

Airtrain

Airtrain

The Airtrain runs every 15 minutes in rush hour and every 30 minutes off-peak, departing from both terminals at the Brisbane Airport. It’s arguably the quickest way to travel between the CBD and the airport – taking just 23 minutes. The app provides full timetables – so you’ll have no excuse for running late again.

Cost: Free
Download: App store

MyTransLink

TransLink’s bus, ferry and train network will get you just about anywhere you need to go, and the app offers up timetables, a journey planner, real-time updates and a trip announcer that tracks your trip in real time – so even when you have no idea where you are, the app will alert you when you need to get off.

Cost: Free
Download: App store & Google Play

Brisbane Airport

Anything you need to know about Brisbane Airport? Chances are, the answer is on this app. Check your flight status, grab the latest departure and arrival flight information, find parking information and deals, or check out where to shop and grab a bite before you board with the Brisbane Airport app.

Cost: Free
Download: App store & Google Play

Black & White Cabs

Book your taxi for when you need it, track the cars live and receive fare estimates prior to booking with Black & White Cabs’ app. Oh, and it’s quicker than waiting in the queue at peak hour. Winning.

Cost: Free
Download: App store & Google Play

Yellow Cabs

Skip the queue and book your trip home (or out) via Yellow Cabs’ app. There’s live tracking, ‘on approach’ notifications and the ability to favourite locations to save time when rebooking trips you take regularly.

Cost: Free
Download: App store & Google Play

Uber

Brisbane Airport has a dedicated pickup point for Uber and they’re widely available to catch at all hours of the night nowadays. Our recommendation? Get your Uber rating up by making friends with the friendly Uber drivers.

Cost: Free
Download: App store & Google Play

Eat & Drink

OTTO

Dimmi

Sift through the city’s best restaurants and nab a table for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Choose from fine dining, your favourite cuisine or even alfresco eating and see if you can grab a deal from one of Brisbane’s fanciest restaurants.

Cost: Free
Download: App store & Google Play

OpenTable

Choose from more than 100 restaurants around Brisbane and book a table for breakfast, lunch, dinner … or all three. Find local favourites, newly opened venues or somewhere that serves a mean steak.

Cost: Free
Download: App store & Google Play

Skip

A queue? What’s a queue? Pre-order coffee and food from cafes around Brisbane through the Skip app and you’ll never have to wait in line – or carry loose change – again.

Cost: Free
Download: App store & Google Play

Bonus

Weatherzone

Brisbane prides itself on the three-hundred-and-something days of sunshine per year, but sometimes Mother Nature has other plans. Don’t get caught out just because it’s sunny when you leave the hotel in the morning.

Weatherzone’s app not only offers up the weekly forecast, but also provides the humidity (trust us, you’ll need to know this) and the weather radar so you can check if there’s anything due to pour down from those dark clouds looming in the west.

Cost: Free
Download: App store & Google Play

BCEC Live

Attending an event at Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre? Just a heads up, it’s enormous. The app provides info on getting there, floor plans and maps of the centre – including information on getting from A to B once inside the centre, events information, where to grab a bite and nearby attractions.

Cost: Free
Download: App store & Google Play

MyMaps

If you haven’t heard of this one, download it right now. Plot, plan, colour code pins by category, go wild. Once finalised, import your plans into your Google Maps and off you go.

Cost: Free
Download: App store & Google Play

Check out Visit Brisbane for more information and tips for your visit to Brisbane!