According to statistics from RACQ, the average speed in the mornings in Brisbane can drop to 14.8km/h. The RACQ have stated that congestion is costing Brisbane drivers up to $1,875 a year just to sit in peak-hour traffic as it returns to pre-covid levels.
The roads between Brisbane Airport and the Gold Coast are notorious for excessive traffic congestion with the journey times taking up to three hours after incidents. There’s a reason that Airtrain routinely receives TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence awards.
This is a very convenient, easy and reasonably priced way to go from the Brisbane Airport to the Gold Coast. Once I had picked up my luggage it only took a few minutes to get to the train station. The train came very quickly and I was on my way to the Gold Coast. I have used the Airtrain a few times now and my experience has always been a good one.
“Whether you’ve got a 30 minute flight to get to a meeting, or a 20 hour journey to Europe, accessing the airport is probably one of the main anxieties on a trip. Road access is filled with uncertainty in both cost & time, meaning travellers have to build in considerable padding into a journey. By contrast, the airport train has predictable access, route, cost, journey time & service offer making even foreign travellers feel comfortable and assured. This is enhances the reputation of the airport but also the host city that is seen as more organised & well managed.”