Finalised in mid-2020, the Brisbane International Cruise Terminal (BICT) is Queensland’s first ever dedicated cruise facility homeporting some of the largest cruise ships in the world. 

The 9300sqm Arkhefield-designed terminal features a 208-metre-long wharf, 270-metre-long elevated walkway, parking facilities and riverfront open spaces. 

BICT is located at 1 Cruise Terminal Dr, Pinkenba, also known as Luggage Point. The port’s close proximity to Brisbane’s Central Business District and its nearness to the airport makes it more accessible for both locals and foreign visitors. 

The Brisbane International Cruise Terminal is only open during the cruise ship’s berthing time. 

The Brisbane International Cruise Terminal was finalised in mid-2020.
The Brisbane International Cruise Terminal was finalised in mid-2020.

Homeported cruise lines

Brisbane International Cruise Terminal homeports a number of cruise lines. Royal Caribbean, Princess Cruises, Carnival Cruises, Disney Cruise Line and P&O Australia. 

How to get there 

When the GPS systems may not recognise the official address of BICT, drivers can use Marine Road, which becomes Cruise Terminal Drive. 

The cruise terminal is situated at the mouth of the Brisbane River. It is a 15-minute drive (12km) from Brisbane Airport and a 30-minute drive (21km) from the CBD. It is close to major arterial roads such as the Gateway Motorway and Kingsford Smith Drive.

From the airport

It will only take about 15-17 minutes (without traffic) to travel from Brisbane Airport to Brisbane International Cruise Terminal. 

Guests/passengers may take a taxi, or rideshare like Uber, Ola, or DiDi, or pre-book a private transfer like the door-to-door shuttle services, Con-X-ion. Additionally, those who are traveling with a private vehicle may take the route via Lomandra Dr and State Route 25 (12.8km).

BICT is not currently serviced by public transport.

From Brisbane Central Business District (CBD)

It only takes approximately 29 minutes to drive from Brisbane CBD to BICT via Airport Link (22.4 km). And more or less 30 minutes via State Route 26. 

Guests and travelers must also alot several minutes more to consider the traffic especially during rush hours. 

Parking at BICT

Onsite parking at Brisbane International Cruise Terminal is managed by Wilson Parking. For travelers and guests, they may make their bookings via the Wilson Parking website:

The plan to extend the car park of BICT and add an extra 340 parking spaces is now underway. The additional car parks will increase BICT’s total onsite parking to 1282 parking bays for passengers and staff. 

In the event that onsite parking is full, guests and travellers can be dropped off or make alternative parking arrangements. 

There are also off-site car parking operators and private transfer providers in Brisbane like Andrew’s Airport Parking. You can contact them on (07) 3268 4222 or Portside Parking on (07) 3630 0922​. 

Moreover, there is a 2-minute Passenger Pick-up and set-down area located in front of the terminal building. It also has two accessible bays. 

Hotels closest to BICT

Brisbane is the capital of Queensland and Australia’s third-largest city. So, accommodation and hotels for cruise ship guests and passengers are not much of a problem. There is the Pacific Hotel Brisbane in Spring Hill which is about 16 km from BICT.

On the other hand, the Brisbane Central District also houses several hotels including Capri by Fraser, Stamford Plaza which is 15.7 km from BICT. There is also the Great Southern Hotel, Hyatt Regency, and The Point Brisbane Hotel which are approximately 16 km from BCIT.

Many of the airport hotels (Pullman/Novotel/Ibis) also offer transfers to BICT.