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Getting to Brisbane Showgrounds by Car

Brisbane Showgrounds is located 3.2km north east of Brisbane’s CBD on Gregory Terrace at Bowen Hills. It is a 20-minute drive from the airport or 10 minutes from the CBD.

Best parking option is the new multi-storey Pavilion Carpark (located on the event’s doorstep) located off O’Connell Terrace, Bowen Hills. 4 metre height clearance with access to stairs or lifts on all levels. Undercover parking option is available. Click on the image below to see a map of The Pavilion Carpark.

Driving from the South (eg Logan, Gold Coast, NSW) to The Pavilion Carpark

Option 1: Proceed onto the Pacific Motorway/M1 following the signs north to Brisbane. Follow Pacific Motorway and M3 to Gilchrist Avenue in Herston. Take the Herston Road exit from M3. Follow the road around to Bowen Bridge Road/State Route 15, turn right onto Campbell Street which leads onto Sneyd Street. Turn left onto O’Connell Terrace and entrance to the parking area is on the left via a set of traffic lights. If using GPS (Satellite navigation) The best road is O’Connell Terrace, Bowen Hills 4006.

Option 2 (Toll): Proceed onto the Pacific Motorway/M1 following the signs north to Brisbane. Follow Pacific Motorway and M3, take exit 4 towards M7/Clem Jones Tunnel/Brisbane Airport/Sunshine Coast and Continue onto M7. Take the State Route 15 exit. Keep left following signs for Bowen Bridge Road/State Route 15 and merge onto Bowen Bridge Road. Merge onto Bowen Bridge road and turn left onto Campbell Street which leads onto Sneyd Street. Turn left onto O’Connell Terrace and entrance to the parking area is on the left via a set of traffic lights. If using GPS (Satellite navigation) The best road is O’Connell Terrace, Bowen Hills 4006.

Driving from the North (eg Sunshine Coast, Bribie Island, Gympie, Bundaberg) to The Pavilion Carpark

Proceed on to the M1 heading South towards Brisbane, then head towards Brisbane following the Gympie Arterial Road/M3. Continue on Gympie Road/A3 which will lead you onto the Lutwyche Road/A3. Keep right to continue on Bowen Bridge Road/State Route 15. Turn right onto Campbell Street which leads onto Sneyd Street. Turn left onto O’Connell Terrace and entrance to the parking area is on the left via a set of traffic lights. If using GPS (Satellite navigation) The best road is O’Connell Terrace, Bowen Hills 4006.

Driving from the West (eg Ipswich, Toowoomba) to The Pavilion Carpark.

Proceed on the Cunningham Highway/National Highway 15 in Raceview from State Route 39. Continue on National Highway 15. Take M5 to Mount Coot Tha Road/Metroad 5 in Mount Coot-Tha. Take the exit for Mount Coot-Tha Road from M5. Proceed to Hale St/M3 in Milton. Follow M3 to Gilchrist Avenue in Herston. Take the Herston Road exit from M3. Take the Bowen Bridge Road/State Route 15. Turn right onto Campbell Street which leads onto Sneyd Street. Turn left onto O’Connell Terrace and entrance to the parking area is on the left via a set of traffic lights. If using GPS (Satellite navigation) The best road is O’Connell Terrace, Bowen Hills 4006.

By Bus

The nearest Busway station is at Royal Brisbane Women’s Hospital (190m), with other bus stops in the vicinity of the Showgrounds. Check the Translink public transport Journey Planner to plan your trip.

Train Options – Travel FREE!

AVOID THE TRAFFIC & PARKING HASSLES! BUY YOUR TICKET ONLINE AND TRAVEL FREE TO/FROM BRISBANE SHOWGROUNDS from any station on the Queensland Rail Citytrain Network including north from Gympie, west from Rosewood, south from Varsity Lakes and all Brisbane stations  to either Roma Street, Central or Fortitude Valley Railway Stations. Then connect to the Show Train (loop service) that goes direct to the Brisbane Showgrounds. Your return journey home will be loop service back to either of these stations from the Brisbane Showgrounds for your return journey home.

NOTE: Free train travel does not apply to the AIRTRAIN travelling between the Airport and Eagle Junction Station. Please make sure you list the number of children travelling with you so that a ticket will be generated for each child. Each ticket is valid for one day of entry to the Let’s Go Brisbane Caravan & Outdoor Sale between the days of 31 October- 3rd November inclusive. Ticket can only be redeemed once.

Check the Translink public transport Journey Planner to plan your trip.  Click here to view the train map.