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Travelling to Ipswich- The fastest and most convenient routes
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Travelling to Ipswich

Ipswich is only 45 minutes by road from Brisbane City, 1 hour from the Gold Coast and 1 hour from Brisbane Airport.  Whether you're coming by car, train or bus here's some information to help you plan your visit.

By Road:

Ipswich is located at the nexus of five major arterial roads allowing for easy access.

From the East: The Ipswich Motorway links Ipswich to Brisbane.

From the West: The Warrego Higway (Highway 54) links Ipswich to major regional centres including Toowoomba, Roma & Charleville.

From the North: The Brisbane Valley Highway (Highway 17) links Ipswich to major regional centres including Esk & Kingaroy.

From the South: The Cunninghan Highway (Highway 15) links Ipswich to major regional centres including Warwick & Stanthorpe, along with the New England Highway from New South Wales.

From the South-East: The Logan Motorway links Ipswich to the Gold Coast and Pacific Highway from New South Wales, along with the Gateway Motorway from Brisbane Airport & Sunshine Coast.

By Train:

The Brisbane Citytrain network provides regular connections from Ipswich to Brisbane and connections to the Gold & Sunshine Coast rail lines. For more information about train timetables and fares go to www.translink.com.au

By Bus:

Daily bus connections are available from the Brisbane Transit Centre in Brisbane. For more information contact the Brisbane Transit Centre on (+61 7) 3236 2020.

Private Transfers:

If you prefer the convenience of private transfers you can book a limousine or luxury coach depending on the number of people in your party.  For limousine transfers contact Event Limousines on 0419 798 680 or Ultimate Limousines on 0413 299 881.  Southern Cross Transit, with a fleet of luxury mini-buses and coaches, can be contacted on (+61 7) 3812 2520 or via their website at www.southerncrosstransit.com.au for small or large group transfers. Bookings are essential for all private transfers

By Air:

Ipswich is easily accessible from the Brisbane International & Domestic Airports. Ipswich is 60 minutes drive from the Airports or you can choose to take a bus or the Airtrain.


Airtrain is the quick and easy way to transfer from the domestic and international airports.  Sit back in air-conditioned comfort and take the express pathway to Brisbane before changing at Roma Street or Central Stations for your journey through to Ipswich.  For more information visit: www.airtrain.com.au

Airport Bus Services:

Airport West operates a door-to-door airport bus shuttle service to/from Brisbane Domestic and International airports as well as the Brisbane cruise terminal.  Bookings are essential and must be made 2 full working days prior to the service being provided.  Bookings and payment can be made by contacting the Ipswich Visitor Information Centre on +61 7 3281 0555 or via email on info@discoveripswich.com.au

Did you know… Railways have been an important part of Ipswich history, and you can explore this rich heritage through hands-on exhibits, multimedia and stories at The Workshops Rail Museum.