Getting to the race

Brisbane is Australia’s new world city. The city offers a wide range of ways to see Brisbane City and help you arrive at your race with minimal stress and the convenience of our extensive public transport network. From the moment you arrive in Brisbane, let our friendly community make your trip worry-free.

Event finish precinct

The official Brisbane Marathon Festival 2021 event precinct is at the Riverstage, Brisbane (59 Gardens Point Road, Brisbane City). The event precinct will be your best location to store baggage, access toilets and find information about your event.

Click here for Riverstage Transport and Parking Information

As road closures will be in place for the event, we recommend seeking parking arrangements prior to race day (see below) and walking to the finish precinct.


We recommend parking in one of the following easy to access locations for your Brisbane Marathon Festival experience. Event participants and spectators can park at a variety of locations within short walking distance of the event start and finish line and close to a range of fantastic restaurants. Limited spaces available within each location, our parking partner Secure Parking are offering $5 daily parking at the following central locations : Wintergarden, 10 Browning Street (Southbank) & Parkade.

Arriving in Brisbane for the marathon?

Brisbane International and Domestic Airport are just 20 minutes from the central CBD by car. Alternatively catch the “airtrain” directly from the airport to the city in 20 minutes. A pain-free and quick expedition to sunny Queensland’s capital city. Visit Brisbane Airport website for more information.

Already in Brisbane?

Starting in at Colchester Street near Southbank, participants can enjoy convenient access to the start line from the Riverstage. Road closures will be in place from 4.30am. Please ensure you check the official road closures and race buy liquid antibiotics briefing document once available.

Public transport options available

Train services

Quickly reach your destination on the start line for the Brisbane Marathon Festival with Brisbane’s fantastic network of train stations. Travel to Central Station in Brisbane CBD for a leisurely stroll to the start of your event.

Plan your public transport options to the Brisbane Marathon Festival by visiting Translink Government website. Please note the closest train station for the 42km, 21km and 10km start zone is South Bank station.

Taxi services
  • Black and White Cabs (131 008)
  • Yellow Cabs (13 CABS) or 13 2227
Bus services

Brisbane local bus service timetables can be accessed online at Translink Government website, please note that these services are likely to be heavily impact by the Changed Traffic Conditions.

Ferry services

Travel the Brisbane River on the Brisbane CityCat service which operates 7 days a week.
Your terminal is the QUT Gardens Point at Alice Street.

(PLEASE NOTE: Ferry services will be operating ONLY after 7am on Sunday 6 August, so will provide a fantastic way to relax after finishing your event whilst taking in the fresh air of the Brisbane River.)

Road Closures

Please refer to the Changed Traffic Conditions section of our website.