The Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital is located at Herston, four kilometres north of Brisbane's central business district. The main entrance and the Emergency Department entrance are both accessed from Butterfield St. Access from Herston Rd is more convenient for visitors to the Mental Health Centre or Block 7.
The hospital is accessible by bus, train, taxi, bicycle and private transport. Major routes for public transport are located outside the hospital and at the RBWH Busway station. Three multi-storey car parks are also available for patient/visitor/staff use on the Herston Campus.
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There are three multi-storey carparks available for patient, visitor and staff use on the Herston campus. These are all undercover and operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. As they are privately owned, charges will apply at each carpark.
Parking around the Herston area and the hospital complex is regulated. There is no parking for visitors on the hospital grounds. Parking in nearby streets is controlled. Some metered parking is available.
There are designated two minute pick up/drop off areas for patients and vistors in the hospital grounds.
In front of the main entrance of the hospital (Ned Hanlon Building) and outside the Joyce Tweddell Building (see facilities map). People exceeding this two-minute limit may be fined $75. Parking fines apply for illegal parking elsewhere in the hospital grounds.
The RBWH Busway Station is a major bus route with frequent transport during the day. The majority of buses passing through the RBWH station will make stops at the Royal Children's Hospital and King George Square Bus Station in the Brisbane CBD.
The nearest railway stations are Brunswick Street station in Fortitude Valley or Bowen Hills station. Both stations are about 1km walk to the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital.
For public transport information, call the TransLink Hotline phone number on 131230 or visit http://translink.com.au/.
The closest taxi rank is located at the main entrance to the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital on Butterfield Street. This rank is close to the transit lounge and discharge centre for people being admitted to or discharged from the hospital. On request, the Ward Receptionist will telephone for a taxi to call for you at the transit lounge.
Another taxi rank is located outside the Queensland Institute of Medical Research (QIMR) building on Herston Road. There are also drop-off areas near the Joyce Tweddell building and the Mental Health Unit. Free taxi phones are located on the Ground Floor of the Ned Hanlon building, the Dr James Mayne building and on level 4 of the Joyce Tweddell building.
On discharge, Ambulance transport can be arranged for patients, who, for medical reasons cannot travel by other means.
An authority for transport must be signed by your doctor. Ambulance transport departure time is at the discretion of the Queensland Ambulance Service, because emergencies are given priority service. The discharge centre on Ground Floor of the Dr James Mayne building has an ambulance waiting area for patients awaiting transport by ambulance on discharge.
The RBWH Cycle Centre is located next to the RBWH Busway Station and is available to all RBWH and Herston campus staff, visitors, local business staff and the general public. The centre provides cyclists, pedestrians and joggers with a state-of-the-art end-of-trip facility, including secure bike racks, lockers and showers. Fees apply and include rates for casual one-off use and also membership from 1 to 12 months. For more information visit the Cycle Centre website.