Take the stress out of travelling—use our range of journey planning features to help you get around.
If you know where you want to go but don’t know how to get there, our journey planner can help.
Enter a street address, landmark, stop name or stop ID in the 'Start' and 'End' boxes and specify a travel day and time.
Modify search options
You're able to modify your search criteria to find the most suitable journey.
- choose to leave after or arrive before a specific time
- choose the earliest or last service of the day
- select any combination of bus, train, ferry and tram services
- increase or decrease the maximum walk distance, as well as your walking speed
- select any combination of bus service types—for example regular, express, NightLink or school services
- select any combination of fare types—for example, standard, prepaid or free services.
Confirm your journey
If there is no match for your start or end location, or if there is more than one match, you will need to confirm the location.
If you don't know the address or stop name, select a nearby landmark—this will search for all nearby stops.
- To search for a bus timetable, enter the bus route code and select your travel date.
- Some buses do not operate on some weekdays, weekends or public holidays. For example, NightLink buses only operate on Friday and Saturday nights.
- Most buses have a 2- or 3-digit route number. Some services have a letter as well, such as a 'P' (prepaid services) or 'N' (NightLink service).
- Train and ferry route codes are made up of 4 characters. This indicates the origin and destination of the service—for example, train service 'CAIP' starts at Caboolture and ends at Ipswich.
The stops and stations search shows all services stopping at your location within the next 90 minutes.
You’ll be able to view a map of your stop location, as well as nearby go card locations and landmarks.
It will also let you know about any service updates affecting the services close to you
Find stops near you
Our journey planner can find stops near you.
Enter an address, landmark, stop name or stop ID, and it'll give you a list of stops that are close by.
You can zoom in and out of the map to show more or less stops, and click on a stop name for more information.
If you're using the mobile site, you can click the 'use current location' link on the stops and stations page to find the nearest stops using your GPS coordinates.
Follow your journey on your mobile
If you have a GPS-enabled mobile phone, you can see where you are on your journey.
- Go to translink.com.au.
- Find the trip you're on by going via the route timetable or stop timetable.
- Make sure you select the trip you are on—for example, the 5.15am route 111 service.
- Click on 'show map of service' link.
- Click on 'track me' link—you will see your location is marked with a red marker. As your bus, train, ferry or tram continues along its route, your location will be updated.
Make sure your GPS location services are enabled. Contact your mobile phone provider if you're not sure how to do this.
Service updates are listed on our website when we're notified of any changes—this can be in weeks in advance or as the event unfolds.
Up-to-date service information is also available on our homepage.
- Search for your school name under 'landmark'
- Ensure the date and time you have entered to travel on is a school day. For a list of official school days visit the Department of Education and Training website.
Enter a street address—e.g. 16 Smith St—and suburb (if known). Don't include unit numbers.
A landmark can be a:
- major bus interchange
- train or tram station
- ferry terminal
- sporting venue
- shopping centre.
Stop name and stop ID (including QR codes)
Each stop has a name and individual 6-digit stop ID. These can be found on some bus stops and timetables.
You can find your stop by typing in the stop name or ID or by entering a street name and suburb. A list of nearby stops will appear and you can select the most relevant one.
Some stop timetables have a QR code. You can scan the QR code with your mobile phone camera if you have a scanner application. You'll then be shown the stop information and timetable.
The travel options I want are not coming up
Try modifying your search options and you may see more services.
Remember to check:
- the date and time you’ve entered—there may be changes due to public holidays or weekend timetables
- if you are excluding some modes of transport or fare types—this will also affect the search results.
The service you are looking for may not show up if there is an express service that would get you to your destination earlier (even if the express leaves later than the service you want). If you click on 'more info and times' for that leg on the journey, you will see alternative routes and times.
Journey planner automatically allows 5 minutes for you to transfer between services, and won't recommend transfers where you would have to leave one service and board another in less than 5 minutes. This is to minimise the chance of you missing your connecting service. However, sometimes you could transfer in less time than this. Check alternative routes and times to find other services you may be able to transfer onto.
Services which operate past midnight into the early morning of the following day are treated as part of the same day. For example, if a bus service operates past midnight on a Friday, it is still considered a Friday service. The best way to find services after midnight is to search for services after 11.55pm.
If your street or street number is new, or if construction has caused changes in your area, they may not yet be recognised by the journey planner. If you experience this problem, contact us.
Something else is wrong
It's also a good idea to check your start and end location.
If you're still experiencing problems, please contact us.
Provide as much detail as possible so that we can investigate, including the:
- day and time you did your search
- start and end locations, date, time and other options in your search
- results you expected
- results you got.
This page gives you a detailed description of a suggested journey and display options depending on your search.
It may offer one or many options depending on the journey available. Switch between the options by clicking on the tabs at the top of your journey details.
At the top of each journey option, there is a summary of the total travel time, total walking distance number of transfers and the go card adult fare.
Each journey will show the following:
This will show how long your walk will take, and you can check the map to see exactly where you need to go.
Each leg of your journey is shown with an icon indicating the mode of transport.
Click on 'more info & times' to find out information on the departure and arrival times and the stop or platform your service will be leaving from.
You'll also find alternative trips for the selected leg of your journey.
For each leg, click the 'zoom to trip on map' to see where the service travels.
Train platforms shown are subject to change. Please check the latest information available on arrival at your station.
Current service status
Check the status of your service for any interruptions or delays that might affect your journey.
Please note: the status shown is based on information currently on the website. If you're planning your journey for the future, check the website again before you travel for information about any unplanned disruptions.
The fare information explains the number of zones you'll travel through and how much it will cost depending on the ticket you are travelling with.