On Monday 28 November 2016, your new-look TransLink bus network launched.

Using the feedback you provided earlier in July, we've worked with Mackay Transit Coaches to design your better bus services.

Download the full 'A better bus network for Mackay' community consultation report (PDF, 1.1MB).

Your new TransLink network features:

  • 11 routes operating more often, with quicker travel times
  • longer operating hours, with trips timed to better suit students and CBD workers
  • a trial service to Mackay Airport for the first time
  • more frequent trips to Caneland Central, Mount Pleasant Shopping Centre, the CQUniversity campuses and local medical services
  • better coverage of the Northern Beaches, Glenella, Ooralea and Paget areas
  • two return services per weekday to Marian and Mirani
  • new bus stops with better bus service information.

Please note go card is not being introduced at this time. The current paper tickets and fares will continue to apply. 

When the new network launches, there’ll be changes to how you get bus service information.

From Monday 28 November, you'll transition from contacting Mackay Transit Coaches to using our 24/7 call centre, website with journey planner and MyTransLink app.

Get to know your new bus network by viewing our interactive map, or calling 13 12 30 anytime.

More information about your new bus routes is available below.

Operating hours:

Mon – Fri: 5.56am – 6.56pm
Sat: 8.40am – 6.12pm

Frequency:

Mon – Fri: Hourly
Sat: Every two hours

This service replaces routes 2 and 5.

You can view the new alignment by using our interactive map.

Operating hours:

Mon – Fri: 6am – 6.54pm
Sat: 8.31am – 6.27pm

Frequency:

Mon – Fri: Hourly
Sat: Every two hours

This service replaces routes 6 & 9A.

You can view the new alignment by using our interactive map.

Operating hours:

Mon – Fri: 6.28am – 6.09pm
Sat: 8.28am – 4.09pm

Frequency:

Mon – Fri: Hourly (except for one trip in each direction)
Sat: Four trips in each direction

This service replaces route 1.

You can view the new alignment by using our interactive map.

Operating hours:

Mon – Fri: 6.45am – 6.41pm
Sat: 9.45am – 5.41pm

Frequency:

Mon – Fri: Hourly (except for one trip in each direction)
Sat: Four trips in each direction

This service replaces route 3.

You can view the new alignment by using our interactive map.

Operating hours:

Mon – Fri:  7.49am – 8.55pm
Sat: 9.49am – 7.55pm

Frequency:

Mon – Fri: Every three hours
Sat: Every three hours

This service replaces routes 4 and 12.

You can view the new alignment by using our interactive map.

Operating hours:

Mon – Fri: 6.55am – 6.46pm
Sat: 8.55am - 6.46pm

Frequency:

Mon – Fri: Hourly (except for one trip in each direction)
Sat: Every three hours

This service replaces routes 4 and 4A.

You can view the new alignment by using our interactive map.

Operating hours:

Mon – Fri: 6.45am – 6.41pm
Sat: 8.45am – 4.41pm

Frequency:

Mon – Fri: Hourly (except for one trip in each direction)
Sat: Four trips in each direction

This service replaces route 8.

You can view the new alignment by using our interactive map.

Operating hours:

Mon – Fri: 6.46am – 6.54pm
Sat: 7.46am – 5.54pm

Frequency:

Mon – Fri: Every one – two hours
Sat: Four trips in each direction

This service replaces route 7.

You can view the new alignment by using our interactive map.

Operating hours:

Mon – Fri: 6.09am – 6.27pm
Sat: 9.09am – 5.27pm

Frequency:

Mon – Fri: Every one – two hours
Sat: Four trips in each direction

This service replaces route 7.

You can view the new alignment by using the interactive map.

Operating hours:

Mon – Fri: 6am – 7.44pm
Sat: No services

Frequency:

Mon – Fri: Every three hours
Sat: No services

This service replaces route 10.

You can view the new alignment by using our interactive map.

Operating hours:

Mon – Fri: 6.30am – 6.34pm
Sat: No services

Frequency:

Mon – Fri: Four trips in each direction
Sat: No services

This service replaces routes 9 and 11.

You can view the new alignment by using the interactive map.

New bus timetables are now available.

There are three timetables for the Mackay region.

You can get a printed copy on-board the bus, at libraries and shopping centres or by calling 13 12 30 anytime.

Use the TransLink journey planner plan your travel on your new bus network.

Please note that real-time information is not currently available for Mackay bus services.

Interactive map

Use the map below to view the upcoming changes to the Mackay urban bus network.

Using the map is easy, simply select the check box next to the route you'll use to travel.

We've also included the locations of bus stops across the region to help you plan your journey

Map legend

New bus route
Existing bus stop
New bus stop
Removed bus stop