New ways to pay on G:link

Smart Ticketing has arrived on the Gold Coast! 

You can now trial new Smart Ticketing payment methods by tapping on and off using a Visa, Mastercard or American Express contactless debit or credit card, smartphone or smart watch to pay for adult fares across the entire G:link network.

The trial is optional and you can continue to use your go card or purchase a paper ticket to pay for your travel on G:link.

Remember to keep using your go card if you are continuing your journey onto another mode of transport (such as a bus or train) or wish to travel on a concession fare.

Learn more about the Smart Ticketing project and how you can trial new ways to pay on G:link.


How to use Smart Ticketing

It's as easy as 1 - 2 - 3! Remember to:

  1. Prepare early! Remove your card from your wallet or have your smart device ready to tap
  2. Tap on and off
  3. Tap on and off with the same card or device.

Learn more about new ways to pay on G:link with Smart Ticketing.

Marlu the Smart Tickety-Roo

Across G:link, Marlu the Smart Tickety-Roo is helping customers tap in to Smart Ticketing with Visa, Mastercard and American Express credit or debit cards, smartphones and smart watches.

Learn more about Marlu the Smart Tickety-Roo

Important concession fare info

Visa, Mastercard and American Express are available for adult fares only on G:link during the trial. Please remember to keep using your go card to pay your eligible concession fare during this trial. Smart Ticketing will be available for concession fares in future phases of the project.

More about Smart Ticketing

The Queensland Government is investing $371 million in a new Smart Ticketing solution that will make choosing public transport easier by introducing new ways to plan and pay for your journey.

Learn more about Smart Ticketing.

The Connecting Thread

In a world first, Translink is featuring First Nations art across Queensland’s public transport ticketing equipment and infrastructure.

Gold Coast customers are the first to see The Connecting Thread artwork featured on a tram and all new Smart Ticketing validators on G:link.

Learn more about The Connecting Thread.

Frequently asked questions

Our street teams are on the ground to help you every step of the way during our G:link trial.

You can also call 13 12 30 if you have a question or feedback about Smart Ticketing.

Want to learn more? Check out our frequently asked questions and follow Translink’s Facebook and Instagram for more information on all things Smart Ticketing.

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