Ekka 2022

In brief


Brisbane Showgrounds

Date and times

  • Saturday 6 August 2022, 9:00am to 9:00pm
  • Sunday 7 August 2022, 9:00am to 9:00pm
  • Monday 8 August 2022, 9:00am to 9:00pm
  • Tuesday 9 August 2022, 9:00am to 9:00pm
  • Wednesday 10 August 2022, 9:00am to 9:00pm
  • Thursday 11 August 2022, 9:00am to 9:00pm
  • Friday 12 August 2022, 9:00am to 9:00pm
  • Saturday 13 August 2022, 9:00am to 9:00pm
  • Sunday 14 August 2022, 9:00am to 9:00pm

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Getting there

Use the journey planner to find out which bus and train services will get you to the Ekka.

Check for current and upcoming service changes.

Travelling safe

Follow these simple steps when travelling to the Ekka to keep it COVID-safe:

  • wear a mask
  • leave a gap between you and others
  • travel early to avoid the last-minute rush
  • stay home if you are unwell.

Travel information

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Train pulling into Exhibition station

Exhibition station will be open all through this year's show.

The Ekka Loop service runs from Roma Street to Central and Fortitude Valley before arriving at the Ekka. Trains then leave Exhibition station and return to Roma Street to start the loop again.

To the Ekka - Roma Street to Exhibition 

  • 8.45am to 3.30pm - every 15 minutes
  • 3.30pm to 6.30pm - every 30 minutes
  • 6.30pm to 8pm - every 15 minutes

From the Ekka - Exhibition to Roma Street 

  • 9am to 3.30pm - every 15 minutes
  • 3.30pm to 6.30pm - every 30 minutes
  • 6.30pm to 11pm - every 15 minutes

To get there, catch any city-bound train and swap to an Ekka loop train at either Roma StreetCentral or Fortitude Valley stations.


*The Ekka loop service times are approximate and may vary due to operational requirements on the day.

A family of two adults and two children walking along Exhibition station

go card

Getting to Ekka is easy with go card, simply tap on and off when travelling.

Avoid the queues and set up auto top-up before heading to the show.

Ekka Travel Ticket

Save money with the Ekka Travel Ticket, its just $6 adult and $3 concession return from anywhere on the TransLink SEQ network (excluding Airtrain).

To purchase, show your Ekka Entry Ticket to a staff member at attended Queensland Rail stations from Tuesday 2 August.

If you are wishing to purchase a concession travel ticket, you show a valid concession card (excluding children 5-14 years of age) when purchasing.

Ekka Travel Ticket conditions of travel.

Ekka Entry Ticket

Visit the Ekka website to buy entry tickets.

Ekka transport map

Map legend

 Brisbane Showgrounds (The Ekka)

Train stations

Busway stations

 Translink's Ekka Stall

  • King Street, Fortitude Valley

Public holiday service levels

There are two show day holidays during this year's Ekka; Monday 8 August for non-Brisbane City Council regions, and Wednesday 10 August for the Brisbane City Council region. 

Service notices

Please note, these are not gazetted public holidays (like ANZAC Day, Good Friday), which means services may run to a weekend, public holiday or special timetable.

Make sure to use the journey planner if you are travelling during this time. 

Late night track works

During this year's show there will be some late night closures on the Beenleigh and Gold Coast lines between Roma Street and Moorooka stations. These works are part of the Cross River Rail project.

Tracks will be closed from 9.30pm until last service on Monday 8, Tuesday 9, Wednesday 10 and Thursday 11 August

Check the service notice for full details. 


More information

To find out more about the Ekka and to buy entry tickets visit Ekka.com.au.