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.

To use:

  • enter a street address, landmark, stop name or stop ID in the 'start' and 'end' boxes
  • specify a travel day and time.

Search options

To find the most suitable journey, you can:

  • choose to 'leave after' or 'arrive before' a specific time
  • select the earliest or latest service of the day
  • pick any combination of bus, train, ferry and tram services
  • increase or decrease the maximum walking distance, as well as your walking speed
  • choose 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's no match for your start or end location, or if there's more than one match, you will need to confirm the location you want.

If you don't know the address or stop name, select a nearby landmark. Doing this will search for all nearby stops.

Search for bus, train, ferry and tram timetables

To search for a bus timetable, enter the bus route number and select your travel date.

Things to note:

  • 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 can view a map of your stop location, as well as nearby go card locations and landmarks.

It will also show any service updates affecting thse services.

Our journey planner can find stops near you.

Enter an address, landmark, stop name or stop ID, for a list of nearby stops.

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 a mobile device, you can click the 'current location' icon to find the nearest stops using your GPS coordinates.

If you have GPS enabled on your mobile phone, you can see where you are on your journey.

  1. Go to translink.com.au.
  2. Find your trip via the route timetable or stop timetable.
    • Make sure you select the trip you are on—for example, the 5.15am route 111 service.
  3. Click 'show map of service'.
  4. Click 'track me'. You will see your location is marked with a red marker. Your location will be updated as your bus, train, ferry or tram continues along its route.

Make sure your GPS location services are enabled. If you're not sure how to do this, contact your mobile phone provider .


Service updates are listed on our website when we're notified of any changes—this can be weeks in advance or as the event unfolds.

  1. Search for your school name under 'landmark

    Example of using landmark in journey planning for schools

  2. Ensure the travel date and time you have entered is a school day. For a list of official school days, visit the Department of Education and Training website.

Street addresses

When entering a street address (for example, 16 Smith St, Brisbane), don't include unit numbers.

Landmarks

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 6-digit stop ID. These can be found on some bus stops and timetables.

You can find your stop by entering the stop name or ID, or street name and suburb into Journey Planner. A list of nearby stops will appear and you can select the most relevant one.

Some stop timetables have a QR code. If you have a scanner app, you can scan the QR code with your mobile phone camera to see the stop information and timetable.

The travel options I want are not coming up

Try modifying your search options to see more services.

Remember to check:

  • your start and end location are correct
  • 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.

Express services

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).

Click on 'more info and times' for that leg on the journey to see alternative routes and times.

Transfer times

Journey planner automatically allows 5 minutes for you to transfer between services. It 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 to.

Services past midnight

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.

New addresses

If your street or street number is new, or if construction has caused changes in your area, they may not be recognised by journey planner yet. If you experience this problem, please contact us.

Something else is wrong

If you're still experiencing problems, please contact us.

To help us investigate, please provide as much detail as possible, including:

  • day and time you did your search
  • your search info, including:
    • start and end locations
    • date and time
    • and other options
  • the results you expected
  • the results you got.

About Journey Planner results

The Journey Planner results page shows the detailed description of a suggested journey and displays options depending on your search.

It may offer one or many options, depending on the journey available.

To switch between options, click on the tabs at the top of your journey details.

At the top of each journey option, there is a summary of:

  • total travel time
  • total walking distance
  • number of transfers 
  • go card adult fare.

Each journey will show the following.

Walking details

This will show approximately how long your walk will take. You can also check the map to see exactly where you need to go.

Travel details

Each leg of your journey is shown with an icon indicating the mode of transport.

For information on departure and arrival times, and the stop or platform your service will be leaving from, click 'more info & times'.

You'll also find alternative trips for the selected leg of your journey.

For each leg, click 'zoom to trip on map' to see where the service travels.

Train platforms

Please note: train platforms shown are subject to change. Check the latest information available when you arrive 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 to learn about any unplanned disruptions.

Fare information

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.