Man sitting onboard Surfside bus

We’re reshaping Gold Coast public transport with new bus timetables and making changes to a number of local bus services to complement the opening of Stage 2 of the G:link tram. 

Stage 2 of G:link connects Gold Coast University Hospital to Helensvale Station, so we’ve: 

  • Removed bus routes which duplicate the new tram extension
  • Reinvested to deliver more buses on other local routes
  • Updated timetables to reflect current traffic conditions
  • Changed bus stops on some routes

Most bus routes will have minor timetable changes which means your bus may leave a few minutes earlier or later. See timetables below.

Some routes will have additional changes. See details below.

There are no changes to dedicated school bus services as a result of these Gold Coast bus changes. 

Key features of the changes

  • More reliable timetables which reflect current traffic conditions.
  • Three routes operating more often with longer operating hours
  • Nine routes with buses running on average every 15 minutes (or more often), 7am-7pm on weekdays
  • Longer operating hours on a number of routes
  • Better bus/tram connection times at Broadbeach South station on weekends with route 700 running at the same frequency as the tram
  • Less temporary diversions for route 705 due to events and road closures on Surf Parade.

Additional bus service changes

We've made changes to reduce duplicate the new tram extension and deliver more buses on other local routes.  The changes are:

Route 700 – Tweed Heads to Broadbeach via Burleigh Heads

  • Route 700 now runs every 10 minutes on the weekend to better align with the tram timetable.
  • Better bus/tram connection times at Broadbeach South station on weekends.

View your new 700 timetable (PDF)

Route 704 – Main Beach/Sea World to Helensvale via Southport and Harbour Town

  • Route 704 now operates for longer hours with west-bound services running from Seaworld until 12.06am.

View your new 704 timetable (PDF).

Route 705 – Broadbeach to Sea World

  • Some route 705 bus stops have moved from Surf Parade to Old Burleigh Road.  Most new stops are around a 3 minute walk from the old stops.
  • This means there will be less temporary diversions due to events and road closures on Surf Parade.

View your new 705 timetable (PDF).

Route 709 – Griffith University station to Helensvale Station

  • Route 709 has been removed as it duplicates the new light rail extension.
  • You can still get to places along route 709.
  • If you’re travelling between Helensvale and Griffith University or Gold Coast University Hospital, catch the tram and save 11 minutes compared with the route 709 trip time.
  • To get to other stops use routes 704 and 719, you may need to transfer at Harbour Town. Use the journey planner on MyTransLink app, translink.com.au or call 13 12 30 to find all your options.
  • Routes 704 and 719 run on average every 15 minutes from 7am to 7pm from Monday to Friday.

Route 713 – Paradise Point to Southport via Harbour Town

  • Route 713 buses now run later at night and more often during the day.
  • Buses run on average every 15 minutes between 7am-7pm on weekdays and on average every 20 minutes between 7am-7pm on the weekend.
  • Route 713 now also operates for longer hours, running between 6.15am and 10.50pm on weekdays and between 6.45am and 10.07pm on weekends.

View your new 713 timetable (PDF).

Route 719 – Paradise Point to Southport via GCUH

  • Route 719 buses now run earlier in the morning, later at night and more often during the day.
  • Buses run every 15 minutes between 7am-7pm on weekdays and every 20 minutes between 7am-7pm on the weekend.
  • Route 719 now also operates for longer hours, running between 5.33am and 12.10am on weekdays and between 6am and 12.27am on weekends.

View your new 719 timetable (PDF).

Route 720 – Coomera to Helensvale via Theme Parks

  • We’ve improvid route 720 and changed its name to route TX7. It is the new Gold Coast theme park service.  
  • TX7 buses from Helensvale to Coomera run every 10 minutes between 9am and 11.30am and every 30 minutes between 11.30am and 6.14pm.
  • TX7 buses from Coomera and Helensvale run every 30 minutes from 9am to 3pm and every 10 minutes from 3pm to 5.30pm. The last service leaves around 6.05pm.
  • You don’t have to be going to the theme parks use the TX7. You can use TX7 buses to go anywhere you use route 720 to get to.
  • If you’re coming from Brisbane, catch route TX7 from Coomera station direct to the theme parks.

View your new TX7 timetable (PDF).

Route 738 – Broadbeach South station to Griffith University station via Ashmore

  • Route 738 buses now travel to Griffith University via the Smith Street Motorway.
  • At Griffith University all route 738 buses continue as route 710 buses, so stay on the bus to get to Gold Coast University Hospital.

View your new 738 timetable (PDF).

Route 739 – Griffith University station to Nerang station via Ashmore

  • Route 739 buses now travel to Griffith University via the Smith Street Motorway.
  • At Griffith University all route 739 buses continue as route 714 buses, so stay on the bus to get to Gold Coast University Hospital.

View your new 739 timetable (PDF).

Route 746 – Yarrimbah Drive to Nerang station

  • We’ve added one extra afternoon service on Route 746.

View your new 746 timetable (PDF).

Route 749 – Dugandan Street to Nerang station

  • We’ve added one extra afternoon service on Route 749.

View your new 749 timetable (PDF).

Route 765 – The Pines Elanora to Robina Town Centre via Christine Avenue

  • Route 765 buses now run on average every 15 minutes between 7am and 7pm, seven days a week.
  • Route 765 now also operates for longer hours, running between 5.06am to 10.37pm on weekdays and between 6.05am and 10.27pm on weekends.

View your new 765 timetable (PDF).

Route TX1 – Tweed Heads/Burleigh Heads to Theme Parks

  • We’ve removed route TX1. 
  • You can still get to the theme parks by connecting to the new TX7 bus service at Helensvale.
  • The new route TX7 has 10 minute frequency during theme park high demand times.

View your new TX7 timetable PDF. 

Route TX2 – Broadbeach/Surfers Paradise to Wet’n’Wild and Movie World

  • We’ve removed route TX2. 
  • You can still get to the theme parks by connecting to the new TX7 bus service at Helensvale.
  • The new route TX7 has 10 minute frequency during theme park high demand times.

View your new TX7 timetable PDF. ​

Route TX3 – Broadbeach/Surfers Paradise to Dreamworld

  • We’ve removed route TX3. 
  • You can still get to the theme parks by connecting to the new TX7 bus service at Helensvale.
  • The new route TX7 has 10 minute frequency during theme park high demand times.

View your new TX7 timetable (PDF). 

Timetable changes

We've also updated timetables to reflect current traffic conditions.

Most bus routes have minor timetable changes which means your bus may leave a few minutes earlier or later.

New route PDF timetables 

 

Affected services

Last updated: Mon 8 January 2018 at 8.44am ()