Scam text messages

We are aware that some customers have received text messages claiming to be from Translink demanding payment for a recent trip or alerting you to a refund on an unused balance. This is a conventional phishing attack, hoping to trick people into giving up personal data or credit card details. We will never send you penalty notices or fines via text message. No go card data has been stolen or compromised.

Please report any scam messages like this to

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go card - your ticket to travel  

go card is our electronic ticket to fast, easy and convenient travel in South East Queensland.

Use go card on all Translink bus, train (including Airtrain), ferry and tram services in greater Brisbane, Ipswich, Moreton Bay, Redlands, Sunshine Coast, and Gold Coast regions.

The best part about go card is it's:

  • cheaper than a paper ticket
  • convenient to manage
  • easy to top-up and use
  • available for adults, children, concessions, seniors.

Need to top up your go card?

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About go card

Travel seamlessly across South East Queensland by tapping on at the beginning of your journey and tapping off at the end.

Your fare is automatically calculated and deducted from your card balance.

Our go card user guide (PDF) has all the tips for using and managing your card.

Buy and top-up go card

You can buy and top-up your go card:

Set up auto top-up today and always have money to travel.

Manage go card

Enjoy many benefits when you register your go card:

  • top-up online or over the phone
  • set up auto top-up
  • view your balance and travel history
  • protect your balance if it's lost or stolen.

Is your go card still valid? Learn how to check and update your expiry date.

Off-peak times

Off-peak fares are 20% cheaper than peak fares for go card users.

Transferring between services

Combine two or more smaller trips into one overall journey and fare with easy transfer options.

Visitors and tourists

Explore South East Queensland with our go seeQ and go explore cards.

go Business

For businesses, schools and organisations, we can help connect your people to places.