Getting around Southport

Southport has a great network of buses and trams to all the local destinations.

The 704, 713, 719 bus services run every 5-15 minutes in peak and 10-30 minutes in off-peak.

Trams run every 15 minutes or better between 5am and midnight on weekdays, and 24 hours on weekends.

You can travel from Southport to Surfers Paradise for $3.31 (adult go cards during peak times).

Plan your journey

Get more-me time

Travel by bus or tram and get some me-time back in your life to:

  • listen to some music or a podcast
  • catch up on life admin
  • text your mum back

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Get real-time updates

We can't all see into the future. But with the MyTranslink app you can see when your next bus or tram is coming.

Not sure where to get off? Set the stop alarm function to get an alert when you are approaching your stop.

Download MyTranslink from the App Store and Google Play.

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Enjoy a night out in Surfers

Parking in Surfers Paradise can be a real drag, especially on weekends. Why not leave the car at home and catch a bus or tram?

Trams run all night Friday and Saturday, so you can stay out late.

Best tram stops in Surfers Paradise: Surfers Paradise North, Cypress Avenue, or Cavill Avenue stations.

Bus connections: Transfer from the tram at Southport or Griffith University (Southport) stations.

Use the journey planner to plan your night out.

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Griffith University, Gold Coast - has two G:link tram stops on campus: Gold Coast University Hospital and Griffith University station (Southport) stations.

Bus routes to the Uni are: 700, 710, 714, 719, 738, 739.

Gold Coast University Hospital (GCUH) - the G:link tram stop is located below the main entrance of the hospital.

Plenty of buses also go to the GCUH. Look for the: 710, 714, 719, 738 and 739.

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Plan your Southport journey now!

New to public transport?

Here are some tips to get you started:

Buy a go card

go card fares are at least 30% cheaper than a paper ticket*.

Get one at Queensland Rail ticket offices (in South East Queensland) and selected retailers.

* You'll need to pay a refundable deposit for go card.

Register your go card

Enjoy convenience and peace of mind.

Register to top-up online, check your travel history, and your card balance will be protected if your card is lost or stolen.

Set up auto-top

Always have money to travel.

Activate auto top-up for your go card, so it automatically tops up when the balance falls below $5.