When travelling with TransLink, you can use:
- buses across the entire network
- trains in South East Queensland
- ferries in Brisbane and some ferries in Moreton Bay, and
- trams—known as the G:link—on the Gold Coast.
You can travel on most of our services using your go card, other than in Cairns and Mackay.
If you don't have a go card, paper tickets are valid for travel on most buses, and all train, ferry and tram services.
Our busways offer fast congestion-free on dedicated roadways. We also have a number of special services:
- Pre-paid services: Some bus routes around Brisbane offer a pre-paid service. Most of the pre-paid services only operate in peak times.
Paper tickets cannot be bought on pre-paid services, but they can be used to travel on these services.
For passengers without a valid ticket, there will be at least one alternative bus for you to travel on.
You can identify peak time pre-paid buses by the letter 'P', in front of the route number, on the bus's destination board.
- Blue CityGlider and Maroon CityGlider: CityGlider is a pre-paid bus service that operates as a high frequency service throughout the day. These services do not have a 'P' on the bus's destination board.
- High frequency services: TransLink operate high frequency services on trams, and some bus routes and train lines. Our high frequency services run every 15 minutes or better.
- NightLink services: Bus and train services operating between midnight and 5am on Friday and Saturday nights.
- Community services: Free and low-cost transport options are available to help people with a disability travel to and from appointments and various activities.
FlexiLink: A maxi cab service operating in Ipswich and surrounding suburbs. Passengers are picked from their home and driven to any location within the service area.
Non-TransLink operators provide services within our service area, but they have different tickets, fares and conditions.
You cannot use a TransLink go card or ticket on these services.