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
  • 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, Mackay, Toowoomba and Townsville.

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 travel 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.

Free Brisbane CBD services

Get around Brisbane's inner-city areas easily on one our FREE bus or ferry services: 

  • Bus route 30, Spring Hill Loopoperates weekdays to link the Brisbane City and Spring Hill precincts, including St Andrews War Memorial Hospital and Central station. Look for the yellow bus stop signs. 
  • Bus route 40 and 50, Brisbane City Loop:  runs every 10 minutes weekdays around the City centre (40 - clockwise and 50 -anti-clockwise). Look for the red bus stop signs, and jump on travel between key spots such as Central station, Riverside, Botanic Gardens, QUT, City Hall and the Treasury Casino. 
  • CityHopper ferryruns daily along the Brisbane River between Sydney Street (New Farm) and North Quay. Hop on and explore favourite riverside locations with stops at Eagle Street Pier, Kangaroo Point and South Bank Parklands.

Non-translink services

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.

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