We're making changes to the route 250 Redland Bay to Carindale (and onto Brisbane City during peak times) bus service.
From Monday 20 September, all peak and off-peak trips will travel between Redland Bay Marina and Carindale interchange, where you can change services if you're travelling through to the city.
However, depending on your origin and where you're heading, there may be alternatives that are quicker or more direct. Please use the TransLink journey planner to find the best option for you.
Why we're making this change
The Brisbane Metro project means changes for the CBD road network, affecting where the service can travel and stop. We also know that most of our route 250 customers (up to 93 per cent) only travel between Redland Bay and Carindale.
By making this change, we're able to reinvest back into route 250 and give you lots of other benefits:
- 65 new weekday trips (Monday to Friday) and a new outbound Saturday trip (departing Carindale at 6.48am).
- More frequent buses with a 'turn up and go' service up to every 15 minutes during parts of the peak travel period between 7am and 8am towards the city, and from 2pm to 5pm towards Redland Bay, with services every 30 minutes during off-peak periods.
- Services start earlier and run later on weekdays and Saturdays to give you more travel options throughout the day and night.
- A consistent stopping pattern throughout the day, with peak services changing to travel only between Redland Bay Marina and the Carindale interchange. Services will no longer travel between Carindale and the City during peak or off-peak, but there are plenty of other services you can jump on at Carindale to continue to the city.
- Better connections with the ferry at Redland Bay Marina and the train at Cleveland station.
- All route 250 trips will service the Capalaba park 'n' ride, in response to customer demand.
- Inbound route 250 trips will move from stop B at the Capalaba bus station to stop E, enabling the bus to service the Capalaba park 'n' ride and improving service reliability.
There will be no changes to our NightLink N250 bus service.
To support the additional trips, departure times throughout the day have been adjusted, so please plan your journey or check the updated route 250 timetable before travelling to ensure you don't miss your bus.
Other bus changes
There'll be also be minor changes to some other Redlands routes from Monday 20 September including:
New outbound trip for route 267
- An extra express route 267 (Brisbane City to Alexandra Hills) trip, departing from Elizabeth Street stop 85 in the City, at 3.48pm each weekday. This is in response to customer feedback requesting an earlier express trip to the Capalaba interchange and Capalaba park 'n' ride.
Stop change for route 243
- To help with delays caused by local congestion, route 243 (Capalaba to Brisbane City) will no longer stop within the Sleeman Centre. The bus will instead use the nearby stops on Old Cleveland Road. This change will help make route 243 departure and arrival times more reliable and make the service consistent with all other rocket services in Redlands.
Changes at Creek Street stop 149A
- Routes 243, 251, 261, 265, 267, 273, 275, 276, 279, 281 and 299 will no longer stop at Creek Street stop 149A due to Brisbane Metro CBD construction works. Affected routes will instead use Ann Street stop 7, which is about 210-260 metres away. This change will help reduce congestion in the area and improve the safety and reliability of bus services.
Depending on your origin and destination, there are several alternative travel options available – including direct or two-seat journeys. These are generally quicker than route 250.
If you're not used to transferring, we've made sure there are lots of connecting buses to make transferring quick and easy.
You can also use our service capacity tracker to see how many people are usually on your service.