Public transport

Brisbane prides itself on being green and for its sustainability, so it’s no wonder that public transport (of so many varieties) is one of the best ways to get around the city. Brisbane is also the hub for the integrated south-east Queensland public transport system that extends from Noosa to Coolangatta and west to Helidon.

Public transport options

  • Explore Brisbane’s neighbourhoods through a comprehensive bus service that runs throughout the city, connecting the outer and inner suburbs to the CBD, major shopping centres, entertainment and dining precincts, railway stations and ferry terminals. Take advantage of special NightLink bus services running after midnight on Fridays and Saturdays for late night travellers.

  • Brisbane’s speedy network of electric trains has the Greater Brisbane region covered and provides direct access to the city, quirky neighbourhood precincts and outer suburbs. There is also a handy Airtrain service that is completely integrated into the Queensland Rail suburban network, with regular trains running from Brisbane Airport directly to Brisbane City and the Gold Coast.

  • Let the river be your guide. Brisbane’s ferries, affectionately known as CityCats, are one of the most enjoyable ways to explore the CBD. Glide along the river with CityCat and CityFerry services, perfect for sight-seeing and accessing key city spots. Or hop on board the free CityHopper ferry service to get around inner-city precincts without spending a cent!

  • With the TransLink ‘Go Card’ you can travel easily on all TransLink bus, ferry and rail services across south-east Queensland. It’s the perfect travel companion and can be purchased from selected retailers and QR stations, online or over the phone.


Did you say ‘free transport’? Yes, you can hail a bus for free in the inner city. The City Loop and Spring Hill Loop bus services circle the city every 10 minutes and stop at destinations in the CBD and Spring Hill precincts between 7am to 6pm weekdays.