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Getting Around Brisbane

Brisbane is the hub for the integrated south-east Queensland Public Transport system that extends from Noosa to Coolangatta and west to Helidon. Following you will find inforamtion abiut Brisbane Buses, Trains, City Cats & Ferries.

Brisbane Buses

The Loop is a free bus service that runs through Brisbane's Central Business District. It has numerous major stops including Central Station, Queen Street Mall, Botanic Gardens, Riverside Centre, QUT and King George Square. For all other paying bus services get your tickets from bus and ferry operators, newsagents and City Council Customer Service Centres. Children under five years travel free and those aged five to fifteen years travel for half price.

You can pick up bus timetables from Council Customer Service Centres, Queen Street Bus Station Information Centre, Garden City Bus Interchange, newsagents, and libraries.

Free Brisbane Bus Loop

There is a free Council bus service that circles the Brisbane CBD and provides a convenient way to access some of Brisbane's shopping precincts and attractions such as the City Botanic Gardens, Queen St Mall, Riverside Centre, QUT and King George's Square. For more information abou this service, visit the Council's website and click on services & transport info.

Brisbane Iinner City Bus Routes

190,191,193,194,195 West End / Fairfield / New Farm
192 Highgate Hill / City
323,923 Spring Hill / City Loop
470 Toowong / Duke Street / Bulimba Ferry / City

For more information about Brisbane bus routes, visit

Brisbane CityCats and Ferries

As well as being a spectacular feature of the city, the Brisbane River serves as an efficient public transport system. CityCat services operate from 5.50am to 10.30pm every day. Buy your tickets and timetables from bus and ferry operators, newsagents, and Brisbane City Council Customer Service Centres. For more information pick up a Brisbane River Experience Guide from Council Customer Service Centres, libraries and Ward Offices.

Brisbane Parking

Parking in the Brisbane CBD is generally limited to two hours unless a sign states otherwise. Parking meters are used to monitor city parking. If you park in a multi-bay metered area take note of your bay number on the kerb and follow the instructions on the meter to pay for your parking. If in a Pay n' Display area buy your coupon from the meter and display it on the front dash of your car.

There are two Council run carparks in the Brisbane CBD. King George Square Carpark open Monday to Thursday from 6.00am to midnight, Friday and Saturday nights open 24hrs and Sunday from 6am-11pm. Parking weekdays from $4 for one half hour up to a maximum daily rate (to 6pm) of $18. Weekends and public holidays attract a $7 flat fee. Closed Christmas Day and Good Friday. Free bicycle racks available.

For more information about where to park in Brisbane, visit Kings Parking and search for a parking station nearby.


Extending from the centre of Brisbane south to Beenleigh and Robina on the Gold Coast, north to Ferny Grove, Shorncliffe, Caboolture and Gympie, east to Cleveland and west to Ipswich and Rosewood, the Citytrain network can reliably get you from A to B with little fuss.

You can search for latest timetable information and find out how much a trip will cost by visiting


The Brisbane AirTrain is a great way to travel to and from Brisbane airport. You can find out more information at AirTrain.

TransInfo Journey Planner

TransInfo provide a great online system for checking the best route and planning connecting transport. To check out the best way to get from A to B by bus, train and ferry, visit the TransInfo Journey Planner at

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