Bus Services

Brisbane Transport operate bus services under contract to the TransLink Transit Authority, the QLD state government department for public transport in South East Queensland.

Bus services stretch from the Brisbane City to nearly all areas of the Brisbane City Council, including some services extending into local shires surrounding Brisbane.

Timetables for bus services are available online on the TransLink website, or from any Brisbane City Council Customer Service Centres, Brisbane City Council Libraries and from the Transport Information kiosks situated in Queen St in the City and above the King George Square Bus Station on Ann/Roma St City.

Service Types

Each route has its own unique route number, and can either travel inbound & outbound, cross country (by passing the City) or be a community service loop which travels in one direction only. The following is a list what the services mean:

  • All Stops - A service that has frequent stopping patterns.
  • BUZ - A service operating at least every 15 minutes from 6am to 11pm seven days a week. Except for the 199 BUZ, all other BUZ services operate on a limited stop basis (express service).
  • Express (formerly CityXpress) - A service with limited stops, and operates between the City to the suburbs. These services generally operate all day seven days a week.
  • City Precincts - A peak hour service operating in the direction of peak, with limited stops.
  • Local - A service operating around shopping centres in the suburbs, and don't service the City.
  • Loop - A service operating in a one way direction. Generally, there will be two different route numbers to indicate one operating in a clockwise direction, and the other operating in a anti-clockwise direction.
  • NightLink - An after hours service operating only on Friday & Saturday nights (early Saturday & Sunday mornings), commencing from the Valley and travelling through the City to the outer suburbs. In most cases, these routes are 'Set-Down' only once it leaves the City or Cultural Centre.
  • Pre-Paid - A service where passengers with a pre-purchased ticket or Go-Card can board. No tickets are sold on these services!
  • Rocket - A peak hour service operating in the direction of peak, with limited stops.

To view services in your local area, visit the TRANSLink website, or alternatively use the TRANSLink Journey Planner to find the services & fares for your planned journey!

City Sights

Brisbane Transport Previously opperated a 'City Sights' tour service. This fully commented tour took in the sights of the City, Mt Coot-tha, South Bank, Kangaroo Point & the Fortitude Valley.

Tours operated daily (except Christmas Day, Good Friday & Anzac Day) from approximately 9am to 4pm.

Great Circle Line

Want to visit all the larger shopping centres around Brisbane without going into the City? Then why not catch a 598 or 599 service!

This service operates Monday to Saturday, and it will take you to Chermside, Brookside, Toowong, Indooroopilly, Garden City, Carindale & Cannon Hill shopping Centres - and what more, its all for the same cost as travelling between 2 zones!

For more information, visit the TRANSLink website!

Special Events

Find it hard parking your vehicle when going to Suncorp or Gabba stadiums? Well why not catch a free shuttle bus!

Shuttle buses operate to both the Suncorp Stadium & The Gabba Stadium on game days, two hours prior to the game starting, and conveys passengers from the stadium up to an hour after the game has finished. Shuttle services operate from Eight Mile Plains, Carindale, Chermside & the City for both stadiums, with shuttle services also from The Gap for Suncorp Stadium events also!

To find out more, visit the TRANSLink website for more information on special events!