The City of Gold Coast works in partnership with the Queensland Department of Transport and main Roads and TransLink to provide public transport options including scheduled bus, train and tram services, and community transport services.
The introduction of the G: light rail system represents an important milestone in delivering the next generation of public transport as outlined in the Gold Coast City Transport Strategy 2031.
We are continuing to focus on reducing car dependency and increasing the use of public transport to support the sustainable growth of our city. The Public Transport Plan 2018-2028 has been developed to help us prioritise improvements to the public transport network over the next decade.
The TransLink Journey Planner will help you to plan your trip and provides fare and timetable information.
Use a go card electronic ticket to travel on all bus, train, tram and ferry services in South East Queensland. It entitles you to travel savings and discounts. Transferring between modes involves touching on and off at the beginning and end of each trip with your go card.
Passengers can also access South East Queensland’s public transport network via Google Transit.
Some bus services finish at the G: where you can transfer onto a connecting tram to complete your journey.
There are more than 60 bus routes in the city including turn up and go services, 700, 704, 705, 709, 740, 750 and 777 that operate every 15 minutes or better, seven days a week.
For information on bus routes and timetables, please visit TransLink's website.
Queensland Rail trains connect major centres on the Gold Coast including Helensvale, Nerang, Robina and Varsity Lakes and also serve Ormeau and Coomera. Trains run at regular intervals to and from Brisbane with bus connections to Surfers Paradise, Southport and Broadbeach. Timetable information is available through TransLink.
The new G: light rail system operates from 5am to midnight on weekdays and throughout weekends. The route links Helensvale, Gold Coast University Hospital, Southport, Main Beach, Surfers Paradise and Broadbeach with a 7.5 minute service between 7am and 7pm weekdays.
The City provides community transport options to assist eligible residents with complementary transport.