Brisbane has an integrated ticketing system called Translink. One ticket covers bus (almost all operators), train and ferry. Brisbane and its environs, as far north as Gympie and Noosa and as far south as Coolangatta, is divided into 23 concentric zones. The Translink go card allows you to travel on all Translink buses, trains, and ferries and you jut top up the card as needed. Read more about
The easy way to travel around Brisbane is the Go Card. Just buy it at any newsagent and the small deposit you pay will be returned when you leave Brisbane. Some bus routes only allow Go Cards such as the fast City Glider service. Top the Go CARD up at ay time at newsagents and 7 eleven shops. Once on the bus tap it on and as you leave tap it off, all dead easy. Make sure you see the green lights and if they are red ask the driver for help.
The fast ferries the City Cat runs from Bulimba and to the south down to the University of Queensland stopping at Riverside, South Bank, West End and a few others. A slower Inner City Ferry system operates in the CBD area with more stops from New Farm to North Quay. A Cross River ferry links Teneriffe to Bulimba; New Farm to Norman Park and the city to Kangaroo Point.
Brisbane has a suburban rail service. The electric suburban trains run as far as the Gold Coast in the south, Ipswich in the west and Caboolture in the north. There are occasional trains which run further north and further west, including an infrequent service as far north as Gympie. The main rail station is Roma Street Transit Centre which connects with buses and Central Station on the corner of Ann Street. Trains connect to Brisbane airport.
Brisbane has a comprehensive local bus network. The main departure point in the city is Queen Street Bus Station which is beneath Queen Street Mall. The Loop is a free service that travels around the CBD and stops at any red CBD bus stop and operates Monday to Friday during the day time. Nightlink services operate from the CBD and Fortitude Valley on Friday and Saturday nights and consist of buses and Nightlink flatfare taxis available from selected taxi ranks in the CBD nad Fortitude Valley.
Brisbane has over 700km of cycling paths both paved and unpaved. One of the main ones is the Brisbane RiverWalk that runs along the Brisbane River and in some places on both sides but mostly on the Northern side.
Brisbane has a good taxi system and many taxi ranks and easy to call.
Ticketholders to major events at Suncorp Stadium and the Gabba are entitled to free Brisbane Transport bus and Queensland Rail Citytrain transport services for those events.