Brisbane Transport Guide

While Brissie’s large suburban area is geared for car travel, and most locals get their licence as soon as possible, there is also a wide range of public transport options available including trains, buses, ferries and taxis that service most areas in the city.

How to get around Brisbane

Getting around Brisbane is super easy due to the various public transport options and compact nature of the CBD, The Valley, South Bank and inner-city areas like New Farm, Paddington and West End. To go further afield, trains and buses will get you to where you need to go with ferries and CityCats also servicing the riverside ‘burbs. If you are travelling around southeast Queensland for a while, consider buying a pre-loaded go card or visitor-specific SEEQ card for travel on the bus, rail and ferry network. Metered taxis are plentiful and can be hailed on the street or from cab ranks, and there’s also the novel option of Green Cabs – pedicabs that service the City and surrounds on weekends. There’s also the woefully underused CityCycle scheme with distinctive yellow bicycles at parking stations around the City and free half-hour bike hire for subscribers.