Free public transport on event day
To help make your GC2018 experience great, we want to make travel during the event as easy as possible.
Free public transport will be available for ticketed spectators travelling to and from competition events on the Gold Coast and in Brisbane on the South East Queensland TransLink public transport network.
In Cairns and Townsville, free travel will be available on TransLink and qconnect bus services.
Spectators will be required to present a valid GC2018 ticket for the day of travel.
Comprehensive travel and transport advice will be available for spectators in advance of and during GC2018 through a range of communication channels including a GC2018 journey planner, spectator travel guides and online travel information.
The GC2018 journey planner will enable spectators to plan their trip ahead of time and access all travel options available.
Spectators will be able to access competition venues and key GC2018 precincts via a range of travel options, including:
- Active modes such as walking and cycling GC2018 shuttle bus services from heavy rail stations and park ‘n’ ride sites
- Local bus
- Heavy rail
- Gold Coast Light Rail (G:Link)
Extra transport services will help ensure people can efficiently get to where they need to be, with dedicated Games shuttle bus services and temporary transport interchanges to provide a seamless end-to-end journey for spectators.
Transport Operations Plan
We’re working with our transport partners to plan for the increased transport demands during GC2018. Our goal is to deliver an efficient transport network by ensuring safe and reliable travel for athletes, officials and spectators, while keeping the Gold Coast and our other event cities moving. Our Transport Operations Plan (PDF Download) outlines how we aim to achieve this. A Draft Plan was open for public consultation from 30 November 2016 to 28 February 2017. All feedback was considered by transport planners in finalising the plan.