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  • A Guide To Public Transport For Those Staying In Brisbane

    Posted by Oliver Smith September 22, 2015 - 1,054 views - 0 comments - 0 likes - #motels brisbane  #accommodation brisbane  #brisbane transport 

    If you have chosen to stay at a motel in Brisbane, you might be wondering whether public transport is available. Many people find this a far more convenient way to travel, particularly if they’re arriving in the city by plane (as it means that they don’t have to hire a car). Fortunately, there are a number of public transport options around Brisbane – we’ve outlined them in a little more detail below to help you decide the best way to travel.


    ▪    Trains
    There are 10 train services that operate between Brisbane city and many of the outlying areas. They include the Sunshine Coast/Caboolture line (with a stop at Australia Zoo), Shorncliffe line, Airport Line (with stops at the international and domestic terminals), Doomben line, Cleveland line, Gold Coast line, Beenleigh line, Springfield line, Rosewood/Ipswich line and the Ferny Grove line.


    ▪    Buses
    There are literally hundreds of metropolitan and regional bus services offered around motels in Brisbane. As well as taking you around the city, it is possible to travel between the Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Moreton Bay, Redlands, Ipswich/Springfield, Logan and even Cairns. There are also 20 NightLink bus routes for late night travel; drivers will stop anywhere along the route, providing that it is safe to do so.


    ▪    Trams
    Also known as the Light Rail, tram services operate between Broadbeach South and the Gold Coast University Hospital. There are connecting buses at each end of the rail if you wish to travel further out or back towards Brisbane, and connecting buses can also be found at Surfer’s Paradise and Southport. Much of the light rail runs along the Gold Coast Highway, ensuring that you’ll only be a short distance from the beach.


    ▪    Ferries
    There are 5 ferries operating around motels in Brisbane, allowing you to chug down the river for more of a scenic journey. The CityCat operates between UQ St Lucia and Northshore Hamilton, with plenty of stops on both sides of the river. The CityHopper operates between North Quay and Sydney Street, focusing primarily on popular locations in the city. And there is a Cross River Ferry in the city, New Farm Park and Teneriffe.


    ▪    Taxis
    If you wish to travel to a destination that is not located close by to public transport or service times do not meet your needs, you also have the option of travelling by taxi. They can be booked in advance (to pick you up at the destination of your choice), picked up from designated taxi ranks or hailed on the street. FlexiLink is a wheelchair accessible taxi service that can be booked in advance.


    We hope that you found the information provided above useful in understanding the public transport available around cheap accommodation in Brisbane. It’s fairly easy to get around the city itself as well as the outer suburbs and even regional areas without a car, which we’re sure you’ll appreciate. If you require more information on any of these modes of transport or the ticketing system, please visit the helpful TransLink website.