Commuting in Brisbane

They said when you live in a first world country, usually you need to learn how to drive. I really never understood this until I arrived here in Brisbane.
Bus Schedule in Edward Street Stop 142 near Queen St
Usually the waiting time for buses on weekdays is shorter, maybe around 30 minutes or more while in the weekends, it is around an hour. We took pictures so that we'll know what time to wait. That's why when we go to an unfamiliar place, we always check first the timings of the bus. Sometimes the last trip would be until 3pm only depending on the location.
Bus Stop near Brisbane Museum 
Gocard Top-up Machine
Train Gocard Tap On/Off
Central Train Station 
← When you are not in the city area, you need to look for that to tap your card. It is near the entrance or exit.




Train - Bowen Hills Station


















For easy navigation, download the Moovit app. Very useful if you are not familiar with the area you are going. It will indicate what bus/train to take, estimated arrival time and estimated total travel time. You can also use google maps but I do not like the setting. You can also use 'journey planner' in the transitlink website.

Moovit Navigation
Below is my travel history, you can check it if you register your gocard. We registered our card to avoid the nuisance of topping it. Sometimes the machines are far from your designated waiting area.
My gocard travel history
If you've already touched on but want to cancel your journey, wait 10 seconds and then touch your card again to the card reader (nearest the driver only). You have 20 minutes to cancel your journey or you will be charged a fixed amount.

Gocard will calculate one overall fare in the whole journey when transferring between services if you continue your journey within 60 minutes from within the same or adjoining zones, transfer up to three times in a journey and complete your journey within 6 hours.

Failure to tap your card correctly will result in a fixed amount being deducted - $10 for the regular train and $30 for the airtrain.

Train fare (airtrain) from/to airport is more expensive. I think the regular fare going to the city is $19/passenger. That's why if you buy a card in the airport, you need to pay $30 minimum ($20 credit balance and $10 refundable deposit) while in other retail locations like 7-11, stations, you'll pay $10 ($5 credit balance and $5 refundable deposit).















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