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By Samantha Teague and Sarah Ward
December 21, 2019

Brisbane Public Transport Will Be Free on New Year's Eve

So you can get to and from the fireworks without spending a penny.
By Samantha Teague and Sarah Ward
December 21, 2019

Finding a designated driver on New Year's Eve is not an easy feat — no one's putting their hand up to find a park near the fireworks, South Bank or anywhere near the city. TransLink understands, and is easing the pain of commuting on the big night (slightly) by offering public transport for free.

On Tuesday, December 31, all trains, buses, ferries and CityCats will be free from 7.45pm through until 5.30am on Wednesday, January 1. This doesn't apply to the Airtrain, long-distance services or Logan's current Demand Responsive Transport trials, but if you're otherwise travelling within Brisbane, Logan, Ipswich, the Gold Coast and the Sunshine Coast, you're in luck.

As there will most likely be hordes of people flocking to and from the fireworks, shuttle buses will be running every ten minutes between 5.30–11.30pm inbound from Eight Mile Plains, Carindale and Chermside — and between 8.40–1.30am outbound to the same stops from Ann Street and Woolloongabba.

You can check out a comprehensive rundown of New Year's Eve services at the TransLink website. If you're planning a NYE trip on a ferry or CityCat with your dog, though, be aware that your pet pooch won't be allowed onboard after 12 noon.

Find more information on the free travel periods here and check for updates on the TransLink website

Published on December 21, 2019 by Samantha Teague

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