Translink - Sunbus
  • Last updated:
  • 30 Jun 2022

Bus services on the Sunshine Coast are provided by Department of Transport & Main Roads (Translink), and operated by Sunbus.

View the Sunshine Coast region Network map for an overview of Sunshine Coast bus routes. To plan your journey, and for bus and train information and timetables visit the Translink website or call 13 12 30 anytime.

Tickets and Fares

Since Wednesday 25 March 2020, services in South East Queensland, including school bus services, will only accept pre-paid tickets or go cards to reduce cash handling.

This means you will need to use a go card or pay for a paper ticket at a station fare machine rather than purchasing a ticket or topping up on-board.

For more information about tickets and fares, please visit translink.com.au.

go card is TransLink's electronic ticket to travel seamlessly on all* TransLink bus, train, ferry and tram services. Plus, it entitles you to a minimum 30% saving on all fares. It's simple to use. All you need to do is top up your card, touch on at the start of your journey and touch off at the end.

You can buy a go card at selected retailers including NightOwl stores and some newsagencies across South East Queensland.

Make go card yours, or it could be anyone's.

* The go card, go explore card and go seeQ cards are not valid on qconnect Sunshine Coast Hinterland services. The go explore card is not valid on Queensland Rail services.

The go explore card is now is now available on the Sunshine Coast! Visitors to the region can use go explore to get to popular tourist destinations and to explore the coast, with unlimited bus travel* for just $10 a day for adults ($5 for children). You can easily reload extra day passes and you don't need to travel on consecutive days. Cards are valid for 12 months. Pick up a go explore card from:

  • NightOwl stores, plus selected newsagencies
  • Airtrain desks, Brisbane Airport

For more information, or to find your nearest retailer, visit the TransLink go explore page or call TransLink on 13 12 30.

* The go card, go explore card and go seeQ cards are not valid on qconnect Sunshine Coast Hinterland services. The go explore card is not valid on Queensland Rail services.

TransLink's go seeQ card, for visitors to South East Queensland, allows you to travel on three (Adult $79 / Child $40) or five (Adult $129 / Child $65) consecutive days on all* TransLink services, and includes two journeys on Airtrain services.

The go seeQ card can be purchased online, or from selected retailers.

* The go card, go explore card and go seeQ cards are not valid on qconnect Sunshine Coast Hinterland services. The go explore card is not valid on Queensland Rail services.

Sunshine Coast bus network changes

For network changes or service updates, please visit the service updates page on the TransLink website.

Passengers should check timetable connection times before travelling. 

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