50 Days Until 50 Cent Fares

Minister for Transport and Main Roads and Minister for Digital Services The Honourable Bart Mellish
  • Today marks 50 days until Queenslanders will be able to travel on any Translink public transport service around the state for just 50 cents.
  • 50 cent fares will be trialled for six months from Monday, August 5 on all modes of public transport across Translink's networks.
  • Queenslanders planning to use public transport for the first time during the trial are encouraged to visit the Translink website to find their best payment method and plan their journey in advance.

The countdown to the cheapest public transport fares in Queensland's modern history is on with 50 days to go until 50 cent flat fares take effect.

The Miles Government will trial 50 cent public transport fares across the Translink network for six months from Monday, August 5.

During the trial Queenslanders will be able to travel on bus, train, ferry, tram, on demand services in South East Queensland, and all regional urban buses for just 50 cents.

Fares on Airtrain services will also be slashed to half-price for the same period, reducing fares to $10.95 when travelling from the city to Brisbane Airport and slashing worker tickets in half as well.

Public transport usage across all modes remains about 13 per cent below pre-COVID levels, but Translink will monitor usage on all services during the trial to help inform future decisions on the cost of public transport fares and service levels.

Public transport users can also visit Translink's Service Capacity Tracker to view a forecast of the space available on their service based on the day and time they are planning to travel.

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