Gold Coast to Sunshine Coast travel made easy with Smart Ticketing02/08/2023
Did you know adults can now pay for their train and tram travel from the Gold Coast through to the Brisbane Airport and the Sunshine Coast using new Smart Ticketing payment options?
While G:link customers have had the option to travel on G:link using Smart Ticketing payment methods since December 2020, the roll out of Smart Ticketing on all South East Queensland train lines – including the Brisbane Airport line – means adults can now pay for their entire tram and train journey using contactless Visa, Mastercard or American Express debit or credit cards. This includes cards in the digital wallet of smartphones, smart watches and other wearable devices.
It’s also good news for tourists and visitors from interstate or overseas who can now pay for their train or tram fare with one of the new options, rather than purchasing and loading a go card.
The rollout of the Queensland Government’s $371 million Smart Ticketing project on South East Queensland’s trams and trains means customers travelling on either mode of transport can leave their go card at home and simply tap on and off with their choice of bank card or smart device to pay the same as an adult go card fare.
Planning is well underway to deliver Smart Ticketing on South East Queensland buses and ferries from late 2023, with buses across regional Queensland to follow.
Train and tram users who prefer to pay with their go card or purchase a paper ticket can continue doing so. Customers travelling on a child or concession fare should continue to use their go card or purchase a paper ticket for now. Customers using a connecting bus or ferry service should continue using their go card.
Head online to the Translink website, download the MyTranslink app or call 13 12 30 for more information.