Trams, buses, trains and ferries all free on NYE

Public transport will be free for Gold Coast commuters from 8:45PM on New Year’s Eve.  The deal, which comes after hundreds of services were cancelled on Christmas Day, will remain until 5:30AM on New Year’s Day.

Minister for Transport and the Commonwealth Games, Stirling Hinchliffe said all passengers on the Translink network would ride free.

“More than 30 extra, free buses will be rolled-out on the Coast for New Year’s Eve with G:Link trams also running every seven and a half minutes until 2am and then every 15 minutes,” Minister Hinchliffe said.


“Whether your plans include fireworks, a club, or a get-together with friends, getting there is convenient and free on all TransLink services this New Years’ Eve.

“Secure taxi ranks are also operational in Cavill Avenue and Orchid Avenue at Surfers, Coolangatta and the Oasis Precinct in Broadbeach from 11pm New Year’s Eve until sunrise.

“With free public transport and safe taxi ranks, the Palaszczuk Government is making it even easier to leave the car at home and join the celebrations at one the Gold Coast’s favourite New Year Eve destinations,” Minister Hinchliffe said.

Find out more about free New Year’s Eve fares on the Gold Coast with the TransLink journey planner.