City centre free loops

The free City Loop and Spring Hill Loop bus services provide high frequency public transport access within the Brisbane Central Business District (CBD). Services also run between the CBD and Spring Hill areas. 

City Loop

The City Loop operates in a clockwise (route 40) and anti-clockwise (route 50) direction. As part of a two-year trial, the City Loop uses distinctive purple buses and stop at the purple signposted bus stops. Operating hours are:

  • route 40 - clockwise - Monday to Friday approximately every 10 minutes between 7am and 6pm (last service departs QUT at this time)
  • route 50 - anti-clockwise - Monday to Friday approximately every 10 minutes between 7.05am and 6.05pm (last service departs QUT at this time).

Popular stops along the route include:

  • QUT
  • Stop 96A Alice Street
  • Botanic Gardens
  • Queen Street Mall
  • City Hall
  • Central Station
  • Riverside
  • Eagle Street Pier.

Spring Hill Loop

As part of a two-year trial, you can now catch the free Spring Hill Loop service (route 30) between Brisbane City and Spring Hill from 6am to 10pm weekdays, and 7am to 7pm on weekends. It runs on a continuous loop between the CBD and Spring Hill precincts. Distinctive yellow buses stop at the yellow signposted bus stops. The service operates from Queen Street Stop 57 approximately every 10 minutes in peak hours and every 20 minutes off peak.

Popular stops along the route include:

  • Post Office Square
  • Old Windmill Observatory
  • St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital
  • Brisbane Private Hospital
  • Central Station.

Visit the TransLink website for more detailed timetable information.

Route map

The Google map below includes the route for the City Loop and Spring Hill Loop.


View free Loop bus services in a larger map.

Last updated: 24 January 2022

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