Brisbane City Council has proudly operated the city’s buses for more than 90 years. Since 1925, Council’s ongoing contribution to public transport in Brisbane has allowed the bus service to grow and evolve for the benefit of our residents and visitors. Starting with just 11 buses to our current fleet of more than 1200 buses, which are still built in Brisbane, we are proud of our bus history.
Council’s commitment to delivering public transport services for the people of Brisbane ensures our fleet is 100% air conditioned and accessible, providing comfort and easy access for all passengers. Connecting people with places and offering sustainable travel choices and creating a well-connected city are all part of Council’s vision for an accessible, connected city.
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A network of 'no timetable needed' high frequency buses known as BUZ services run daily between 6am and 11.30pm.
Brisbane bus timeline
Did you know?
The origins of Brisbane City Council’s transport services can be traced to August 1885, with bus services officially commencing in 1925. Ever since then, we have been passionate about providing and improving public transport services for the people of Brisbane.
Learn more about Council’s bus services, and how Council is meeting the Brisbane Vision with the most modern and accessible bus fleet in Australia.
Accessible, connected city
- 100% of Council’s buses are air-conditioned, low-floor, wheelchair accessible.
- Nearly all Brisbane residents live within 400 metres of a bus stop, providing easy access to the extensive public transport network.
- Council’s buses move two-thirds of Brisbane’s public transport commuters.
New World City
- 1395 new buses have been delivered since 2004.*
- Brisbane City Council is the largest local government funder of public transport in Australia.
- Council’s buses operate 22 hours a day, and 24 hours a day on Friday and Saturday.
* From 1 January 2004, excluding the Citaro and Spring Hill Loop buses.
Clean, green city
- Brisbane’s buses are among the safest in Australia with all equipped with Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) and fire suppression systems.
- A Council bus operator interacts with a passenger every 2.5 seconds.
- Council’s free City Loop is an all-electric service. Electric buses are also coming to the free Spring Hill Loop (scheduled for April 2023).