Council’s fully air-conditioned, low-floor buses provide easy access for all passengers and help make our fleet the most modern in Australia.
In 2016-17, Council is contributing almost $122 million to improve the availability of public transport services for Brisbane ratepayers.
Did you know Council provides free city centre loop services to help you explore Brisbane landmarks such as Queen Street Mall?
Our iconic CityGlider buses provide high-frequency services to keep you connected to major attractions and precincts across Brisbane.
Brisbane's proud bus history
Since 1925, Council’s buses have been moving people around our great city.
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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 high-frequency public transport network.
Brisbane buses move 24 million more passengers than the entire rail network in South East Queensland.
Brisbane’s buses travelled 67.5 million kilometres in 2015 – that’s equivalent to 85 return trips to the moon.
Council’s buses move two-thirds of Brisbane’s public transport commuters.
New World City
- 1137 new buses have been delivered since 2004.
- Council provides more subsidy to Brisbane’s bus services and their passengers than all other Australian capital cities combined. Council has committed $121.9 million to subsidise public transport in 2016-17.
- 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.
Clean, green city
- Brisbane’s buses are among the safest in Australia with 90% equipped with Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV).
- A Council bus operator interacts with a passenger every 2.5 seconds.