Facts and usage statistics about public transport in Brisbane, Australia

Commute patterns by Lightrail, Train, Bus & Ferry in Brisbane - Statistics, Analytics and Usage Data

The Moovit Public Transport Index helps anyone discover how people in Brisbane get around each day with public transport compared to other cities. Below you will find the average commute and wait time for riders, the distance people travel to get to work with public transport and the average distance people in Brisbane walk each day. See which Lightrail, Train, Bus & Ferry and stations are most popular in Brisbane, and more!
Brisbane has 4 transport type(s), including: Lightrail, Train, Bus & Ferry, operated by several transport agencies, including TransLink, Griffith Uni Intercampus bus
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In Brisbane, the average amount of time people spend riding public transport is 68 min. Over 69% of those riders spend more than 2 hours on public transportation every day.
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How long do people usually wait at a stop or station in Brisbane each day? Commuters wait on average 13 min, but over 38% wait longer than 20 minutes.
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The average distance people ride in a single trip within Brisbane is 9.0 km. Yet 59% of riders travel over 12 km in a single direction.
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The percentage of public transport riders who transfer lines at least once in Brisbane is 43%. On average, 12% of riders transfer at least twice during a single trip.
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Did you know that in Brisbane, the average distance people walk to work or home is 0.75 km? Approximately, 24% walk more than 1 km to reach their destination.

Commute Time

How long do people usually commute in Brisbane by public transport everyday?
The average amount of time people spend commuting with public transport, for example to and from work, on a weekday.
68 min
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How many people have a long commute every day with public transport in Brisbane, Australia?
The percentage of people who ride public transport for more than 2 hours every day. This includes travel by Lightrail, Train, Bus & Ferry.
23%
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Waiting Time

How long do people usually wait at a station in Brisbane every day?
The average amount of time people wait at a stop or station for their Lightrail, Train, Bus & Ferry line on a weekday.
13 min
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How many people in Brisbane usually wait a long time at a transport station?
The percentage of people who wait for over 20 minutes on average for their transport line every day, for example to and from work.
19%
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Journey Distance

How far do people usually commute each way with public transport in Brisbane?
The average distance people usually ride in a single journey, for example to or from work, with public transport including Lightrail, Train, Bus & Ferry.
9.0 km
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How many people have a long commute every day in Brisbane?
The percentage of people that usually travel for over 12 km in a single direction, for example to or from work, each day with public transport.
20%
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Number of Transfers

How many people transfer lines at least once in Brisbane?
The percentage of people who transfer at least one time during a single journey.
43%
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How many people transfer transport lines more than once during a single journey in Brisbane?
The percentage of people who transfer at least twice when travelling to a certain destination on a single journey.
12%
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Walking Distance

How far do people usually walk per journey in Brisbane?
The average distance people walk every day in one direction, for example on their way home or to work.
0.75 km
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How many people walk for more than 1 km in Brisbane?
The percentage of people who walk for over 1 km each day to reach a specific destination, for example to or from work.
24%
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Most popular Bus lines
  • 196 - Fairfield Gardens - Merthyr via City/Valley
  • 375 - Bardon - Stafford via City/Valley
  • 120 - Garden City - City via Tarragindi
Most popular Bus stations
  • City, Queen Street Station
  • Cultural Centre Station
  • Cultural Centre, Platform 2
Most popular Lightrail lines
  • GLKN - Broadbeach - Gold Coast Hospital
  • GLKS - Gold Coast Hospital - Broadbeach
Most popular Bus lines
  • 196 - Fairfield Gardens - Merthyr via City/Valley
  • 375 - Bardon - Stafford via City/Valley
  • 120 - Garden City - City via Tarragindi
Most popular Bus stations
  • City, Queen Street Station
  • Cultural Centre Station
  • Cultural Centre, Platform 2
Most popular Lightrail lines
  • GLKN - Broadbeach - Gold Coast Hospital
  • GLKS - Gold Coast Hospital - Broadbeach
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