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2019 Christmas and New Year’s Eve services
During the Christmas holiday period, some services will run to different timetables. To find information about your service, please see the relevant region below. For more detailed information, please plan your journey before you travel.   Cairns On Wednesday 25 December (Christmas Day) - no services. On Thursday 26 December (Boxing Day) - Sunday timetable. On New Year's Eve, buses will run to a normal weekday timetable. Additional free bus services will be available after the midnight fireworks, leaving from Lake Street bus station as follows: 110N Cairns to...

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New fares for 2020
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On Monday 6 January 2020, fares will increase on TransLink services across Queensland. Adult and concession fares will increase by 1.9 per cent, in line with the applicable Consumer Price Index (CPI) rate. For Sunshine Coast, Cairns, Townsville and Magnetic Island, view your new adult and concession fares at TransLink's website here.  For Rockhampton, view your new fares below.  Zones Adult single fare from 6 Jan 2020 Concession single fare from 6 Jan 2020 1 $2.40 $1.20 2 $2.80 $1.40 3 $3.50 $1.80 4 $4.10 $2.10 5 $5.00 $2.50 6 $5.80 $2.90 7 $6.20 $3.10 8 $6.60 $3.30 9 $7.10 $3.60 10 $8.20 $4.10 11 $9.10 $4.60 12 $10.40 $5.20 13 $11.60 $5.80 14 $12.40 $6.20

New Townsville and Magnetic Island services and timetables
From Monday, May 13, Townsville and Magnetic Island commuters will have access to a new-and-improved urban bus timetable as well as TransLink's online journey planner and 24-hour public transport hotline.  The new timetable will connect all routes with the soon-to-be-complete CBD bus hub.  These services include:  Townsville Route 200 - Ferry terminal to Kelso Route 201 - Ferry terminal to University  Route 202 - University to CBD Route 203 - Kirwan to CBD Route 204 - Stocklands to CBD Route 205 - Stocklands (via Garbutt) to...

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Golden Octopus Artwork Competition 2019
posted by: in Townsville
To celebrate Sunbus Townsville's new partnership with the Golden Octopus Foundation, we are calling on local children to design a bus wrap that will promote the charity on one of our buses. To enter the competition, download this template and submit your entry (example below) via email to barrettgibson@tagroup.net.au before 5pm on Tuesday, 30 April, 2019.  Triple M's Steve 'Pricey' Price has jumped aboard to help us choose the winning entry which will adorn the bus for the rest of the year.  Our partnership aims to...

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Magnetic Island – 250 route and timetable
posted by: in Magnetic Island
The Magnetic Island Route 250 bus timetable and map can be found here.  Since the reopening of the Elena St bridge, services have been diverted through Elena St.  Sunbus will revert back to the official timetable and routes on March 18.  To avoid any immediate inconvenience to passengers, the Elena St diversion will remain in place until this date.   Sunbus General Manager Daniel Palmer will also visit Elena St to discuss the route with passengers.

Prepare for your journey back to school
With school resuming on Tuesday, January 29, 2019, students are urged to prepare for their journey to and from school.  Students using dedicated school bus services are advised to familiarise themselves with their school bus number and bus times.  Students and parents should also ensure students have a valid bus pass for travel. Students who travel to school on urban bus services (rather than designated school bus services) are also urged to familiarise themselves with their bus route and bus timetable. For information about school services in Townsville, Magnetic...

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Flooding affecting Sunbus Cairns services (updated)
posted by: in Cairns Uncategorized
Due to local fooding throughout the Cairns region, some Sunbus services were impacted over the Australia Day long weekend. All services are now running as normal as of Monday, January 28.   For the latest travel information visit www.translink.com.au/Cairns. 

Regional fare changes in 2019
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Regional bus fares will increase in line with the Consumer Price Index (CPI) in 2019.  Changes to regional fares will take effect from first services on Monday 7 January 2019. For more information on public transport, visit the qconnect website or TransLink website www.translink.com.au or phone 13 12 30, anytime.

Sunshine Coast NYE Public Transport
posted by: in Sunshine Coast
Free travel and additional services are being provided by Sunshine Coast Sunbus and Translink for New Year's Eve. For a full list of services please visit the Translink Journey Planner

Sunbus Cairns drives Christmas cheer in Mayor’s Appeal
posted by: in Cairns
Bus drivers across Cairns are steering some Christmas cheer towards community members in need this week as Sunbus backs the Mayor’s Christmas Appeal. Cairns driver Leanne Ludemann backs the Mayor's Christmas Appeal The bus company has pledged a $2000 donation to the initiative and will encourage further donations to the appeal via flyers across its bus fleet. Passengers and passers-by may also notice some bus drivers sporting a festive outfit, swapping their Far North attire for something more suited to the North...

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