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GC2018 isn’t an ordinary event, it’s the biggest Australia has seen this decade.

To ensure you have an extraordinary GC2018 experience, it’s important to plan your journey early and make sure you take advantage of walking, cycling and public transport where possible.

Public transport is free on the day of your event, all you need is your ticket.

Top tips

Plan ahead

Don’t leave your journey planning to the last minute. The best way for spectators to access events will be walking, cycling and public transport.

To help you plan your journey, the GC2018 Journey Planner is available to help spectators plan their journey to and from venues, Festival 2018 precincts and other locations. Visit here to plan your journey. You can also find your venue specific transport options here.

Stay nearby

Consider staying near the events you want to experience so that you can walk or cycle to the venue.

Leave the car at home

As there will be no venue parking and some roads will be restricted, why not leave the car at home and use the free public transport included with your ticket?

Walking or cycling may be quicker

Walking and cycling may be the best way to get to the event if you are staying close by. Bicycle parking will be available near the venues. Visit here for more information on free travel.

Public transport is free

Free public transport will be available for ticketed spectators, GOLDOC accredited workforce and officials travelling to and from competition events on the Gold Coast and in Brisbane on TransLink’s South East Queensland public transport network. In Cairns and Townsville free travel will be available on TransLink and qconnect bus services. Just show your same day GC2018 ticket upon boarding.*

* Free travel will finish at 3am the day after your event and is not be available on the Airtrain service, and any bus charters that are privately-owned and operated. Visit here for more information on free travel.

Allow more time for travel

There may be traffic, queuing and transport delays when travelling to and from events. Please keep this in mind when planning your journey so you can arrive early and enjoy the atmosphere.

Enjoy this once in a lifetime experience

Get involved and enjoy yourself, the Games will be the largest sporting event Australia will see this decade and the biggest sporting spectacular the Gold Coast has ever seen.