Queen Street bus station

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This article is about the bus station in Brisbane. For the bus station in Singapore, see Queen Street Bus Terminal.
Queen Street
Location Queen, Elizabeth, Adelaide, George and Albert Street, Brisbane
Coordinates 27°28′13″S 153°01′30.6″E / 27.47028°S 153.025167°E / -27.47028; 153.025167Coordinates: 27°28′13″S 153°01′30.6″E / 27.47028°S 153.025167°E / -27.47028; 153.025167
Owned by TransLink
Platforms 17
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Fare zone 1

Queen Street Bus Station is the Brisbane CBD's primary bus terminus. It is underneath The Myer Centre and Queen Street Mall. It is in Zone 1 of the TransLink integrated public transport system.

Where other Australian cities in earlier decades invested in underground rail, Brisbane, Queensland, in an attempt to clear up city streets, invested in tunnels for its bus system.

Passengers wait for their buses behind automatic doors in an air-conditioned environment with advanced information displays.


The Queen Street Bus Station serves as the terminus of many routes servicing the South East Busway, Southern and Eastern Suburbs and the Centenary / Indooroopilly / Kenmore corridor.[1]

As of 2009, no Northern Busway services directly connect King George Square busway station with the Queen Street Bus Station. After stopping at King George Square, a number of inbound services bypass the Queen Street Bus Station and stop or terminate at the Cultural Centre on the southern side of the Brisbane River, and vice versa. However, King George Square Busway Station and the Queen Street Bus Station are only a short walking distance apart.

The Station is divided into several platforms originally named after Australian native animals, but are now identified with letters and numbers:

Stairwell entrance from
Queen Street Mall to platform A
(previously known as the Kangaroo and Platypus platforms)
Stairwell entrance from
Queen Street Mall to platform B
(previously known as the Koala platform)

In June 2015, the platforms were again renamed, becoming numbers.[2]

platform names
Platforms Services (as at 2009)
Kangaroo and Platypus (Now Platform 1) A1 – A10 Southern and Eastern Suburbs, South-East Busway
Koala (Now Platform 2) B1 – B5 Centenary / Indooroopilly / Kenmore Corridor
Crocodile (Now Platform 3) C1 – C2 Mt Gravatt and Holland Park services,
South-East Busway


The station has a portal for buses traffic to enter and leave at the northern end of Victoria Bridge, to connect to the Cultural Centre busway station.

The former entry/exit portal (on Albert Street, facing King George Square), from the Queen Street Bus Station, was converted into a tunnel so that the station could be connected to King George Square busway station, which was built (2006–2007) in the lower two levels of the King George Square Car Park.


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