Brisbane Airtrain - Travel using go card
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Travel using go card!

Travel easily with go card! All South East Queensland train stations, including the Domestic and International Airport stations, have go card facilities. go card is also accepted on translink’s network of bus, ferry and tram throughout Greater Brisbane, Ipswich, Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast. Simply touch and go!

At the Airtrain station follow the signs to touch your go card on the dedicated machines. Your fare will be automatically calculated when you touch on and off. The go card reader will display a green light with one beep for an adult card or an orange light with two beeps for a concession card. When you touch on, the card reader will show the balance of travel credit stored on your go card. When you touch off, the card reader will show the fare deducted and your remaining travel balance. You do not need to touch on or off whilst in transit, just at your final destination.

You can purchase, top-up, receive a balance and obtain a refund on your go card at the Domestic and International Airport stations. This, except for refunds, can be performed at the Ticket Vending Machine and at the Airtrain ticket windows.

Adult, Concession (except for Tertiary/ Post-secondary student), Senior and Child go cards can be purchased at the Airport stations. They require a minimum spend of $30, this includes $20 credit and a $10 card deposit for Adult go cards. All other cards require a $25 credit and $5 deposit.

For Tertiary/ Post-secondary students to be eligible for concession fares, you need to obtain your tertiary pass and go card from translink; please see translink for more information. Airtrain cannot apply the concession fare unless you have obtained the necessary cards through translink.

Please see for more information and the fares charged by translink when using a go card to travel. Airtrain also accepts translink Tourist Passes.

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