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Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games transport plans

by on March 4, 2018
 

The 2018 Commonwealth Games will be held at the Gold Coast, Australia between 4th and 15th April. If you’re going as either a competitor or a supporter, you’ll need to know the transport arrangements to ensure you don’t miss anything. If you’ll be in the Gold Coast or passing through, but not attending, you’ll also be affected. 

The Games, the 21st in the series, have been held in Queensland before, when Brisbane played host in 1982. 

2018 Commonwealth Games transport arrangements

 The Gold Coast is a relatively narrow, long strip running down the eastern side of southern Queensland, south of Brisbane, the capital. What was originally a strip of small towns stretching from Southport to Coolangatta is now collectively the city of Gold Coast. The Gold Coast (OOL) is located in Coolangatta.
The main stadium for the 2018 Commonwealth Games can be seen in the middle of the picture. It’s not right in the middle of town, it’s in the suburb of Carrara, so a lot of effort has been put into Games access.

A special website has been set up with all the details for gettng there. Plan your journey. Know the busy times. If you just want to get to or from Gold Coast Airport, it will be also helpful.

Events in other locations

Track cycling and shooting will be held in Brisbane. Travel is expected to be heavy on both the M1 Motorway and public transport. Changes have been made to schedules that seek to ease travel arrangements. You can also download apps to help plan your journey from this page.

Transport arrangements for Events in Brisbane are strict. The Gold Coast Bulletin is reporting that no foot arrivals or car drop-off will be allowed. This will apparently affect even those staying nearby the venue.

Events (Basketball Preliminaries) will also be held in Cairns and Townsville so there are transport impacts here as well.

Not going to the Commonwealth Games?

If you are living in, or visiting the Gold Coast, during this period, you may be affected as well. This link gives details of transport arrangements for different locations on the Gold Coast.

Want to do some sightseeing?

Why not pick up a go explore card to make use of trams & buses during your stay. Passes are AUD10 per day for adults (15 & above) and AUD 5 for children. Kids below 5 years old travel free.

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