Getting to the Commonwealth Games

To support security requirements and minimise the risk of congestion, no spectator parking will be provided at any sporting venue. Therefore existing public transport services will be a great way to access events, with additional transport services being added during Games time to cater for increased demand.

Spectators and workforce are encouraged to stay near the events they want to experience, so walking and cyclingmay be the best travel option.

Dedicated shuttle bus services will operate from key transport interchanges and temporary park ‘n’ rides will be established to connect spectators to venues.

It is important to plan ahead to understand your transport options – this will be the key to a seamless trip to events.

For more information on travelling to the Games visit

GC2018 Journey Planner

Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth GC2018 Journey Planner is available for you to plan your travel to the Games.

Journey options include public transport (including shuttle services locations and schedules for events), cycling, walking, and the ability to locate dedicated park ‘n’ ride locations and book a park.

The GC2018 Journey Planner supports and enables you to:

  • plan your trip and get to your event comfortably and on time
  • find out about accessible services to the Games
  • know the best time to leave to get to your event on time
  • understand all suitable travel options.

The GC2018 Journey Planner can be accessed through the GC2018 website and downloaded to smart phone devices through the Official GC2018 app.

Route GC2018

Route GC2018 is a free shuttle bus service for ticketed spectators travelling to/from GC2018 events and GOLDOC accreditation holders. Just show your GC2018 ticket or accreditation upon boarding.

  • Free travel is only available on the day of your ticketed GC2018 event. Free travel will terminate at 3am the day after your event – if you are travelling after 3am ensure that you have a valid ticket.​
  • The GC2018 shuttle service operates 24 hours a day during the competition period.

Download a printable copy of the Route GC2018 shuttle bus route map (PDF 273KB).

On Sunday 15 April, this route will be diverted due to the Marathon. Please allow extra travel time and expect delays during this time.

Park ‘n’ ride

A range of temporary GC2018 Park ‘n’ Ride sites will be established to support access to GC2018 venues.

They will be free to use for spectators, and will need to be pre-booked through the GC2018 Journey Planner.

Information will be provided to spectators on the appropriate park n’ ride for each venue, this information will be available via the GC2018 website when available.

Accessible travel

Planning for people with accessibility requirements forms part of the GC2018 planning and delivery process.

By taking an end-to-end approach to travel, options for persons with accessible and/or medical requirements will be provided with information around their access options for each venue.

This will be available through the GC2018 Spectator Journey Planner, spectator event guides, online travel information and customer contact centres.

The spectator journey planner includes options that allow you to request a journey with staff assistance, and/or which is suitable for a wheelchair user or has the fewest interchanges.

At certain times, at certain accessible stations during the Games, the transport system, including facilities such as lifts, will be much busier than usual and you could face delays.

You may need to book with your transport operator if you need staff assistance.

Please check directly with your transport operator about the services and facilities they offer.

For further information about disability access and mobility on public transport, visit


The approach to planning the GC2018 venues has been to locate competition and training venues as close as possible to the Commonwealth Games Village (CGV).

It is important to plan early for travel around these venues and avoid affected areas. For the latest event schedule or to find out about ticketing please visit