Getting to Sunshine Coast Schools

Helpful information on using CDC Queensland school bus services.

Kids Getting To School Via A CDC Sunshine Coast Bus

What are my school bus options?


Changes to some Sunshine Coast school bus services will be introduced from the start of Term 1 on Monday 22 January 2024.

Term 1 2024 timetables will be updated and available to view on the website from Monday 8 January 2024. To view Sunshine Coast school services including network maps and detailed route information, click here.

We strongly recommend that you check the website for any service changes prior to the beginning of term.

What are my fare options?

You will need a valid student bus pass, issued annually, or TransLink go card to travel on all services. Due to COVID restrictions we cannot take cash fares. All bus fares are determined by the Queensland Government and fares collected belong to TransLink (Department of Transport and Main Roads).

How do I apply for a student bus pass?


The Queensland Government’s School Transport Assistance Scheme (STAS) provides assistance to enable eligible school students to attend education facilities. There are two types of assistance available to students travelling on bus services to school:

  • Distance based assistance
  • Safety-net assistance 

For more information, visit the School Transport Assistance Scheme page here.

I’m not eligible for a bus pass so how do I get a go card for students? 

For more information on how to buy and top up a go card or find your local retailer visit

Need more help?

Sunshine Coast Services
Call: 07 5476 6622
Complete the feedback form here.

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