Five things you need to know about travelling to and from The Sunday Mail Bridge to Brisbane
There are less than 10 days before The Sunday Mail Bridge to Brisbane – you’re prepared, you’ve trained hard, you’ve got your fav running outfit (or costume… we love a fun costume!) washed and ready to go… but there is one more thing you need to get sorted – your travel to and from the event!
If you didn’t already know, our event requires the use of public roads and, therefore, changed traffic conditions and clearways must be enforced to ensure the safety of participants and volunteers.
But before you stress, stop what you’re doing and take a read of the five things you need to know before setting your alarm on August 24.
- Transurban Tolls
Have we got you sorted, or have we got you sorted?!
Our friends at Transurban are giving all Brisbane residents FREE travel on the Clem 7 tunnel – effective between 4am and 11:30am on August 25, 2019.
- Public Transport
All participants in The Sunday Mail Bridge to Brisbane receive FREE public transport on the day of the event up until 3pm. How great is that?!
So why not leave the car at home and hop on a complimentary bus or train to this year’s Sunday Mail Bridge to Brisbane.
FYI: Ferry services are NOT included in the free public transport offer.
- Road Closures
As some of Brisbane’s main streets will be closed for part of the day on August 25 it is important to check if you will be impacted. You may think it won’t affect you as you are participating in the run, however it could affect your travel to and from the event, and we don’t want that!
We strongly encourage you to travel via pubic transport, however if you are planning on driving, click here for information on what roads will be closed and at what time they will reopen. Also, click here to view the interactive Race Day road closures map – the road closures will also be active on Google Maps on the day of the event.
Please ensure you leave plenty of time for travel as delays are outside of our control.
- Bus and Train Travel Options
The Start and Finish Line locations are situated in close proximity to major Brisbane transport hubs, so catching public transport to and from the run is easy as!
The 10km Start Line is on College Road, Spring Hill. The closest train station is Roma Street Station and the closest bus stop is Roma Street Busway – both a 10-minute walk to the Start Line – offering you the perfect light warm up for your body before your run!
The 5km Start Line is located at Captain Burke Park, Kangaroo Point. The closest train station is Fortitude Valley Station, which is roughly 2.6km from the Start Line. If you would rather give that 2.6km walk a miss and keep all of your energy in the bank, then catch one of the many buses that will drop you basically on the starting line. See the link below for all bus schedules.
Ah you’ve made it to the Finish Line, well done! The Finish Village is located in South Bank. You’ll be spoiled for choice when it comes to catching a ride home.
Only a short walk from the Finish Village is South Brisbane Train Station (QPAC at the end of Grey Street), South Bank Busway and the Cultural Centre Busway.
For all of the information you need from stations including stops to service times and frequency for additional train services, 10km Start Line Shuttles, 5km Start Line Shuttles and Post Event Shuttles, click here.
- Uber, Taxi’s, Ola and Didi
These services will of course be available however please keep in mind, that due to road closures, car services will not be that accessible. You will need to see what roads are open near you and edit to your “pick up” location accordingly.
We strongly recommend seeking public transport options for your travel to the event where possible.
If you haven’t registered for The Sunday Mail Bridge to Brisbane yet, what are you waiting for? For all sign up information visit www.bridgetobrisbane.com.au or pick up The Sunday Mail. We’ll see you there!