NightLink FlatFare taxi service
The NightLink FlatFare taxi service is a way to get people home from Brisbane's Central Business District and Fortitude Valley precincts late on Friday and Saturday nights. This innovative, personalised taxi service has been developed by the Department of Transport and Main Roads in partnership with Black and White Cabs, Yellow Cabs and the Taxi Council of Queensland. NightLink FlatFare is part of the Queensland Government's Brisbane City Safety Action Plan designed to get people home quickly and safely.
The service operates on Friday and Saturday nights (Saturday and Sunday mornings) from:
NightLink FlatFare taxi rank locations
- George Street (at top of Treasury taxi rank)
- Eagle Street (at top of taxi rank outside Friday’s)
- Warner Street in Fortitude Valley (approaching Wickham Street).
Note: the times of operation might vary slightly according to passenger demand.
The NightLink FlatFare taxi service uses modified TransLink zones as there are a number of operating differences between taxis and buses/train. TransLink zones 1 to 6 have been adjusted for NightLink FlatFare taxis to identify the 'inner' parts of these zones. The inner parts of a zone are cheaper to travel to on a metered fare but attract a lower FlatFare than the outer part of the zone. For further information see Nightlink.
Passengers can pay a flat fare rate to share the ride home with other people going in the same direction. FlatFare taxi services are 'share ride' and not a personalised taxi service.
FlatFare services offer:
- Single fare – a per person fare
- Couples fare – per 2 people
- Group fare – for groups of five or more people travelling to the same location.
Single passengers and couples using the service will be required to wait until the taxi rank marshal forms a suitable group going in the same general direction to share the taxi.
The fare is paid directly to the driver at the beginning of the journey. To facilitate quick movement from the taxi ranks passengers are required to pay cash. Credit cards are not accepted.
FlatFare rates are as follows:
|Group fare – 5 or more|
The fare is paid directly to the NightLink FlatFare driver at the beginning of the journey.
NightLink services cannot be pre-booked
The NightLink FlatFare taxi service is ideal for patrons who are happy to share a taxi with other people travelling in the same general direction. Just go to the NightLink FlatFare rank and report to the taxi rank marshal who will arrange your trip. The taxi’s route is determined by the location of passenger drop-off points with the driver deviating from major roads only to drop passengers at their door.
The NightLink taxi fare is more than an equivalent NightLink bus or train ticket but less than a standard taxi fare home.
For information about regular taxi services or to book a taxi log onto Black and White Cabs* or Yellow Cabs*.
For NightLink train and bus timetables call TransLink on 13 12 30c or visit NightLink.
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cLocal call cost within the TransLink Transit authority service area. Callers outside this area phone +61 7 3215 5000. Non-English callers phone 13 12 30. A three-way conversation with an interpreter will be setup. Service operates Monday to Thursday 6am-9pm EST (GMT +10), 24 hours from Friday 6am to Sunday 9pm EST (GMT +10), public holidays may vary. National Relay Service (TTY and modem) users can access travel information on 13 36 77 or directly on +61 7 3369 3377.