Dan Gulson - the80s.com.au

Free public transport for 2018 Commonwealth Games

COMMONWEALTH Games ticket-holders will receive free public transport to and from the Gold Coast during the 2018 Games because there will be no parking for their cars at the new Games facilities on the Gold Coast.

Up to 6500 new car spaces will be built over the next two years in a network of new temporary park and ride areas on the Gold Coast.

The free public transport and new park-and-ride stations was confirmed on Thursday by the Gold Coast 2018

Commonwealth Games Corporation, GOLDOC, which are in the early stages of negotiating how the tens of thousands of sports fans will get from venue to venue in April 2018.

"Each spectator ticket will include access to free public transport within a defined area to enable travel to and from the event, which will include trips between Brisbane and the Gold Coast," GOLDOC chief executive Mark Peters said.

"This includes to competition events, as well as the opening and closing ceremonies," he said.

Brisbane Times