Bus Service

As part of our commitment to our families, we operate 14 dedicated bus services exclusively for use by Faith Lutheran College students.

Each day, our college bus service transports approximately 350 students to and from school.

Our bus network covers a broad area, spanning across Brisbane’s Outer Western suburbs, Ipswich, the Lockyer Valley and the eastern suburbs of Toowoomba.

Bus routes are revised each year to ensure that each student (including new enrolments) that needs to catch a bus to school is able to access a bus service.

Transporting our students directly to and from school safely, every day

 Please use the menus below to explore our current bus routes and services.

Faith-Operated Buses

Each Faith-operated bus route runs daily, following a schedule to collect students who have requested the use of a bus service.

Students using these services are charged a bus fee by the College and fares for these services vary from $36 to $45 per week per family (depending on the distance).

Brassall/Walloon

This route takes in the following locations:

  • Brassall
  • Wulkuraka
  • Karrabin
  • Walloon
  • Thagoona
  • Marburg (Proudlocks)

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Esk

This route takes in the following locations:

  • Gatton-Esk Road
  • Esk
  • Coominya
  • Mt Tarampa

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Fernvale

This route takes in the following locations:

  • Blacksoil
  • Fairney View
  • Fernvale Futures Centre
  • Fernvale State School.

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Gatton

This route takes in the following locations:

  • Grantham
  • Winwill
  • Tenthill
  • Gatton

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Gatton (Express)

This route takes in the following locations:

  • Grantham
  • Winwill
  • Tenthill
  • Gatton

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Karalee, Emerald Hill and Marburg Outskirts

This route takes in the following locations:

  • Mt Crosby State School
  • Karalee
  • Emerald Hill (top end of Brassall)
  • Outskirts of Marburg

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Kentville

This route takes in the following locations:

  • Morton Vale
  • Kentville 
  • Lockyer Waters
  • Adare
  • Lake Clarendon

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Lowood

This route takes in the following locations:

  • Marburg Road
  • Glamorgan Vale
  • Glamorgan Vale-Fernvale Road
  • Lowood
  • Brightview

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Minden

This route takes in the following locations:

  • Prenzlau
  • Coolana
  • Lowood-Minden Road
  • Minden Village

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Mount Marrow - Thagoona

This route takes in the following locations:

  • Mount Marrow
  • Thagoona

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Rosewood

This route takes in the following locations:

  • Rosewood

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Bus Application Form

Need to catch the bus?

Students intending to catch a Faith-operated bus to school need to complete a Bus Application form and return it to the Faith Lutheran College office, before they can commence travel.

Other Bus Services

In addition to the services operated by the College, students are able to access bus services from a range of local providers.

Please be aware, that independent bus companies, contracted by the Department of Transport, have charges that are independent of the College.

Queensland Department of Transport

There are a total of six bus services conducted by local operators who are contracted to the Queensland Department of Transport.

Zischke Bus Services

Zischke bus services collect students from the Hatton Vale/Regency Downs/Glenore Grove and surrounding areas. These buses drop our students off at our school (from about 8:15am) on the way to Laidley. The reverse happens in the afternoon with our students being picked up (at about 3:15pm).

There is one service, which operates along Forest Hill – Fernvale Road goes into Laidley first and drops off our students on the way out of Laidley with the reverse happening after school. These students will arrive at about 8:25am and will need to leave the school at 2:55pm. To find out more information, or to book your child on one of these services please phone 5465 6519

Ladiley Bus Services

Laidley Bus Service collects students from the Laidley township and takes these and the students arriving from the Grandchester, Mulgowie, (both services operated by Laidley Bus Services) and Blenheim (operated by Gatton Buses) out to Plainland arriving by 8:33am. These students are picked up in the afternoon at 2:55pm. The changeover occurs at the Laidley District State School. To find out more information, or to book your child on one of these services please phone 5465 1797.

Students living within 4.8km of this College or the nearest State High School will need to pay the bus operators a transport fee, which is determined by Queensland Transport.