Queensland Transport Minister Scott Emerson says more than 100 Brisbane bus routes will be cut to help improve public transport efficiency.
There will be fewer direct services to the city from suburbs including Forest Lake, Inala, Moggil and Redland Bay.
Mr Emerson says the move will save the State Government millions of dollars, and passenger numbers on some buses do not stack up.
"Fifty two per cent of our buses are carrying on average seven or fewer passengers that is not sensible, that is not acceptable, we can't keep doing that," he said.
"If you want to keep doing that you are going to keep paying 15 per cent increases in fares."
But Mr Emerson says seven high-frequency routes will be introduced in areas such as Mount Ommaney, Salisbury, Toombul and the Grange.
"We will also be doing a feeder system into nodes such as Mount Gravatt, Carindale and Indooroopilly, and then high-frequency services into the city," he said.
"What that does is more reliability more frequency of services and also by having those buses coming into the city but fewer of them, but more frequent, there is less congestion in the city."
Public feedback on the plan is open for two weeks from Monday on the Translink website.