Travel information

Our services operate seven days a week, providing more than 5 million people each year with an affordable and reliable way to get around Brisbane. Our CityCats cruise up and down the river between UQ St Lucia and Northshore Hamilton at a top speed of 25 knots whilst our smaller cross river CityFerries and CityHopper services cruise at a more leisurely pace of around 10 knots. Beat the city traffic and experience Brisbane from the water. The meandering waters of the Brisbane River connect to a wealth of recreational, environmental, cultural and dining experiences.


To check current routes, timetable and fare information visit or call 13 12 30. Alternatively click here to access the TransLink Journey Planner.

You can also download the CityCat, CityFerry and CityHopper timetables below

CityCat timetable
CityFerry & CityHopper timetables

Large print versions of the timetables can be found below

CityCat timetable - Large print

CityFerry & CityHopper timetables - Large print


Get your go card today! The go card is TransLink's electronic ticket to fast, easy and convenient travel in South East Queensland. With a go card, all you need to do is top up the balance online or at one of the hundreds of participating retailers (including aboard CityCats), then touch on each time you board and touch off each time you disembark a ferry (free CityHopper services excluded). Fares are calculated automatically and based on the number of zones you travel through during your journey. The fare is deducted from your go card balance when touching off at the end of your journey.

All trips onboard Brisbane ferry services travel within Zone 1. 

COVID-19 Update: Our services are currently cashless which means customers are unable to purchase paper tickets or use cash to top up their go-cards onboard ferry services. This temporary measure is in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and is intended to be in place until 31 December 2020.

To find out more about zones, go cards, and other types of tickets, including single paper tickets, concessions and special access passes, visit the TransLink website or call 13 12 30.

TransLink Policies

TransLink policies and procedures for safe passenger travel apply on all Brisbane City Council ferry services.

For the TransLink Conditions of Travel, click here
For the TransLink Concession Policy, click here