CityCat and ferry services
Brisbane City Council operates a fleet of 19 CityCats and nine CityFerries along a network of 24 terminals stretching from The University of Queensland at St Lucia to Northshore Hamilton.
CityCats operate seven days a week with regular services every 13 minutes for most of the day, and express routes and more frequent services during peak times. Further information about ferry services can be found on the TransLink website.
You can discover great trips on the CityCats with the CityCat journey videos.
New terminals and terminal upgrades
The planned upgrade for the West End terminal was fast tracked due to flood damage and a modern facility with improved access and services opened in August 2011.
Planned upgrades at Bulimba, Hawthorne and Bretts Wharf have been postponed due to the redirection of funds to flood recovery.
Preliminary investigations have commenced on the new Milton CityCat terminal at Park Road. Construction of the terminal is expected to commence in early 2014 and will be completed in mid-2014.
The 19th CityCat, named Spirit of Brisbane, was launched on 4 October 2011. Dedicated to Brisbane's community spirit during one of its toughest periods, the Spirit of Brisbane is decorated in distinctive colours, blue for the sky and river; green for new growth after the floods; maroon for the Queensland spirit and yellow in recognition of the way the sun shone through the clouds to help dry up the flood waters. Inside the Spirit of Brisbane there is also a permanent display of photographs taken during the flood clean-up.
Spirit of Brisbane has improved fuel efficiency and reduced engine exhaust and noise emissions. This means a smaller carbon footprint which Council offsets fully.
All 19 CityCats currently provide space for four wheelchairs. During off-peak periods, from 9am to 3.30pm and after 7pm on weekdays, each CityCat has the capacity to carry up to eight wheelchairs. This is at the Master's discretion and depends on the availability of space on each service.
The entire CityCat fleet is fitted with WiFi allowing access to UQConnect and EduRoam, TransLink timetable information and Brisbane City Council's website.
TransLink has information about:
- CityCat and CityFerry fares and timetables
- purchasing and topping-up prepaid go cards to use on buses, trains and ferries
- the integrated public transport system in South East Queensland
- a journey planner which includes ferry, bus and train travel options
Contact TransLink with your feedback about CityCat and ferry services.