Brisbane City Council's CityHopper is a free inner city ferry service for the Brisbane River. You can hop on and hop off the CityHopper at eight stops between North Quay and Sydney Street, New Farm. The service runs every 36 minutes between 6am and midnight, seven days a week.

Cross-River ferry and City Hopper updates

Bulimba to Teneriffe Cross-River ferry service scheduled maintenance

Council would like to advise all passengers of the Bulimba to Teneriffe Cross River ferry service that scheduled maintenance will be occurring on the ferry on Wednesday 23 September 2020.

Maintenance will occur between 7.15am and 1.30pm. CityCat services between Bulimba to Teneriffe will be unaffected and will still operate to the normal timetable.

The extended CityCat timetable will remain until further notice, including the Holman Street terminal as part of the all-stop services. The temporary free shuttle between Kangaroo Point and Eagle Street will also continue at this time, departing every 20 minutes between 5.50am and 11.50pm seven days a week. 

For alternative transport options or to plan your journey, visit TransLink or phone TransLink on 13 12 30. 

Alternative travel options and free shuttle in place of CityHopper and Norman Park to New Farm Cross-River ferry service

The CityHopper ferry services have been suspended until further notice to allow maintenance inspections to occur.

A new free shuttle bus has commenced in Kangaroo Point (route 27), with stops at the Story Bridge and Eagle Street. This service operates every 20 minutes from Baildon Street (opposite the Story Bridge Hotel), with the trip taking about 12 minutes.

All other alternative transport arrangements will be managed by bus and CityCat services.

For alternative transport options, or to plan your journey, visit TransLink or phone Translink on 13 12 30.

Ferry services are here to stay and we are hoping to reinstate the Cross-River and CityHopper ferry services as soon as possible. We apologise for any inconvenience this suspension of service may cause and thank you for your understanding.

Transport alternatives

Kangaroo Point + Eagle Street Pier + Thornton Street

  1. Existing bus route 234 services near Holman Street and Thornton Street.
  2. New free shuttle bus (route 27) with stops at the Story Bridge Hotel and Eagle Street. The bus stop is located on Baildon Street, near Main Street, across the road from the Story Bridge Hotel. The stop is used by the existing 234 service.


  1. Holman Street, Thornton Street and Dockside are serviced by the existing 234 services nearby.
  2. South Bank 3 customers are encouraged to use bus services from the South Bank Busway.
  3. Maritime Museum customers are encouraged to use bus services from the South Bank Busway or Mater Hill Busway.
  4. Existing CityCat services connect North Quay, Sydney Street and South Bank.

Norman Park + New Farm

  • Existing bus routes 227, 230,232,235 P228 are available near Norman Park terminal and travel to the city where you can transfer to service 196 to travel to New Farm.

The ferry stops at the following ferry terminals:

  • North Quay, Brisbane City
  • South Bank 3, South Brisbane
  • Maritime Museum, South Brisbane
  • Thornton Street, Kangaroo Point
  • Eagle Street Pier, Brisbane City
  • Holman Street, Kangaroo Point
  • Dockside, Kangaroo Point
  • Sydney Street, New Farm.

For up-to-date timetable information or to plan your journey, visit TransLink's website.

The CityHopper is supplemented by paid cross-river ferry services at Kangaroo Point. These services run from Holman Street, Eagle Street Pier and Thornton Street every 12-18 minutes. 

Route map

The Google map shows the CityHopper route.

View CityHopper in a larger map.

Last updated:22 September 2020