Inner city ferry services

The Cross River ferry service connects Holman Street at Kangaroo Point, Riverside and Howard Smith Wharves, and also Bulimba to Teneriffe. 

Brisbane City Council's CityHopper is a free inner-city ferry service on the Brisbane River. You can hop on and off the CityHopper at seven stops between North Quay and Sydney Street, New Farm. The service runs every 30 minutes between 5.30am and midnight, Sunday to Thursday, with services operating later on Friday and Saturday nights. 

Brisbane’s popular cross-river travel includes five ‘KittyCats’. The catamarans transport up to 60 passengers on each vessel and provide services to major areas in the inner-city.

Council's plan to return ferry services 

Most ferry services are now available following the February 2022 flood event. Find out the current status of our terminals and next steps

Additional public transport services

Council is operating additional public transport services to support the community while we work to restore ferry services after the February flood event. Find out about our additional bus service and Personalised Public Transport (PPT) service

Coronavirus restrictions

As per the Queensland Health directive, masks are required on public transport. Find out more.

Cross River ferry and CityHopper updates

  • The Cross River and CityHopper ferry routes are serviced by five KittyCats.
  • The KittyCats are modern vessels with wide panoramic windows to allow exceptional views of the river city and provide a pleasurable travelling experience for commuters and visitors. With increased capacity and speed, the KittyCat CityHopper services run every 30 minutes. 
  • The Kangaroo Point Cross River ferry operates every 30 minutes. This combines with the CityHopper to provide Kangaroo Point customers with a cross-river service every 15 minutes from Holman Street.
  • The new Howard Smith Wharves terminal is included in the Cross River and CityHopper services for Kangaroo Point residents.
  • Council has committed $48.7 million over the next three years to upgrade ferry terminals including Dockside and Mowbray Park, and improve accessibility for all users. Council is committed to ensuring safe, efficient and accessible public transport networks across the city and continues to improve the connectivity and flood resilience of the ferry network. 

Route map

Download an accessible version of the Inner-city network map (Word - 545kb).

Bulimba to Teneriffe Cross River Ferry

A CityCat or KittyCat will continue to service the Bulimba to Teneriffe Cross River ferry route while the steel monohull Kalparrin undergoes maintenance and restoration works.

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

Last updated: 18 May 2022

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