CityCat and ferry services

Brisbane City Council operates a fleet of 21 CityCats and nine monohull ferries (including CityHoppers) along a network of 25 terminals stretching from The University of Queensland at St Lucia (UQ St Lucia) to Northshore Hamilton.

CityCats operate seven days a week with regular services every 15 minutes for most of the day, and express routes and more frequent services during peak times.

Further information about ferry services, including timetables, can be found on the TransLink website.

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SpeedyCat express services

From Monday 24 September, Brisbane City Council’s new SpeedyCats will provide more than 100 peak-hour express services along the Brisbane River each week (excluding public holidays).



The CityHopper service allows you to rediscover Brisbane for free with ferries running every 30 minutes between 6am and midnight, seven days a week.

CityCat/SpeedyCat and ferry terminal locations

CityCat, SpeedyCat, CityHopper and Cross River CityFerry terminals are located along the Brisbane River between UQ St Lucia and Northshore Hamilton. Check the map to find your nearest terminal.


CityCat journeys

Discover great trips along the Brisbane River with our CityCat journey videos. Experience CityCat journeys from the Regatta to South Bank and The University of Queensland, Hawthorne to Riverside express and South Bank to New Farm.


CityCat features and accessibility

Find out about the features of Council's 21 CityCats and their accessibility features, as well as information on CityCat names and meanings.


Ferry terminal upgrades

Brisbane City Council is committed to providing safe, efficient and accessible transport networks across the city. 


Hire Council CityCats

Hire a Council CityCat for your special occasion. The vessels cover the Brisbane area from The University of Queensland at St Lucia to Northshore Hamilton.