Passenger Transport

City Cat

Moving around Brisbane is easy, with an integrated public transport system aimed at making it convenient and comfortable for passengers. This means employees of new businesses setting up in the city have access to reliable transport. Brisbane City Council operates one of the largest bus fleets in Australia, along with the iconic CityCat and CityFerry network on the Brisbane River. There is also a reliable and regular passenger rail network which places special emphasis on peak hour usage.

Brisbane City Council operates a fleet of 19 CityCats and nine monohull CityFerries (including the free CityHoppers) along a network of 24 terminals. 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. The council offers free city loop buses around Brisbane's CBD and a network of high-frequency buses run daily between 6am and 11.30pm.

Modern Queensland Rail electric trains depart Brisbane Central and Brisbane Roma Street stations every 30 minutes on numerous lines throughout the Greater Brisbane Area including Brisbane Airport. Frequent trains also depart for Ipswich, the Gold Coast, and Sunshine Coast. Most trains stop at all stations along the way but weekday peak hours services are more frequent and some trains run express through smaller stations. 

Brisbane’s $5 billion Bus and Train (BaT) tunnel project will revolutionise passenger transport in the city when it becomes operational in 2021. The 5km tunnel, one of the biggest infrastructure projects ever undertaken in Brisbane, will feature a world-first design combining a railway and busway in a single, double-decked, 15m-wide tunnel beneath the Brisbane River and CBD. The project will lay the foundation for a sophisticated, international-standard, “turn up and go” transit system for South East Queensland.