Ferry travel is one of the most affordable ways to tour Brisbane's river and the many highlights along its banks. TransLink sets the fares for travel on all ferries, buses and trains in its South East Queensland network. The most cost-effective way to travel on TransLink services is to purchase a go card on board a CityCat, at the Riverside Ferry Information Centre or at one of 500 retail outlets, including newsagencies, throughout the TransLink region.
To view the current TransLink fares schedule click here.
The go card allows customers to travel seamlessly on all TransLink bus, train and ferry services. It is cheaper than a paper ticket and it can be registered to protect your balance if it is lost or stolen.
Concession fares are available to children aged between five and 14 (inclusive), students, pensioners, seniors, and Defence Force veterans. For more information on concession fares, click here. When travelling with a concession fare, you must have your valid concession card with you at all times.
You must always touch on with your go card to the card reader at the beginning of your journey and touch off at the end to incur the correct fare. The cost is deducted from your card balance for each journey you take. If you don't do this, you will be charged a fixed amount.
The go card can be used to travel seamlessly on all TransLink bus, train and ferry services in South East Queensland. It can also be used on Airtrain services departing from the Brisbane Domestic and International Airport Terminals.
There are many ways a go card will save you money:
go card is at least 30 per cent cheaper than a single paper ticket.
Travel in off-peak and save a further 20 per cent. Travel between 8.30am and 3.30pm, after 7pm on weekdays and all day on weekends and on public holidays to receive an additional 20 per cent saving off your go card fare.
One, Two, Free for seniors and pensioners. Seniors Card +go, senior go card or green pensioner concession go card holders who use go card for two paid journeys in one day travel free for the rest of the day.
Concession cards are programmed to expire 14 days from the date of issue unless proof of concession is provided. When proof of concession is provided, the expiry date is changed to expire when your nominated concession eligibility card expires.
Adult and senior cards are programmed to expire 10 years from the date of issue. Thirty days before your card expires you will see a warning message on the card reader each time you touch on or touch off.
To check your card's expiry, call 13 12 30 or if you have a registered account check the expiry date on line at www.translink.com.au. To change your expiry date, visit any go card retail outlet such as the Riverside Ferry Information Centre opposite the Riverside Ferry Terminal.