How to Get around Brisbane, Maps and Transport Options
First things first, Brisbane is NOT on the coast! Many people arrive and are disappointed to find out that the buzzing little city of Bris-Vegas is not on the coast. It is about an hour in land built on a river.
That said it is still a beautiful and fun place to visit. So close to the infamous Gold Coast, Surfers Paradise and Byron Bay, many people fly into Brisbane, and then catch transport from there.
So how do you get around Brisbane and Queensland you ask? The following links provide schedules, routes, and fee information. Click Here to get a map of Brisbane.
Brisbane does have FERRY service as well. You can call 131230 for more information. Regular ferry services operate between:
• Dutton Park – University of Qld (Contact Dutton Park Ferry Services 018 88 7979)
• St. Lucia – West End
• QUT Gardens Point – South Bank – River Plaza Hotel
• Edward Street – Thornton Street – Eagle Street
• Riverside – Holman Street
• South Bank – Edward Street – Riverside – Dockside – Sydney Street – Mowbray Park – New Farm Park
• High speed CityCat services from Bretts Wharf at Hamilton to the City and the City to West End, St. Lucia and the University of Queensland. Timetable info: Transinfo 131230.
If Public Transport isn’t your thing and you prefer to BIKE it around town:
Brisbane has more than 300 kilometres of bikeways. Cyclists must wear helmets when riding in public places. A booklet with maps and other information is available from Queensland Transport and Brisbane City Council Customer Service Centres, most Brisbane City Council Libraries and Tourism Information Centres in Brisbane and surrounding shires. Sandgate and Redcliffe foreshores are popular for cycling and rollerblading.