Getting around Brisbane

Getting to The University of Queensland from South Bank

By Bus

Route 66 is the most direct bus that travels via the city and South Bank to The University of Queensland. This bus can be accessed by a number of central bus stops including Roma Street Busway station, King George Square station, Cultural Centre station and South Bank Busway station. Journey time can vary from 10 minutes to 20 minutes, so please ensure you plan ahead. Click on the map to download the Route 66 PDF.

By CityCat

CityCats operate in two directions between 5.30am and 10.30pm. To travel to The University of Queensland, board the Toward UQ St Lucia CityCat from any CityCat stop on the river. Central CityCat stops include Riverside (Brisbane CBD), QUT ferry terminal, South Bank 2 ferry terminal and North Quay 1 ferry terminal. Journey time can vary from 20 minutes to 30 minutes, so please ensure you plan ahead. Click here to download the Northshore to UQ St Lucia PDF.


Brisbane is a compact, connected city, ideal for walking and getting around via the many scenic river and bridge walks. The city’s efficient transport network makes it easy for visitors to find their way about the city.

Go Card
Go card is your electronic ticket to travel on all TransLink bus, train (including Airtrain), CityCat, ferry and tram services in South East Queensland. It’s simple to use. All you need to do is top-up your card, touch on at the start of your journey and touch off at the end. Your fare is automatically calculated and deducted from your card balance and it’s cheaper than the cost of a paper ticket. You can purchase a go card for a refundable deposit of $10 (adult) or $5 (child, concession, senior), and they are available from retail locations such as 7-Eleven stores, Queensland Rail Station ticket offices, and on board CityCat river services.

Bus Services – South Bank is serviced by two bus stations: The Cultural Centre Station on Melbourne Street and the South Bank Busway Station corner of Colchester and Tribune Streets, South Bank.

CityCats – A popular and speedy way to travel the river. The CityCat terminal is located outside the riverside restaurants on the riverside promenade. CityCats operate daily from 5.30am to 10.30pm.

Taxi – Taxi ranks are located outside the main entrance to the Convention Centre, at Mantra South Bank in Grey Street and there is a taxi drop off located at the Grey Street main entrance.

Uber – Uber has been legalised in Queensland and is another transport option in Brisbane. You can download the app and use it to request a driver to your location.

Trains – There are two train stations within a five minute walk of each other at South Bank. South Bank Station accessed from Tribune Street and South Brisbane Railway Station adjacent to the Convention Centre in Grey Street.

For information about public transport visit translink.com.au for more information on go card, transfer rules and alternative services or call 13 12 30 anytime.