Bay Islands Transit

News Announcement

Bay Islands Transit joins SeaLink Travel Group

We are pleased to announce that we have joined the SeaLink Travel Group family. Our services will continue to run and operate as normal, but you may see a few changes to our websites as we undergo this transition. For more information about the SeaLink Travel Group please visit the website:

Bay Islands Transit

Bay Islands Transit (BITS) has been in operation for 22 years since commencing passenger ferry services in 1982. BITS operates seven high speed passenger ferries and an ambulance vessel that service the route between Redland Bay and Macleay, Lamb, Karragarra and Russell Islands in Southern Moreton Bay. The service operates under contract to Translink, carries 1 million passengers per annum and employs over 30 staff.

BITS endeavours to provide its customers with:

  • A high quality, affordable transport service between the mainland and the Southern Moreton Bay Islands;
  • A comfortable and enjoyable way to see the beautiful bay;
  • Exceptional customer service with polite and friendly staff;
  • Vessels presented to the highest standards; and
  • Impeccable safety, quality and environmental standards.


Island Information Journey Planner


Image of ticket variationsFares and Ticketing

TransLink’s go card, single tickets and passes are accepted on SMBI passenger ferry services.

Concessions are available (with a valid concession card) and fares using go card are 30% cheaper than a single paper ticket.

You can buy, top-up and check your go card balance as well as purchase single paper tickets at the  over 500 retail locations located within South-East Queensland. A Go Card vending machine is located in the waiting room at the Redland Bay Marina. You can also purchase a single paper ticket on board the ferry.

For up-to-date fare and ticketing information, please visit

You can also use Translink's Journey Planner to plan your journey and calculate your fare. 


Bay Islands Transit operates a fast and comfortable ferry service to Russell, Macleay, Lamb and Karragarra Islands. Ferries depart approximately every half hour from the Redland Bay Ferry Terminal (Weinam Creek) located on Banana Street, Redland Bay. For up to date timetable information and to plan your journey on the TransLink network, please visit