Anyone visiting Cathedral Place on public transport will be pleasantly surprised as you will be literally dropped off out the front of the building.
Bus – The closest point to travel to and from Cathedral Place
When travelling to Cathedral Place by bus from the Northern or Eastern suburbs you will mostly travel along Ann Street. There are bus stops on the Ann Street side of Cathedral Place labelled “All Hollows” by Translink. All Hollows is a Catholic girls school across the road from Cathedral Place. That section of road is very distinctive because of the high stone walls.
When travelling by bus from the Southern or Western suburbs you will most likely go through the city down along Adelaide Street then onto Wickham Street. In this case, you will jump off on the Wickham side of Cathedral Place where the Cathedral Village shops are located.
Train – Still not that far away! 5 minutes walk
When travelling to Cathedral Place by train you will need to get off at the Fortitude Valley Train Station. From there walk out to the main exit on Brunswick Street. Turn left to walk towards the McWhirters building and Brunswick Street Mall. Cross over to the other side of the street. This is Wickham Street and the end of the Brunswick Street Mall.
Now head right walking along the Wickham Street footpath. You’ll go past Chinatown on the left. Then you will come to a major busy intersection which is the corner of Wickham and Gipps Street. On the other side of the street, you will clearly see CATHEDRAL VILLAGE. Now all you need to do is cross over and head along Wickham Street a little further and turn left at the next street called Gotha St. You will see the main entrance to Cathedral Place.
Make use of the Translink Journey Planner feature
For more information on bus numbers and times see the Translink website. Use the Journey Planner feature to plan your trip. You can type “Cathedral Place” and the system will recognise the location as Gotha Street. Just select that as the end location if travelling to Cathedral Place. Start location if travelling away from Cathedral Place.
Like to travel by Ferry? It’s an option if you don’t mind walking!
Currently the closest ferry terminal is Riverside which is about a 20 minute walk away.
When departing the ferry walk along the Riverside boardwalk towards Howard Smith Wharves. About 100 metres down you can turn left behind the Marriot Hotel towards the Soleil Meriton building. Turn left at the t-junction onto Boundary Street which will take you up to Ann Street. Turn right there and you will see Centenary Place park over the road. Cathedral Place is a little further along Ann Street on the left.
NEWS: As of the end of 2021 there will be a new ferry terminal at Howard Smith Wharves which is much closer to Cathedral Place. This is located under Story Bridge on the northern side of the Brisbane River. The walk from there is only about 10 minutes assisted by lift access up onto Bowen Terrace.
Accessing Cathedral Place From The Main Entrance
If you are visiting someone at Cathedral Place probably the easiest thing to do is call whoever you are visiting and get them to come down to the front of the foyer area.
Note, you cannot enter the Cathedral Place foyer (or any area) without a security fob/swipe.
The other option is to use the intercom system if you know the apartment number of whoever you are visiting. This is located to the left of the sliding doors outside the main foyer.