From $7.40 per adult

  • One-way or Return Ferry
  • OpalPay accepted onboard
  • Free Wi-Fi onboard
  • Multi-trip passes available

Serving the Lane Cove River community

The Lane Cove River, or Turrumburra, winds its through bushland valley to join the Parramatta River at Greenwich and Woolwich to form an arm of the Sydney Harbour. The most relaxing way to travel to work or school from the greater Lane Cove community is on a rocket ferry.

Our rocket ferry fleet offers high-speed, low-wash and excellent stability when it comes to on-water transport. Vessels offer a choice of indoor and outdoor seating so you can arrive stress free and relaxed.


St Ignatius College Riverview has advised Lane Cove Riverview Wharf will be closed from Monday 01 July to Friday 05 July 2024 for maintenance works. Transport NSW has advised Greenwich Point Wharf will be closed from Monday 22 April 2024 for approximately 8 months for critical repair and maintenance works. Greenwich Bay Street Wharf remains open.


  • Services operate Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays
  • Commuters services operate during morning and afternoon peak commuter times
  • School services operate in the morning and afternoon serving selected private schools including Saint Ignatius College Riverview, St Aloysius College Milsons Point and Loreto Kirribilli
  • Please note the 6:05pm service at Riverview can stop at Hunter's Hill on request by passengers onboard, on the day.

Lane Cove Ferry Feedback

  • Dedicated Lane Cove Feedback email

See Legend below for variations to the timetable

Circular Quay - Wharf 6Kirribilli – Kirribilli Point WharfNorth Sydney – Jeffrey StreetBalmain EastBirchgrove – Long Nose PointGreenwich – Greenwich Point
@Closed from 22Apr24
Greenwich - Bay StreetNorthwood - Northwood WharfLongueville- Longueville WharfHunters Hill - Alexandra Street

Legend: # Pick up only * Set down only

Greenwich Point Wharf closed from Monday 22 April 2024 for approximately 8 months for critical repair and maintenance works.

See Legend below for variations to the timetable

Hunters Hill - Alexandra StreetLane Cove - Riverview College

(closed 1-5 July 2024)

Hunters Hill, Alexandra StreetLongueville - Longueville WharfNorthwood - Northwood WharfGreenwich - Bay StreetGreenwich – Greenwich Point
@Closed from 22Apr24
Birchgrove – Long Nose PointBalmain EastCircular Quay - Wharf 6











Legend: # Pick up only * Set down only
^ Service can stop at Hunters Hill on request from Riverview passengers onboard on the day

Greenwich Point Wharf closed from Monday 22 April 2024 for approximately 8 months for critical repair and maintenance works.

Lane Cove Riverview Wharf will be closed from Monday 01 July to Friday 05 July 2024 for maintenance works.


Indicative route. See timetable for order of stops for your service.


TypeOne WayReturnApp (Multi trip)
Adult$7.40$14.80From $6.00 per trip
Child$3.70$7.40From $3.00 per trip

View concession fares here. Visa/MasterCard/Amex & OpalPay accepted. All ferry services are cashless. All prices are per person and subject to change.

More Information

OpalPay FAQ

Please note, the below information is correct at the time of publishing and subject to change. Visit OpalPay for the latest information and services.

What is Opalpay?OpalPay is a convenient way to pay for travel using your Opal card on participating privately operated transport services.
Where can I use OpalPay?You can now tap to pay with your Opal card on selected private ferry services. Look for 'OpalPay accepted here' signs.
Why use OpalPay?With OpalPay, you can use your Opal card on a wider range of transport services, allowing you to travel to more places more easily. There is no need to buy individual trip tickets, you can just tap to pay with your Opal card for a more convenient way of paying your fare.
How much is an OpalPay fare?
  • OpalPay fares are not the same as standard Opal fares.
  • Fares are set by the private transport operators and are non-refundable.
  • Concession fares are only available on selected routes and it's best to check with staff before paying with your Opal card, as you could be charged the full adult fare.
How do I use OpalPay?
  • To pay for your travel using OpalPay, make sure you have sufficient funds on your Opal card to cover the full price of your fare and simply tap to pay on the operator's payment device. The transaction will be declined if you don't not have enough funds to cover the cost of the trip.
  • If you have set auto top up on your Opal card, this will be activated at the payment device if the amount on the card, plus the auto top up value is enough to cover the transaction. If the two values are not enough, the transaction will be declined and the auto top up will not be processed. You can set auto top up, to up online or at an Opal top up and ticket machine. Check for all the options.
  • Do not tap on an Opal card reader. OpalPay fares are deducted from your Opal card when you tap on, so you won't need to tap off at the end of your trip.
Which Opal cards are compatible with OpalPay?
  • Reloadable Opal cards (cards that can be 'topped up') are compatible with OpalPay. These include:
    • Adult Opal cards
    • Child/Youth Opal cards
    • Gold Senior/Pensioner Opal cards
    • Concession Opal cards
  • Concession fares are only available on selected routes and you may be charged the full adult fare, even when Gold Senior/Pensioner or Concession Opal cards are used. Check with staff to fin out if concession fares are available or you can check our ferry fares here.
Will tapping on with OpalPay contribute to my Opal travel benefits?No. Unlike trips made with Opal cards on other public transport services, OpalPay trips do not contribute to Opal travel benefits or discounts.
Can two people travel together using the same Opal card?No, each customer over the age of four must have their own reloadable Opal card with sufficient balance to travel.
What if my Opal card is lost or stolen?If your card is registered and it's lost or stolen you can report on Your existing balance can be protected and you can get it transferred to a new Opal card and sent to you.
Can a tap be reversed?
  • Yes, reversals can be undertaken in two ways:
    • OpalPay reversals can be made directly on the operator's OpalPay payment device. After you have tapped to pay, staff can reverse the transaction. The private ferry fare must be the last recorded action on your Opal card.
    • If you tap on an Opal card reader by mistake, you may be able to reverse it. If possible, you can go back to the Opal reader. To reverse the tap on, you just present your card a second time to the Opal reader within 30 minutes of the original tap on.
  • Alternatively, please use the nearest Sydney Ferries service, if available.
Is there a maximum fare with OpalPay?
  • The maximum limits for SeaLink/Captain Cook Cruises private ferries on Sydney Harbour are:
    • $25 per transaction, $30 per day and $200 per week.

The Easiest way to purchase your multi-trip ferry tickets with Captain Cook Cruises Sydney. Download the eTravelPass app on your mobile via the App Store or Google Play for access to a range of passes on our most popular ferry routes, valid for up to 365 days. Please visit our prices section for further details.

Applications for school passes need to be completed with the NSW Government. To apply for an annual school pass, you can apply online for a 'School Opal Card' from Transport for NSW. During the application process you will be prompted to enter operator details, please select Matilda Cruises.

Once TfNSW approves the application, your child's pass will be sent directly to the school for collection.

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