Williamstown to City – 1 Hour | One Way


$20.00 / per child
  • Departing from Gem Pier
  • 1 hour cruise – One way
  • Family-friendly cruise
  • Child Fare Aged 2 to 12 Years

Cruise D | Williamstown to City

Duration: 1 hours approx

Depart from this historic Williamstown and journey across the bay into the Yarra River. A wonderful opportunity to view the magnificent Melbourne skyline before entering into the hustle & bustle of city life.

The Williamstown to City Ferry Service offers a convenient and picturesque way to travel between the charming coastal suburb of Williamstown and the bustling city center of Melbourne. With its stunning views of the Port Phillip Bay, the ferry journey is an enjoyable experience in itself. The service operates regularly throughout the day, making it a reliable and time-effective mode of transportation.

Whether you are a local resident, visitor, or commuter, the Williamstown to City Ferry Service offers a unique and convenient way to explore the beautiful surroundings of Melbourne’s bay area and reach the city centre in no time.

Adult / Child C or D One Way Cd Hop on Hop Off Return
Adult $35.00 $48.00
Concession $32.00 $42.00
Children (3-12) $20.00 $30.00
Family $100.00 $130.00

Fare Information

Click Here for Prices and Timetable

Family Fare ($100.00) | Family Tickets consists of 2 x Adult & 2 x Children

Adult Fare ($35.00) | Aged 13 years and over

Concession Fare ($32.00) | * Entitlement Cards must be shown

Child Fare ($20.00) | Aged 3 to 12 years

  • Children 2 years and under travel free.

Accepted Entitlement Cards for Concession Fare

*Entitlement Cards must be shown to be eligible for Concession Fares

  • Full-time Student Cards
  • Senior Citizen Card Holders
  • Hostel Card Members
  • Australian and New Zealand Pensioners
  • Carers / Companion Cards – Travel Free of Charge

Group Rates

  • Discounts apply for parties of 15 or more, details on application.
  • Bookings Essential Only for 15 Passengers or More

  • Gem Pier | Williamstown
  • Port Phillip Bay
  • Melbourne City Skyline
  • Scienceworks
  • Westgate Bridge
  • Melbourne Star Observation Wheel
  • Shipping Channel’s & Swanson Dock Area
  • Bolte Bridge
  • 19th Century Sailing Ship “Polly Woodside”
  • Melbourne Exhibition & Convention Centre
  • Melbourne Sealif Aquarium
  • Crown Casino
  • Eureka Skydeck
  • Flinders Street Station
  • Southgate Arts & Leisure Precinct

Please click on “Book Now” to confirm real-time availabilities.

Departure Point Map

Important Information

  • Departs from Williamstown Gem Pier Departure Location.
  • All online Ticket purchases require the Passenger(s) to produce evidence of the Ticket(s) upon arrival.
  • Check-in at the Ticket Kiosk 15 Minutes prior to the Departure Time.
  • Sightseeing Departure Times change daily and are subject to tidal and weather conditions and major event days.

At Melbourne River Cruises, we understand that plans may change. Therefore, we have crafted a cancellation policy to provide flexibility and convenience for our valued customers. Please review the following points:

Online Booking Management:

  • Customers have the convenience to go online and manage their bookings up to 24 hours before the scheduled departure time. Cancellation or Rebooking within 24 Hours:
  • Cancel or rebook your sightseeing cruise up to 24 hours before the scheduled departure time without incurring any additional charges.
  • No Refunds for No Shows or Changes After 24 Hours:
  • Unfortunately, no refunds will be issued for no-shows or changes made after the 24-hour window prior to the scheduled departure time.
  • Refund or Credit for Operator Cancellation:
  • In the event of operator cancellation due to adverse weather conditions or operational issues, customers will be entitled to a full refund or credit.

Important Notes:

  • Cancellations and rebooking requests can be easily managed through our online platform for your convenience. No refunds will be provided for no-shows or changes made after the specified 24-hour period.

We prioritize safety and operational efficiency; hence, cancellations by the operator due to weather or operational issues will result in a full refund or credit for customers.

Ticket Kiosk & Departure Locations

Below is a list of our all our key locations:

Locations Address Purchase Tickets Departure Location Map Hours Of Operation
Southgate BERTH 1, Southbank Promenade, Southbank VIC 3006 | Cruising Restaurant NO YES Click Here | Google Maps 9:30AM to 3:00PM (MON-SUN)
Southgate BERTH 2, Southbank Promenade, Southbank VIC 3006 YES YES Click Here | Google Maps 10:00AM to 3:30PM (MON-SUN)
Federation Wharf VAULT 10, Federation Wharf (Princes Walk), Melbourne VIC 3000 YES YES Click Here 10:00AM to 3:30PM (MON-SUN)
Head Office VAULT 11, Banana Alley, 367 Flinders Street, Melbourne VIC 3000 YES No 9:00AM to 5:00PM (MON-FRI)
Williamstown GEM PIER, 1 Syme Street, Williamstown VIC 3016 No YES Click Here N/A

Click Here For Departure Times And Fare Information

Wilson Parking offers secure car parking and are located in Southgate Ave, just a short walk from our departure point.

Unfortunately, our vessels (including the on-board restrooms) are not wheelchair accessible and we do not have the facilities to accommodate passengers in wheelchairs or mobility scooters.

Passengers must be able to manage stairs to board and disembark the vessel on there own or be assisted by their carers only as our staff are not permitted to assist (by carrying any passengers for boarding) in any way.


We do not offer bookings for groups less then 15 guests for our sightseeing cruises however you are able to purchase a prepaid voucher from our website.

Please note that this does not secure a time or a date and we do recommend you arrive 30 minutes prior to the cruise time you are after to secure your spot.

Yes, as our schedule is subject to weather and tidal conditions you will need to call us from 9.45am on the morning of your preferred cruise date. Please call 03 8610 2600

Yes. Spending the day is Williamstown is a great way to see a different part of Melbourne. Return times are 1 hour after the ferry leaves the City but must be confirmed on the day.

You will find us located across from the Langham Hotel on the rivers edge.

All beverages as listed are included and served throughout the cruise.

We ask that guests please arrive no later than 7.15pm for boarding.
Please note that our cruise will leave at 7.30pm sharp and will not wait for late guests.

The Spirit of Melbourne Cruising Restaurant cruises up river, passing the Botanical Gardens and sporting stadiums.
Please note that our cruise path is subject to weather and tidal conditions.

We operate our dinner cruise Thursdays to Sundays at 7.30pm – 10.30pm
Alternative days can be arranged for groups of 15+

Wilson Parking offers secure car parking and are located in Southgate Ave, just a short walk from our departure point.

The Spirit of Melbourne can accommodate up to 90 passengers and the floor plan is designed for the bookings that evening. Each booking will have their own table, large groups of 15 or more may be split across two tables.

Yes we do welcome children on board. In the interest of other guests children must remain seated at all times.

Please see our menu for details. Much of our menu is Gluten Free and we also offer vegetarian catering.

Smart casual.

Unlike the ocean the Yarra River is very calm and flat. It is very unlikely that travelling on our vessels will cause any motion sickness.

Cakes can be purchased at a cost. At least 7 days notice is required to order these items. Call us for sizes and pricing.


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