Forget crowded trains and traffic jams - commuting to Melbourne CBD from the western suburbs just got a whole lot easier with the launch of Port Phillip Ferries’ newest passenger ferry service between Wyndham Harbour, Werribee, and Victoria Harbour, Docklands.
Swap peak hour traffic for stunning bay views and cruise to work in style on the beautiful 35m catamaran vessel, which seats up to 400 passengers and runs Monday-Friday for the work day commute, as well as Saturday and Sunday for weekend adventures.
It’s commuting like you’ve never seen experienced before and the perfect way to start your workday – catch up on emails, enjoy a coffee and read the paper whilst watching the sunrise over a silhouetted city.
While currently in trial mode (with tickets at a reduced price of $7.80 return), the ferry service is a long term initiative deigned to support the local community and provide commuters with a sustainable alterative to driving or taking the train, tram or bus. With more and more passengers jumping on board, the new service hopes to remove 3000 people from the West Gate Bridge within five years.
With Wi-Fi and café also available, passengers are finding the one hour trip flies by and there are plans to reduce this travel time even further to 45 minutes over the coming months.
During the planning phase, Wyndham City Council said it takes cars up to one hour and 40 minutes to travel into the CBD during the morning peak, and that they’d welcome any service designed to improve lifestyle and liveability in Wyndham.
And it looks like the new ferry service is doing just that – providing commuters with a more efficient, sustainable and stress-free travel experience.
Grab your trial pass today and enjoy the calm, fresh sea air on your next commute.