Ferry to Australia
15 Ferry crossings from 12 Ports
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Ferry to Australia

Ferries to Australia are provided by Cruise Whitsundays, Rottnest Express, Rottnest Fast Ferries & Magnetic Island Ferries.

Australia Ferry Times

There are approximately 111 daily sailings and up to 777 weekly sailings to Australia. Ferry timetables can change throughout the year and often increase during the high season. Use our deal finder for the most up to date sailing times and availability.

Ferry Ports of Australia

There are 9 ferry ports in Australia and Rottnest Island ferry port is the most popular with 84 weekly sailings.

Ferry from Rottnest Island to Fremantle (B-Shed)

The ferry from Rottnest Island to Fremantle (B-Shed) sails approximately 7 times weekly, with a sailing duration of 30 minutes. The Rottnest Island Fremantle (B-Shed) ferry is £70.86 on average. Exclusive of booking fees.

Ferry from Hamilton Island Marina to Airlie Beach (Port of Airlie)

Ferries from Hamilton Island Marina to Airlie Beach (Port of Airlie) sail approximately 8 times daily and up to 56 times weekly, with a crossing time of 1 hour . The average price of a Hamilton Island Marina Airlie Beach (Port of Airlie) ferry is £Routes.Second.AveragePrice. Exclusive of booking fees.

Prices will vary depending on number of passengers, vehicle type, route and sailing times. Pricing is taken from searches over last 30 days, last updated April 01.

Is there a car ferry to Australia?

Yes, there is a car ferry to Australia. Magnetic Island Ferries offer car ferries to Australia

Australia Ferry Prices and Offers

The cost of a ferry to Australia can vary by route, operator and season. For ferry discounts, view our special offers page.

How to book ferry tickets to Australia

Book ferry tickets to Australia online with Direct Ferries, using our Deal Finder and compare routes, prices and operators for the best deals.

Most popular questions

Which ferries travel to Australia?

Ferries to Australia:
  • Hamilton Island Marina
  • Daydream Island
  • Hamilton Island Airport
  • Airlie Beach (Port of Airlie)
  • Rottnest Island
  • Perth (Barrack Street)
  • Fremantle (B-Shed)
  • North Fremantle (Northport)
  • Hillarys
  • Nelly Bay

What is the fastest ferry to Australia?

The fastest ferry crossing to Australia is via the Daydream Island to Airlie Beach (Port of Airlie) route, with a crossing time of approximately 30m.

What is the cheapest ferry to Australia?

The cheapest ferry to Australia is £82 from Rottnest Island to Fremantle (B-Shed). Price exclusive of booking fees.

What are the ferry ports in Australia?

Australia Ferry Ports:
  • Airlie Beach (Port of Airlie)
  • Shute Harbour
  • Hamilton Island Airport
  • Perth (Barrack Street)
  • Rottnest Island
  • Fremantle (B-Shed)
  • North Fremantle (Northport)
  • Hillarys
  • Townsville

Can you take pets on the ferry to Australia?

Yes, you can bring your pets onboard the ferries. Where pets are allowed on the ferries depends on the ferry company. Currently you can bring pets on ferries with
  • Cruise Whitsundays
  • Magnetic Island Ferries

Australia reviews

  • "Great trip "

    Great staff nice boat trip Out to the island 😁

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  • "Smoothie ride"

    Awesome travel experience to get to Rotto from Hillary’s Marina, Sorrento. Quick, efficient and friendly staff. Take your bike if you want to or hire one on the island. Luggage is stored safely for the trip or you can keep with you if travelling light like I did. Highly recommend! Thanks.

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  • "Fab service"

    Fab service from Hamilton to Airlie, landed, collected the bags, boarded all in about 10 minutes. Was also transferred onto an earlier sailing as well, excellent staff and bang on time.

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  • "Good service."

    Smooth efficient service, despite rough seas on outward journey!

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