Ferry to Magnetic Island
Ferries from 1 Route and 2 Ports
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Open tickets are valid for up to 12 months from booking date (see ticket conditions).

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Ferries to Magnetic Island

A beautiful island that can lay claim to stunning views and incredible natural wildlife, Magnetic Island is the perfect place to visit to get away from the rush of life. With one ferry route to Magnetic Island from Australia being operated by 2 different ferry companies, and with 24 ferries sailing a day, book now with Direct Ferries to get the best price for one of Australia’s most popular ferry routes.

Although there is only one ferry to Magnetic Island, there is no one specific timetable for the ferries, as the number of ferries that sail a day can vary due to times of year, and other factors. Generally, there are up to 24 ferries running per day to Magnetic Island, giving you plenty of choice, and we will always try to give you the most up to date information regarding our sailings, so you can find the perfect ferry trip.

Again, although there is only one ferry service running to Magnetic Island, the fact that it is run by two different operators means that there is no one specific sail time, especially as sail times can also vary due to other factors such as weather conditions. On average, sail times are between 25 minutes to 40 minutes, but this is no guarantee, so be sure to ask when you board what your expected sail time will be.

How much the ferry to Magnetic Island will cost can vary due to a number of factors, such as what time of year you are sailing, who you are sailing with, and what you are bringing with you, such as bringing your car or travelling as a foot passenger. As there is no one specific price, we therefore recommend checking out our helpful fare finder tool, to find the best price for your journey, and be sure to sign up to our email newsletter to be the first to hear about our latest deals and offers.

You are currently able to take your car with you on the Townsville to Nelly Bay ferry, on the ferries operated by Fantasea Cruising Magnetic, as Sealink Queensland does not support cars on their ferries.

Most popular questions

  • Which ferries travel to Magnetic Island?

    Ferries to Magnetic Island:
    • Townsville
  • What is the fastest ferry to Magnetic Island?

    The fastest ferry crossing to Magnetic Island is via the Townsville to Nelly Bay route, with a crossing time of approximately 40m.
  • What is the cheapest ferry to Magnetic Island?

    The cheapest ferry to Magnetic Island is £40 from Townsville to Nelly Bay. Price exclusive of booking fees.
  • What are the ferry ports in Magnetic Island?

    Magnetic Island Ferry Ports:
    • Nelly Bay
  • Can you take pets on the ferry to Magnetic Island?

    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
    • Magnetic Island Ferries

Magnetic Island reviews

  • "Above and beyond"

    Great service, both ways. Managed to squeeze on an earlier Ferry on the way out. Staff very friendly. On the way back, one of the staff came over and moved my suitcase out of the rain. At Townsville I realised I'd left my phone on Maggie Island... The staff located it and put it on the next barge across. Awesome service :)

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