Nelly Bay
Townsville
Ferry to Australia
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Nelly Bay Townsville Ferry

There are usually 6 daily sailings and up to 47 weekly between Nelly Bay and Townsville. 2 operators sail this route Magnetic Island Ferries & Sealink Queensland. Ferry timetables change seasonally use our Deal Finder to get live pricing and availability for Nelly Bay Townsville ferries.

Nelly Bay Townsville Ferry Times

The earliest Nelly Bay Townsville ferry sailings typically depart Nelly Bay at around 06:05. The average sailing time is approximately 40m and the fastest sailing time is approximately 40m.

Nelly Bay Townsville Ferry Prices

Nelly Bay Townsville ferry prices typically range between £9* and £122*. The average price is typically £45*. The cheapest Nelly Bay Townsville ferry prices start from £9*. The average price for a foot passenger is £34*. The average price for a car is £121*.

Pricing will vary depending on number of passengers vehicle type route and sailing times. Pricing is taken from searches over last 30 days last updated 05 July, 2023.

How far is it from Nelly Bay to Townsville?

The distance between Nelly Bay to Townsville is approximately 5.9 miles (9.5km) or 5.1 nautical miles for the mariners!

Can I travel by car on the Nelly Bay Townsville ferry?

Yes, Magnetic Island Ferries allow cars on board for ferries between Nelly Bay and Townsville. Use our Deal Finder to get live pricing for car ferries between Nelly Bay and Townsville.

Can I travel as a foot passenger from Nelly Bay to Townsville?

Yes, foot passengers can travel with Magnetic Island Ferries, Sealink Queensland between Nelly Bay and Townsville.

Nelly Bay Townsville Ferry Operator Schedules

  • Magnetic Island Ferries - 44 weekly sailings, 6 daily sailings

For more information, please visit our Ferries from Magnetic Island to Australia page.
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Nelly Bay - Townsville Route summary
Departure Country Australia
Destination Country Australia
No. of Operators 2
Operators Magnetic Island Ferries & Sealink Queensland
Average Price £56*
Average Daily Sailings 6
Average Weekly Sailings 47
Average Sailing Duration 40m
First Ferry 06:05
Last Ferry 20:00
Distance 5 nautical miles

* Prices subject to change, pricing is taken from last 30 days, last updated 2023-08-01.

Most popular questions

  • How long is the ferry from Nelly Bay to Townsville?

    The ferry crossing time from Nelly Bay to Townsville is approximately 32m. Sailing durations may vary from season to season and by operator so we’d advise doing a live check.
  • Which ferry companies operate between Nelly Bay to Townsville?

    There are 2 popular ferry operators for Nelly Bay to Townsville. These are
    • Sealink Queensland
    • Magnetic Island Ferries
  • How can I book ferry tickets from Nelly Bay to Townsville?

    Book ferries from Nelly Bay to Townsville through our deal finder and check our offers page to view the latest ferry offers.
  • Can you travel as a foot passenger on the ferry from Nelly Bay to Townsville?

    Yes, you can travel as a foot passenger from Nelly Bay to Townsville with
    • Sealink Queensland
    • Magnetic Island Ferries
  • Can you take your car on the ferry from Nelly Bay to Townsville?

    Yes, you can travel with a vehicle from Nelly Bay to Townsville with
    • Magnetic Island Ferries
  • Can you bring pets on the ferry from Nelly Bay to Townsville?

    Yes, pets are permitted onboard the ferry. You may need a pet passport. Please read the ferry operators pet guidelines. Currently you can bring pets on ferries with
    • Sealink Queensland
    • Magnetic Island Ferries

Nelly Bay to Townsville Ferry Timetables

Ferry Timetables between 19/02/2024 and 25/02/2024


Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Magnetic Island Ferries 06:05 06:45 40 minutes Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
Magnetic Island Ferries 08:00 08:40 40 minutes Everyday
Magnetic Island Ferries 10:00 10:40 40 minutes Everyday
Magnetic Island Ferries 12:00 12:40 40 minutes Everyday
Magnetic Island Ferries 14:00 14:40 40 minutes Everyday
Magnetic Island Ferries 16:00 16:40 40 minutes Everyday
Magnetic Island Ferries 18:00 18:40 40 minutes Everyday
Magnetic Island Ferries 20:00 20:40 40 minutes Sat
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