Townsville
Nelly Bay
Ferry to Magnetic Island
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Townsville Nelly Bay Ferry

There are usually 6 daily sailings and up to 47 weekly between Townsville and Nelly Bay. 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 Townsville Nelly Bay ferries.

Townsville Nelly Bay Ferry Times

The earliest Townsville Nelly Bay ferry sailings typically depart Townsville at around 05:00. The average sailing time is approximately 40m and the fastest sailing time is approximately 40m.

Townsville Nelly Bay Ferry Prices

Townsville Nelly Bay ferry prices typically range between £17* and £125*. The average price is typically £59*. The cheapest Townsville Nelly Bay ferry prices start from £9*. The average price for a foot passenger is £38*. The average price for a car is £125*.

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 Townsville to Nelly Bay?

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

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

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

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

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

Townsville Nelly Bay Ferry Operator Schedules

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

For more information, please visit our Ferries from Australia to Magnetic Island page.
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Townsville - Nelly Bay Route summary
Departure Country Australia
Destination Country Australia
No. of Operators 2
Operators Magnetic Island Ferries & Sealink Queensland
Average Price £62*
Average Daily Sailings 6
Average Weekly Sailings 47
Average Sailing Duration 40m
First Ferry 05:00
Last Ferry 19:00
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 Townsville to Nelly Bay?

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

    Townsville to Nelly Bay ferry price can differ depending on the season. The average price of a ferry from Townsville to Nelly Bay is £40. Price exclusive of booking fees.
  • Which ferry companies operate between Townsville to Nelly Bay?

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

    Book ferries from Townsville to Nelly Bay 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 Townsville to Nelly Bay?

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

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

    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
  • How far is Nelly Bay from Townsville?

    The distance between Townsville to Nelly Bay is approximately 5 nautical Miles.

Townsville to Nelly Bay Ferry Timetables

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


Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Magnetic Island Ferries 05:00 05:40 40 minutes Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
Magnetic Island Ferries 07:00 07:40 40 minutes Everyday
Magnetic Island Ferries 09:00 09:40 40 minutes Everyday
Magnetic Island Ferries 11:00 11:40 40 minutes Everyday
Magnetic Island Ferries 13:00 13:40 40 minutes Everyday
Magnetic Island Ferries 15:00 15:40 40 minutes Everyday
Magnetic Island Ferries 17:00 17:40 40 minutes Everyday
Magnetic Island Ferries 19:00 19:40 40 minutes Sat
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