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Ferries to Australia

Making up not only the mainland of Australia, but also many of the smaller surrounding islands, such as Kangaroo Island, Magnetic Island, and Tasmania, getting around Australia by ferry has never been easier with Direct Ferries. Known for its soaring temperatures, thriving natural habitats, friendly local culture, and stunning landscapes that stretch across the entire country, Australia is the perfect place to visit to find a relaxed atmosphere, and plenty of enjoyable activities to help keep you entertained no matter what you enjoy. With up to 968 ferries running per week across 22 different routes, and provided by 12 different operators, there is no shortage of ferries to choose from, across the many destinations on offer here, so book now with Direct Ferries, to find the best ferry at the best price for you.

Australia sailing durations and frequency may vary from season to season, and from month to month, so we’d advise doing a live check to get the most up to date information.

Australia Ferry Schedule

The ferry schedule for ferries to Australia has up to 968 ferries running per week, across 22 different routes, and with 12 different operators providing ferries, it can be very difficult to create one single ferry timetable. This is also because ferry timetables can be affected by many other factors, including seasonal changes, changes to the ferry routes, differing ferry routes, differing ferry operators, changes made by the ferry operators, and other such factors, so there is not one single ferry timetable, but here at Direct Ferries, we will always give you the most relevant information regarding ferry sail times, so you can find the best ferry at the best price for you.

How long does the Ferry to Australia take?

Ferry sail durations to Australia can generally take between 25 minutes, to 45 minutes, to 1 hour and 5 minutes, to 2 hours and 30 minutes, to 9 hours, and this variation is caused by a wide number of reasons. These can include different ferry routes, changes made by ferry operators, and external factors such as weather conditions at the time of sail, so there are many different sail durations to Australia, so we recommend checking before you book what your expected sail time will be.

Australia Ferry Prices

How much the ferry to Australia will cost is defined by many different aspects, such as what time of year you are travelling, which ferry route you are travelling on, which ferry operator you are travelling with, how you are travelling, and so on, so there are multiple different ferry fares available here. Instead, we recommend checking out our useful fare finder tool, to find the best ferry at the best price for you, and be sure to sign up to our email newsletter, to be the first to hear about our latest deals and offers.

Can I take my Car on the Ferry to Australia?

You are currently able to take your car with you on certain ferry routes to Australia, and this is dependent on which ferry route you are travelling on, as well as which ferry operator you are travelling with. Also bear in mind that certain islands around Australia do not permit cars, or do not have space for them, so be sure to check before you book, if you can bring your car with you.

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