Ferries to Australia
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Ferries to Australia

Ferries to and from Australia have direct ferry connections with Whitsunday Islands, Magnetic Island, Kangaroo Island and Tiwi Islands. There are 13 ports in Australia. Cape Jervis port and Perth are located on the west coast of Australia and Townsville port is located on the northeast coast. Arlie Beach port is the most popular located in Australia, with 22 daily sailings and ferry connections from Daydream Island, Hamilton Island Marina and Hamilton Island Airport.

Australia Ferry Schedules & Timetables

There are approximately 70 daily sailings to Australia. 4 ferry companies offer sailings to and from Australia. Ferry Timetables can change throughout the year, use our deal finder for the most up to date sailing times. The fastest ferry to Australia is via the Daydream Island to Airlie Beach ferry route.

Australia Ferry Companies

  • Sealink
  • Rottnest Express
  • Stradbroke Ferries
  • Sealink Rottnest Island

Day Trips to Australia by Ferry

  • Cape Jervis to Penneshaw ferry - 45 minutes
  • Nelly Bay to Townsville ferry - 25 minutes
  • Daydream Island to Shute Harbour ferry - 1 hour and 20 minutes

Most popular questions

  • Which ferries travel to Australia?

    Ferries to Australia:
    • Penneshaw
    • 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 $92 from Rottnest Island to Fremantle (B-Shed).
  • What are the popular ferry routes to Australia?

  • What are the ferry ports in Australia?

    Ferries from Australia:
    • Cape Jervis
    • 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
    • Sealink Kangaroo Island
    • Cruise Whitsundays
    • Magnetic Island Ferries

Routes and Ports in Australia

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