Arriving & Moving Around
Updated on July 7, 2021
- Cheapest way to arrive is by ferry
- Ferry operators: Rottnest Express, Rottnest Fast Ferries and SeaLink Rottnest Island
- Departure timetables depend on the operator and season
- Reserve in advance to secure a seat
- Air transport services gets more expensive (but it’s a unique and exclusive experience)
- For single-day excursions from Perth the best option may be a combined ferry ticket (ferry + bike rent or ferry + bus tour)
(B-Shed at Victoria Quay)
- Fastest option (about a 25 minutes ride)
- Departure terminal (B-Shed) located behind the train station (which allows connection to the airport)
Hillarys Boat Harbour
(northern suburbs of Perth)
- About 45 minutes ride
- Fewer departure times per day
- Interesting if you are staying in Perth’s north
Barrack Street Jetty
(centre of Perth)
- Most time-consuming option (about 90 minutes)
- Sails directly from Perth across the Swan River
- For visitors to Perth it will be a beautiful mini Cruise
- Most expensive option
The island is a car-free zone
- It’s the best (and funniest) way to get around (preferably an electric one)
- You can rent on the island itself (bike and accessories) or bring your one
- There are ferry’s that include bike rental, such as this one
- Pedal & Flipper has over 1890 bikes for rent
Pedal & Flipper daily rental prices
Bicycle with child bank: $41
Bike with trailer: $51
Electric bike: $61
❗ Helmets are mandatory
- There is a bus for transport to the accommodations(Geordie Bay, Longreach Bay, Fays Bay and Kingstown Barracks).
- Ticket can be purchased at the island’s visitor center.
- You may combine the ferry with a bus tour.
- You may combine the ferry with a bus tour, such as this one
- Settlement’s shops and restaurants are within easy walking distance.
- You can try one of the free guided walking tours
- Explore the Wadjemup Bidi walk trails (45 kilometres divided in five sections)
- Longer walks may require good physical condition.