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Rottnest Express Round-Trip Tickets: Rottnest Island to/from Perth or Fremantle with Optional Bike Hire

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Hop on a high-speed ferry from Perth or Fremantle, and in less than 30 minutes, you'll be breathing in the fresh ocean air at Rottnest Island.


  • Reach Rottnest Island, a biodiverse natural reserve, in approx 30 mins with these round-trip ferries departing from either Perth or Fremantle.

  • Enjoy a daily ferry schedule to the island, departing at flexible timings, with luggage storage available onboard.

  • The Rottnest Ferry is your gateway to an epic wildlife show! Spot New Zealand's fur seals, seabirds, seasonal humpback whales, and dolphins frolicking about.

  • Level up your Rottnest adventure with a bike rental! Pedal past lighthouses, discover hidden bays and beaches, stop for a picnic, and count quokkas as you go!

  • Fun fact: Willem de Vlamingh stumbled upon the island in the 1600s and thought the quokkas were giant rats, hence the name "Rottnest" which translates to "rat's nest" in Dutch.


  • Round-trip ferry transfers to Perth/Fremantle

  • Luggage storage

  • Entry to Rottnest Island

  • Bike hire (optional)

Cancellation policy

These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.


25 reviews
Emma Fensom



Jun, 2024

Loved Rottnest, staff were very friendly, but had I know this was an international company charging international transaction fees, to book in Australia for an Australian attraction, I would't have booked. Very sneaky.



May, 2024

Well organised transport, activities and friendliness of staff on island. Some issues with ticketing process as I did not realise had to have tickets printed. Some problems as quite a few people had to go to office to have tickets printed as ferry due to leave; however, staff af office were focused on discussing bookings for later sailings with other people. All worked out in the end. We enjoyed a marvellous time.
David Cantwell



May, 2024

When I arrived I had a booking reference through Headout. It was not coming up in the system. The lady at the booking desk could not have been more helpful and ended up booking me in without additional charge. She then subsequently rung me to assure me that they had worked out what had gone wrong and she would sort it out. Great customer service.
Matthew Kavallaris



May, 2024

Beauitful waters, quokkas were incredible and loved the experience.
Annette T Hughes



Apr, 2024

Ticketing was fine, the service was on time and ran well.

Boarding points and facilities on board

Step aboard a high-speed ferry for an unforgettable day trip to Rottnest Island! These are same-day return ferry tickets departing from Perth or Fremantle. The environmentally-friendly vessel takes you on a scenic Swan River cruise past Fremantle and to the island when you board from Perth. If you board from Fremantle, enjoy the 25-minute ride to Rottnest Island. Make the best use of the flexibility of the daily schedule and the luggage storage available on the ferry.

What to do at Rottnest Island?

The best way to explore Rottnest Island is by bike -- go at your own pace as there's lots to visit. Kingstown Barracks, Oliver Hill Battery, and the Henrietta Rocks shipwreck locations should be on your itinerary, and keep an eye out for quokkas and other wildlife. Be sure to discover the many different bays and beaches.


  • Luggage storage facilities are available on the boat.

  • This experience is pram/stroller accessible

What's not allowed

  • Single pieces of luggage up to 22kg and no larger than 800mm x 500mm x 400mm can be stowed in the vessels’ luggage crates.

  • Single carry-on items must be no larger than 600mm x 400mm x 300mm.

  • 1 piece of luggage is permitted per person. Additional luggage will incur an excess luggage charge.

Additional information

  • Guide dogs are allowed onboard. However, as Rottnest Island is an A-Class reserve you should contact the rangers there for further advice on service dog allowance.

  • All passengers must arrive at the terminal at least 30 minutes prior to departure. If you are travelling with no luggage or freight and have e-tickets or QR codes, please make your way straight to the boarding gate. Final Boarding is 5 minutes prior to departure after which the vessel gangways are removed to ensure that the vessel departs by the stated time.

  • Bicycles must be collected on the island by an Adult (18+) and must be returned to Pedal and Flipper by closing time on the same day.

  • You can see the ferry time-table here

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the boarding point.

  • Please arrive at the boarding point 15 minutes before the scheduled time of your visit to avoid any delays.

Boarding Points

Rottnest Island Return Ferry Transfers from Perth

  • Board your ferry at Rottnest Express Barrack Street Jetty Terminal.

  • Address: 2 Barrack St, Perth WA 6000, Australia.

Get Directions to the Boarding Point

Rottnest Island Return Ferry Transfers from Fremantle

  • Board your ferry at Rottnest Express B Shed Terminal.

  • Address: Victoria Quay, B Shed, 26 Peter Hughes Dr, Fremantle WA 6160, Australia.

Get Directions to the Boarding Point

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