Welcome to Rottnest Island

Rottnest Express sets sail from three handy locations in Fremantle and central Perth. Each departure point has different advantages – it’s easy to select one to suit your needs.

Why travel with Rottnest Express?

  1. More departures, more often
  2. Swan River cruise with guided commentary (departing Perth)
  3. More than just a ferry service – We offer bike hire, bus tours, adventure tours, and other products.
  4. 60 years reliable service – No one knows Rotto like us!
  5. Most experienced and trusted ferry operator
REX Adventure Boat Eco-boat Tour host explaining to guests

Experience all that Rottnest Island has to offer

Book a package deal including transport, tour the highlights of the island, explore by bike, snorkel under the waves or just unwind in your beachside accommodation: Rottnest Island can be as energetic or relaxed as you need it to be.

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Rottnest Express B Shed Terminal
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4.3
Based on 1030 reviews
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Not cheap for the tickets. On time departure. Do be there early, the ferry was so full, there were limited available seats . The staff were kind and came to help people find seats.We were there at 4pm for the 430pm departure and the whole ferry was already full!
Temporary shed whilst doing renovations. Quick and efficient
Service overall was very good. The one missing star is because the bikes aren't up to scratch and probably needs to be upgraded, it's a struggle going around the Island with them.
Great
A very good day for a party of 4 with only negatives being 1 bike had gear issues & the 4.30 ferry home was very full & seating was cramped with groups having to separate to get seats.We went over on 7.30 from Freo & smooth loading & trip arriving on time. Our rented bikes were available- sadly 1 bikes gears were poor. Otherwise all good.The 4.30 ferry was a 3 deck boat stopping Freo enroute to Perth. It was packed & for some uncomfortable. Would pay to get on asap & not leave it to 4.25.Trip home was smooth. Both ferries had snack bar/bar working on board serving an array of snacks, & hot & cold drinks.Guests were able to retake their own bikes to island. The stop in Freo is very central, easy to get to, with parking available.The Island is great.
Comfortable ferry with amenities ⛴️
Easy and no fuss service. They also let us on the earlier departure when we finished at Rottnest Island a touch earlier than planned.
The ferry ride was fine but I'm peed off. I have an Ebike but was told I couldn't take it on the ferry as it has an integrated battery. Due to safety regulations I was told ebikes are not allowed unless the battery is removed. However, waiting to board today 2 people came off the ferry with ebikes with batteries in place wrapped in cling film. Seems you get nothing for doing the right thing.
Excellent service, our ferry was completely full and we left and arrived on time. Cheaper tickets than sealink on our return. Good seating options, feels a bit smaller than the sealink ferry but works well. Only 30 minutes between Rottnest island and Fremantle so just enough time to sit down and relax for a little bit. Toilets are available on board. You can bring your bicycle too if you want.
Affordable prices and great reliable service. Always clean and staff are great with luggage transfers.
Pretty good, just disgustingly expensive for what they offer.
All day parking at C shed Wilson parking for ferry to Rottnest island. Spotted quokas behind and in Rottnest bakery, near bus stop 3 Henrietta rocks, bus stop 5 Parker point, bus stop 11 West End.
Response from the owner: Hi SY, Thank you for your review and for choosing to travel with us - we are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your day! Kind Regards, The Rottnest Express Sales Team
Response from the owner: Hi Toral, thanks for your 5-star review!
Merely observed
Response from the owner: Hi Paul, thanks for your review.
Response from the owner: Hi Dixita, thank you for your 5-star review!
Response from the owner: Hi Faysol, thank you for your 5-star review!
Response from the owner: Hi Jigar, thank you for your 5-star review!
Great service ! Fast on time efficient staff
Response from the owner: Hi Barb, thank you for your glowing review!
They leave on time. We were there around 8:20am and there were already a queue going in the express. They leave exactly a minute after 8:30am.
Response from the owner: Hi Anthony, thanks for your 5-star review!
Amazing Service and transport!
Response from the owner: Thanks for your 5-star review Subhash!
Response from the owner: Hi Gilly, thanks for your review!
Easy enough to take the ferry to Rottnest from here. Took the bikes across as well.
Response from the owner: Hi Travis, Thank you for your glowing review and for choosing to travel with us. Kind Regards, The Rottnest Express Sales Team
Response from the owner: Hi Tatsuya, thanks for your review!
Response from the owner: Hi Giann, thanks for your review!
It was the best experience for me. Nearly 30 minutes but best
Response from the owner: Hi Shishir, thank you for your glowing 5-star review!
Really friendly, efficient and professional staff. Great experience from booking at the kiosk at Barrack Street jetty in Perth to disembarkation at the end of the day. We did the premium package, where the crew laid on a great spread with good coffee in the morning, and fab nibbles with wine tasting on the return. As we weren't renting bikes, the 90 min bus highlights tour with Larry driving and Malcolm giving really interesting and informative commentary (with a few groaners of jokes lol), was really worth it. Great value for money and highly recommend
Response from the owner: Hi Chris, Thank you for your glowing review on our Perth Premium Service! We appreciate you choosing to travel with us and look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind Regards, The Rottnest Express Sales Team
The guys from Rottnest Express took us in quickly and free of charge after Sealink simply cancelled our last ferry without informing us. They also took our bikes which we rented from Sealink. Thanks for that!
Response from the owner: Hi Julia, thank you for your glowing feedback - we are so happy we could help!
Friendly efficient staff
Response from the owner: Hi Jo, thanks for your review!
A little hidden and nothing special but quite okay.
Response from the owner: Hi Jack, thank you for your review!
Response from the owner: Hi Simran, thank you for your review!
For ferry
Response from the owner: Hi Rattans, thank you for your review!
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Day trip to Rotto anyone? 🏖
Thanks for sharing @tim.Inr

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Day trip to Rotto anyone? 🏖
Thanks for sharing @tim.Inr

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Did you know that Rottnest Island is home to 12 salt lakes that take up 10% of the space on the island – that’s 200 hectares! 😲

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Did you know that Rottnest Island is home to 12 salt lakes that take up 10% of the space on the island – that’s 200 hectares! 😲

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Mumma and her joey hiding from the paps. 
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Mumma and her joey hiding from the paps.
📸 @saltypaws.photography

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After three decades in the West End, @womaninblackaus is coming to Perth! 👏🏼 Starring incredible duo John Waters (Doctor Doctor, Offspring, Rake) and Daniel MacPherson (Land of Bad, Foundation, Neighbours), don’t miss this thrilling theatrical exploration of terror. 😱

We're telling you now this is one you won't want to miss, grab your tickets via the events page on our website today. 

#lovemyrotto #rottnestexpress #womaninblackaus

After three decades in the West End, @womaninblackaus is coming to Perth! 👏🏼 Starring incredible duo John Waters (Doctor Doctor, Offspring, Rake) and Daniel MacPherson (Land of Bad, Foundation, Neighbours), don’t miss this thrilling theatrical exploration of terror. 😱

We`re telling you now this is one you won`t want to miss, grab your tickets via the events page on our website today.

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We’re off for a dreamy ☁ staycation @samphirerottnest, who’s joining us? 

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We’re off for a dreamy ☁ staycation @samphirerottnest, who’s joining us?

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Did you know we offer Adventure Boat Tours on Rotto? 😎 The perfect experience for a nature lover on a day or extended stay to the island. 

Our season has just been extended till May 19 so make sure you get in quick before we finish tours for winter, tours return in September. 

Book online today.

#lovemyrotto #rottnestexpress #rottnestislandwa

Did you know we offer Adventure Boat Tours on Rotto? 😎 The perfect experience for a nature lover on a day or extended stay to the island.

Our season has just been extended till May 19 so make sure you get in quick before we finish tours for winter, tours return in September.

Book online today.

#lovemyrotto #rottnestexpress #rottnestislandwa
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Stuck for Mother's Day plans? Take her to Rotto! 😍

Save 20% off ferry fares with the code MUM today, valid for travel this entire weekend. 

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Stuck for Mother`s Day plans? Take her to Rotto! 😍

Save 20% off ferry fares with the code MUM today, valid for travel this entire weekend.

#lovemyrotto #rottnestexpress #rottnestislandwa
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Pinky Beach 🤝🏼 Pink Sunsets 
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Pinky Beach 🤝🏼 Pink Sunsets
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Rottnest Island is home to some of WA’s best snorkelling spots, here's our top 3. 🤿

🐠 Little Salmon Bay - perfect for the inquisitive type, venture through the snorkel trail and informative underwater plaques 
🐟 Henrietta Rocks - check out the only wreck on Rotto you can snorkel to! 
🐙 The Basin - our go-to for beginners and little ones 

Let us know if you check out any of these spots! 

#lovemyrotto #rottnestexpress #rottnestislandwa

Rottnest Island is home to some of WA’s best snorkelling spots, here`s our top 3. 🤿


🐠 Little Salmon Bay - perfect for the inquisitive type, venture through the snorkel trail and informative underwater plaques

🐟 Henrietta Rocks - check out the only wreck on Rotto you can snorkel to!

🐙 The Basin - our go-to for beginners and little ones


Let us know if you check out any of these spots!

#lovemyrotto #rottnestexpress #rottnestislandwa
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Add some ✨sparkle✨ to Mother's Day this year by treating mum to a trip to Rottnest Island. 

Use code MUM to save 20% off ferry fares for the 11th and 12th May 2024 only. 

#lovemyrotto #rottnestexpress #rottnestislandwa

Add some ✨sparkle✨ to Mother`s Day this year by treating mum to a trip to Rottnest Island.

Use code MUM to save 20% off ferry fares for the 11th and 12th May 2024 only.

#lovemyrotto #rottnestexpress #rottnestislandwa
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The crystal-clear water of our DREAMS. 😍
One of our favourites from a recent shoot with @baseimagery. 

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The crystal-clear water of our DREAMS. 😍

One of our favourites from a recent shoot with @baseimagery.

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We've been keeping a secret. 🤭

After months of work in the Rottnest Express creative lab 🧪 we are so excited to announce that our new Activity Book is available for sale! Get your hot little hands on one of these at our terminals or onboard on your way to Rotto. 

Complete with over 90 stickers 😍 and a pack of coloured pencils and crayons, this activity book is suitable for both kids and adults. 

#lovemyrotto #rottnestexpress #rottnestislandwa

We`ve been keeping a secret. 🤭

After months of work in the Rottnest Express creative lab 🧪 we are so excited to announce that our new Activity Book is available for sale! Get your hot little hands on one of these at our terminals or onboard on your way to Rotto.

Complete with over 90 stickers 😍 and a pack of coloured pencils and crayons, this activity book is suitable for both kids and adults.

#lovemyrotto #rottnestexpress #rottnestislandwa
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Planning a trip to Rotto? Here’s our top 8 must do’s! 

☀ Quokka spotting 
☀ Bathurst Lighthouse
☀ Pinky’s Rottnest Island for sunset
☀ Mini golf at the Family Fun Park 
☀ Eco Express Boat Tour 
☀ Wadjemup Bidi walking trails
☀ Secluded fishing spots 
☀ Underwater playgrounds 
Want more? Visit our website. 

📸 @living.holistically 

#lovemyrotto #rottnestexpress #rottnestislandwa

Planning a trip to Rotto? Here’s our top 8 must do’s!

☀ Quokka spotting
☀ Bathurst Lighthouse
☀ Pinky’s Rottnest Island for sunset
☀ Mini golf at the Family Fun Park
☀ Eco Express Boat Tour
☀ Wadjemup Bidi walking trails
☀ Secluded fishing spots
☀ Underwater playgrounds
Want more? Visit our website.

📸 @living.holistically

#lovemyrotto #rottnestexpress #rottnestislandwa
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Is this too close for comfort? 😍

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Is this too close for comfort? 😍

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