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
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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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4.3
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Rottnest Express Ferry provides a seamless and efficient service for travelers looking to explore the stunning Rottnest Island. The service is notably on-time, ensuring both departures and arrivals are punctual, which is a major advantage for those with tight schedules.Departure options are convenient, with ferries leaving from two locations: Perth and Fremantle. This flexibility allows travelers to choose the most suitable starting point based on their location.When it comes to ticket options, Rottnest Express offers three types: Single Ticket, Return Ticket, and Day Package. The pricing is clear and varied, catering to different needs:- The Single Ticket from Rottnest to Fremantle for adults is AUD 39.- The Single Ticket from Perth to Rottnest for adults is AUD 61.Keep in mind that these prices do not include the Rottnest Admission Fee for adults, which is AUD 40, and there is a credit card surcharge of around AUD 5.Additionally, there are several useful add-ons available. You can rent a bike, or if you bring your own, there is a small charge. There are also fantastic experiences such as the Discovery Bus Tour, which is a 90-minute guided tour with photo stops, and the Adventure Rottnest Thrill Ride, a 45-minute fast boat ride offering unique views of the rugged Rottnest coastline from the water. This includes return ferry transfers from Barrack Street, Perth.These additional experiences can be chosen initially as part of a Day Package, or added on afterwards when selecting a One Way or Return ticket. It's highly convenient and allows for a tailored experience based on your interests.If you opt for the Bus Discovery add-on, Rottnest Express will inform you of the bus departure location. It's worth noting that this specific location isn't yet listed on Google Maps, but it is not far from the main Google Maps point for "Rottnest Island."
Easy to spot, remember to redeem your klook vouchers at the kiosk near shed c before queuing.
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Great way to get to Rottnest island lovely people plenty of room and easy to hire bikes for travel
Easy to go to destination 😌 Loved the amount of parking & the price for day parking was reasonable 👌 1st time experience, Followed instructions given, Information doc available & beautiful hospitality 😇
Response from the owner: Hi Aliisa, thank you for your 5-star review!
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!
Response from the owner: Hi CO, thank you for your review and for choosing to travel with us!
Response from the owner: Hi Domenic, thank you for your 5-star review!
Temporary shed whilst doing renovations. Quick and efficient
Response from the owner: Hi Jo, thank you for your review!
Response from the owner: Hi Neil, thank you for your 5-star review!
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.
Response from the owner: Hi Zia, Thank you for your review and valuable feedback. Kind Regards, The Rottnest Express Sales Team
Great
Response from the owner: Hi Ken, thank you for your 5-star review!
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.
Response from the owner: Hi Peter, Thank you for your valuable feedback and for choosing to travel with Rottnest Express. Kind Regards, The Rottnest Express Sales Team
Comfortable ferry with amenities ⛴️
Response from the owner: Hi Joss, thank you for your glowing review!
Easy and no fuss service. They also let us on the earlier departure when we finished at Rottnest Island a touch earlier than planned.
Response from the owner: Hi Reni, Thank you for your glowing feedback and for choosing to travel with Rottnest Express. Kind Regards, The Rottnest Express Sales Team
Response from the owner: Hi W, thank you for your review.
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.
Response from the owner: Hi Pamela, Thank you for your valuable feedback. Unfortunately, it is policy due to safety regulations that the batteries from e-bikes must be removed for transport to the island. This policy is standard for all guests on Rottnest Express services however other companies may have different policies than ours. We do apologise for any disappointment or inconvenience this may have caused. Kind Regards, The Rottnest Express Sales Team
Response from the owner: Thank you for your review!
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.
Response from the owner: Hi Robin, Thank you for your kind review and valuable feedback. We appreciate you choosing to travel with Rottnest Express and hope to see you again soon! Kind Regards, The Rottnest Express Sales Team
Response from the owner: Hi Lukas, thank you for your review.
Response from the owner: Hi LJ, thank you for your 5-star review!
Affordable prices and great reliable service. Always clean and staff are great with luggage transfers.
Response from the owner: Hi Luke, Thank you for your glowing review and feedback! Kind Regards, The Rottnest Express Sales Team
Pretty good, just disgustingly expensive for what they offer.
Response from the owner: Hi H, thank you for your review.
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!
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Nocturnal by nature, quokkas often spend most of the day sleeping and resting under shady bushes but can easily be seen lazing around the island. 
📸 @jordvoyager 

#lovemyrotto #rottnestexpress #rottnestislandwa

Nocturnal by nature, quokkas often spend most of the day sleeping and resting under shady bushes but can easily be seen lazing around the island.
📸 @jordvoyager

#lovemyrotto #rottnestexpress #rottnestislandwa
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Who is ready for some more school holiday fun? 🌈

We are giving away some exclusive 🤫 winter merch to all the Quokka Club members who participate in our colouring competition these July school holidays. 

Available for all Quokka Club travelling between the 29th June and 14th July. 

#lovemyrotto #rottnestexpress #rottnestislandwa

Who is ready for some more school holiday fun? 🌈

We are giving away some exclusive 🤫 winter merch to all the Quokka Club members who participate in our colouring competition these July school holidays.

Available for all Quokka Club travelling between the 29th June and 14th July.

#lovemyrotto #rottnestexpress #rottnestislandwa
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Turn your island day into an extended stay and come join the crew @pinkys.rottnestisland for some drinks at happy hour. 🍹

Daily 4-6pm at Pinky Beach. 

#lovemyrotto #rottnestexpress #rottnestislandwa

Turn your island day into an extended stay and come join the crew @pinkys.rottnestisland for some drinks at happy hour. 🍹

Daily 4-6pm at Pinky Beach.

#lovemyrotto #rottnestexpress #rottnestislandwa
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It’s cozy season @samphirerottnest which means fire pits, winter cocktail specials and morning sleep ins. ☕

#lovemyrotto #rottnestexpress #rottnestislandwa

It’s cozy season @samphirerottnest which means fire pits, winter cocktail specials and morning sleep ins. ☕

#lovemyrotto #rottnestexpress #rottnestislandwa
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Who’s up for a chilly dip? 🌊

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Who’s up for a chilly dip? 🌊

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There’s barely anyone around on Rotto in winter and that’s the best thing about it. ✨ Enjoy the same beaches and stunning sunsets without the summer crowds this winter. Visit our website to view our exclusive winter offers and book your trip today.

#lovemyrotto #rottnestexpress #rottnestislandwa

There’s barely anyone around on Rotto in winter and that’s the best thing about it. ✨ Enjoy the same beaches and stunning sunsets without the summer crowds this winter. Visit our website to view our exclusive winter offers and book your trip today.

#lovemyrotto #rottnestexpress #rottnestislandwa
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Would you rather visit the beach or sightsee in the city? ☀
📸 @scene.by.us

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Would you rather visit the beach or sightsee in the city? ☀
📸 @scene.by.us

#lovemyrotto #rottnestexpress #rottnestialandwa
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Britain’s second longest running play after The Mousetrap has just hit the stage at His Majesty's Theatre.🎬

@womaninblackaus tells the story of a lawyer obsessed with a curse that he believes has been cast over him and his family by the spectre of a Woman in Black. 

Visit the events page on our website to purchase your tickets today. 🎟

#lovemyrotto #rottnestexpress #womaninblackaus

Britain’s second longest running play after The Mousetrap has just hit the stage at His Majesty`s Theatre.🎬

@womaninblackaus tells the story of a lawyer obsessed with a curse that he believes has been cast over him and his family by the spectre of a Woman in Black.

Visit the events page on our website to purchase your tickets today. 🎟

#lovemyrotto #rottnestexpress #womaninblackaus
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*sniff sniff* who smells a cutie quokka? 😋

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*sniff sniff* who smells a cutie quokka? 😋

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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. 
📸 @saltypaws.photography 

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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.

#lovemyrotto #rottnestexpress #womaninblackaus
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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?

#lovemyrotto #rottnestexpress #rottnestislandwa
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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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Rottnest Express B Shed Terminal
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