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Destination(s) 🇦🇺 Australia, 🇦🇺 Tasmania
Duration 10 Hours
Sailings Up to 2 times per day
Distance 243 miles, 390 km
Operated by Spirit of Tasmania
2p+Car+Return in our estimation AUD 1277
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The new ferry from Geelong to Devonport operated by Spirit of Tasmania takes about 10 hours to reach Devonport. This new route is operational from October 2022.

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Spirit of Tasmania ferry to Tasmania

Geelong Devonport ferry guide

The Geelong-Devonport ferry is the only ferry to Tasmania. This boat used to go from Melbourne, but this changed at the end of 2022. Thanks to the brand new terminal, you can expect an extra comfortable and smooth departure. Park your car for free and get on the boat in no time!

You don't have to be bored on board. The ships are very well equipped for a trip that takes about 10 hours. You can choose from a day and night cruise.

Things you need to know about the Geelong Devonport ferry

  • This ferry is operated by Spirit of Tasmania
  • Check-in opens between 1.5 hours to 2.5 hours prior to departure and closes strictly 45 minutes before the scheduled departure time. If you have special needs, please check in at least 2 hours prior to departure.
  • Geelong has a new free parking area (6000m2) for cars, caravans, and freight vehicles.

The new Victorian home for the Spirit of Tasmania

On 23 October 2022, we will bid farewell to Station Pier, Port Melbourne and operate from our new, state-of-the-art terminal, Spirit of Tasmania Quay in Geelong. [1]Spirit of Tasmania – Tasmania Quay 

1Spirit of Tasmania – Tasmania Quay

Route Map

The route of the Geelong-Devonport ferry is shown on the map.

New Terminal Address

  • Spirit of Tasmania Quay
    136 Corio Quay Road, North Geelong VIC 3215
    [Google maps]

Tickets and Booking

The costs for a ticket consist of 1) the age of a passenger, 2) the size of a vehicle 3) the accommodation that can be booked on board.
As it gets busier on board, tickets tend to get more expensive.

  • A one-way ticket is available for around AUD 99.
  • When we booked a return trip for a family with a car in January, it became a lot more expensive. The price went up to AUD 1777. Because we booked one night trip, we saved on an overnight stay elsewhere.

On this route, both the car deck and the cabins sell out quickly during the busier periods. Therefore, book your trip in time.

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Availability & Tickets


Which ferry companies sail on this crossing?

The ferry between Geelong and Devonport is currently operated by: Spirit of Tasmania.

How long does the Geelong-Devonport crossing take?

The travel time of the Geelong-Devonport ferry is around: 10 Hours. Please arrive early at the harbour and calculate extra time for check-in and boarding if necessary. How long in advance you need to be present is usually communicated on your ticket or on the website of the ferry operator you sail with.

How often does the Geelong-Devonport ferry sail?

You can usually take the ferry from Geelong to Devonport (or from Devonport to Geelong) up to 2 times per day. Depending on the season, the number of people on the ferry and the weather forecast, the ferry company can deviate from the timetable/ferry schedule.

What is the distance between Geelong and Devonport?

The distance between Geelong and Devonport is approximately 242 miles or 390 km.