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Destination(s) 🇦🇺 Australia
Sailings Up to 2 times per day
Duration 45 minutes
Distance 17 Miles, 27 km
Operated by Rottnest Fast Ferries
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The ferry from Hillarys to Rottnest operated by Rottnest Fast Ferries takes about 45 minutes to reach Rottnest Island. Everything you need to know where you want to learn more about this ferry line.

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Ferry to Rottnest and Hillarys

Hillarys is an ideal departure point for the ferry to Rottnest for those travelling from North Perth. The crossing takes approximately 45 minutes. This is a bit longer than the shortest crossings to Rottnest. These depart from Fremantle and take 30 minutes.

  • This is a passenger-only ferry.
  • You can park your car for free at Hillarys
  • Rottnest Fast Ferries offers complimentary hotel transfers departing from Perth

The minimal fare for an adult is AUD $68 (for a return trip) but you also have to pay for an island admission fee which is an extra AUD $20. Children cost less. However, children are a lot cheaper if you sail with competitor Rottnest Express (more information).

You can book directly with the ferry operator or fill in the fields below to compare prices with other ferry companies that sail to Rottnest.

Route Map

The map shows the route of the Hillarys – Rottnest ferry.

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Duration 30 minutes
Sailings Up to 2 times per day
Distance 12 miles, 19 km
Operated by Rottnest Express
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Duration 36 minutes
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Which ferry companies sail on this crossing?

The ferry between Hillarys and Rottnest is currently operated by: Rottnest Fast Ferries.

How long does the Hillarys-Rottnest crossing take?

The travel time of the Hillarys-Rottnest ferry is around: 45 minutes. Please arrive early at the harbor 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 Hillarys-Rottnest ferry sail?

You can usually take the ferry from Hillarys to Rottnest (or the ferry from Rottnest to Hillarys) Up to 2 Times p/day. Depending on the season, the amount of people on the ferry and the weather forecast, the ferry company can deviate from the timetable/ferry schedule.

What is the distance between Hillarys and Rottnest?

The distance between Hillarys and Rottnest is approximately 17 miles or 27 km.