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Destination(s) 🇦🇺 Australia
Distance 12 km, 8 miles
Duration 48 minutes
Operated by Searoad Ferries
Sailings Up to 7 times per day
2p+Car+Return in our estimation AUD 1277

The ferry from Queenscliff to Sorrento Pier (and vice versa) is an award-winning & sustainable ferry crossing. The ferry is operated by Searoad Ferries.

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Queenscliff-Sorrento ferry departing from Sorrento Pier

Ferry to Sorrento and Queenscliff

The ferry from Queenscliff to Sorrento (or the other way around) brings you across Port Philip Bay, south of Melbourne. Searoad Ferries has been operating this car and passenger ferry service for over 30 years. Without the ferry, you would have to detour 212 kilometers through busy Melbourne to get to the other side.

Things you need to know about the Queenscliff Sorrento ferry

You need to arrive 20 (foot passengers) to 40 minutes (vehicles) early on this ferry. Parking could be difficult and cost more time at Queenscliff due to construction work on the new ferry terminal.

  • Online booking is cheaper than buying tickets at the departure port.
  • The staff is known to be super friendly!
  • Dolphins are spotted regularly on this ferry (especially near Sorrento harbor).
  • A 10% surcharge applies on all public holidays
  • The distance between Queenscliff and Sorrento in Australia is approximately 12 km.

Route Map

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Tickets and booking

The Queenscliff Sorrento ferry prices you can expect:

  • Foot passengers prices start at $15 (online booking is cheaper)
  • Tickets for children (4-15) are $10, infants travel for free
  • Standard vehicles cost $75 for a one-way trip
  • Bicycles are free

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Book in time!

It is often required to buy your ferry tickets well in advance. Some popular ferries get booked up quickly and prices rise accordingly.


Which ferry companies sail on this crossing?

The ferry between Queenscliff and Sorrento is currently operated by: Searoad Ferries.

How long does the Queenscliff-Sorrento crossing take?

The travel time of the Queenscliff-Sorrento ferry is around: 48 minutes. 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 Queenscliff-Sorrento ferry sail?

You can usually take the ferry from Queenscliff to Sorrento (or the ferry from Sorrento to Queenscliff) 7 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 Queenscliff and Sorrento?

The distance between Queenscliff and Sorrento is approximately 7 miles or 12 km.