How to Reach Rottnest Island - The Easiest Way to Reach Rottnest Island
People usually get to Perth first however they can. You can fly into the international Perth Airport; take the Indian Pacific trans-continental train from Sydney, reach Fremantle Port by ship or boat; or drive into town.
Check the Perth City Page on TripHobo for fuller details. To get to Rottnest from Perth, though:
- By Air: From Jandakot Airport in Perth, you can take the Rottnest Air Taxi. The flight is less than 15 minutes, and operates on demand. It’s expensive though.
- By Boat: You can take the daily ferry to Rottnest from Fremantle Port (25 minutes), Hillarys Boat Harbour (45 minutes) or from Perth (90 minutes).
Privates cars are not allowed on the island.
- By Bus: A hop-on-hop-off bus service runs around Rottnest Island’s major attractions. You can check its schedule online.
- By Cycle: You can rent a cycle at the island. Ask for details at the Visitor Centre.
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Modes of Transportation in Rottnest Island
Know about the preferred mode of transport, average time spent and average distance traveled for commute in Rottnest Island. The most preferred mode of transport in Rottnest Island is Car.
Average distance: 21.1 km Average time: 39.19 min
Car 63.1%Driving 34.91 min Walking 0.38 min Waiting 0.09 min Overall average time for 24.36 kms 35.38 min
Train/Metro 8.33%Train 27 min Waiting 7.71 min Walking 5.29 min Bus 4.86 min Other 4.57 min Overall average time for 29.14 kms 49.43 min
Bike 2.38%Bike 27.5 min Overall average time for 6.8 kms 27.5 min
Walking 13.1%Walking 39.36 min Train 4.18 min Driving 3.82 min Bus 2.64 min Waiting 2.36 min Overall average time for 7.59 kms 52.36 min
Bus/Trolleybus 5.95%Bus 25 min Waiting 8.4 min Walking 3.6 min Bike 3 min Other 1 min Overall average time for 10.66 kms 41 min
How to Reach Rottnest Island from Nearby Cities
|Ocean reef to Rottnest Island||27.26 km||27 mins|
|Alkimos to Rottnest Island||27.29 km||27 mins|
|Hillarys to Rottnest Island||27.44 km||27 mins|
|East fremantle to Rottnest Island||27.78 km||27 mins|
|Rockingham to Rottnest Island||27.85 km||27 mins|
|Bicton to Rottnest Island||29.83 km||29 mins|
|Duncraig to Rottnest Island||30.94 km||30 mins|
|Murdoch to Rottnest Island||36.15 km||36 mins|
|Success to Rottnest Island||37.2 km||37 mins|
|Perth to Rottnest Island||38.1 km||38 mins|