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SeaLink Kangaroo Island Ferry Service Timetable

Sealink ferry family at Cape Jervis

Please check-in a minimum 30 minutes prior to departure.

The ferry crossing is approximately 45 minutes. Please note that on some sailings, the ferry terminal may not be open. In these cases, our ferry crew will conduct the check-in for you. Download a printable version of the ferry timetable here.

  • Ferry maintenance occurs every year over when our vessels are periodically removed from service for short periods. During this time, ferry and coach service times will alter slightly.

    The below timetable will be implemented for the following 2024 maintenance periods:
    • 1 May - 31 May
    • 31 July - 21 August
    To Kangaroo Island (departing Cape Jervis)BOOK NOW
    TimeFrequency
    6:00 am ⁽¹⁾*
    9:00 amDaily^
    12:00 pmDaily
    3:00 pm

    Daily

    6:00 pmDaily
    8.30pm*


    From Kangaroo Island (departing Penneshaw)BOOK NOW
    TimeFrequency
    7:30 amDaily
    10:30 amDaily
    1:30 pm⁽¹⁾

    Daily

    4:30 pm

    Daily

    7:30 pmDaily^

    ^Meets the SeaLink Coach Connection
    *Additional services may operate due to seasonal capacity requirements
    ⁽¹⁾Restricted passenger capacity if operating as a Freight/Fuel service


    SeaLink Coach Connection Timetable (Maintenance period)
    Adelaide to Cape JervisAM
    Coach departs Adelaide Central Bus Station6:45 am
    Ferry departs Cape Jervis9:00 am
    Cape Jervis to AdelaidePM
    Ferry departs Penneshaw7:30 pm
    Coach departs Cape Jervis8:30 pm
    Coach arrives Adelaide Central Bus Station10:30 pm (approx.)
  • To Kangaroo IslandBOOK NOW
    TimeFrequency
    6:00 am*
    7:00 am ⁽¹⁾Mon-Fri#
    9:00 amDaily^
    10:00 amDaily
    12:00 pmMon-Sat#
    1:00 pm
    *
    3:00 pm
    Sunday#
    4:00 pm
    Daily
    6:00 pm
    Daily
    7:00 pm
    Daily
    9:00 pm
    *
    9:45 pm
    *

    ^Meets the SeaLink Coach Connection
    *Additional services may operate due to seasonal capacity requirements
    #Ferry may operate on other days due to seasonal capacity requirements
    ⁽¹⁾Restricted passenger capacity if operating as a Freight/Fuel service

    Please note:

    • If you are travelling on a 'Spirit of Kangaroo Island' service you may be travelling with freight, which could include livestock or fuel. For more information, please contact our Sales Centre on 13 13 01
    • For travel from 1 to 31 May 2024 and 31 July to 21 August 2024, please refer to the Maintenance Period Timetable above
  • From Kangaroo IslandBOOK NOW
    TimeFrequency
    5:30 amMon-Fri#
    7:30 am*
    8:30 amDaily
    10:30 am
    Daily
    11:30 am⁽¹⁾
    *
    1:30 pm
    Mon-Sat#
    2:30 pm⁽¹⁾
    Daily
    4:30 pm
    Sunday#
    5:30 pm
    Daily
    7:30 pm
    Daily^
    8:30 pm
    *
    10:15 pm
    *

    ^Meets the SeaLink Coach Connection
    *Additional services may operate due to seasonal capacity requirements
    #Ferry may operate on other days due to seasonal capacity requirements
    ⁽¹⁾Restricted passenger capacity if operating as a Freight/Fuel service

    Please note:

    • If you are travelling on a 'Spirit of Kangaroo Island' service you may be travelling with freight, which could include livestock or fuel. For more information, please contact our Sales Centre on 13 13 01
    • For travel from 1 to 31 May 2024 and 31 July to 21 August 2024, please refer to the Maintenance Period Timetable above
  • The SeaLink Coach Connection between Adelaide and Cape Jervis is continuing to operate as per the following timetable. The Public Coach Service between Adelaide and Cape Jervis is now operated by LinkSA. . For information pertaining to the Public Coach Service - please see section titled 'Public Coach Service' in the drop down list below.

    SeaLink Coach Connection

    Adelaide to Cape Jervis

    AM

    Coach departs Adelaide Central Bus Station 6:45 am
    Ferry departs Cape Jervis 9:00 am
    Cape Jervis to Adelaide PM
    Ferry departs Penneshaw
    7:30 pm
    Coach departs Cape Jervis
    8:30 pm
    Coach arrives Adelaide Central Bus Station
    10:30 pm (approx.)
  • The Kangaroo Island Public Coach service, previously operated by SeaLink between Adelaide and Cape Jervis, has changed provider. The Department for Infrastructure and Transport has contracted LinkSA to deliver this service from 1 October 2023. Please visit the LinkSA website to access the timetable and fare information or call 08 8555 2500 for assistance.

  • The Kangaroo Island Shuttle Service, previously operated by SeaLink between Penneshaw and Kingscote, has undergone a change in provider. The Department for Infrastructure and Transport has contracted Peninsula Coaches to deliver this service from 1 October 2023. For those who have existing travel bookings after 1 October 2023, SeaLink is working closely with Peninsula Coaches to ensure a smooth transition and all existing reservations will be valid. To access the schedule and make bookings for travel post 1 October 2023, please call 08 8821 2755 or visit their website www.peninsulacoaches.com.au for assistance.

  • If you are travelling on one of our tours, we offer complimentary pick-ups from selected Adelaide hotels.
    View the Adelaide Hotel Pick-Ups map