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Ferry timetable

SeaLink North Queensland's ferry departs daily from Townsville and Magnetic Island.

Bookings are not required on any of SeaLink's Magnetic Island ferry services, however we do recommend that you arrive at least 20 minutes prior to your chosen service to allow time to purchase your tickets and board.


  • DayDepart TownsvilleDepart Magnetic Island
    Mon-Sat* 5:30am6:00am
    Mon - Sun*6:30am7:00am
    Mon - Sat7:00am7:45am
    Mon - Sun7:45am8:25am
    Mon - Sun8:45am9:30am
    Mon - Sun9:30am10:05am
    Mon - Sun10:30am11:05am
    Mon - Sun11:40am12:15pm
    Mon - Sun1:00pm1:35pm
    Mon - Sun2:15pm3:00pm
    Mon - Sun3.50pm4:30pm
    Mon - Sun4:30pm5:10pm
    Mon - Fri*5:25pm6:00pm
    Mon - Sun6:00pm6:35pm
    Mon - Sun7:30pm8:00pm
    Mon - Sun9:20pm10:00pm
    Wed - Sat*10:30pm11:00pm


    *Indicates services may not operate on public holidays.

    Click here to download the SeaLink Magnetic Island ferry timetable.

    Peak services departing from Townsville

    • Daily: 3:50pm departure (Monday-Friday - preferred school student services).
    • Friday: 1.00pm & 2.15pm departures
    • Saturday morning: 8.45am, 9.30am, 10.30am & 11.40am departures
    • Sunday morning: 9.30am & 10.30am departure

    Peak services departing from Magnetic Island

    • Monday – Friday: 6.30am and 7.45am (preferred school student services).
    • Saturday afternoon: 4:30pm departure
    • Sunday: 11:05am, 12.15pm, 1.35pm & 3.00pm departures

    Click here to view Magnetic Island Kinetic bus service information.

    Click here for our latest information on travel to Magnetic Island.

    **Please note ferry fares and timetables are subject to change without notice, for up-to-date information keep an eye on our website.

  • 6th May 2024Depart TownsvilleDepart Magnetic Island

    To download a copy of the Labour Day public holiday timetable please click here.

  • Breakwater Terminal (Townsville) opening hours are: 6.00am - 6.00pm (7 days a week), except on:

    • Christmas Day ( 25th of December) opening hours are 8:15am to 11:45am.
    • New New Year's Eve ( 31st of December) opening hours are: 6.00am - 9.20pm

    **Please note outside these hours, ferry tickets can be purchased on-line or on-board our vessel.

  • Nelly Bay terminal (Magnetic Island) opening hours are:

    7.30am - 4.00pm (Mon-Sat) | 8.15am-2.30pm (Sun), except on Christmas Day ( 25th of December), office will be closed.

    **Please note outside these hours, ferry tickets can be purchased on-line or on-board our vessel.

Still have questions? Head over to the Frequently asked questions page for more information on our services.