There are 4 ways to get from Busselton to Rottnest Island by bus, ferry, train, car or car ferry

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Bus, ferry  •  5 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Busselton to Cockburn Central Station Pemberton
  2. Take the ferry from Fremantle to Rottnest Island

$51 - $82

3 alternative options

Bus, train, ferry via Mandurah Stn Platform 1  •  5 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Albert St Busselton to Mandurah Stn Mandurah Stn
  2. Take the train from Mandurah Stn Platform 1 to Perth Underground Stn Platform 1
  3. Take the ferry from Fremantle to Rottnest Island

$53 - $76

Bus, train, ferry  •  6 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Albert St Busselton to Bunbury Rail Stn Bunbury Passenger
  2. Take the train from Bunbury Stn Bunbury 1 to Perth Stn Transwa Rail Perth
  3. Take the ferry from Fremantle to Rottnest Island

$58 - $84

Drive, car ferry  •  3 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Busselton to Hillarys Boat Harbour
  2. Take the car ferry from Hillarys Boat Harbour to Rottnest

$61 - $96

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Busselton to Rottnest Island is to bus and ferry which costs $70 - $120 and takes 5 h 18 min.

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The quickest way to get from Busselton to Rottnest Island is to drive and car ferry which costs $85 - $140 and takes 3 h 40 min.

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The distance between Busselton and Rottnest Island is 184 km.

The best way to get from Busselton to Rottnest Island without a car is to bus and ferry which takes 5 h 18 min and costs $70 - $120.

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It takes approximately 5 h 18 min to get from Busselton to Rottnest Island, including transfers.

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There are 166+ hotels available in Rottnest Island. Prices start at $64 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Busselton to Rottnest Island.
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  • Distance: 114.9 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 18 min

What companies run services between Busselton, WA, Australia and Rottnest Island, WA, Australia?

There is no direct connection from Busselton to Rottnest Island. However, you can take the bus to Cockburn Central Station, take the walk to Cockburn Stn Stand 10, take the line 520 bus to Fremantle Stn Stand 1, take the walk to Fremantle, then take the ferry to Rottnest Island. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Busselton to Rottnest Island via Mandurah Stn Mandurah Stn, Mandurah Stn Platform 1, Perth Underground Stn Platform 1, Perth Stn Platform 7, Fremantle Stn Platform 2, and Fremantle in around 5 h 32 min.

Train operators
Transperth
Website
transperth.wa.gov.au
Train from Mandurah Stn Platform 1 to Perth Underground Stn Platform 1
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
transperth.wa.gov.au
TransWA
Phone
1300 662 205
Email
info@transwa.wa.gov.au
Website
transwa.wa.gov.au
Train from Bunbury Stn Bunbury 1 to Perth Stn Transwa Rail Perth
Ave. Duration
2 h 27 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Schedules at
transwa.wa.gov.au
Bus operators
South West Coach Lines
Website
southwestcoachlines.com.au
Bus from Busselton to Cockburn Central Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Schedules at
southwestcoachlines.com.au
Book at
secure.jbs.com.au
TransWA
Phone
1300 662 205
Email
info@transwa.wa.gov.au
Website
transwa.wa.gov.au
Bus from Albert St Busselton to Cockburn Stn Cockburn Stn
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $27
Schedules at
transwa.wa.gov.au
Bus from Albert St Busselton to Mandurah Stn Mandurah Stn
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
transwa.wa.gov.au
Bus from Albert St Busselton to Bunbury Rail Stn Bunbury Passenger
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
transwa.wa.gov.au
Ferry operators
Rottnest Express
Rottnest Fast Ferries

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