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There are 2 ways to get from Great barrier reef (Landmark) to Rottnest Island by ferry, plane, bus or train

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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Ferry, fly  •  12h 11m

  1. Take the ferry from Great Barrier Reef Green Island to Cairns
  2. Fly from Cairns (CNS) to Perth (PER) CNS - PER
  3. Take the ferry from Fremantle B Shed to Rottnest Island

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Ferry, bus, train  •  5 days 9h

  1. Take the ferry from Great Barrier Reef Green Island to Cairns
  2. Take the bus from Cairns to Brisbane
  3. Take the bus from Brisbane to Sydney
  4. Take the train from Sydney Central Station to Perth
  5. Take the ferry from Fremantle B Shed to Rottnest Island

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The cheapest way to get from Great barrier reef (Landmark) to Rottnest Island is to ferry and fly which costs $320 - $1,100 and takes 12h 11m.

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The quickest way to get from Great barrier reef (Landmark) to Rottnest Island is to ferry and fly which costs $320 - $1,100 and takes 12h 11m.

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The distance between Great barrier reef (Landmark) and Rottnest Island is 3502 km.

The best way to get from Great barrier reef (Landmark) to Rottnest Island without a car is to ferry and bus and train which takes 5 days 9h and costs $1,300 - $4,800.

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It takes approximately 12h 11m to get from Great barrier reef (Landmark) to Rottnest Island, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Cairns Airport to Perth Airport is the direct flight which takes 5h.

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Virgin Australia, Jetstar and Qantas offer flights from Cairns Airport to Perth Airport.

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There are 67+ hotels available in Rottnest Island. Prices start at $150 AUD per night.

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Map of how to get from Great barrier reef (Landmark) to Rottnest Island.
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  • Distance: 3502.3 km
  • Duration: 12h 11m

What companies run services between Great barrier reef (Landmark), QLD, Australia and Rottnest Island, WA, Australia?

There is no direct connection from Great barrier reef (Landmark) to Rottnest Island. However, you can take the walk to Great Barrier Reef Green Island, take the ferry to Cairns, take the walk to Cairns City bus station, platform 1, take the bus to Cairns Central Terminus, take the walk to Cairns Central Terminus, take the shuttle to Cairns Airport, take the walk to Cairns airport, fly to Perth, take the walk to Airport Dr Perth Airport T1 Terminal, take the line 380 bus to Elizabeth Quay Bus Stn Stand D7, take the walk to Elizabeth Quay Bus Stn Stand A6, take the line 950 bus to Wellington St Before Forrest Pl, take the walk to Perth Stn Platform 7, take the train to Fremantle Stn Platform 2, take the walk to Fremantle B Shed, then take the ferry to Rottnest Island. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Great barrier reef (Landmark) to Rottnest Island via Great Barrier Reef Green Island, Cairns, Cairns, Brisbane, Sydney, Sydney Central Station, Perth, Perth Busport Zone B, Fremantle Stn Stand 1, and Fremantle B Shed in around 5 days 9h.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Cairns to Perth
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Cairns to Perth via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
9h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $2,300
Flights from Cairns to Perth via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
9h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $2,300
Flights from Cairns to Perth via Sydney
Ave. Duration
9h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $2,300
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Cairns to Perth
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Cairns to Perth via Adelaide
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Cairns to Perth via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
9h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Cairns to Perth via Sydney
Ave. Duration
9h 35m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Cairns to Perth
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,300
Flights from Cairns to Perth via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,300
Train operators
Great Southern Rail - Indian Pacific
Phone
1800 703 357
Email
sales.enquiries@journeybeyondrail.com.au
Website
journeybeyondrail.com.au
Train from Sydney Central Station to Perth
Ave. Duration
3 days 3h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$850 - $4,000
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Journey Beyond
Everyday Daynighter Seat
$863
Advanced Gold Single Cabin
$1,400 - $2,000
Low Gold Single Cabin
$1,500 - $2,100
Everyday Gold Single Cabin
$1,800 - $2,400
GOLD TWIN
$1,600 - $2,600
GOLD SINGLE
$1,400 - $2,400
PLATINUM
$3,200 - $4,000
Bus operators
Greyhound Australia

Greyhound Australia is the country’s only long-distance bus operator running services in all states and territories. Greyhound Australia has been operating for 110 years and is the leading bus company in Australia. The extensive network now covers most of the Australian mainland, although service is limited in Western Australia with just a single route to Broome. Buses are equipped for long journeys, with free WiFi, air-conditioning, full disability access, USB chargers, reclining seats and an onboard bathroom.

Contact Details
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Cairns to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
29h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$270 - $550
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Greyhound.com.au
Early Bird
$270 - $400
Advantage
$330 - $480
Premium
$350 - $550
Premier Motor Service
Phone
+61244235233 (call 13 34 10 within Australia)
Email
reservations@premierms.com.au
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Sydney
Ave. Duration
17h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
Premier Motor Service
Ferry operators
Green Island Adventures
Phone
(61) 7 4044 9944
Email
central_ga@quicksilvergroup.com.au
Website
green-island.com.au
Ferry from Great Barrier Reef Green Island to Cairns
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$88
Schedules at
green-island.com.au
Rottnest Express
Phone
+61 1300 467 688
Email
bookings@rottnestexpress.com.au
Website
rottnestexpress.com.au
Ferry from Fremantle B Shed to Rottnest Island
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35
Schedules at
secure.rottnestexpress.com.au

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