There are 5 ways to get from Melbourne to Kangaroo Island by plane, train, bus, car ferry, taxi, car or ferry

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Fly  •  3 h 6 min

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Kingscote (KGC) MEL - KGC

$412 - $1,448

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Drive, car ferry  •  10 h 50 min

  1. Drive from Melbourne to Cape Jervis
  2. Take the car ferry from Cape Jervis to Kangaroo Island
  3. Drive from Kangaroo Island to Wisanger

$113 - $149

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Train, bus, car ferry, taxi  •  16 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Adelaide
  2. Take the bus from Adelaide Central Bus Station to Cape Jervis
  3. Take the car ferry from Cape Jervis to Kangaroo Island
  4. Take a taxi from Kangaroo Island to Wisanger

$212 - $484

Drive, car ferry via Kingscote  •  13 h 35 min

  1. Drive from Sardine St/Lorimer St to Cape Jervis
  2. Take the car ferry from Cape Jervis to Kangaroo Island To Kangaroo Island

$152 - $309

Ferry, drive, car ferry  •  14 h 50 min

  1. Take the ferry from Docklands to Geelong
  2. Drive from Geelong to Cape Jervis
  3. Take the car ferry from Cape Jervis to Kangaroo Island

$149 - $307

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Melbourne to Kangaroo Island is to drive and car ferry which costs $150 - $210 and takes 10 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Melbourne to Kangaroo Island is to fly which costs $550 - $2,000 and takes 3 h 6 min.

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The distance between Melbourne and Kangaroo Island is 721 km.

The best way to get from Melbourne to Kangaroo Island without a car is to train and bus and car ferry and taxi which takes 16 h 22 min and costs $290 - $700.

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It takes approximately 3 h 6 min to get from Melbourne to Kangaroo Island, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Melbourne Airport to Kingscote Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 25 min.

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Qantas offers flights from Melbourne Airport to Kingscote Airport.

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There are 16+ hotels available in Kangaroo Island. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Melbourne Airport is to bus which takes 20 min and costs $18.

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Map of how to get from Melbourne to Kangaroo Island.
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  • Distance: 450.5 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 6 min

What companies run services between Melbourne, VIC, Australia and Kangaroo Island, SA, Australia?

Qantas flies from Melbourne to Bay of Shoals 6 times a week.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Melbourne to Kingscote
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Flights from Melbourne to Kingscote via Adelaide
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Train operators
PTV Overland
Email
1800 800 007
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Southern Cross to Adelaide
Ave. Duration
10 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$55 - $110
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Ready Rail
$58
Rail Saver
$87 - $92
Red Service
$100 - $110
Red Premium
$135 - $150
Bus operators
Sealink
Phone
+61 13 13 01
Email
bookings@sealink.com.au
Website
sealink.com.au
Bus from Adelaide Central Bus Station to Cape Jervis
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $210
Schedules at
sealink.com.au
Ferry operators
Sealink
Phone
+61 13 13 01
Email
bookings@sealink.com.au
Website
sealink.com.au
Car ferry from Cape Jervis to Kangaroo Island
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $36
Schedules at
sealink.com.au
Port Phillip Ferries
Phone
(03) 9514 8959
Email
info@portphillipferries.com.au
Website
portphillipferries.com.au
Ferry from Docklands to Geelong
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$5 - $11
Schedules at
portphillipferries.com.au
Adults
$11
Concession & Seniors
$10
Children
$6
Other operators
Taxi from Kangaroo Island to Wisanger
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Estimated price
$100 - $130

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