There are 4 ways to get from Melbourne to Kangaroo Island by plane, train, bus, 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.

Recommended option

Fly  •  3 h 6 min

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

$413 - $1,453

Cheapest option

Bus, drive, car ferry  •  18 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne to Adelaide
  2. Take the bus from Adelaide Central Bus Station to Encounter Bay Maude St Stop 4
  3. Drive from Encounter Bay Maude St Stop 4 to Cape Jervis
  4. Take the car ferry from Cape Jervis to Kangaroo Island
  5. Drive from Kangaroo Island to Wisanger

$106 - $141

2 alternative options

Train, bus, drive, car ferry  •  16 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Adelaide
  2. Take the bus from Adelaide Central Bus Station to Encounter Bay Maude St Stop 4
  3. Drive from Encounter Bay Maude St Stop 4 to Cape Jervis
  4. Take the car ferry from Cape Jervis to Kangaroo Island
  5. Drive from Kangaroo Island to Wisanger

$121 - $182

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

$114 - $150

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Melbourne to Kangaroo Island is to bus and drive and car ferry which costs $140 - $200 and takes 18 h 10 min.

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

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The distance between Melbourne and Kangaroo Island is 721 km.

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

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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
$59
Rail Saver
$88 - $93
Red Service
$100 - $110
Red Premium
$140 - $150
Bus operators
LinkSA
Phone
+61 (0)8 8339 7544
Email
info@linksa.com.au
Website
linksa.com.au
Bus from Adelaide Central Bus Station to Encounter Bay Maude St Stop 4
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $19
Schedules at
linksa.com.au
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Melbourne to Adelaide
Ave. Duration
11 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
V-Line
Phone
1800 800 007
Website
vline.com.au
Bus from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St to 85 Franklin St
Ave. Duration
11 h 50 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.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
3 times a day
Estimated price
$36 - $37
Schedules at
sealink.com.au

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