There are 3 ways to get from Sydney to Kangaroo Island by plane, train, bus, car ferry, taxi or car

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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Fly  •  5 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Kingscote (KGC) SYD - KGC

$531 - $1,347

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Drive, car ferry  •  17 h 37 min

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

$169 - $229

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Train, bus, car ferry, taxi  •  30 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Sydney to Adelaide Parklands
  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

$444 - $1,042

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The cheapest way to get from Sydney to Kangaroo Island is to drive and car ferry which costs $230 - $320 and takes 17 h 37 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sydney to Kangaroo Island is to fly which costs $700 - $1,900 and takes 5 h 19 min.

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The distance between Sydney and Kangaroo Island is 1291 km.

The best way to get from Sydney to Kangaroo Island without a car is to train and bus and car ferry and taxi which takes 30 h 23 min and costs $600 - $1,500.

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It takes approximately 5 h 19 min to get from Sydney to Kangaroo Island, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Sydney Airport to Kingscote Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h and has one stopover.

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Virgin Australia, Regional Express and Qantas offer flights from Sydney 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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Map of how to get from Sydney to Kangaroo Island.
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  • Distance: 806.9 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 19 min

What companies run services between Sydney, NSW, Australia and Kangaroo Island, SA, Australia?

Qantas, Regional Express and three other airlines fly from Sydney to Bay of Shoals every 2 hours.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Sydney to Kingscote via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,300
Flights from Sydney to Kingscote via Adelaide
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$430 - $1,400
Flights from Sydney to Kingscote via Melbourne, Adelaide
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$450 - $1,400
Flights from Sydney to Kingscote via Canberra, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$440 - $1,400
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Sydney to Kingscote via Adelaide
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$430 - $1,400
Train operators
Great Southern Rail - Indian Pacific
Phone
1800 703 357
Email
sales.enquiries@gsr.com.au
Website
greatsouthernrail.com.au
Train from Sydney to Adelaide Parklands
Ave. Duration
24 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$290 - $700
Schedules at
greatsouthernrail.com.au
Everyday Daynighter Seat
$291
Advanced Gold Single Cabin
$490 - $650
Low Gold Single Cabin
$500 - $700
Everyday Gold Single Cabin
$600 - $800
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
Other operators
Taxi from Kangaroo Island to Wisanger
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Estimated price
$100 - $130

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