There are 4 ways to get from Sydney to Kangaroo Island by plane, bus, car, car ferry 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.

Recommended option

Fly  •  5 h 19 min

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

$533 - $1,353

Cheapest option

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

$172 - $232

2 alternative options

Bus, drive, car ferry  •  29 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Sydney to Albury station
  2. Take the bus from Albury to 85 Franklin St
  3. Take the bus from Adelaide Central Bus Station to Encounter Bay Maude St Stop 4
  4. Drive from Encounter Bay Maude St Stop 4 to Cape Jervis
  5. Take the car ferry from Cape Jervis to Kangaroo Island
  6. Drive from Kangaroo Island to Wisanger

$175 - $222

Train, bus, drive, car ferry  •  30 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Sydney to Adelaide Parklands
  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

$377 - $791

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
3 h 57 min
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,000
Flights from Sydney to Kingscote via Adelaide
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,000
Flights from Sydney to Kingscote via Melbourne, Adelaide
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Monday
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
3 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
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
$310 - $750
Schedules at
greatsouthernrail.com.au
Everyday Daynighter Seat
$312
Advanced Gold Single Cabin
$500 - $700
Low Gold Single Cabin
$550 - $750
Everyday Gold Single Cabin
$650 - $900
Bus operators
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Albury station
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
V-Line
Phone
1800 800 007
Website
vline.com.au
Bus from Albury to 85 Franklin St
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
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
$17 - $20
Schedules at
linksa.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
3 times a day
Estimated price
$38 - $39
Schedules at
sealink.com.au

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Sydney to Kangaroo Island?

The distance between Sydney and Kangaroo Island is 1291 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Sydney to Kangaroo Island?

The cheapest way to get from Sydney to Kangaroo Island is to bus and drive and car ferry which costs $220 - $290 and takes 29 h 35 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Sydney to Kangaroo Island?

The quickest way to get from Sydney to Kangaroo Island is to fly which takes 5 h 19 min and costs $650 - $1,800.

How long does it take to get from Sydney to Kangaroo Island?

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