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There are 2 ways to get from Townsville to Magnetic Island by ferry or car ferry

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Ferry  •  25 min

  1. Take the ferry from Breakwater Ferry Terminal to Nelly Bay Ferry Terminal 1F

$17

Cheapest option

Car ferry  •  40 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Townsville to Magnetic Island Ferry

$15

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The cheapest way to get from Townsville to Magnetic Island is to car ferry which costs $15 and takes 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Townsville to Magnetic Island is to ferry which costs $17 and takes 25 min.

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Yes, there is a direct ferry departing from Breakwater Ferry Terminal and arriving at Nelly Bay Ferry Terminal. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 25 min.

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The distance between Townsville and Magnetic Island is 14 km.

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The best way to get from Townsville to Magnetic Island without a car is to ferry which takes 25 min and costs $17.

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The ferry from Breakwater Ferry Terminal to Nelly Bay Ferry Terminal takes 25 min including transfers and departs every four hours.

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There are 346+ hotels available in Magnetic Island. Prices start at $150 AUD per night.

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Map of how to get from Townsville to Magnetic Island.
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  • Distance: 14.1 km
  • Duration: 25 min

What companies run services between Townsville, QLD, Australia and Magnetic Island, QLD, Australia?

Sealink (QLD) operates a ferry from Breakwater Ferry Terminal to Nelly Bay Ferry Terminal every 4 hours. Tickets cost $17 and the journey takes 25 min.

Ferry operators
Sealink (QLD)
Phone
+61 7 4726 0800
Email
infoqld@sealink.com.au
Website
sealinkqld.com.au
Ferry from Breakwater Ferry Terminal to Nelly Bay Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17
Website
Sealink (QLD)
Magnetic Island Ferries
Phone
07 4796 9300
Website
magneticislandferries.com.au
Car ferry from Townsville to Magnetic Island Ferry
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
magneticislandferries.com.au

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