Magnetic Island is a short 25 minute trip across the sheltered waters of Cleveland Bay. With regular ferry trips leaving the city of Townsville each day getting to the island is affordable and convenient.
The ferry disembarks at Nelly Bay terminal and you will find buses, taxis and hire vehicle companies ready to take you to your holiday accommodation.
If you prefer to take your own vehicle to the island you should use the Magnetic Island Car & Passenger Ferry. They run bi-hourly services from Townsville to the island. They carry every type of vehicle from motor bikes to buses. The ferry company recommends you call a few hours before your trip to reserve your space. The journey to the island is only 45 minutes and disembarks in the picturesque beachside village of Arcadia.
SunFerries time table for Magnetic Island
Getting to Townsville by Air
Regular flights are available to Townsville from all Australian capital cities to daily, with Virgin Blue and Qantas. International passengers will need to catch a connecting flight to Townsville from their port of arrival in Australia.
An airport shuttle bus is available to transport passengers to the Sunferries "Breakwater" passenger terminal. Bookings are required as the service only operates as required - phone: (07) 4775 5544. The trip takes approximately 10 minutes and cost around $18.
Other ways to get to Townsville, including driving (about 1400km from Brisbane, 2800km from Melbourne), regular coach service or by train such as Queensland's new fast tilt-train that operates bi-daily between Brisbane & Townsville.
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