Townsville to Magnetic Island Ferry

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Book a Townsville to Magnetic Island ferry today with AFerry. Just use the form above and choose the route that you want. If nothing appears automatically, start typing Townsville. You can also type the country or even the name of the ferry company you are interested in. When you have the route that you want, choose single or return and all the other options you want.

How we compare ferries, prices and times for Townsville to Magnetic Island

If there is more than one ferry company operating on the Townsville Magnetic Island route we will show you all the ferry companies, to make sure you get our best price. We'll also show you any routes similar to Townsville to Magnetic Island so you have the complete picture when making your booking. And of course you'll also see a range of times just in case it's a bit cheaper earlier or later than your preferred booking time.

How you get your ticket and how you can make changes if you need to

Once you've chosen your perfect sailing and have made your booking we'll email you your booking confirmation for your Townsville to Magnetic Island ferry. The majority of tickets have instant confirmation.

We will also email you details about how you can contact us using our messaging service, as well as details about how you can change your ticket. Most of the time you can do this by yourself. The vast majority of our customers give us a review of four or five stars showing that their very happy with our service and communication.


Below you can see the ferry company or companies that sail on the Townsville to Magnetic Island route and the journey times. You might also see some recent prices our customers have found. The best way to find a cheap Townsville to Magnetic Island ferry though is to use the form above today to see all of our possible choices.

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Getting the best price for your Townsville to Magnetic Island ferry

With AFerry we always give you our best prices for ferries from Townsville to Magnetic Island. No matter which page you book from we always include all our special offers. And there is no need to look for a discount code. If we have an offer available, your ferry price will include the reduction or offer. There's no need to look at other websites.

If you're not sure if the Townsville to Magnetic Island route is right for you or you can't decide between ferry companies, if there is more than one, you might also find it useful to read any reviews we have available. We ask all our customers to send us reviews for Townsville to Magnetic Island ferries. Remember though, that the earlier you book, the cheaper prices normally are. So don't spend too long deciding! Townsville to Magnetic Island is a popular route, so we advise you to book as soon as possible.

About Townsville

The port of Townsville was founded in 1864 and is the third largest seaport in Queensland after the Central Queensland Port in Gladstone and the Port of Brisbane. It is located north of the Ross River and south of the mouth of Ross Creek. Townsville has a population of just over 170,000 people and is widely seen as the unofficial Capital of North Queensland.

About Magnetic Island

Magnetic Island is situated just 5 miles from the city of Townsville, Queensland, Australia. The island is accessible by ferry from Townsville Breakwater to Nelly Bay Harbour. Originally known as Yunbenun by the Aboriginal traditional owners, the name "Magnetic Island" comes from the apparent "magnetic" effect it had on Captain James Cook's ships compass as he passed the island in 1770, but these days the locals affectionately refer to the island as just "Maggie".

Only 25 minutes by ferry from Townsville, Magnetic Island is actually a suburb of the city, with a permanent population of around 2,500 inhabitants. Almost three quarters of the island is National Park, and is home to koalas, rock wallabies, brush-tail possums and a huge array of bird life. 24km of tracks guide visitors through the varied terrain. There are also some short walks with pavement, making fantastic views accessible for strollers or wheelchairs.

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Townsville to Magnetic Island Popular Questions

Want to know more about your journey from Townsville to Magnetic Island? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the ferry from Townsville to Magnetic Island take?

The average journey time by ferry between Townsville to Magnetic Island is 40 min. The journey time may vary, so use our booking engine on this page to search for a specific travel date.

How fast does the ferry from Townsville to Magnetic Island travel?

The fastest journey time by ferry from Townsville to Magnetic Island is 40 min, with Fantasea Cruising Magnetic.

What time does the first ferry from Townsville to Magnetic Island leave?

The first ferry from Townsville to Magnetic Island leaves at 05:20 with Fantasea Cruising Magnetic. Times may vary depending on the time of year.

What time does the last ferry from Townsville to Magnetic Island leave?

The last ferry from Townsville to Magnetic Island leaves at 18:05 with Fantasea Cruising Magnetic. Times may vary depending on the time of year.

Which ferry companies operate between Townsville to Magnetic Island?

Ferries travelling from Townsville to Magnetic Island are operated by Fantasea Cruising Magnetic.

Looking for more information?

If you're looking for the return journey, check out Magnetic Island to Townsville.