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How to get to the Kangaroo Island ferry?

Wondering how to get to Kangaroo Island from Adelaide? No stress…Kangaroo Island Connect offers the following options to get from Adelaide to the Kangaroo Island ferry at Cape Jervis. Firstly, you can travel on the public bus between Adelaide and Cape Jervis. Secondly, you can rent a car for $45/day and enjoy the delights of the Fleurieu Peninsula at your own pace on the way to the Kangaroo Island ferry at Cape Jervis. Alternatively, you can hire a Private Car with Driver for $40/person with a minimum of $200/hire, or you can drive your own car to Cape Jervis. There is free 72 hour parking near the ferry pier or, for a small fee, there is long-term secure car parking at the Cape Jervis Accommodation and Caravan Park with a connecting shuttle bus to the ferry terminal/pier.


Bus transfer from Adelaide to Kangaroo Island

There is a public bus operating daily between Adelaide and Cape Jervis. Bus tickets are bookable online for $33.50/adult and $20.50/child (3-14 years)


09:30 AM – 11:30 AM: Bus departs from Cape Jervis 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM bus departs from Adelaide Central Bus Station, 85 Franklin St, Adelaide


ADULT (one-way) CHILD (3-14) (one-way) INFANT (0-2)
$33.50 $20.50 Free

Book Bus Tickets


Hire a Car and Drive to Kangaroo Island

Hire a car from $45/day for up to 5 people with no extra cost to drop off in Cape Jervis or Adelaide. This allows you to travel between Adelaide and Cape Jervis not only at your own pace but also with a private transfer and for less than the cost of 2 public bus tickets.

This is the most flexible & cheapest option for travel between Adelaide and the Kangaroo Island ferry at Cape Jervis. There is no extra cost to pick up a car in Adelaide and drop off the car in Cape Jervis (or visa versa)

Book Car Rental


Book a Driver

Book a driver for $50/person, minimum $250 transfer between Adelaide and the Kangaroo Island ferry at Cape Jervis. This transfer includes the vehicle which is a car for small groups and a van or mini bus for larger groups.

Book Transfer with Driver


Self drive to Kangaroo Island

Driving to Kangaroo Island takes 1.5 hours from Adelaide to Cape Jervis through the Fleurieu Peninsula (107km) but allowing 2 hours is advisable. There are car parking options at the ferry pier but if you’re staying on Kangaroo Island for more than 72 hours we suggest booking the long term carpark.

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