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Getting to Ferry

How to get to the Kangaroo Island ferry?

Trying to work out how to get to Kangaroo Island from Adelaide? No stress…Kangaroo Island Connect has a Bus transfer service between Adelaide Central Bus Station and the Kangaroo Island ferry at Cape Jervis. Alternatively we offer end to end car hire service between Adelaide to Kangaroo Island for only $99. You can also drive your own car to Cape Jervis where, for a fee, Cape Jervis Accommodation & Caravan Park provides a long term car parking option with a connecting shuttle bus to the ferry terminal.


Bus transfer from Adelaide

The bus transfers from Adelaide to Cape Jervis run every day and meet our morning and evening ferry sailings.

06:55 AM 09:05 AM
04:55 PM 07:15 PM


ADULT (one-way) CHILD (3-14) (one-way) INFANT (0-2)
$40.00 $25.00 Free


*All online Bus transfers need to be booked 12 hours before departure to ensure availability. If you require a last minute booking please contact us.


Self drive to Kangaroo Island

Driving to Kangaroo Island takes 1.5 hour from Adelaide to Cape Jervis through the Fleurieu Peninsula (107km). Allowing 2 hours from Adelaide prior to your scheduled departure will allow you plenty of time to take a break and not be in a rush. There are car parking options at the ferry pier but if you’re staying on Kangaroo Island for more than 72 hours we suggest parking at the kic Service Centre located within the Cape Jervis Accommodation & Caravan Park.


Hire a car and drive to Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island Connect is the only company that offers a continuous car hire service between Adelaide and Cape Jervis and on Kangaroo Island. This allows you to collect your car in Adelaide and leave your kic hire car at Cape Jervis, travel on the kic ferry, then continue your car rental in another kic rental car at Penneshaw on Kangaroo Island. On your return to the mainland, you can pick up a rental car at Cape Jervis for your onward journey. (You will not be required to pay rental days for the kic car at Cape Jervis while you are on Kangaroo Island).

Book Car Hire or call +61 419 100 100


Shuttle transfer between long term parking and ferry

A shuttle bus service is available between the Cape Jervis long term car parking and the Kangaroo Island Connect ferry pier. The shuttle bus is located at the Cape Jervis Accommodation and Caravan Park and is aligned with the Kangaroo Island Connect ferry timetable.

Bookings are essential. Call +61 8 8598 0288 to book and pay. The shuttle takes 5 minutes between the two points.

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