Rottnest Island is approximately 20km off Fremantle, and is an easy 30min Ferry Ride or quicker by power boat.

We have arranged two travel options to the island for you at discounted rates through Rottnest Express and Rottnest Fast Ferries.

When booking your ferry and bike travel as well as accommodation, it is important to read all the following information to ensure you are aware of timings, locations, costings and any other details you need to know to ensure a smooth safe travel for you and your bike.




Timing for your travel to and from Rottnest Island is important to ensure you arrive in time to prepare for your race, and allow sufficient time to pack up and make the last ferry on Sunday. We are highly recommending athletes racing the Long Course event to travel to the Island on Saturday and if you are expected to finish after 5.5-6hours (cut off 7hours) then we recommend you stay on the Island Sunday Night. And why wouldn't you want to - the perfect chance to celebrate your achievement with us!

Sufferfest Long Course Race Start 9.15am

OlyFest Course Race starts 10:30am
SprintFest Course Race Start 11.30am

CLICK HERE for the full race and travel timetable including Ferry Travel times. 




There are now three Ferry Companies that service Rottnest Island. Rottnest Express, Sealink and Rottnest Fast Ferries.

We recommend if your travelling on the morning of the race to use the following ferry services

Long Course competitors 

  • Rottnest Express ferry service leaving B-Shed @ 7:15am or Northport @ 7:45am  
  • Rottnest Fast Ferries departs from Hillarys @ 7:30am.
  • SeaLink Rottnest Island ferry service leaving B-Shed Fremantle at 7:00am

Short Course competitors 

  • Rottnest Express ferry services leaving B-Shed @ 8:15am
  • Rottnest Fast Ferries (Hillarys)  Departing @ 10am.
  • SeaLink Rottnest Island ferry service leaving B-Shed Fremantle at 9:10am


And for Return Trip
1. Rottnest Express you have the option of the 2:10pm, 4:25pm, 4:55pm or 5:55pm These services all travel to  B-Shed and Northport
2. Rottnest Fast Ferries 4:30pm

3. SeaLink Rottnest Island you have the option of 3:30pm, 5:55pm or 8:05pm
Each Ferry Service offers a low end bike transport option, with restricted numbers on each ferry - please ensure you read full details below and those outlined on their individual websites. Please also ensure you are aware of luggage/bag restrictions of each of the Ferry Services.It will be important for competitors to plan out their travel - and this may include booking accommodation based on ferry options and timings.

Click Here for our Race Timetable. You will need to refer to this to ensure you allow sufficient time to arrive on Rottnest Island and prepare for your event




Prices inclusive of the Rottnest Island Admission Fee. Please check website for full terms and conditions, including parking.

Option12: Same Day Return
$53.90 Ferry Fare
Discount Code MULTISDR

Option 3: Extended stay
$59.90 Ferry Fare

Discount Code MULTIEXT


Competitors $64.50 Discount Code SUFFERFEST18.
*Prices inclusive of the Rottnest Island Admission Fee.


To Book:

​Call Rottnest Fast Ferries on 9246 1039 and quote your Rottnest Triathlon receipt number to receive the discounted ferry price. Spectators: Must book with a competitor to receive the discount. Bike Freight: $15 per bike, space on the ferry is limited so we recommend booking in advance. Hillarys Boat Harbour has FREE PARKING for all Rottnest passenger


SEALINK ROTTNEST ISLAND (Prices inclusive of the Rottnest Island Admission Fee)

Same Day Return: $53.90 Return Ferry Transfer Discount Code: SUFFERFEST20
Extended Stay Return: $59.90 Return Ferry Transfer Discount Code: SUFFERFEST20 To Book:
Simply quote “SUFFERFEST20” at time of booking on our website ( or contact our friendly reservations team on 08 9325 3341 or Bike Freight: $15 per bike. We are very happy to transport any bike bags or boxes. Please note: We will endeavour to store your bikes indoors should there be high passenger numbers travelling on the day we may have to store them outside, however please be assured that the utmost care will be taken when transporting your bikes and/or luggage.





Rottnest Express and  Rottnest Fast Ferries provide a standard bike transport service on their ferries. Limited number of bikes are available on each ferry service, once the ferry is at capacity, no further bikes will be able to be booked on that ferry service, so it is essential to book your ferry ticket and bike transport early to avoid missing out.

  • Bikes will be stacked neatly on the Ferry, but CANNOT be in bike boxes or bags. You can bubble wrap or protect your bike by other means, but if your bikes is boxed or bagged it WILL NOT be allowed on the ferry. 
  • Neither Ferry company take any responsibility should bikes get damaged during transportation.
  • Bikes must be accompanied by a traveling passenger

SeaLink Rottnest Island can provide bike transport services at $15 per bike on all of their ferry services travelling to/from Rottnest Island. They are very happy to accommodate for any bike bags or boxes on event day. Please note that these may be stored outside should there be a high number of passengers travelling on event day. Where possible all efforts will be made to store these inside.