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Fare Types


With Rottnest Express Flexi Fares, you can always find a fare to suit your travel needs. Just choose one that complements your itinerary from the range of fares we offer. Information on this page should help you to understand the definitions and conditions of each fare and passenger type. If you cannot find your fare conditions on this page, please contact Rottnest Express on 1300 467 688 during office hours.

Rottnest Island Admission Fees

We as a lisensed ferry operator to Rottnest Island are obliged to collect the Rottnest Island Admission Fees on behalf of Rottnest Island Authority and the following fees* are included in your fares purchasing with Rottnest Island.




(2Adults + 2 Children)

Day Visitor




Extended Stay





  • Unless advertised
  • A family is two adults and two children.
  • Child rates apply for children aged four to twelve years inclusive. Children under four are free.

Public Holiday Surcharge

A 10% holiday surcharge fee has been applied for the following public holidays. This surcharge has been calculated to accommodate for additional costs incurred to Rottnest Express as stipulated by the Marine Tourism and Charter Vessels Award 2010.



New Year's Day

Tuesday 1 January

Australia Day

Monday 28 January

Labour Day  Monday 4 March
Good Friday  Friday 29 March
Easter Monday  Monday 1 April
ANZAC Day  Thursday 25 April
Western Australia Day  Monday 3 June
Queen's Birthday  Monday 30 September
Christmas Day  Wednesday 25 December
Boxing Day  Thursday 26 December

Journey Type

Single One Way: Basic one way ticket either departing TO Rottnest or departing FROM Rottnest.
Same Day: Return Includes ferries departing to Rottnest and returning from Rottnest in the same day.
Extended Return: Includes ferries departing to Rottnest and returning from Rottnest at a later date.


Passenger Type

Adult: Any person aged 13 years and above at time of travel.
Concession: Any person who holds a current Australian Commonwealth Pensioner Concession card or Seniors card, Health Care card or Student card (secondary or tertiary) – these concessions are not available to overseas cardholders. Applicable Backpacker cards include YHA/VIP/Mad/Peterpans.
Child 4-12: Any person aged 4-12 years of age inclusive at time of travel.
Child 1-3: Any person aged 1-3 years of age inclusive at time of travel
Infant: Any person aged less than 1 year old at time of travel
Family: 2 adults (aged 13 years and over) and 2 children (aged 1-12 years inclusive) at time of travel.

Please note:

  • Rottnest Express reserves the right to ask for proof of identification anytime and to charge any necessary additional fees to passengers travelling on an incorrect fare type.
  • Travel for mobility impaired passengers is restricted to certain departures. Please contact our Call Centre 1300 GO ROTTO (1300 467 688) for more information and to make a booking.


Fare type


Regular Fare

Red Hot Deals


Method of booking

Online, Counter and Phone

Direct online booking only

Counter, Phone or online booking. A specific promo code or hyper link is required 

Cancellations including no shows




Booking Changes





$5.00 per person

$5.00 per person


Group Discounts

Rottnest Express offers group discounts for bookings containing 20+ passengers when traveling at the same time.  For any enquiries or bookings, please contact groups@rottnestexpress.com.au.

These terms are subject to change at any time and without prior notice. More information may be found in our Terms and Conditions.