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How To Get To Magnetic Island

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howtogetthereTraveling to Magnetic Island is easy. If you're not sure how to get there, or where it is, just check out our Maps and Distances below.

By Air
(Only 35 mins to Magnetic Island)

You can fly to Townsville with any one of the major carriers such as Qantas, Jetstar or Virgin direct from any major Australian capital cities and some regional centres.

Other smaller air operators also service Townsville from Mt Isa and regional centres. For more information on Townsville airport click here.

Airport to ferry shuttle
The Townsville airport is only 10-15minutes to Townsville CBD and the ferry and barge terminals.

To book your airport shuttle bus from the airport to the Breakwater terminal (to Magnetic Island) call Townsville Shuttle Services on
0478 160 036 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Booking is essential and at least 3 hours in advance to allow for scheduling.

$10 Single

$15 couple

$15 for group of 3

$20 for a group of 4

Stopping in Townsville?
Queensland Holidays
is handy if you need to stop over in Townsville and visit the region before getting to Magnetic Island.

By Road
Townsville is approximately half way between Mackay and Cairns and is considered Queensland's second capital.

Magnetic Island is the perfect pit stop in tropical North Queensland, whether you're doing a weekend getaway, a round Austraila trek or anything in between. Just book yourself or your vehicle on either the passenger or vehilce ferry before you arrive in Townsville, and give yourself some extra time especially during the peak seasons.

Passenger Ferry
Sealink QLD is a passenger service that takes only 25 minutes to Magnetic Island. For more information click here.

By Car or Motor Vehicle
Whether you've arriving by hire car or you have your own transport, Fantasea Cruising Magnetic is a 45 minute service which runs daily services regularly to Magnetic Island.
For more information click here.

Hiring a car on the mainland? DriveNow helps people find the best deal on their car and campervan hire by comparing prices from major rental companies such as Budget, Hertz, Thrifty, and many more.

Maps and Distances
Visit our Maps & Distances page for more information or download the
quick reference and distances map.

Do you need more information?
Simply visit Queensland Holidays for more information about Magnetic Island, Townsville and the tropical North Queensland region.

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