Ferry & Bus Service

A regular ferry 'Cahaya Baru' links Home and West Islands from Monday to Saturday, with diversions to Direction Island on Thursday and Saturday. 


Please note, the regular ferry services are currently disrupted due to essential maintenance on the Cahaya Baru ferry.  The RJ Hawke is operating as an alternate vessel with amended ferry times.   Please contact the team at the Visitor Centre for the most current ferry timetable. 


A local bus service runs from various bus stops around the West Island Settlement to and from the Rumah Baru ferry jetty, linking with the ferry schedule.


Ferry and bus timetables can be found below or are available through the Visitor Centre and most accommodation.



Monday, Wednesday & Friday
Home Island to West Island:  6.00am, 7.00am, 10.30am, 2.30pm, 3.30pm
West Island to Home Island : 6.30am, 7.30am, 11.15am, 3.00pm, 4.00pm 


Home Island to West Island: 6.00am, 7.00am, 1.30pm, 2.30pm, 3.30pm, 6.30pm
West Island to Home Island: 6.30am, 7.30am, 2.00pm, 3.00pm, 4.00pm, 7.00pm


Wednesday & Friday Evening      
Home Island to West Island: 5.30pm, 8.00pm
West Island to Home Island: 6.00pm, 8.30pm

Home Island to West Island: 6.00am, 7.00am, 2.30pm, 3.30pm, 
West Island to Home Island: 6.30am, 7.30am, 3.00pm, 4.00pm,

Direction Island - Thursday
Home Island to Direction Island: 8.00am, 1.30pm
Direction Island to Home Island: 9.00am,  2.00pm


Home Island to West Island: 9.00am, 3.00pm
West Island to Home Island: 9.30am, 4.00pm

Direction Island – Saturday
West Island to Direction Island:  9.30am                                                                                                                                                                                                          Direction Island to Home Island: 10.00am                                                                                                                                                                                                      Home Island to Direction Island: 3.00pm                                                                                                                                                                                                      Direction Island to West Island:  3.30pm  


The bus departs outside the Cocos Beach Motel approximately 30 minutes prior to the ferry departure time– excluding the late morning ferry; the bus will depart 45 minutes prior to ferry departure



Ferry: $2.50 AUD one way

Bus: $0.50 one way


Cocos Keeling Islands Visitor Centre
P: +61 8 9162 6790
E: info@cocoskeelingislands.com.au