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The latest ferry timetable can be found below or pick up a free paper copy from the Visitor Centre when you land.

Price

Ferry: $2.50 AUD one way
Bus: $0.50 one way

Ferry Service

Monday
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
Tuesday
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 8:30am 3:00pm 4:00pm 7:00pm
Wednesday
Home Island to West Island 6:00am 7:00am 10:30am 2:30pm 3:30pm 5:30pm 8:00pm
West Island to Home Island 6:30am 7:30am 11:15am 3:00pm 4:00pm 6:00pm 8:30pm
Thursday
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
Friday
Home Island to West Island 6:00am 7:00am 10:30am 1:30pm 2:30pm 3:30pm 5:30pm 8:00pm
West Island to Home Island 6:30am 7:30am 11.15am 2:00pm 3:00pm 4:00pm 6:00pm 8:30pm
Saturday
Home Island to West Island 9.00am 3.00pm
West Island to Home Island 9.30am 4.00pm
Direction Island – Thursday
West Island to Home Island 7.30am
Home Island to Direction Island 8.00am
Direction Island to Home Island 8.30am
Home Island to Direction Island 1.30pm
Direction Island to Home Island 2.00pm
Home Island to West Island 2.30pm

West Island to Home Island4.00pm

Direction Island – Saturday
Home Island to West Island 9.00am
West Island to Direction Island 9.30am
Home Island to Direction Island 3.00pm
Direction Island to West Island 3.30pm

Bus Service

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.

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

Please note that the ferry and bus services do not operate on public holidays, except for flight days.

It is rare, in this day and age, to come upon a place so delightful in both looks and temperament that, on the very first sighting, one’s jaw does genuinely drop.

Georgia Rickard Australian Traveller

If going with the flow is how you roll, you will love the Cocos Keeling Islands. They have a small – very small – country town vibe. Your activities revolve around the exquisite lagoon whether they be snorkelling, diving, fishing, parasailing, or just relaxing under a coconut palm reading a book while inhaling the frangipani infused air

Steve Klein Curious Campers

Scuba diving at Cocos Keeling islands is nothing short of spectacular. Fabulous visibility, pristine coral reefs, abundant marine life and all the trappings of a tropical paradise without the flashy resorts. Yes, it is isolated and it takes some effort to get there, but this is more than offset by the quality of the diving, the friendly locals and the very laid back and relaxing ambience of the entire place. It is quirky, fun and a great place for a holiday. We will return and soon

Phillip Tubb Melbourne

Don’t miss this place. My wife and I recently spent a fantastic week on Cocos Keeling Islands. We took the opportunity to take the twice weekly ferry service from West Island to Direction Island... we loved it so much we came back for a second time.

Mike G Joondalup

Home Island is definitely quieter than West Island with religion a big part of daily life but the locals were so friendly and welcoming. It was so nice to be able to swim straight off the shore in amazing turquoise water while we cooked BBQs at sunset. Highly recommended!

Pete