Main Timetable

Transfer time: 20 - 25 minutes (Townsville to Magnetic Island)

DEPART
Townsville
DEPART
Magnetic Island
Monday - Saturday* 5:30am 6:20am
Monday - Sunday* 6:30am 7:10am
Monday - Sunday 7:05am 7:50am
Monday - Sunday 7:45am 8:25am
Monday - Sunday 8:45am 9:25am
Monday - Sunday 9:30am 10:15am
Monday - Sunday 10:30am 11:10am
Monday - Sunday 11:30am 12:15pm
Monday - Sunday 12:55pm 1:35pm
Monday - Sunday 2:15pm 3:00pm
Monday - Sunday 3:45pm 4:25pm
Monday - Sunday 4:30pm 5:10pm
Monday - Friday only* 5:20pm 5:55pm
Monday - Sunday 6:00pm 6:40pm
Monday - Sunday 7:15pm 7:45pm
Monday - Sunday 9:00pm 9:30pm
Monday - Sunday 10:30pm 11:00pm
Friday - Saturday* 11:30pm 12:00am
 * Not operating on Public Holidays
Pricing
Standard Tickets

Tickets are valid for 30 days from date of purchase. Tickets are non refundable. By purchasing a ticket, passengers agree to be bound by the SeaLink Terms and Conditions of Travel.

Prices effective from November 15th 2016.

Adult Return $33.00
Adult Single $17.00
Pensioner Return (Australian cards only) ^ $16.50
Pensioner Single (Australian cards only) ^ $8.50
Child Return (5 - 14 years) $16.50
Child Single (5 - 14 years) $8.50
Student Return (Australian cards only) ^ $22.00
Student Single (Australian cards only) ^ $11.35
Family Return (2 Adults + 3 Children) $76.00
 A valid Australian concession or student card must be presented to receive these fares

Accepted concessions include valid Australian Pension cards & Australian Government Seniors Cards. Accepted student cards include valid Australian institutes from all States & Territories. 

Please note we do not accept health care cards issued by the Department of Human Services or the National Senior cards as valid concessions. Dependents listed on a Pensioner Concession Card are not entitled to a pensioner concession and must pay the appropriate fare. We do not accept international senior or student cards.

Multi-Trip Tickets

If you are a resident, local or staying in the region for a few days our flexi tickets are the affordable way to see both Magnetic Island and Townsville. Each flexi ticket allows 10 one way trips and may be used by two persons at the same time and are valid for 6 months (180 days).

Tickets are non refundable. By purchasing a ticket, passengers agree to be bound by the SeaLink Terms and Conditions of Travel.

*Adult Flexi (10 trips) $105.00
*Child Flexi (10 trips) $52.50
*Pensioner Flexi (10 trips) $52.50
*Student Flexi $70.00
 A valid Australian concession or student card must be presented to receive these fares

* denotes maximum two persons per ticket

Child aged between 5-14

Accepted concessions include valid Australian Pension cards & Australian Government Seniors Cards. Accepted student cards include valid Australian institutes from all States & Territories. 

Please note we do not accept health care cards issued by the Department of Human Services or the National Senior cards as valid concessions. Dependents listed on a Pensioner Concession Card are not entitled to a pensioner concession and must pay the appropriate fare. We do not accept international senior or student cards.

Frequent Traveller Tickets

Do you constantly travel on the ferries for work purposes? SeaLink offers a variety of affordable tickets for frequent travellers to Magnetic Island and Townsville. Each ticket allows the user to make unlimited trips between Magnetic Island and Townsville for the validity of the ticket and may only be used by one person**.

Tickets are non refundable. By purchasing a ticket, passengers agree to be bound by the SeaLink Terms and Conditions of Travel.

*Weekly (unlimited trips) $95.30
*Monthly (unlimited trips) $328.00
*Six Monthly (unlimited trips) $1,844.00

* denotes maximum one person per ticket

** The purchasers surname and photo will be printed on the ticket for identification purposes.

Car Parking at Breakwater Terminal

By purchasing a ticket, passengers agree to be bound by the SeaLink Terms and Conditions of Travel.

Car (per 24hrs) $7.50
Motorhome (per 24hrs) $8.50
Car & Trailer / Caravan (per 24hrs) $10.00
Monthly Permits $90.00
Annual Permits $850.00

Please note Monthly & Yearly permits do not guarantee spots in the allocated areas as they are on a first come, first serve basis. Permits must be displayed face side up at all times.

July / August 2017

This service takes approximately 1 ½ hours travel time each way. For a current list of ferry departure times to Palm Island please refer to the timetable below.

Please ensure you arrive at least 30 minutes prior to boarding to ensure sufficient time to purchase tickets.

Updated 17th July 2017

DEPART
Townsville
DEPART
Palm Island
July 17 - Mon 12.00pm 2.00pm
July 20 - Thurs 12.00pm 2.00pm
July 21 - Fri 1.30pm 4.30pm
July 22 - Sat 10.30am 12.30pm
July 23 - Sun
**MIN FREIGHT**
10.30am 12.30pm
July 24 - Mon 7.30am 9.30am
July 27 - Thurs 12.00pm 2.00pm
July 28 - Fri 1.30pm 4.30pm
July 29 - Sat 12.00pm 2.00pm
July 30 - Sun 12.00pm 2.00pm
July 31st - Mon 7.30am 9.30am
Aug 03 - Thurs 12:00pm 2:00pm
Aug 04 - Fri 1:30pm 4:30pm
Aug 05 - Sat
**MIN FREIGHT**
12:00pm 2:00pm
Aug 06 - Sun 12:00pm 2:00pm
Aug 07 - Mon 7:30am 9:30am
Aug 10 - Thurs 12:00pm 2:00pm
Aug 11 - Fri 1:30pm 4:30pm
Aug 12 - Sat
**MIN FREIGHT**
12:00pm 2:00pm
Aug 13 - Sun 12:00pm 2:00pm
Aug 14 - Mon 7:30am 9:30am
Aug 17 - Thurs 12:00pm 2:00pm
Aug 18 - Fri 1:30pm 4:30pm
Aug 19 - Sat 9:30am 11:30am
Aug 20 - Sun 9:30am 11:30am
Aug 21 - Mon 7:30am 9:30am
Aug 24 - Thurs 12:00pm 2:00pm
Aug 25 - Fri 1:30pm 4:30pm
Aug 26 - Sat
**MIN FREIGHT**
12:00pm 2:00pm
Aug 27 - Sun 12:00pm 2:00pm
Aug 28 - Mon 7:30am 9:30am
Aug 31 - Thurs 12:00pm 2:00pm
 Please Note: Times differ from regular day service.

**Minimum Freight**

We now offer freight trolleys for $50 on our Monday morning service. Choose to travel home on Monday after a weekend on the mainland without the stress of an overcrowded freight area!

See below for a PDF version of the trolley application.

PALM ISLAND FREIGHT POLICY

  • Please ensure that all freight items are checked in through the freight counter outside the Terminal.
  • Freight items do not include – prams, hand bags or back packs.
  • Each passenger is allowed up to FIVE items of freight as long as each item is less than 20kg.
  • These items must be assigned a freight sticker and will be carried free of charge.
  • Any excess freight (ie more than five items) will be charged at $7 per item.
  • All excess freight items over 20kg will be charged according to size and weight to a maximum of $15 per item.
  • The Master of the Vessel has the authority to deny freight if deemed excessive.
  • Hand Trolleys will not be permitted on board our Palm Island Vessel

The Palm Island Timetable recording is updated every Sunday or when the schedule has changed.

Please call 07 4726 0800 and press 2 to hear the latest timetable information.

Circumstances beyond our control may cause alterations to departure times without notice.

Pricing
Standard Tickets

Prices effective from November 15th 2016.

Adult Return $69.70
Adult Single $35.00
Pensioner Return (Australian cards only) ^ $34.85
Pensioner Single (Australian cards only) ^ $17.50
Student Return (Australian cards only) ^ $34.85
Student Single (Australian cards only) ^ $17.50
Child Return (5 - 14 years) $34.85
Child Single (5 - 14 years) $17.50
 ^A valid pensioner or student card must be presented to receive these fares
Multi-Trip Tickets

If you are a resident, local or staying in the region for a few days our flexi tickets are the affordable way to see both Palm Island and Townsville. Each flexi ticket allows 10 one way trips and may be used by two persons at the same time.

Tickets are non refundable. By purchasing a ticket, passengers agree to be bound by the SeaLink Terms and Conditions of Travel.

*Adult Flexi (10 trips) $282.30
*Pensioner Flexi (10 trips) $141.15
*Student Flexi $141.15
*Child Flexi (10 trips) $141.15
 ^A valid pensioner or student card must be presented to receive these fares

* denotes maximum two persons per ticket

Group Travel

Are you are travelling to Palm Island in a group of 20 or more people? You are eligible to receive the SeaLink Group Rate on return travel to Palm Island.

Download the Group Booking Form here.

Tickets are non refundable. By purchasing a ticket, passengers agree to be bound by the SeaLink Terms and Conditions of Travel.