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Tickets and Timetables

Where to purchase tickets

The easiest way to book on this website using the button below.

Alternatively, you can purchase ticket sales during opening hours via the Portarlington Post Office or Portarlington Grand Hotel or by appointment at Helloworld Travel Drysdale and Helloworld Travel Geelong West.

Ticket sales are available at the Melbourne Ferry Terminal during opening hours with the Port Phillip Ferries customer experience team. Payment methods include credit/debit card only, ticket sales are available until 40 minutes prior to departure(This excludes group ticket sales of 10 or more people). 

When boarding, please present your pre-purchased ticket via your electronic device or in a printed version.

a person sitting on a bench in a parkPort Phillip Ferries is proud to be partnering with Travellers Aid to support unpaid carers and/or the person they care for to have a day out, enjoying our destinations across the bay. A trained volunteer or qualified staff member from Travellers Aid can be with you on the entire journey to assist you with things such as pushing a wheelchair, vision impairment guidance, meal and communication assistance or just companionship.

Before You Go Anywhere

Check out our new Guest Compass

Designed for your phone, this free resource is your one-stop shop to the destinations we visit. It has everything from the latest specials and offers from our partners to a range of must-see attractions in the regions we travel to.

As this is a web-based app, you will not be sent notifications or need to sign up to an account, it’s simply a tool that adds value to your trip. Click below to view.

Ferry Bicycle Policy

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To ensure the safety of passengers and the proper functioning of our bike racks, we have established a bicycle policy. If you plan to take your bike Please click here read bike policy >>

Ferry Tickets

Current Timetable

Due to varying demand patterns, Port Phillip Ferries has three timetables in place at different times during the year.
Click here to view all timetable periods.

Portarlington to Docklands

Day of the week Depart Arrive
Monday to Friday 7:15 am 8:25 am
Monday, Wed-Fri 4:00 pm 5:10 pm
Tuesdays only 11:00 am 12:10 pm
Saturday & Sunday 9:00 am

5:00 pm

10:10 am

6:10 pm

Docklands to Portarlington

Day of the week Depart Arrive
Monday to Friday 9:30 am

5:40 pm

10:40 am

6:50 pm

Saturday & Sunday 10:40 am

6:30 pm

11:50 am

7:40 pm

Portarlington to Geelong

Day of the week Depart Arrive
Saturday & Sunday 12:10 pm 12:50 pm

Geelong to Portarlington

Day of the week Depart Arrive
Saturday & Sunday 4:00 pm 4:40 pm

Geelong to Docklands

Day of the week Depart Arrive
Saturday to Sunday
4:00 pm* 6:10 pm

* These services travel via Portarlington

Docklands to Geelong

Day of the week Depart Arrive
Saturday & Sunday
10:40 am* 12:50 pm

* These services travel via Portarlington 

From A$75

A Grand Day Out (Departures from Docklands, Melbourne) > Cruise across the bay to visit the magnificent and historical Portarlington Grand Hotel. Standing tall on the main street since 1888, the hotel has now completed a magnificent renovation and is open for business. Only a short walk away from where the ferry docks, look up the hill towards the hotel turret which will lead you to our oasis.

Pricing for all ferry options

Pricing for Portarlington Services

Off Peak Pricing
Monday – Friday One Way Return
Adult $18.50 $37.00
Concession & Seniors $17.00 $34.00
Children (4-16yrs inc.) $11.00 $22.00
Infants (under 4yrs) Free Free
Family (2 adults + 2 kids) $51.00 $102.00
Groups (25+ people) $16.50 $33.00
Peak Period Pricing
Weekends & Public Holidays One Way Return
Adult $21.50 $42.00
Concession & Seniors $19.50 $39.00
Children (4-16yrs inc.) $13.50 $27.00
Infants (under 4yrs) Free Free
Family (2 adults + 2 kids) $60.00 $120.00
Groups (25+ people) $19.00 $38.00

Multi-Pass Value Packs for Portarlington Services

Value Price Per Tip 
10 Trip Pass $155.00 $15.50
20 Trip Pass $290.00 $14.50
30 Trip Pass $405.00 $13.50

Pricing between Geelong and Portarlington

Off Peak Pricing (Only Available School Holidays. Ex.Winter)
Monday – Friday One Way Return
Adult $10.50 $21.00
Concession & Seniors $9.50 $19.00
Children (4-16yrs inc.) $6.50 $13.00
Infants (under 4yrs) Free Free
Family (2 adults + 2 kids) $29.75 $59.50
Groups (25+ people) $9.25 $18.50
Peak Pricing 
Weekends & Public Holidays One Way Return
Adult $13.00 $26.00
Concession & Seniors $12.00 $24.00
Children (4-16yrs inc.) $9.00 $18.00
Infants (under 4yrs) Free Free
Family (2 adults + 2 kids) $38.75 $77.50
Groups (25+ people) $11.75 $23.50

Pricing for Geelong Services

Off Peak Pricing (Only Available School Holidays. Ex.Winter)
Monday to Friday One Way Return
Adult $20.00 $40.00
Concession & Seniors $18.00 $36.00
Children (4-16yrs inc.) $12.00 $24.00
Infants (under 4yrs) Free Free
Family (2 adults + 2 kids) $55.50 $111.00
Groups (25+ people) $17.50 $35.00
Peak Pricing 
Weekends & Public Holidays One Way Return
Adult $22.50 $45.00
Concession & Seniors $20.50 $41.00
Children (4-16yrs inc.) $14.50 $29.00
Infants (under 4yrs) Free Free
Family (2 adults + 2 kids) $64.50 $129.00
Groups (25+ people) $20.00 $40.00

Multi-Pass Value Packs for Geelong Services

Value Price Per Trip
10 Trip Pass $160.00 $16.00
20 Trip Pass $300.00 $15.00
30 Trip Pass $420.00 $14.00
  • Best Value!
From A$13.50

Travel with us often? There are some fantastic benefits to using Multi-trip passes that you may not be aware of:

  • Save up to 50% per trip (travel from only $13.50 one way)
  • Flexibility to cancel or change bookings at the last minute without penalties (this cannot be done using an individual ticket)
  • Multi-trips can be used on services during off-peak and peak periods such as weekends and public holidays (avoiding peak surcharge fees)
  • Receive a 5% discount on F&B onboard and Melbourne Ferry Terminal
  • Instant access to the Multi-trip Rewards Program
  • The pass lasts for 3 years so there’s no rush to use it

New pricing from Monday 29 July 2024

Portarlington Services

Off Peak Pricing

Monday – Friday One Way Return
Adult $21.50 $43.00
Concession & Seniors $20.00 $40.00
Children (4-16yrs inc.) $13.00 $26.00
Infants (under 4yrs) Free Free
Family (2 adults + 2 kids) $60.50 $121.00
Groups (25+ people) $19.50 $39.00

Peak Period Pricing

Weekends & Public Holidays One Way Return
Adult $25.00 $50.00
Concession & Seniors $23.00 $46.00
Children (4-16yrs inc.) $16.00 $32.00
Infants (under 4yrs) Free Free
Family (2 adults + 2 kids) $71.50 $143.00
Groups (25+ people) $22.50 $45.00

Multi-Pass Value Packs for Portarlington Services

Value Price Per Tip 
10 Trip Pass $175.00 $17.50
20 Trip Pass $330.00 $16.50
30 Trip Pass $465.00 $15.50
50 Trip Pass $675.00 $13.50

Between Geelong and Portarlington

Off Peak Pricing (School Holidays)

Monday – Friday One Way Return
Adult $13.50 $27.00
Concession & Seniors $12.50 $25.00
Children (4-16yrs inc.) $9.50 $19.00
Infants (under 4yrs) Free Free
Family (2 adults + 2 kids) $40.00 $80.00
Groups (25+ people) $12.00 $24.00

Peak Pricing

Weekends & Public Holidays One Way Return
Adult $17.00 $34.00
Concession & Seniors $16.00 $32.00
Children (4-16yrs inc.) $13.00 $26.00
Infants (under 4yrs) Free Free
Family (2 adults + 2 kids) $52.00 $104.00
Groups (25+ people) $15.00 $30.00

Geelong Services

Off Peak Pricing (School Holidays)

Monday to Friday One Way Return
Adult $23.00 $46.00
Concession & Seniors $21.00 $42.00
Children (4-16yrs inc.) $15.00 $30.00
Infants (under 4yrs) Free Free
Family (2 adults + 2 kids) $65.00 $130.00
Groups (25+ people) $20.00 $40.00

Peak Pricing

Weekends & Public Holidays One Way Return
Adult $26.50 $53.00
Concession & Seniors $24.50 $49.00
Children (4-16yrs inc.) $18.50 $37.00
Infants (under 4yrs) Free Free
Family (2 adults + 2 kids) $77.00 $154.00
Groups (25+ people) $23.50 $46.00

Multi-trip Passes

  • Best Value!
From A$13.50

Travel with us often? There are some fantastic benefits to using Multi-trip passes that you may not be aware of:

  • Save up to 50% per trip (travel from only $13.50 one way)
  • Flexibility to cancel or change bookings at the last minute without penalties (this cannot be done using an individual ticket)
  • Multi-trips can be used on services during off-peak and peak periods such as weekends and public holidays (avoiding peak surcharge fees)
  • Receive a 5% discount on F&B onboard and Melbourne Ferry Terminal
  • Instant access to the Multi-trip Rewards Program
  • The pass lasts for 3 years so there’s no rush to use it