Easily travel between Geelong and Docklands on a world-class ferry. Enjoy the sights and sounds of Port Phillip Bay in unmatched comfort on the way to your destination.
Portarlington ↔ Docklands
- Standard Fares
- Concessions & Seniors Seniors, Students & Concession Cards
- Children Ages 4-16 inclusive
- Infant Ages 0-3 inclusive - Must reserve a seat
- Family Pass 2 adults + 2 children
- Muti Pass Fares
- Adult x 10 Passes $13.50 per leg
- Adult x 25 Passes $13.00 per leg
- Group Fares
- Group 25+ Per person
Departures & Arrivals
Currently, all tickets must be pre-booked from this page or at least 60 minutes prior to departure from one of our participating retail partners listed below:
- Portarlington Post Office
- Helloworld Travel Drysdale
- Helloworld Travel Waurn Ponds
- Helloworld Travel Geelong Central
Having an issue booking a return ticket online? View instructions & FAQ here
All Public Holidays will use the weekend timetable.
Portarlington to Docklands
|Day of the week||Depart||Arrive|
|Monday to Tuesday||7:15 am
|Wednesday to Friday||7:15 am
|Saturday to Sunday||9:00 am
Docklands to Portarlington
|Day of the week||Depart||Arrive|
|Monday to Friday||9:30 am
|Saturday to Sunday||10:40 am
|Concession & Seniors||$15.00||$30.00|
|Children (4-16yrs inc.)||$9.00||$18.00|
|Infants (under 4yrs)||Free||Free|
|Family (2 adults + 2 kids)||$44.50||$89.00|
|Groups (25+ people)||$14.50||$29.00|
Multi-Pass Value Packs
|10 Trip Pass||$135.00||$30.00|
|25 Trip Pass||$325.00||$87.50|
As always, safety is the number one priority for Port Phillip Ferries. We have implemented a number of measures to keep passengers safe on-board during this time. Our safety measures can be viewed here: www.portphillipferries.com.au/covid-19-update
Boarding commences 20 minutes prior to departure and closes 3 minutes prior to departure.
Please have your ticket ready to present to the crew prior to boarding, either printed or on your phone.
NOTE: If you miss your booked service, you are not entitled to a refund.
We will post information about any schedule changes on our website, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
To receive our SMS alerts, please email us at [email protected] with your full name and mobile number.
While we will make reasonable attempts to provide the service in accordance with any published timetable, any published timetable is indicative only. Individual services may be cancelled or subject to delay without prior notice (including, without limitation, due to bad weather or other circumstance beyond our reasonable control).
Tickets are non-transferable and are non-refundable. Refunds or dates changes might be approved only if we are contacted via phone more than 48 hours prior to the date of travel.
If we cancel a service for operational reasons, you are entitled to a refund or date change.
For full terms and conditions of travel, please visit our Terms and Conditions page.
Bicycles are most welcome, and we do not currently charge for bicycles to come on board. Isn’t that spoketacular?!
We can only carry 20 bikes at a time on each vessel, so make sure to book in a rack to avoid disappointment. When selecting passenger type in your online booking you are also able to choose how many bikes you are travelling with.
Please also allow extra boarding time to load and secure bikes.
Guide dogs and assistance animals are welcome on board our vessels, provided you and your assistance animal carry the appropriate/valid accreditation to travel.
For details on what is deemed a valid accreditation visit Public Transport Victoria or click here
Other pets or animals are not permitted on board. Our vessel does not have the space or facilities to cater to animals, and the decision is made for the comfort of the pets and other passengers. We appreciate your understanding.
Things to Know Before You Go
FARES EFFECTIVE DECEMBER 2, 2019
You MUST pre-book your tickets ONLINE. If you cannot print your ticket, you can present the ticket on board via your electronic device or mobile phone.
You can also purchase all tickets at the Portarlington Post Office.
*** Tickets are non-transferable and are non-refundable. Refunds or dates changes might be approved only if we are contacted via phone more than 48 hours prior to the date of travel.
Multi-passes are purchased and redeemed online only. For individual use only — not valid for multiple people.
Travelling with a Group Booking?
Please wait for your whole party to arrive before boarding so we can check you all in at the same time. There will be one ticket for your group to board.
All ferry Tickets must be purchased online or from the Portarlington Post Office. There will be no landside / onboard sales. Only passengers with pre-booked tickets will be allowed to board the ferry.
All pre-purchased Multi Passes remain valid, with no expiry date. Multi-Pass Holders will be able to continue to redeem remaining passes once we resume services.
A Port Phillip Ferries gift voucher is valid for 3 years. You will be able to continue to redeem all vouchers once we resume services.
Should the circumstances of your health change between the time of ticket purchase and date of travel, you can obtain a credit by emailing our customer experience team on [email protected] or call (03) 9514 8959 up until the time of service departure.
COVID-19 Ticket Policy
We are implementing the following steps to ensure your safety during travel:
All high-touch surfaces will be disinfected before and after each service.
Keep Your Distance
Give others space and
keep your distance where you can.
Wear a Fitted Face Mask
Except for limited exemptions,
passengers must wear a fitted face
mask that covers the nose
and mouth at all times.
Practice Good Hygiene
Wash your hands with soap
regularly and then dry.
Cough or sneeze into
Pre-book Your Tickets
Tickets must be pre-booked: either online or from the Portarlington Post Office. There will be no landside / onboard sales.
We're Going Cashless
The café will not be
accepting cash sales
Stay Home if You're Sick
If you are feeling unwell,
please don’t travel.