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Rottnest Express

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Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia
+61 1300 467 688
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Rottnest Express has been serving the Island for 50 years now and knows it better than most. If you’re a visitor to Perth, Rottnest is the must see destination and we’d love to take you there. If you’re a local and haven’t been to Rotto for a while — it’s time to rediscover Rotto — it’s easier than you think.
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good34%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“rottnest island” (257 reviews)
“day trip” (87 reviews)
“hire bikes” (23 reviews)
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Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia
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+61 1300 467 688
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Reviewed 5 days ago

My son and I were staying in Perth and caught the Rottnest Express from Barrack Street at 845. The first hour of the trip included commentary which was interesting. Once we left Fremantle it was a rough trip and fortunately no one was sick. We...More

Thank jaynic
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Rottnest Island day trip. Booked this via our hotel. It is expensive for a return trip for two - $208. If you then want to hire bikes, bus tours etc it’s an additional expense. It departed at 8.45am from Perth direct to Rottnest arriving at...More

Thank AandKKerney
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As part of our package we went on the Discover Rottnest tour using the Rottnest Express. The boat was clean and comfortable. There were refreshments available on board to purchase. Commentary was included as we made our way from Perth Barrack street to Freemantle (about...More

Thank VM94
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are a couple of different ferries to Rottnest, the Rottnest express was clean, had a snack bar and the opportunity to book bike hire which you picked up as you got off the boat. Check for discount offers in the hello Perth magazine available...More

Thank Robima05
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were collected from our hotel by coach and driven to the terminal. We obtained our tickets (previously booked) and were able to board. The Express has the main cabin which has comfortable cloth seats and the usual facilities including a snack bar. The trip...More

Thank 119allans
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

With different pick up spots and friendly service, this was a hassle free way to get to Rottnest Island. We ordered our tickets online and had no issues onthe day.

Thank neels80
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The boat ride to the island was very pleasant with a tour guide giving some local information along the way. Both our hire bikes were a little worse for wear but did the job. We arrived back 20mins later than advertised which was a bit...More

Thank James O
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Getting to and from Rottnest Island is all part of the experience of visiting the island. While you can fly across to Rottnest Island most travellers go by ferry. Rottnest Express offers a large and spacious ferry with comfortable seating and snack bar making the...More

Thank Lindsay R
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RottnestExpress, Sales at Rottnest Express, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Lindsay R, So glad to hear that you had an enjoyable time travelling over to Rottnest with us. We hope to see you again soon. Thanks, Georgia

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Easy to book online, with a direct dial phone available in the visitor centre on the island for ferry changes. A short 30 min ride across to Rottnest Island. Kept to their timetable to the minute!

Thank Karen0966
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RottnestExpress, Customer Service at Rottnest Express, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Karen0966, It's great to hear that it was so easy for you to book online and that the trip over was so enjoyable and quick. Hope to see you again soon. Georgia

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great ferry, on time, comfortable seat, outstanding service. They serve snacks which is good. The staff are friendly too. It is worth of a price.

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RottnestExpress, Customer Service at Rottnest Express, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi there, It's great to hear that you enjoyed your travel time over to Rottnest island with us and that the service was outstanding. Hope to see you travelling with us again soon. Georgia

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Willis343
9 July 2018|
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Response from | Reviewed this property |
Hi, apologies for the late reply. Yes, I did book theleton tuesday deals last time and depart from Fremantle (it’s cheaper than Perth city departure). You may want to check their website, usually they do have special deals... More
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Wendy191
10 June 2018|
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Response from RottnestExpress | Property representative |
Hi Wendy191, September is a great time of year to visit Rottnest Island. It's when the island comes alive with wildflowers and Quokka joeys. Unfortunately the Rottnest Island Authority has decided to cease offering the... More
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MelanieMP
9 February 2018|
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Response from James P | Reviewed this property |
You’ll be throwing up everywhere. Pick a calm day and look for the conditions on the return time because when the sea breeze picks up that’s where it gets pretty rough
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