There are two companies running services from Townsville to Magnetic Island.

Fantasea Cruising Magnetic offers a car and passenger ferry service to the island. You can take your car to the island with you or choose to walk on. There is a secure car park at the terminal in Townsville which is available free of charge. The journey takes around 40 minutes. Phone (07) 4796 9300 

SeaLink Queensland offers the quickest link to Magnetic Island in which the journey only takes 20 minutes. With up to 18 trips a day to and from Magnetic Island with the latest ferry on the weekends departing at Midnight on Friday and Saturday nights.Phone 07 426 0800 or for the timetable and other information go to 

The Greyhound & Premier bus terminal is located at SeaLink Queensland's Breakwater Terminal.

The Townsville Airport is around a $15 taxi ride to either terminal. Or there is a shuttle service. Phone 1300 554 378

The Train Station is around a $10 taxi ride.

The taxi number is 131 008 both in Townsville and on Magnetic Island.