Ferries

We oversee three ferry services that operate in Victoria:

  • Western Port Ferrya ferry service which runs from Stony Point to French Island, Phillip Island (formerly known as the French Island Ferry)
  • Westgate Punta ferry service that runs between Spotswood Jetty and Westgate Landing in Port Melbourne.
  • Port Phillip Ferriestwo passenger ferry services that run between Portarlington on the Bellarine Peninsula and Docklands, Melbourne and between Geelong and Docklands, Melbourne.
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Ferry icon Western Port Ferry

Stony Point to French Island, Phillip Island

The Western Port Ferry service (previously known as the French Island Ferry) runs between Stony Point in Mornington Peninsula and Cowes on Phillip Island, via French Island.

The ferry departs from:

  • Stony Point Jetty on the Mornington Peninsula (Stony Point Station is a short walk from the jetty)
  • Tankerton Jetty on French Island
  • Cowes Jetty on Phillip Island

Fares

Tickets can be purchased onboard the ferry.

Please note: the Western Port Ferry is not a myki-ticketed service.

The following fares apply:

  • Adult: one way $13, return $26
  • Child*: one way $6, return $12
  • Pensioner/concession: one way $8, return $16
  • Bicycle (additional cost): one way $4, return $8
  • Children aged under four years travel free.

*Child fares are available for children aged from four to 12 years old.

For more information including facilities and conditions of travel, see the Western Port ferry website.

Timetable effective from first service Friday 3 April 2020 until further notice

Monday to Friday, Stony Point to Phillip Island
Train arrives from Frankston - 7.42am 9.19am 10.51am 3.10pm - 4.46pm
Stony Point 7.10am  7.50am  10am  11.50am  3.25pm  4.15pm  5.10pm 
French Island 7.30am  8.05am  10.20am  12.10pm  3.45pm 4.35pm  5.25pm 
Phillip Island 8.30am* - 5.50pm*
French Island 9am  - - 6.15pm*
Arrives at Stony Point 7.45am  9.15am  10.35am  12.25pm  4pm  4.50pm  6.30pm 
Train departs for Frankston 7.55am  9.34am  11.04am  1.44pm  5.04pm  7.26pm 

* Stops only serviced on Mondays and Fridays.

Saturday, Stony Point to Phillip Island
Train arrives from Frankston 7.24am 9.07am 12.37am 4.17am 
Stony Point 8.45am 10am  2pm  4.30pm 
French Island 9.05am 10.20am  2.15pm  4.50pm 
Phillip Island - 10.50am  - 5.25pm 
French Island - 11.20am  - 5.55pm 
Arrives at Stony Point 9.20am 11.35am  2.30pm  6.10pm 
Train departs for Frankston 9.31am 12.51pm  2.51pm 6.29pm 
Sunday, Stony Point to Phillip Island
Train arrives from Frankston 7.56am 9.47am 1.47pm 3.47pm
Stony Point 8.15am  10am  2.30pm  4.45pm 
French Island 8.35am  10.20am 2.50pm  5.05pm 
Phillip Island - 10.50am  - 5.35pm
French Island - 11.20am  - 6.05pm
Arrives at Stony Point 8.50am  11.35am  3.05pm  6.20pm 
Train departs for Frankston 10.03am  12.03pm  4.03pm  6.29pm

Ferry icon Westgate Punt

The Westgate Punt is a ferry service that runs between Spotswood Jetty and Westgate Landing in Port Melbourne.

The service provides pedestrians and cyclists with an easy and stress-free way to get across the Yarra River without travelling via the West Gate Bridge.  

Cyclists can even take their bikes on board the ferry and make full use of popular cycling paths that run from Port Melbourne into the city.

Spotswood Jetty is located on Douglas Parade, near the corner of Craig Street, and is a short walk from Spotswood Station.

Westgate Landing is located on Lorimer Street, near the corner of Sardine Street. Bus Route 237 stops nearby on Lorimer Street and runs into the city.

The fare is $2.70 one way on weekdays and $5 each way on weekends.

The Westgate Punt is not a myki-ticketed service.

The Westgate Punt does not operate on Christmas Day, Boxing Day or Good Friday.

For more information including weekend services, visit Westgate Punt.

Weekday timetable, Monday to Friday

Spotswood to Port Melbourne (Fishermans Bend)

Morning departure times:

  • 6.30am
  • 6.50am
  • 7.10am
  • 7.30am
  • 7.50am
  • 8.10am
  • 8.30am
  • 8.50am
  • 9.10am

Afternoon departure times:

  • 3.50pm
  • 4.10pm
  • 4.30pm
  • 4.50pm
  • 5.10pm
  • 5.30pm
  • 6.10pm
  • 6.30pm
  • 6.50pm

Port Melbourne (Fishermans Bend) to Spotswood

Morning departure times:

  • 6.40am
  • 7am
  • 7.20am
  • 7.40am
  • 8am
  • 8.20am
  • 9am

Afternoon departure times:

  • 3.40pm
  • 4pm
  • 4.20pm
  • 4.40pm
  • 5pm
  • 5.20pm
  • 5.40pm
  • 6pm
  • 6.20pm
  • 6.40pm
  • 7pm

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Ferry solid icon Port Phillip Ferries 

Port Phillip Ferries runs two passenger ferry services between:

  • Portarlington and Melbourne, and
  • Geelong and Melbourne

Each ferry has an on-board licensed café, free Wi-Fi, bike racks and charging stations.

The ferry departs from:

  • Docklands, Victoria Harbour Promenade, directly across the street from Marvel Stadium
  • Portarlington Pier, Portarlington, a three-minute walk from Newcombe Street
  • Geelong Waterfront, beside The Carousel, a short three-minute walk to Geelong CBD, Eastern Beach and a leisurely stroll to The Botanic Gardens.

Timetables

Please note: Port Phillip Ferry services are temporarily running to a reduced timetable. Services may not operate to the schedule shown below. Visit the Port Phillip Ferries website to view the temporary timetable.

Table summary

Port Phillip Ferries
Portarlington to Docklands
  Depart Arrive
Monday and Tuesday  7:15am 8:25am 
11:15am 12.25pm
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday  7:15am 8:25am
3:45pm 4:55pm
Saturday and Sunday  9am 10:10am
4:30pm 5:40pm
Docklands to Portarlington 
Monday to Friday 9:30am 10:40am 
5:40pm 6:50pm
Saturday and Sunday 10:40am 11:50pm
6:10pm 7:20pm

 

Port Phillip Ferries
Geelong to Docklands
  Depart Arrive
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday  6:45am 8:15am 
11:15am 12:45pm
Thursday and Friday  6:45am 8:15am
3pm 4:30pm
Saturday and Sunday  9:15am 10:45am
4:45pm 6:15pm
Docklands to Geelong
Monday to Friday 9:15am 10:45am 
5:30pm 7pm
Saturday and Sunday 11:15am 12:45pm
6:45pm 8:15pm

Fares

Tickets can be purchased online, on board, or at the Portarlington Post Office.

Please note: the Port Phillip Ferries are not a myki-ticketed service.

The following fares apply:

Portarlington to Docklands

  • Adult: one way $16.50, return $33
  • Child*: one way $9, return $18
  • Pensioner/concession: one way $15, return $30
  • Children aged 3 years and under travel free.

Geelong to Docklands

  • Adult: one way $18, return $36
  • Child*: one way $10, return $20
  • Pensioner/concession: one way $16, return $32
  • Children aged 3 years and under travel free.

*Child fares are available for children aged from 4 to 16 years old.

Multi-pass and family passes, and group fares are also available.

For more information including facilities and conditions of travel, see the Port Phillip Ferries website.

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