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Address: 1 Emma Place | Rous Head, Fremantle, Western Australia 6959, Australia
Phone Number: 1300 467 688
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Description: Rottnest Express has been serving the Island for 50 years now and knows it...
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.
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Booked online for 6 to go to Rottnest Island on a Saturday. On the day I couldn't make it, Rottnest Express gave a refund when other group member approach ticketing office at... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Myself and a friend visited on a Monday in late-July. We took the train from Perth to Fremantle to save money on the Rotto Express ticket price. We each bought a '2 - zone' (AUS$4.50) single ticket - the journey took only 20 minutes on the express train. Pros: -30 minute trip. -Clean and well maintained boat. -I bought my... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We took the Rottnest Express from Barrack St Jetty in Perth, which was around 90 minutes in total. Great on-board commentary, very comfortable and not too busy so we got 4 seats to ourselves. There was a bar on the lower level selling food and drink .Everything ran very smoothly at the other end once we got to the island,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We used Rottnest Express from B Shed in Freo. We purchased our tix before the trip which is highly recommended as we had our luggage tags and tix (the line was huge when we arrived). There is all day and overnight parking at $7 per day just past C shed. The trip only took 30mins. You can hire bikes on... More 

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Banbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Very good ferry ride to get to the island. Champagne to toast the start of our break on the island and all the unusual creatures thereon eg quokkas etc lovely start to the Holiday. Thanks

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Booked online for 6 to go to Rottnest Island on a Saturday. On the day I couldn't make it, Rottnest Express gave a refund when other group member approach ticketing office at pier. Good service.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Buying tickets and being directed with our own bikes was a breeze. Just don't be late! We missed our first trip by 5 minutes and had to waste 2 hours in Freo waiting for the next boat (not punishment if you love Freo)

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Devon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Not much choice to get to island thus used the Rottness ferry seemed quite expebsive but journey is c$20 a head less on Tuesday's? One thing to watch is that if tide is running high ferry cannot depart from Perth the $20 premium per person to go from Perth to Freemantle isn't refunded if they end up putting you on... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The boat was clean but had a bad smell to it. Staff were all very friendly and helpful but unfortunately our luggage was lost and no one seemed to be able to tell us where it was. Took two days for it to turn up and we had to go and collect it from the terminal ourselves, they didn't even... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This was a good way to get there, yet on the return trip back it took 2 hours to get back to Perth, which we would have either preferred on the island or at Perth relaxing. However it we didn't know that it would take that long when we booked and the trip over was speedy. Another problem was that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Staff were very friendly and helpful. Boat was great with a coffee shop, toilets and great views. Highly recommend it

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Address: 1 Emma Place | Rous Head, Fremantle, Western Australia 6959, Australia
Phone Number: 1300 467 688
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Western Australia  >  Greater Perth  >  Fremantle

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