Kangaroo Island is easily accessible from Adelaide, South Australia’s capital. By air it’s just a 25-minute flight, by scenic coach and ferry transfers, it is around 2.5 hours.

With Kangaroo Island Odysseys, transportation can easily be added to your touring package. This can be a transfer from an Adelaide city or Glenelg hotel to the airport (private car transfer) or to the ferry terminal at Cape Jervis (coach transfer operated by SeaLink).  

By Sea

SeaLink operates the ferry service between mainland South Australia and Kangaroo Island. Each crossing takes approximately 45 minutes and departs from Cape Jervis which is a 1.5 hour drive south of Adelaide, through the picturesque Fleurieu Peninsula.

KI Odysseys offer complimentary coach pick up and drop off service to Adelaide inner city hotels that connect with the SeaLink ferry service. There are only two ferry crossings daily that offer a coach connection from and to Adelaide in the morning and afternoon.

If you have booked your transport to Kangaroo Island with KI Odysseys, we will also provide all necessary transfers on the island to and from the airport or ferry to your accommodation.

By Air 

With REX (Regional Express Airlines) you can fly direct from Adelaide to Kingscote, Kangaroo Island in just 25 minutes on a comfortable 34-seat plane.

All of our tours are tailored to accommodate REX’s morning and evening flight connections to and from Adelaide. When flights are booked for Kangaroo Island Odysseys tours, we include private car transfers from / to all Adelaide city and Glenelg hotels.

REX has a maximum of 15 kg per person luggage allowance plus 7kg hand / cabin luggage.  If you require additional luggage, there is a charge per extra kg. REX offers luggage storage at the Adelaide Airport (if you fly back to Adelaide with REX) at a small fee.

Getting around Kangaroo Island

There is no public transport on Kangaroo Island except for a shuttle service that operates between Kingscote Airport and Kingscote township. Pre-booking is essential. We recommend pre-booking all services like touring, accommodation and car hire before arriving on the island.

See our small group Kangaroo Island tours