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Searoad Ferries Queenscliff

Address: 1 Wharf St, Queenscliff, Victoria 3225

Phone: 03 5258 3244  |  Fax: 03 5258 1877  


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Searoad Ferries, the car and passenger ferry service, connects the Great Ocean Road and the Bellarine to the Mornington Peninsula Travelling between Sorrento and Queenscliff, the 40 minute crossing is a great way to experience the beauty of Melbourne's Port Phillip Bay and is a great alternative to the three hour drive around the Bay through city traffic.

Two specially designed all weather 60 metre ferries have easy drive on/drive off facilities, spacious comfortable lounges with full-length windows, a tempting cafe and plenty of deck space.

Dolphin spotting all year, whales in winter and spectacular coastal scenery are some of the sights you will see. Arriving at Sorrento, you will have a perfect view of multi-million dollar mansions sitting atop cliffs, tiny coves filled with boats, the beautiful foreshore and old limestone buildings. Queenscliff has the Fort, black lighthouse and historic buildings as well as the harbour.

Whether you are going home or on a journey far away, there's no better way to see the bay than with Searoad Ferries.

Passengers with vehicles are advised to arrive at the terminals at least 20 minutes prior to departure.

The ferries depart from Queenscliff Harbour, Queenscliff and the Sorrento Pier, Sorrento every hour on the hour from 7am to 6pm daily.

Both vessels are fully equipped to cater for passengers with disabilities, including an internal lift from the vehicle deck to the passenger lounge.

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Queenscliff - Sorrento

TypeValid fromValid toPrice from($)Price to($)

Family one way (two adults and three children)
One Way


Family Return (two adults and three children)


These fare are for vehicles (up to five metres including driver) one way. Additional passengers pay one way passenger fares.
One Way


These fare are for vehicles (up to five metres including driver) return. Additional passengers return passenger fare.


Adult return


Adult one way
One Way


Concession return. Must present concession, seniors or health care card.


Concession one way. Must present concession, seniors or health care card.
One Way


Child one way age (4 to 15 years)
One Way


Child return age (4 to 15 years)


Rate types


Queenscliff - Sorrento

Searoad Ferries, Australia's favourite car and passenger ferry service, operates between Queenscliff and Sorrento on the hour between 7am and 6pm seven days of the week, everyday of the year. Two all weather ferries cross Port Phillip Bay 24 times a day, seven days a week. Each vessel carries up to 700 passengers and 75 vehicles. Easy drive on/drive off facilities. The crossing is 40 minutes.

Mode of transport

  • Ferry

Starting locations

  • Queenscliff Ferry Terminal


  • Sorrento Ferry Terminal

Payment methods accepted

American Express  Cash Only  EFTPOS  MasterCard  VISA Card 

Cancellation and booking policy

Bookings can be made online for foot passengers, cars, trailers, motorhomes, caravans and motorbikes. Coaches need to be booked in advance on (03) 5258 32244.Booking Changes: Tickets are valid for 12 months from the date of purchase and date and time changes can be made within this period. Cancellation: If cancellation occurs outside 48 hours, a $10 cancellation fee applies. If within 48 hours, no refund is applicable.

Local directions

The Queenscliff terminal is located in Wharf Street East in Queenscliff. Follow the signage through the main street of Queenscliff leading to the harbour. Melway ref 236 K5, UBD map 667 F17. The Sorrento terminal is located at the Sorrento Pier. Take Point Nepean Highway to Sorrento. Melway ref 157 C7, UBD map 482 R7

Tourism awards

2014  - Victorian Tourism Awards  - Winner

2013  - Victorian Tourism Awards  - Winner

2012  - Victorian Tourism Awards  - Merit

Opening hours

MV Sorrento and the MV Queenscliff car and passenger ferries, depart from the Queenscliff Port and the Sorrento Pier every hour on the hour 7am to 6pm, seven days a week all year, in all weather.


  • Tourism Alliance Victoria
  • Visitor Information Centre

Disabled access

Both MV Queenscliff and MV Sorrento are fully equipped with a lift and are roll on roll off. Each ferry has a disabled toilet facility.

How to get here

Great Ocean Road