Ferry & Bus Service

A regular ferry 'Cahaya Baru' links Home and West Islands from Monday to Saturday, with diversions to Direction Island on Thursday and Saturday. 


A local bus service runs from various bus stops around the West Island Settlement to and from the Rumah Baru ferry jetty, linking with the ferry schedule.


Ferry and bus timetables can be found below or are available through the Visitor Centre and most accommodation. 



There will be limited ferry & bus services operating over the Christmas & New Year period.

Friday 25th December 2020 & Friday 1st January 2021 for VA flight, ferry times as follows;

Depart HI – 7am

Depart WI – 1.30pm

Monday 28th December 2020 – No ferry services

Bus runs in conjunction with the ferry, bus will depart 45min prior to ferry departure.



Monday, Wednesday & Friday
Home Island to West Island:  6.00am, 7.00am, 10.30am, 2.30pm, 3.30pm
West Island to Home Island : 6.30am, 7.30am, 11.15am, 3.00pm, 4.00pm 


Home Island to West Island: 6.00am, 7.00am, 1.30pm, 2.30pm, 3.30pm, 6.30pm
West Island to Home Island: 6.30am, 7.30am, 2.00pm, 3.00pm, 4.00pm, 7.00pm


Wednesday & Friday Evening      
Home Island to West Island: 5.30pm, 8.00pm
West Island to Home Island: 6.00pm, 8.30pm

Home Island to West Island: 6.00am, 7.00am, 2.30pm, 3.30pm, 
West Island to Home Island: 6.30am, 7.30am, 3.00pm, 4.00pm,

Direction Island - Thursday
Home Island to Direction Island: 8.00am, 1.30pm
Direction Island to Home Island: 9.00am,  2.00pm


Home Island to West Island: 9.00am, 3.00pm
West Island to Home Island: 9.30am, 4.00pm

Direction Island – Saturday
West Island to Direction Island:  9.30am                                                                                                                                                                                                          Direction Island to Home Island: 10.00am                                                                                                                                                                                                      Home Island to Direction Island: 3.00pm                                                                                                                                                                                                      Direction Island to West Island:  3.30pm  


The bus departs outside the Cocos Beach Motel approximately 30 minutes prior to the ferry departure time– excluding the late morning ferry; the bus will depart 45 minutes prior to ferry departure



Ferry: $2.50 AUD one way

Bus: $0.50 one way


Cocos Keeling Islands Visitor Centre
P: +61 8 9162 6790
E: info@cocoskeelingislands.com.au