Heading To KI Without A Car? We’ve Made It Easy For You

You have just set foot on Kangaroo Island, here’s a guide on transport around the Island.

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Get around KI without a car!

Because the Kangaroo Island Connect ferry is a passenger only service, we have collated a list of transportation hire options for you to consider before you arrive on KI.

The Kangaroo Island Connect ferry arrives in Penneshaw KI approximately 30 minutes after disembarking Cape Jervis, from here a shuttle bus can take you to the KIC ferry terminal just on the edge of town and across from the KIC service centre, where you can seek other services.

Now from here you can either investigate all the cottages and other accommodation options for the duration of your stay, or hire yourself a car and explore the rest of the island at your own leisure.

Kangaroo Island Connect Car Rental and Campervan Hire

Located in the KIC service centre, here you can choose from a range of affordable hire vehicles to suit your requirements. Booking is essential for vehicles, call 0419 100 100 or visit for details.

Budget Car & Truck Rental Kangaroo Island Ferry

This rental service has a vehicle pick up/drop off right at the wharf. However, you will need to book in advance by calling 08 8553 3133, or visiting the website.

Hertz Car Rental Kangaroo Island

A short 8 minute walk from the ferry drop off point, Hertz Car Rental Kangaroo Island have a range of vehicles available for hire. Call Hertz Penneshaw directly on 08 8553 9144 to book, or visit


A service that will pick you up from the wharf and take you wherever you want to go on the island. KI 24/7 BUS CHARTERS offer Accommodation transfers, Sightseeing tours, Winery tours, Nocturnal tours, Farm gate tours, Wildlife experiences and many more. Call 0473 672 139 or visit to book.

Alternatively if you did wish to take your own vehicle, Sealink offer daily ferry services for vehicles and passengers. In addition to the ferry service, Sealink also offer a wide range of tour and vehicle hire options for your stay, whether it is a bus guided tour, or a four-wheel-drive for your own adventure, Sealink have something for you. Booking is easy, visit


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