ALL ABOARD THE FESTIVAL EXPRESS
(During the Film Festival a special Ferry will replace standard Sydney Ferry services, getting you on Cockatoo Island at a time right for you)
For a Ferry Fact Sheet- click here.
COMING FROM THE CITY?
ALL COCKATOO ISLAND SERVICES LEAVING FROM KING ST WHARF, DARLING HARBOUR (No Services leaving from Circular Quay during the Festival)
The main regular service will depart to and from King St Wharves 1 & 2, Darling Harbour to Cockatoo Island every 15-20 minutes, and more frequently at peak times. The journey takes about 10-20 minutes.
Early riser? The first service from King St Wharf leaves at 8am
Night owl? The last service from Cockatoo Island to King St Wharf leaves Cockatoo Island at 2.30 am taking The Precinct Nightclub revellers and late night film-goers home.
For the map of the city ferry service click here.
COMING FROM BALMAIN WEST, GREENWICH OR WOOLWICH?
Do the loop-the-loop on the local route:
Cockatoo Island - Woolwich - Greenwich - Cockatoo Island - Balmain West (Elliot St) - Cockatoo Island
This local service has limited capacity. Please walk, cycle, or bus to the wharf, or catch the main fastival ferry from King Street.
Early riser? The first service will run each hour, leaving Woolwich 7.55am; Greenwich 8.03am; and Balmain West at 8.25am.
Night owl? The last service leaving Cockatoo Island to Balmain West will depart at 12.13am. The last service leaving Cockatoo Island to Greenwich and Woolwich will depart at 12.45am.
Loop service schedule will be as follows:
Woolwich departs 55 minutes past the hour
Greenwich departs 3 minutes past the hour
Balmain West (Elliot st) departs 25 minutes past the hour
Cockatoo Island to Balmain West (Elliot st) departs 13 minutes past the hour
Cockatoo Island to Woolwich and Greenwich departs 45 minutes past the hour
For the map of the Balmain West, Greenwich and Woolwich ferry service click here.
Please purchase your ferry ticket for the day you wish to leave Cockatoo Island.
$10.00 = Adult
$5.00 = Children (4-15); Pensioners & Students
Children 0-4 are free
Tickets are checked when you depart Cockatoo Island. Tickets can also be purchased when you arrive the Cockatoo Island.
For detailed information on how to get to Cockatoo Island during the festival click here.
To download the festival ferry timetable click here.