Getting to Kangaroo Island

“Most amazing tour ever!”

We spent 2 days with KI Odysseys. Gaylene and Nikki  did a wonderful job!

In the wild we saw an echidna digging near the road, koalas in trees above us several places and times, kangaroos grazing close by, wallabies in a wooded area, a goanna in a field, many fur seals on the rocks and in the surf, and sea lions on the beach and dunes. And the lunches and accompanying wines were excellent!

If we had to pick a single highlight from our 6 weeks in NZ and Australia, this would be it!

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It is easy getting to Kangaroo Island by air or ferry. Kangaroo Island is just 25 minutes by air from Adelaide Airport to Kingscote on Kangaroo Island or 2.5 hours by coach / ferry from Adelaide.

Kangaroo Island Odysseys offers you the choice of adding transportation to your touring package. We include transfers to and from Adelaide city hotels and Glenelg to the airport (private car transfer) or to the ferry terminal (coach transfer operated by Sealink).


REX (Regional Express Airlines) operates flights direct from Adelaide to Kangaroo Island that take 25 minutes. Only smaller aircraft are used to commute to Kangaroo Island (34-seater Saab 340B - twin engine).

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 and Glenelg hotels.

REX has a maximum of 15 kg per person luggage allowance and 7kg hand / cabin luggage.  If you would like to take extra luggage with you, there is an additional charge per kg for extra luggage. REX offers the possibility to store excess luggage at the airport (only if you fly back to Adelaide with REX) at a small fee.


SeaLink operates the ferry service between mainland South Australia and Kangaroo Island. The ferry 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 pick up and drop off to Adelaide inner city hotels that connects with the SeaLink ferry service. There are only two daily ferry crossings 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 Kangaroo Island to and from the airport or ferry to your accommodation.

Getting around Kangaroo Island

There is no public transport on Kangaroo Island. A shuttle service operates between Kingscote airport and Kingscote township. Pre-booking is essential. We do recommend pre-booking all services on Kangaroo Island before arriving including touring, accommodation and if required car hire.

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