Rottnest Island

At Swan River Seaplanes, we specialise in flights to Rottnest, travelling there in style in one of our luxury seaplanes. To experience the beauty of Perth’s favourite island paradise, fly to Rottnest Island aboard a one way or return flight.

Some say Rottnest Island is just like the Greek Isles.  We say it’s way better! 

With Swan River Seaplanes’ you can experience the good life in only 20 minutes from Perth.  Plus you can enjoy our complimentary transfer from your CBD hotel.  Now that’s an exciting way to start your island adventure!

With one-way or return seaplane flights there’s never been an easier or more convenient way to experience this much-loved holiday destination.

With its turquoise sea and pristine beaches, private bays and rocky coves, its abundant marine life and fascinating historical past, its leisurely cycle paths, adventure trails, beachfront bars and restaurants, ‘Rotto’ is paradise. 

Fly to Rottnest Island return with us on our state-of-the-art Cessna turbo-prop Caravan or enjoy our flexible fly/ferry combo option and enjoy breathtaking views over the Perth cityscape and spectacular coastline.  Our experienced pilots will even treat you to a low-level figure of 8 scenic swoop over Rottnest Island before landing on the island.

Swan River Seaplanes are only aviation transport operator departing from Perth CBD, but we don’t just fly to Rottnest Island.  We’ve also tailor-made some extraordinary Rottnest Island tours just for you.  

Choose one of our bespoke full-day tours from Perth or plan your own unique discovery experience. 

Be prepared for the time of your life as you explore this car-free and carefree paradise, bask in its beautiful surroundings and feast your senses on all things bright and beautiful.   And for the ultimate memento – you can always seek out the famous quokka selfie!

So why wait? Explore our range of Rottnest Island Tours from Perth or check out our timetable for the best time for your flights to Rottnest.

Rottnest Island Flights

Our scenic Rottnest Air Express seaplane flights will take your island getaway to the next level.

Flights to Rottnest from Perth with convenient departures from the Perth foreshore, one-way or return options and complimentary pick-ups from CBD hotels, mean experiencing the breathtaking beauty and attractions of WA’s favourite island paradise has never been easier. Enjoy full flexibility in booking flights and ferries across multiple dates and times through our reservation system.

  • 12-seater amphibious Cessna Caravan aircraft
  • Spacious comfort
  • Uninterrupted aerial views of the spectacular coastal surrounds of Perth
  • A short 20-minute trip
  • Experienced and professional pilots

Choose from a range of packaged luxury Rottnest Island tours which have been carefully crafted to suit all interests or plan your own unique adventure around our convenient Rottnest Air Express arrival and departure times.

Flight Schedule (Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday)

Swan River to Rottnest Island – 0900 & 1000

Rottnest Island to Swan River – 0930 & 1400


  • Swan River to Rottnest Island – $250 per adult 
  • Rottnest Island to Swan River – $190 per adult

Rottnest Island Ferry, Bike & Snorkel



From $550 per person

Rottnest Island Seaplane & Brunch



From $599 per person

Rottnest Island Fly & Ferry Combo

The best way to experience Rottnest Island by land sea and air is with a fly/ferry combo!

Reach Rottnest Island direct from Perth CBD in only 20 minutes! With the Swan River as your runway, experience a water take-off in a state of the art seaplane and enjoy panoramic views of Perth City and Fremantle as you track over Cottesloe Beach on your Rottnest Island Journey. With a low level flight over Rottnest Island you will see the incredible colours and all of the many bays and beaches of our little island of Paradise!

Flights depart Queen Street Jetty, South Perth at 9:00am (other times may be available). Please allow 20 minutes prior to departure time for check in procedures.

Rottnest Express will ferry you back to B Shed Fremantle at the end of your day in comfort at your chosen ferry time. If you are staying on the island overnight, simply select an appropriate ferry from the multiple options on the booking screen.

Ferry/Fly options are available also.


  • CBD hotel transfers to Queen Street Jetty
  • Exclusive, fast check-in on the South Perth Esplanade
  • A scenic seaplane flight from the Swan River to Rottnest Island with aerial views of Perth City, Kings Park, Fremantle and a circumnavigation of Rottnest Island by air
  • A return ferry fare from Rottnest Island to B Shed ferry terminal in Fremantle or Barrack Street Perth CBD
  • The ability to book fares across multiple days to suit your travel plans


From $282 per person (returning to Fremantle) or $311 per person (returning to Perth)

Rottnest Island Add Ons

Combine your flights with one of the fantastic Rottnest Island Tours or Experiences!

Choose from our range of add ons including:

  • A guided Segway Tour
  • Rottnest Cruises’ Luxe Seafood Cruise
  • Skydiving with Skydive Geronimo
  • Rottnest Express’ Rottnest Island Discovery Tour
  • Hike Collective’s Rottnest Island Guided Hike

Select your add on at time of booking and create your own Rottnest Island adventure!