There are 5 ways to get from Adelaide to Fraser Island by plane, car ferry, train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly, car ferry  •  10 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Adelaide (ADL) to Hervey Bay (HVB) ADL - HVB
  2. Take the car ferry from River Heads to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island

$234 - $277

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Train, car ferry  •  2 days 5 h

  1. Take the train from Adelaide Parklands to Sydney
  2. Take the train from Central Station to Brisbane 31
  3. Take the train from Brisbane Roma Street to Maryborough West
  4. Take the car ferry from River Heads to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island

$460 - $905

Bus, train, car ferry  •  2 days 5 h

  1. Take the bus from 85 Franklin St to Albury
  2. Take the bus from Albury Station, Coach Bay to Henty Station, Coach Stop 738 / ...
  3. Take the train from Henty to Central Station 622 / ...
  4. Take the bus from Sydney to Brisbane Roma Street
  5. Take the bus from Brisbane to Hervey Bay - Pialba
  6. Take the car ferry from River Heads to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island

$255 - $540

Bus, train, drive, car ferry  •  2 days 5 h

  1. Take the bus from Adelaide to Melbourne
  2. Take the train from Southern Cross to Central Station 622 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Sydney to Westfield Garden City
  4. Drive from Victoria Point Jetty to River Heads
  5. Take the car ferry from River Heads to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island

$277 - $455

Drive, car ferry  •  28 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Adelaide to River Heads
  2. Take the car ferry from River Heads to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island

$236 - $324

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The cheapest way to get from Adelaide to Fraser Island is to fly and car ferry which costs $320 - $390 and takes 10 h 47 min.

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The quickest way to get from Adelaide to Fraser Island is to fly and car ferry which costs $320 - $390 and takes 10 h 47 min.

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The distance between Adelaide and Fraser Island is 1762 km.

It takes approximately 10 h 47 min to get from Adelaide to Fraser Island, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Adelaide Airport to Hervey Bay Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 35 min and has one stopover.

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Fraser Island is 30 min ahead of Adelaide. It is currently 12:18 AM in Adelaide and 12:48 AM in Fraser Island.

Virgin Australia and Qantas offer flights from Adelaide Airport to Hervey Bay Airport.

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There are five+ hotels available in Fraser Island. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Adelaide to Adelaide Airport is to bus which takes 18 min and costs $4.

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Map of how to get from Adelaide to Fraser Island.
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  • Distance: 1101.3 miles
  • Duration: 10 h 47 min

What companies run services between Adelaide, SA, Australia and Fraser Island, QLD, Australia?

There is no direct connection from Adelaide to Fraser Island. However, you can take the bus to Stop 9A Hamra Dr - South side, take the walk to Adelaide airport, fly to Hervey Bay, take the drive to River Heads, take the car ferry to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, then take the drive to Fraser Island. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Adelaide to Fraser Island via Sydney, Central Station, Brisbane, Brisbane Roma Street, Maryborough West, River Heads, and Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island in around 2 days 5 h.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Adelaide to Hervey Bay via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $410
Flights from Adelaide to Hervey Bay via Sydney, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
7 h 13 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $410
Flights from Adelaide to Hervey Bay via Melbourne, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
6 h 58 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $410
Flights from Adelaide to Hervey Bay via Alice Springs, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
9 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $410
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Adelaide to Hervey Bay via Sydney
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $410
Train operators
Great Southern Rail - Indian Pacific
Phone
1800 703 357
Email
sales.enquiries@gsr.com.au
Website
greatsouthernrail.com.au
Train from Adelaide Parklands to Sydney
Ave. Duration
27 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$290 - $700
Schedules at
greatsouthernrail.com.au
Everyday Daynighter Seat
$290
Advanced Gold Single Cabin
$490 - $650
Low Gold Single Cabin
$500 - $700
Everyday Gold Single Cabin
$600 - $800
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
14 h 12 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $140
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$90 - $140
1st Class
$120 - $190
Queensland Rail Travel
Phone
1300 131 722
Email
reservations@qr.com.au
Website
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Brisbane Roma Street to Maryborough West
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
XPT
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Henty to Central Station
Ave. Duration
7 h 13 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $140
Website
transportnsw.info
Economy
$40 - $55
First
$55 - $75
Sleeper
$120 - $140
Train from Southern Cross to Central Station
Ave. Duration
11 h 8 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $170
Website
transportnsw.info
Economy
$60 - $80
First
$85 - $110
Sleeper
$150 - $170
Bus operators
V-Line

V/Line is the largest provider of passenger rail and coach services in regional Victoria, Australia. Train and coach services cater to destinations across regional areas from Southern Cross Station in the heart of Melbourne city. Myki is used for travel to and from V/Line stations located between Melbourne and Geelong, Ballarat, Bendigo, Traralgon and Seymour, while paper tickets must be used on long distance services to Bairnsdale, Albury, Shepparton, Echuca, Swan Hill, Ararat, Maryborough and Warrnambool. First Class carriages have meal trays, larger reclining seats with more leg room, and approximately 52 seats in each carriage, compared to 88 in Economy Class.

Contact Details
Phone
1800 800 007
Website
vline.com.au
Bus from 85 Franklin St to Albury
Ave. Duration
14 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Albury Station, Coach Bay to Henty Station, Coach Stop
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Greyhound Australia

Greyhound Australia is the country’s only long distance bus operator running services in all states and territories. Greyhound Australia has been operating for 110 years and is the leading bus company in Australia. The extensive network now covers most of the Australian mainland and services more than 5 million passengers every year. Buses are equipped for the long journeys, with free WiFi, air-conditioning, full disability access, USB chargers in every seat and an on-board restroom.

Contact Details
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Brisbane Roma Street
Ave. Duration
16 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$80 - $140
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$80 - $120
Flexifare
$100 - $140
Bus from Brisbane to Hervey Bay - Pialba
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $120
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$24 - $35
Flexifare
$30 - $50
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
17 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $130
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Hervey Bay
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Westfield Garden City
Ave. Duration
17 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $140
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Adelaide to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
11 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Ferry operators
Fraser Island Ferry
Website
fraserislandferry.com.au
Car ferry from River Heads to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$37
Schedules at
fraserislandferry.com.au

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