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There are 5 ways to get from Brisbane to Hervey Bay by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly

  1. Fly from Brisbane (BNE) to Hervey Bay (HVB)

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Train

  1. Take the train from Brisbane Roma Street to Maryborough West

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Brisbane to Maryborough

Bus via Aspley Gympie Road

  1. Take the bus from Aspley Gympie Road to Maryborough

Drive

  1. Drive from Brisbane to Hervey Bay

Brisbane to Hervey Bay by train and bus

The journey time between Brisbane and Hervey Bay is around 9h 33m and covers a distance of around 295 km. This includes an average layover time of around 5h 15m. The fastest journey normally takes 4h 34m. Operated by Queensland Rail Travel and Wide Bay Transit, the Brisbane to Hervey Bay service departs from Brisbane Roma Street and arrives in Hervey Bay Rd near Nikenbah Dundowran Rd. Typically 13 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
4h 18m
Layover time:
5h 15m
Total time:
9h 33m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
4h 34m
Journey distance:
295 km
Services per week:
13
Cheapest price:
$43
Carbon emissions:
18 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
11:00
Last service departs at:
18:10

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Brisbane to Hervey Bay train and bus schedules

Brisbane → Hervey Bay
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Rules to follow in Australia

1.5m

Regional advice

Regional advice

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Regional restriction measures in place
Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

COVID-19 help in Australia

If you need help, visit the national COVID-19 website or call the COVID-19 Helpline 1800 020 080

Frequently Asked Questions


There are currently travel restrictions within Australia.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Regional restriction measures in place
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Hervey Bay is 1800 020 080.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Hervey Bay is subject to regional advice.

The social distance requirement in Hervey Bay is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1800 020 080.

Last updated: 15 Oct 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Brisbane to Hervey Bay is to drive which costs $30 - $50 and takes 3h 32m.

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The fastest way to get from Brisbane to Hervey Bay is to fly which takes 2h 34m and costs $170 - $330.

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No, there is no direct bus from Brisbane to Hervey Bay. However, there are services departing from Brisbane and arriving at Hervey Bay Rd near Scrubhill Rd via Service Rd at Alice Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 26m.

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The distance between Brisbane and Hervey Bay is 244 km. The road distance is 282.4 km.

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The best way to get from Brisbane to Hervey Bay without a car is to train which takes 6h 8m and costs $40 - $100.

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It takes approximately 2h 34m to get from Brisbane to Hervey Bay, including transfers.

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Brisbane to Hervey Bay bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, depart from Brisbane station.

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The best way to get from Brisbane to Hervey Bay is to fly which takes 2h 34m and costs $170 - $330. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $40 - $100 and takes 6h 8m, you could also bus, which costs $40 - $110 and takes 7h 26m.

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The quickest flight from Brisbane Airport to Hervey Bay Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Brisbane to Hervey Bay bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, arrive at Maryborough station.

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Map of how to get from Brisbane to Hervey Bay.
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  • Distance: 243.8 km
  • Duration: 2h 34m

What companies run services between Brisbane, QLD, Australia and Hervey Bay, QLD, Australia?

Qantas flies from Brisbane to Hervey Bay twice daily. Alternatively, Queensland Rail Travel operates a train from Brisbane Roma Street to Maryborough West 4 times a day. Tickets cost $35 - $80 and the journey takes 3h 33m.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Brisbane to Hervey Bay
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $320
Train operators
Bus operators
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, although service is limited in Western Australia with just a single route to Broome. Buses are equipped for long journeys, with free WiFi, air-conditioning, full disability access, USB chargers, reclining seats and an onboard bathroom.

Contact Details
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Maryborough
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $110
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Greyhound.com.au
Early Bird
$55 - $80
Advantage
$65 - $95
Premium
$70 - $110
Premier Motor Service
Phone
+61244235233 (call 13 34 10 within Australia)
Email
reservations@premierms.com.au
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Maryborough
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
Premier Motor Service
Bus from Aspley Gympie Road to Maryborough
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
Premier Motor Service

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Yes, the driving distance between Brisbane to Hervey Bay is 282 km. It takes approximately 3h 32m to drive from Brisbane to Hervey Bay.

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Qantas offers flights from Brisbane Airport to Hervey Bay Airport.

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There are 55+ hotels available in Hervey Bay. Prices start at $125 AUD per night.

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The best way to get from Brisbane to Brisbane Airport is to train which takes 20 min and costs $19 - $21.

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