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There are 4 ways to get from Brisbane to Kangaroo Island by plane, train, bus, car ferry, taxi or car

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Fly from Brisbane  •  6 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Brisbane (BNE) to Kingscote (KGC) BNE - KGC

$328 - $749

Cheapest option

Drive, car ferry  •  25 h 46 min

  1. Drive from Brisbane to Cape Jervis
  2. Take the car ferry from Cape Jervis to Kangaroo Island
  3. Drive from Kangaroo Island to Wisanger

$227 - $314

2 alternative options

Train to Gold Coast, fly  •  9 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Central, platform 1 to Varsity Lakes, platform 2
  2. Fly from Gold Coast (OOL) to Kingscote (KGC) OOL - KGC

$379 - $801

Train, bus, car ferry, taxi  •  46 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Brisbane to Central Station 32
  2. Take the train from Sydney to Adelaide Parklands
  3. Take the bus from Adelaide Central Bus Station to Cape Jervis
  4. Take the car ferry from Cape Jervis to Kangaroo Island
  5. Take a taxi from Kangaroo Island to Wisanger

$523 - $1,145

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Brisbane to Kangaroo Island is to drive and car ferry which costs $310 - $450 and takes 25 h 46 min.

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The quickest way to get from Brisbane to Kangaroo Island is to fly which costs $460 - $1,100 and takes 6 h 7 min.

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The distance between Brisbane and Kangaroo Island is 1756 km.

The best way to get from Brisbane to Kangaroo Island without a car is to train and bus and car ferry and taxi which takes 46 h 15 min and costs $700 - $1,700.

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It takes approximately 6 h 7 min to get from Brisbane to Kangaroo Island, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Brisbane Airport to Kingscote Airport. The quickest flight takes 5 h 25 min and has one stopover.

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Jetstar, Regional Express, Virgin Australia and Qantas offer flights from Brisbane Airport to Kingscote Airport.

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There are 16+ hotels available in Kangaroo Island. Prices start at $100 USD 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 $14 - $20.

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Map of how to get from Brisbane to Kangaroo Island.
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  • Distance: 1097.5 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 7 min

What companies run services between Brisbane, QLD, Australia and Kangaroo Island, SA, Australia?

Qantas, Jetstar and two other airlines fly from Brisbane to Bay of Shoals 5 times a day.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Brisbane to Kingscote via Adelaide
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$460 - $1,300
Flights from Brisbane to Kingscote via Melbourne, Adelaide
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,600
Flights from Gold Coast to Kingscote via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
11 h 15 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,000
Flights from Gold Coast to Kingscote via Melbourne, Adelaide
Ave. Duration
13 h 15 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $750
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Brisbane to Kingscote via Adelaide
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $700
Flights from Gold Coast to Kingscote via Adelaide
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $1,200
Flights from Gold Coast to Kingscote via Melbourne, Adelaide
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$470 - $1,300
Flights from Gold Coast to Kingscote via Sydney, Adelaide
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,600
Flights from Gold Coast to Kingscote via Cairns, Adelaide
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$600 - $750
Train operators
TRANSLink QLD
Phone
13 12 30
Website
translink.com.au
Train from Central, platform 1 to Varsity Lakes, platform 2
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
jp.translink.com.au
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Brisbane to Central Station
Ave. Duration
14 h 17 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$90 - $130
1st Class
$120 - $180
Great Southern Rail - Indian Pacific
Phone
1800 703 357
Email
sales.enquiries@gsr.com.au
Website
greatsouthernrail.com.au
Train from Sydney to Adelaide Parklands
Ave. Duration
24 h 45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$280 - $650
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Great Southern Rail
Everyday Daynighter Seat
$284
Advanced Gold Single Cabin
$480 - $650
Low Gold Single Cabin
$500 - $650
Everyday Gold Single Cabin
$600 - $800
Bus operators
Sealink
Phone
+61 13 13 01
Email
bookings@sealink.com.au
Website
sealink.com.au
Bus from Adelaide Central Bus Station to Cape Jervis
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $210
Schedules at
sealink.com.au
Ferry operators
Sealink
Phone
+61 13 13 01
Email
bookings@sealink.com.au
Website
sealink.com.au
Car ferry from Cape Jervis to Kangaroo Island
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$34 - $35
Schedules at
sealink.com.au
Other operators
Taxi from Kangaroo Island to Wisanger
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Estimated price
$100 - $120

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