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

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

Recommended option

Fly from Brisbane  •  6 h 12 min

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

$351 - $655

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

$230 - $317

3 alternative options

Bus to Gold Coast, fly  •  8 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Brisbane Roma St Bus Stop to Gold Coast Airport
  2. Fly from Gold Coast (OOL) to Kingscote (KGC) OOL - KGC

$398 - $824

Train, bus, drive, car ferry  •  46 h 11 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 Encounter Bay Maude St Stop 4
  4. Drive from Encounter Bay Maude St Stop 4 to Cape Jervis
  5. Take the car ferry from Cape Jervis to Kangaroo Island
  6. Drive from Kangaroo Island to Wisanger

$461 - $912

Bus, train, drive, car ferry  •  2 days 0 h

  1. Take the bus from Brisbane to Tamworth
  2. Take the train from Tamworth Station to Central Station 224
  3. Take the train from Sydney to Adelaide Parklands
  4. Take the bus from Adelaide Central Bus Station to Encounter Bay Maude St Stop 4
  5. Drive from Encounter Bay Maude St Stop 4 to Cape Jervis
  6. Take the car ferry from Cape Jervis to Kangaroo Island
  7. Drive from Kangaroo Island to Wisanger

$486 - $946

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

Qantas, Virgin Australia and three other airlines fly from Brisbane to Bay of Shoals every 4 hours.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Brisbane to Kingscote via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$440 - $1,100
Flights from Brisbane to Kingscote via Adelaide
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$490 - $1,500
Flights from Brisbane to Kingscote via Sydney, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,600
Flights from Gold Coast to Kingscote via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,000
Flights from Gold Coast to Kingscote via Sydney, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,400
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Brisbane to Kingscote via Adelaide
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,000
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 20 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$470 - $1,300
Train operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Brisbane to Central Station
Ave. Duration
14 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$95 - $140
1st Class
$130 - $200
Train from Tamworth Station to Central Station
Ave. Duration
6 h 12 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$40 - $65
1st Class
$60 - $90
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 10 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$300 - $700
Schedules at
greatsouthernrail.com.au
Everyday Daynighter Seat
$303
Advanced Gold Single Cabin
$500 - $700
Low Gold Single Cabin
$500 - $700
Everyday Gold Single Cabin
$600 - $850
Bus operators
Byron Easybus
Website
byronbayshuttle.com.au
Bus from Brisbane Roma St Bus Stop to Gold Coast Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $35
Schedules at
byronbayshuttle.com.au
LinkSA
Phone
+61 (0)8 8339 7544
Email
info@linksa.com.au
Website
linksa.com.au
Bus from Adelaide Central Bus Station to Encounter Bay Maude St Stop 4
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $19
Schedules at
linksa.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
3 times a day
Estimated price
$37 - $38
Schedules at
sealink.com.au

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Brisbane to Kangaroo Island?

The distance between Brisbane and Kangaroo Island is 1756 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Brisbane to Kangaroo Island?

The cheapest way to get from Brisbane to Kangaroo Island is to drive and car ferry which costs $300 - $420 and takes 25 h 46 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Brisbane to Kangaroo Island?

The quickest way to get from Brisbane to Kangaroo Island is to fly which takes 6 h 12 min and costs $460 - $900.

How long does it take to get from Brisbane to Kangaroo Island?

It takes approximately 6 h 12 min to get from Brisbane to Kangaroo Island, including transfers.