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

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 to Horn Island, ferry  •  9 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Brisbane (BNE) to Horn Island (HID) BNE - HID
  2. Take the ferry from Horn Island to Thursday Island

$179 - $334

3 alternative options

Fly to Bamaga, ferry  •  9 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Brisbane (BNE) to Bamaga (ABM) BNE - ABM
  2. Take the ferry from Seisia to Thursday Island

$235 - $400

Train, drive, ferry  •  2 days 3 h

  1. Take the train from Brisbane Roma Street to Tully
  2. Drive from Mission Beach Dive to Seisia
  3. Take the ferry from Seisia to Thursday Island

$336 - $520

Bus, train, taxi, drive, ferry  •  2 days 9 h

  1. Take the bus from Brisbane to Home Hill
  2. Take the train from Home Hill to Cardwell
  3. Take a taxi from Cardwell to Big Cassowary
  4. Drive from Mission Beach Dive to Seisia
  5. Take the ferry from Seisia to Thursday Island

$418 - $583

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Brisbane to Thursday Island is to fly and ferry which costs $240 - $450 and takes 9 h 46 min.

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The quickest way to get from Brisbane to Thursday Island is to fly and ferry which costs $310 - $550 and takes 9 h 18 min.

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The distance between Brisbane and Thursday Island is 2191 km.

It takes approximately 9 h 46 min to get from Brisbane to Thursday Island, including transfers.

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

There is no direct connection from Brisbane to Thursday Island. However, you can take the train to International Airport, platform 2, take the walk to Brisbane airport, fly to Horn Island, take the walk to Horn Island Airport, take the bus to Horn Island, then take the ferry to Thursday Island. Alternatively, you can take the train to International Airport, platform 2, take the walk to Brisbane airport, fly to Bamaga, take the taxi to Seisia, then take the ferry to Thursday Island.

Airlines
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Brisbane to Bamaga via Cairns
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $300
Flights from Brisbane to Bamaga via Sydney, Cairns
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$290 - $750
Flights from Brisbane to Bamaga via Townsville, Cairns
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $650
Flights from Brisbane to Bamaga via Toowoomba, Cairns
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $950
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Brisbane to Horn Island via Cairns
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $490
Skytrans
Website
skytrans.com.au
Flights from Brisbane to Horn Island via Cairns
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday
Estimated price
$150 - $300
Flights from Brisbane to Bamaga via Cairns, Horn Island
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$230 - $700
Train operators
Queensland Rail Travel
Phone
1300 131 722
Email
reservations@qr.com.au
Website
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Brisbane Roma Street to Tully
Ave. Duration
21 h 4 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$150 - $280
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
A-Choice
$274
B-Quick
$151
Train from Home Hill to Cardwell
Ave. Duration
4 h 4 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Bus operators
Greyhound Australia
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Home Hill
Ave. Duration
21 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$110 - $200
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$110 - $170
Flexifare
$140 - $200
Ferry operators
McDonald Charter Boats
Phone
1300 664 875
Email
info@tiferry.com.au
Website
tiferry.com.au
Ferry from Horn Island to Thursday Island
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
tiferry.com.au
ferry
Ferry from Horn Island to Thursday Island
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Peddells
Website
peddellsferry.com.au
Ferry from Seisia to Thursday Island
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45
Schedules at
peddellsferry.com.au
Other operators
Taxi from Cardwell to Big Cassowary
Ave. Duration
49 min
Estimated price
$120 - $150

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