There are 2 ways to get from Brisbane to Thursday Island by plane or ferry

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Fly to Horn Island, ferry  •  9 h 50 min

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

$178 - $332

1 alternative option

Fly to Bamaga, ferry  •  9 h 28 min

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

$233 - $397

Questions & Answers

The distance between Brisbane and Thursday Island is 2191 km.

It takes approximately 9 h 50 min to get from Brisbane to Thursday Island, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Brisbane Airport to Horn Island Airport. The quickest flight takes 6 h 5 min and has one stopover.

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Skytrans, Virgin Australia, Jetstar and Qantas offer flights from Brisbane Airport to Horn Island Airport.

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There are two+ hotels available in Thursday 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 .

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Map of how to get from Brisbane to Thursday Island.
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  • Distance: 1369.6 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 50 min

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 25 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $480
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 Sydney, Cairns
Ave. Duration
10 h
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $750
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
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
$8
Schedules at
tiferry.com.au
Peddells
Website
peddellsferry.com.au
Ferry from Seisia to Thursday Island
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$43
Schedules at
peddellsferry.com.au

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