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There are 2 ways to get from Fraser Island to Heron Island by car ferry, bus, ferry, train or plane

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

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Car ferry, bus, ferry  •  14h 16m

  1. Take the car ferry from Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island to River Heads
  2. Take the bus from Hervey Bay - Palace Hostel to Gladstone
  3. Take the ferry from Gladstone Marina to Heron Island

$112 - $145

1 alternative option

Car ferry, train, fly  •  9h 40m

  1. Take the car ferry from Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island to River Heads
  2. Take the train from Maryborough West to Gladstone
  3. Take the plane from Australia By Seaplane, Gladstone Airport to Heron Island

$328 - $357

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Fraser Island to Heron Island is to car ferry and bus and ferry which costs $150 - $210 and takes 14h 16m.

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The quickest way to get from Fraser Island to Heron Island is to car ferry and train and fly which costs $460 - $510 and takes 9h 40m.

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The distance between Fraser Island and Heron Island is 235 km.

It takes approximately 14h 16m to get from Fraser Island to Heron Island, including transfers.

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There are one+ hotels available in Heron Island. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Fraser Island to Heron Island.
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  • Distance: 146.8 miles
  • Duration: 14h 16m

What companies run services between Fraser Island, QLD, Australia and Heron Island, QLD, Australia?

There is no direct connection from Fraser Island to Heron Island. However, you can take the drive to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, take the car ferry to River Heads, take the drive to Hervey Bay - Palace Hostel, take the bus to Gladstone, take the taxi to Gladstone Marina, then take the ferry to Heron Island. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Fraser Island to Heron Island via Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, River Heads, Maryborough West, Gladstone, and Australia By Seaplane, Gladstone Airport in around 9h 40m.

Train operators
Queensland Rail Travel
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 and services more than 5 million passengers every year. Buses are equipped for the long journeys, with free WiFi, air-conditioning, full disability access, USB chargers in every seat and an on-board restroom.

Contact Details
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Hervey Bay - Palace Hostel to Gladstone
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $55
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$29 - $45
Flexifare
$40 - $55
Ferry operators
Fraser Island Ferry
Phone
+61 7 4194 9300
Email
marketing@kingfisherbay.com
Website
fraserislandferry.com.au
Car ferry from Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island to River Heads
Ave. Duration
45m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
fraserislandferry.com.au
ferry
Ferry from Gladstone Marina to Heron Island
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$46
Schedules at
heronisland.com
Other operators
Australia By Seaplane
Phone
+61 419 669 575
Email
info@australiabyseaplane.com.au
Website
australiabyseaplane.com.au
Plane from Australia By Seaplane, Gladstone Airport to Heron Island
Ave. Duration
25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$248
Schedules at
australiabyseaplane.com.au

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