There are 5 ways to get from Gold Coast to Fraser Island by train, car ferry, bus, car 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.

Recommended option

Train, carferry  •  12 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Helensvale, platform 2 to Roma Street, platform 6
  2. Take the train from Brisbane Roma Street to Maryborough West
  3. Take the carferry from River Heads to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island

$83 - $112

Cheapest option

Bus Greyhound Australia, carferry  •  12 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Surfers Paradise Coach Transit Centre, Beach Rd to Brisbane 175
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane to Hervey Bay - Pialba
  3. Take the carferry from River Heads to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island

$72 - $179

3 alternative options

Bus Premier Motor Service, carferry  •  14 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Surfers Paradise to Brisbane
  2. Take the bus from Aspley Gympie Road to Hervey Bay
  3. Take the carferry from River Heads to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island

$96 - $121

Drive, carferry  •  8 h 26 min

  1. Drive from Gold Coast to River Heads
  2. Take the carferry from River Heads to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island

$73 - $90

Train, fly, carferry  •  9 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Helensvale, platform 2 to International Airport, platform 2
  2. Fly from Brisbane (BNE) to Hervey Bay (HVB) BNE - HVB
  3. Take the carferry from River Heads to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island

$148 - $380

Questions & Answers

The distance between Gold Coast and Fraser Island is 309 km.

It takes approximately 12 h 3 min to get from Gold Coast to Fraser Island, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Brisbane Airport to Hervey Bay Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Qantas offers flights from Brisbane Airport to Hervey Bay Airport.

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

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Map of how to get from Gold Coast to Fraser Island.
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  • Distance: 192.9 miles
  • Duration: 12 h 3 min

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

There is no direct connection from Gold Coast to Fraser Island. However, you can take the tram to Helensvale, platform 4, take the walk to Helensvale, platform 2, take the train to Roma Street, platform 6, take the walk to Brisbane Roma Street, take the train to Maryborough West, take the drive to River Heads, take the carferry to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, then take the drive to Fraser Island. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Gold Coast to Fraser Island via Brisbane, Hervey Bay - Pialba, River Heads, and Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island in around 12 h 28 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Brisbane to Hervey Bay
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Train operators
TRANSLink QLD
Website
translink.com.au
Train from Helensvale, platform 2 to Roma Street, platform 6
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
jp.translink.com.au
Train from Helensvale, platform 2 to International Airport, platform 2
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $22
Schedules at
jp.translink.com.au
Online
$14 - $19
Standard
$16 - $22
Queensland Rail Travel
Phone
1300 131 722
Email
reservations@qr.com.au
Website
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Brisbane Roma Street to Maryborough West
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Book at
Queensland Rail Travel
Bus operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Surfers Paradise Coach Transit Centre, Beach Rd to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Surfers Paradise Coach Transit Centre, Beach Rd to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Hervey Bay
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Bus from Surfers Paradise to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Bus from Aspley Gympie Road to Hervey Bay
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
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 Brisbane to Hervey Bay - Pialba
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $120
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$23 - $35
Flexifare
$30 - $50
Ferry operators
Fraser Island Ferry
Phone
+61 7 4194 9300
Email
marketing@kingfisherbay.com
Website
fraserislandferry.com.au
Car ferry from River Heads to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$36
Schedules at
fraserislandferry.com.au

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