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, car ferry  •  12 h 1 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 car ferry from River Heads to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island

$89 - $113

Cheapest option

Bus, car ferry  •  12 h

  1. Take the bus from Surfers Paradise Coach Transit Centre, Beach Rd to Brisbane 175
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane to Maryborough
  3. Take the car ferry from River Heads to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island

$73 - $109

3 alternative options

Train, bus, car ferry  •  15 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Helensvale, platform 2 to Domestic Airport, platform 1
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane Domestic Airport to Hervey Bay - Torquay
  3. Take the car ferry from River Heads to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island

$95 - $223

Drive, car ferry  •  8 h 26 min

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

$74 - $91

Train, fly, car ferry  •  9 h 15 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 car ferry from River Heads to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island

$150 - $381

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Gold Coast to Fraser Island is to drive and car ferry which costs $100 - $130 and takes 8 h 26 min.

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The quickest way to get from Gold Coast to Fraser Island is to drive and car ferry which costs $100 - $130 and takes 8 h 26 min.

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

It takes approximately 12 h 1 min to get from Gold Coast to Fraser Island, including transfers.

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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 car ferry 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, Maryborough, River Heads, and Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island in around 12 h.

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 Domestic Airport, platform 1
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Schedules at
jp.translink.com.au
Online
$15 - $19
Standard
$17 - $23
Train from Helensvale, platform 2 to International Airport, platform 2
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
jp.translink.com.au
Online
$15 - $19
Standard
$17 - $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
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
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
$7 - $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
$11 - $15
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Greyhound Australia
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Maryborough
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $45
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$21 - $35
Flexifare
$30 - $45
Bus from Brisbane Domestic Airport to Hervey Bay - Torquay
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $150
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$35 - $50
Flexifare
$45 - $65
Ferry operators
Fraser Island Ferry
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
$37
Schedules at
fraserislandferry.com.au

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