There are 5 ways to get from Surfers Paradise to Fraser Island by bus, car ferry, train, 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

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

$75 - $110

4 alternative options

Train, car ferry  •  12 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Helensvale, platform 2 to Roma Street, platform 7
  2. Take the train from Brisbane Roma Street to Maryborough West
  3. Take the car ferry from River Heads to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island

$90 - $119

Train, bus, car ferry  •  15 h 33 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

$96 - $234

Drive, car ferry  •  8 h 27 min

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

$76 - $92

Train, fly, car ferry  •  9 h 20 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

$151 - $383

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

There is no direct connection from Surfers Paradise to Fraser Island. However, you can take the bus to Brisbane, take the bus to Maryborough, 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 Surfers Paradise to Fraser Island via Helensvale, platform 5, Helensvale, platform 2, Roma Street, platform 7, Brisbane Roma Street, Maryborough West, River Heads, and Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island in around 12 h 4 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 7
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 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 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Schedules at
jp.translink.com.au
Online
$15 - $20
Standard
$18 - $23
Train from Helensvale, platform 2 to International Airport, platform 2
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Schedules at
jp.translink.com.au
Online
$15 - $20
Standard
$18 - $23
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 - $55
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 - $11
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 - $16
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
$22 - $45
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$22 - $35
Flexifare
$30 - $45
Bus from Brisbane Domestic Airport to Hervey Bay - Torquay
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $160
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$35 - $55
Flexifare
$45 - $70
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
$38
Schedules at
fraserislandferry.com.au

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Surfers Paradise to Fraser Island?

The distance between Surfers Paradise and Fraser Island is 309 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Surfers Paradise to Fraser Island?

The cheapest way to get from Surfers Paradise to Fraser Island is to drive and car ferry which costs $95 - $130 and takes 8 h 27 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Surfers Paradise to Fraser Island?

The quickest way to get from Surfers Paradise to Fraser Island is to drive and car ferry which takes 8 h 27 min and costs $95 - $130.

How long does it take to get from Surfers Paradise to Fraser Island?

It takes approximately 12 h to get from Surfers Paradise to Fraser Island, including transfers.