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There are 6 ways to get from Surfers Paradise to Lady Elliot Island Light by train, bus, car, car ferry 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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Train, travel

  1. Take the train from Helensvale station, platform 2 to Roma Street station, platform 7
  2. Take the train from Brisbane Roma Street to Bundaberg
  3. Travel from Bundaberg to Lady Elliot Island Light

Bus, travel

  1. Take the bus from Surfers Paradise Coach Transit Centre, Beach Rd to Brisbane
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane to Bundaberg
  3. Travel from Bundaberg to Lady Elliot Island Light

Train, bus, travel

  1. Take the train from Helensvale station, platform 2 to Fortitude Valley station, platform 2
  2. Take the bus from Chermside Gympie Road to Bundaberg
  3. Travel from Zunker St at Water Tower Stop to Lady Elliot Island Light

Drive, car ferry, travel

  1. Drive from Surfers Paradise to River Heads
  2. Take the car ferry from River Heads to Wanggoolba Creek
  3. Travel from Wanggoolba Creek to Lady Elliot Island Light

Train, fly to Bundaberg, travel

  1. Take the train from Helensvale station, platform 2 to International Airport station, platform 2
  2. Fly from Brisbane (BNE) to Bundaberg (BDB)
  3. Travel from Bundaberg to Lady Elliot Island Light

Train, fly to Hervey Bay, travel

  1. Take the train from Helensvale station, platform 2 to International Airport station, platform 2
  2. Fly from Brisbane (BNE) to Hervey Bay (HVB)
  3. Travel from Hervey Bay to Lady Elliot Island Light

Questions & Answers

The distance between Surfers Paradise and Lady Elliot Island Light is 438 km.

The best way to get from Surfers Paradise to Lady Elliot Island Light without a car is to train and travel which takes 9h 15m and costs .

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It takes approximately 9h 15m to get from Surfers Paradise to Lady Elliot Island Light, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Brisbane Airport to Bundaberg Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Qantas offers flights from Brisbane Airport to Bundaberg Airport.

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Map of how to get from Surfers Paradise to Lady Elliot Island Light.
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  • Distance: 438.3 km
  • Duration: 9h 15m

What companies run services between Surfers Paradise, QLD, Australia and Lady Elliot Island Light, QLD, Australia?

There is no direct connection from Surfers Paradise to Lady Elliot Island Light. However, you can take the tram to Helensvale station, platform 4, take the walk to Helensvale station, platform 2, take the train to Roma Street station, platform 7, take the walk to Brisbane Roma Street, take the train to Bundaberg, then take the travel to Lady Elliot Island Light. Alternatively, you can take the bus to Brisbane, take the bus to Bundaberg, then take the travel to Lady Elliot Island Light.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Brisbane to Bundaberg
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $440
Flights from Brisbane to Hervey Bay
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $380
Train operators
TRANSLink QLD
Phone
13 12 30
Website
translink.com.au
Train from Helensvale station, platform 2 to Roma Street station, platform 7
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
TRANSLink QLD
Train from Helensvale station, platform 2 to Fortitude Valley station, platform 2
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
TRANSLink QLD
Train from Helensvale station, platform 2 to International Airport station, platform 2
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $31
Website
TRANSLink QLD
Bus operators
NSW TrainLink
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Surfers Paradise Coach Transit Centre, Beach Rd to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
NSW TrainLink Train
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, although service is limited in Western Australia with just a single route to Broome. Buses are equipped for long journeys, with free WiFi, air-conditioning, full disability access, USB chargers, reclining seats and an onboard bathroom.

Contact Details
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Bundaberg
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $140
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Early Bird
$75 - $110
Advantage
$90 - $130
Premium
$95 - $140
Premier Motor Service
Phone
+61244235233 (call 13 34 10 within Australia)
Email
reservations@premierms.com.au
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Bundaberg
Ave. Duration
9h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
Premier Motor Service
Bus from Chermside Gympie Road to Bundaberg
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
Premier Motor Service
Ferry operators
Fraser Island Ferry
Phone
+61 7 4194 9300
Email
marketing@kingfisherbay.com
Website
fraserislandferry.com.au
Car ferry from River Heads to Wanggoolba Creek
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
fraserislandferry.com.au
Walk-on Passengers
$40
Standard 4WD (up to 5.3m)
$110 - $140
Large 4WD (over 5.3m)
$160 - $180

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