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There are 5 ways to get from Sydney to Fraser Island by plane, car ferry, train, bus or car

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

Fly, car ferry  •  8 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Hervey Bay (HVB) SYD - HVB
  2. Take the car ferry from River Heads to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island

$163 - $346

Cheapest option

Bus, car ferry  •  28 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Sydney to Brisbane Roma Street
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane to Hervey Bay - Transit Center
  3. Take the car ferry from River Heads to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island

$145 - $328

3 alternative options

Train, car ferry  •  24 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Central Station to Brisbane 31
  2. Take the train from Brisbane Roma Street to Maryborough West
  3. Take the car ferry from River Heads to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island

$165 - $229

Bus, train, car ferry  •  31 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Sydney to Beenleigh
  2. Take the train from Beenleigh, platform 2 to Domestic Airport, platform 1
  3. Take the bus from Brisbane Domestic Airport to Hervey Bay - Palace Hostel
  4. Take the car ferry from River Heads to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island

$181 - $342

Drive, car ferry  •  17 h 48 min

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

$148 - $199

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Sydney to Fraser Island is to drive and car ferry which costs $200 - $280 and takes 17 h 48 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sydney to Fraser Island is to fly and car ferry which costs $220 - $490 and takes 8 h 5 min.

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The distance between Sydney and Fraser Island is 977 km.

It takes approximately 8 h 5 min to get from Sydney to Fraser Island, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Sydney Airport to Hervey Bay Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 45 min.

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Fraser Island is 1 h behind Sydney. It is currently 2:29 PM in Sydney and 1:29 PM in Fraser Island.

Virgin Australia and Qantas offer flights from Sydney 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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The best way to get from Sydney to Sydney Airport is to train which takes 22 min and costs $17.

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Map of how to get from Sydney to Fraser Island.
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  • Distance: 610.7 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 5 min

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

There is no direct connection from Sydney to Fraser Island. However, you can take the train to International Airport Station, take the walk to Sydney airport, fly to Hervey Bay, 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 Sydney to Fraser Island via Brisbane, Brisbane Roma Street, Maryborough West, River Heads, and Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island in around 24 h 20 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Sydney to Hervey Bay via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Sydney to Hervey Bay
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Train operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
14 h 12 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$90 - $130
1st Class
$120 - $180
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
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
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Queensland Rail Travel
TRANSLink QLD
Phone
13 12 30
Website
translink.com.au
Train from Beenleigh, platform 2 to Domestic Airport, platform 1
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $19
Schedules at
jp.translink.com.au
Online
$12 - $16
Standard
$14 - $19
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 Sydney to Brisbane Roma Street
Ave. Duration
16 h 45 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$80 - $140
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$80 - $120
Flexifare
$95 - $140
Bus from Brisbane to Hervey Bay - Transit Center
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $150
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$23 - $35
Flexifare
$30 - $50
Bus from Brisbane Domestic Airport to Hervey Bay - Palace Hostel
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $150
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$30 - $50
Flexifare
$45 - $65
Premier Motor Service
Phone
+61 2 4423 5233
Email
reservations@premierms.com.au
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
17 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $130
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Hervey Bay
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Beenleigh
Ave. Duration
17 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $130
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
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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