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 6 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

$165 - $348

Cheapest option

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

$150 - $201

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

$178 - $244

Train, bus, car ferry  •  27 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Central Station to Brisbane 31
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane to Hervey Bay - Torquay
  3. Take the car ferry from River Heads to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island

$163 - $320

Train, bus, car ferry via Tamworth  •  27 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Central Station to Tamworth Station 223
  2. Take the bus from Tamworth to Brisbane
  3. Take the bus from Brisbane to Maryborough
  4. Take the car ferry from River Heads to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island

$193 - $269

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 23 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
$95 - $140
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$95 - $140
1st Class
$130 - $200
Train from Central Station to Tamworth Station
Ave. Duration
6 h 7 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$40 - $65
1st Class
$60 - $90
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
Greyhound Australia
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Hervey Bay - Torquay
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $130
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$25 - $40
Flexifare
$35 - $50
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
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 Sydney to Fraser Island?

The distance between Sydney and Fraser Island is 977 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Sydney to Fraser Island?

The cheapest way to get from Sydney to Fraser Island is to drive and car ferry which costs $190 - $270 and takes 17 h 48 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Sydney to Fraser Island?

The quickest way to get from Sydney to Fraser Island is to fly and car ferry which takes 8 h 6 min and costs $210 - $470.

How long does it take to get from Sydney to Fraser Island?

It takes approximately 8 h 6 min to get from Sydney to Fraser Island, including transfers.