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There are 8 ways to get from Whitsunday Islands to Fraser Island by plane, car ferry, train or bus

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 Hamilton Island to Hervey Bay, car ferry  •  8 h 35 min

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

$260 - $747

Cheapest option

Bus Greyhound Australia, car ferry  •  18 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Airlie Beach to Hervey Bay - Pialba Gx411
  2. Take the car ferry from River Heads to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island

$115 - $168

6 alternative options

Travel to Proserpine, fly to Hervey Bay, car ferry  •  10 h 12 min

  1. Travel from Whitsunday Islands to Proserpine
  2. Fly from Proserpine (PPP) to Hervey Bay (HVB) PPP - HVB
  3. Take the car ferry from River Heads to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island

$290 - $589

Train to Mackay, fly to Hervey Bay, car ferry  •  13 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Proserpine to Mackay
  2. Fly from Mackay (MKY) to Hervey Bay (HVB) MKY - HVB
  3. Take the car ferry from River Heads to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island

$260 - $505

Fly Hamilton Island to Brisbane, train, car ferry  •  12 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Hamilton Island (HTI) to Brisbane (BNE) HTI - BNE
  2. Take the train from Eagle Junction, platform 4 to Caboolture, platform 1
  3. Take the train from Caboolture to Maryborough West
  4. Take the car ferry from River Heads to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island

$176 - $462

Travel to Proserpine, fly to Brisbane, train, car ferry  •  13 h 7 min

  1. Travel from Whitsunday Islands to Proserpine
  2. Fly from Proserpine (PPP) to Brisbane (BNE) PPP - BNE
  3. Take the train from Eagle Junction, platform 4 to Caboolture, platform 1
  4. Take the train from Caboolture to Maryborough West
  5. Take the car ferry from River Heads to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island

$142 - $291

Train, car ferry  •  16 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Proserpine to Maryborough West Spirit of Queensland
  2. Take the car ferry from River Heads to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island

$140 - $181

Bus Premier Motor Service, car ferry  •  19 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Proserpine to Hervey Bay
  2. Take the car ferry from River Heads to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island

$124 - $158

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Whitsunday Islands to Fraser Island is to bus and car ferry which costs $170 - $230 and takes 19 h 3 min.

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The quickest way to get from Whitsunday Islands to Fraser Island is to fly and car ferry which costs $360 - $1,100 and takes 8 h 35 min.

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The distance between Whitsunday Islands and Fraser Island is 698 km.

It takes approximately 8 h 35 min to get from Whitsunday Islands to Fraser Island, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Hamilton Island Airport to Hervey Bay Airport. The quickest flight takes 5 h 55 min and has one stopover.

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Virgin Australia and Qantas offer flights from Hamilton Island 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 Whitsunday Islands to Hamilton Island Airport is to travel which takes 7 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Whitsunday Islands to Fraser Island.
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  • Distance: 436 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 35 min

What companies run services between Whitsunday Islands, QLD, Australia and Fraser Island, QLD, Australia?

There is no direct connection from Whitsunday Islands to Fraser Island. However, you can take the travel to Hamilton Island 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 the travel to Proserpine 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.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Hamilton Island to Hervey Bay via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 51 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $750
Flights from Hamilton Island to Hervey Bay via Sydney, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Hamilton Island to Hervey Bay via Cairns, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Proserpine to Hervey Bay via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $600
Flights from Proserpine to Hervey Bay via Sydney, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
7 h 42 min
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $330
Flights from Proserpine to Hervey Bay via Melbourne, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $350
Flights from Mackay to Hervey Bay via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Mackay to Hervey Bay via Townsville, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Hamilton Island to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Flights from Proserpine to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $420
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Hamilton Island to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Flights from Proserpine to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Proserpine to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $420
Train operators
Queensland Rail Travel
Phone
1300 131 722
Email
reservations@qr.com.au
Website
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Proserpine to Mackay
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $27
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Queensland Rail Travel
Train from Caboolture to Maryborough West
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $40
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Queensland Rail Travel
Train from Proserpine to Maryborough West
Ave. Duration
10 h 16 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $140
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Queensland Rail Travel
TRANSLink QLD
Website
translink.com.au
Train from Eagle Junction, platform 4 to Caboolture, platform 1
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
jp.translink.com.au
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 Airlie Beach to Hervey Bay - Pialba
Ave. Duration
13 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $130
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$70 - $110
Flexifare
$90 - $130
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Proserpine to Hervey Bay
Ave. Duration
11 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $110
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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