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Any buses from Brisbane to Fraser Island/Hervey Bay?

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1. Posted by James1976 (Budding Member 41 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Hi,

I will be travelling up the East Coast in March/April via Oz-Experience bus. Due to the days that the Oz-Experience bus runs from Brisbane to Hervey Bay/Fraser Island i might possibly miss my connection from Brisbane to Fraser Island/Hervery Bay, and so might be stuck in Brisbane for an extra day (which i cant really afford the time to do).

Apart from Oz-experience buses, are there any other bus services from Brisbane to Fraser Island please? I have thought of Greyhound, but i think that they need advanced booking and i might only have an hour or two advance notice depending on my situation (i may or make my connection in Brisbane with Ox-experience).

I thought that there might be a local bus service that does this?

Any help appreciated!

Thanks,
James

2. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru 2026 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

I think Greyhound and Premier are your only options really unless you want to fly - it is about 300km from Brisbane to Hervey Bay.

I don't think there's anything to stop you from turning up on the day and trying to buy a ticket at the bus station, it's just that you're not guaranteed one, there are about 10 buses a day though, however I can't find any evidence of a bus that will definitely take you at 1 or 2 hours notice.

3. Posted by James1976 (Budding Member 41 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Hi magykal,

I dont really want to fly, and so i think you're right i will just have to chance waiting for the next Greyhound bus if i dont make my OzExperience bus connection.

I dont mind waiting until theres a Greyhound with a space, but i really need to catch a bus at some point on that same day from Brisbane to Hervey (hopefully one of the buses will have a space ).

Thanks for your help, as you say i will just have to chance it. Fingers crossed i will make my OzExperience connection and save me the worry! :)

Thanks for you help.

James

4. Posted by Pangus (First Time Poster 1 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

No bus will take you to Fraser Island .You proably can catch a bus to Hervey Bay or Rainbow Beach , from that point on , you will need to use a 4WD . There may be some sort of transport from these 2 places onto the Island. You will need to know where you wish to go at Fraser Island , as its over 100 km long .If you wish more details ,let me know , I might be able to find out for you, as I live in Brisbane and many of my friends go there.

5. Posted by James1976 (Budding Member 41 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Hi Pangus,

Thanks for your post. I think i will just have to chance Greyhound to go to Hervey Bay and then get some other transport from there like you suggested.

Thanks for the offer of info, i will probably ask around when i get there to see if any one else is hiring a 4WD vehicle. If you hear of the best place to go on the island (i think i will have 2 days free to explore it) then it would be much appreciated, as i ahvent looked into Fraser Island as yet.

Thanks! :)

James