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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


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!


2. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru 2026 posts) 11y

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

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.


4. Posted by Pangus (First Time Poster 1 posts) 11y

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

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! :)