How to get to Hervey Bay

Hervey Bay Queensland is 3.5 hours drive from Brisbane. A quicker way to get there is to fly. Flights to Hervey Bay depart from Brisbane daily. Hervey Bay Airport is located on Don Adams Drive and is only 10 minutes from the town centre.

By Car
How to get to Hervey Bay


The majority of visitors to The Bay come here by car which some find a lot easier and more relaxing . The Bruce Highway runs by this region making it easily accessible by private vehicle which for some is more comfortable.


The comprehensive Motoring Holiday Guide to South East Queensland is a must for all travelers to the region it makes your trip a lot less stressful if you have the step by step guide which features detailed maps, as well as travel tips, major towns and points of interest in an easy process so it is a must have when travelling the great south east.

By Coach
Bus Travel

Greyhound Pioneer and Premier Motor Services are the way to travel if you don’t have a car or just don’t feel like driving. The coaches operate several services each day through Maryborough, Hervey Bay and Childers, so sit back and relax and let someone else do the driving for you while you enjoy the air conditioned comfort of the coaches on offer. Suncoast Pacific operates daily services from Brisbane via the Sunshine Coast so if you need to get somewhere and want to do it in comfort they are the way to go.

By Air
Plane Flights

Qantas operate direct daily flights from Brisbane to the Fraser Coast while Virgin Airlines have daily flights from Sydney. So if you’re looking for a quick and comfortable way to travel Qantas and Virgin are the way to go. With convenient connections from most Australian capital cities, it will be a breeze to travel by plane and in style with TV’s on most flights, so it won’t be problem with the little ones. There are several daily flights from Brisbane to Hervey Bay and Maryborough if you’re looking for an easy way to travel. See Hervey bay airport schedules here.

By Rail
How to get to Hervey Bay Trains

Queensland Rail operates regular services from Brisbane, Rockhampton and Cairns into Maryborough West. Transfers to The Bay can be included via the Train link bus service, which connects with every train. The Tilt Train will also stop at the Howard for pre-booked passengers.

How to get to Hervey Bay Within the Region

This airport now boasts a cafe, and larger booking area as well as plenty of parking and easy access area’s for those acquiring taxi’s, limousines and for those needing disabled parking. Jetstar and Virgin Blue are now regular aircrafts that fly in and out of the city direct to Sydney many times a day.

Hervey Bay Taxi Service

Providing a taxi service for all of The Bay.

Ph: (07) 5561 2670 or 131 008.

Hervey Bay Limousine Service

Provide an excellent travel service for The Bay.

Ph: 07 41245855 or M: 0408 078344.

Maryborough Hervey Bay Coaches

Provide bus services for all of The Bay

Ph: 07 4121 3719.

Getting to Fraser Island

Once you arrive in The Bay you only need to travel about 15 minutes, to get to River Heads from here you can book a barge and travel over to the Island.

Fraser Island is very easy if you use one of the local tour operators or you may choose to book online with our website.

Hervey Bay is also the main stepping off point for Fraser Island barges and they provide access to Fraser Island. All vehicles travelling to Fraser Island must have an official permit.