How to travel from Adelaide to Hervey Bay, Australia

The distance between Adelaide and Hervey Bay is around 2,159km (1,342 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to fly which takes around 4h 25m.

4 routes found

We've found 4 different ways to get from Adelaide to Hervey Bay by plane, bus, train and car. The recommended routes, which include information on duration, ticket price, and level of difficulty, can be found below.

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Fly

Fly from Adelaide (ADL) to Hervey Bay (HVB).

  • Duration4h 25m
  • Flight time3h 45m
  • Typical cost
    A$755($505)
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Bus

Take the bus to Albury, Sydney then Brisbane and then to Maryborough.

  • Duration1 day 22h
  • Departsonce daily
  • Typical cost
    A$360($240)
Operated by

Multiple bus operators

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Train and Bus

Take the train to Brisbane and then to Cooran station platform 1 then take the bus to Maryborough.

  • Duration2 days 14h
  • Departsonce a week
  • Typical cost
    A$100($68)
Operated by

Multiple operators

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Drive

Drive to Hervey Bay.

  • Duration24h 50m
  • Distance2,195km (1,364 miles)
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Frequently asked questionsabout travel between Adelaide and Hervey Bay

There are several options for getting from Adelaide to Hervey Bay by plane, bus, train and car. The cheapest option is to take the train and then take the bus which costs around A$100 ($68) and will take around 2 days 14h. If you need to get there more quickly, you can fly and arrive in approximately 4h 25m, though it is a bit more costly at approximately A$755 ($505).

The distance between Adelaide and Hervey Bay is around 2,159km (1,342 miles). In a direct line (as the crow flies), the distance is 1,736km (1,079 miles)

It takes around 4h 25m to get from Adelaide and Hervey Bay by plane. If you are travelling by car it will take around 24h 50m to drive there.

The quickest way to get from Adelaide to Hervey Bay is to fly which takes around 4h 25m and will set you back approx A$755 ($505).

The cheapest way to travel between Adelaide and Hervey Bay, if you exclude driving, is to take the train and then take the bus which will typically cost around A$100 ($68) for a standard one-way ticket.

Train travel

There is no train service that runs between Adelaide and Hervey Bay. We recommend that you fly from Adelaide (ADL) to Hervey Bay (HVB). instead which will take 4h 25m.

Bus travel

Yes there is a bus that runs regularly from Adelaide and Hervey Bay. It typically takes around 1 day 22h and departs once daily.

There are no direct bus services that runs from Adelaide to Hervey Bay. However, you can instead can take several connecting buses with changeovers in Albury, Sydney, Brisbane and Maryborough. These services run once daily and will take a minimum of 1 day 22h.

V/Line, Greyhound Australia, Firefly Express and Premier Motor Service run regular bus services between Adelaide and Hervey Bay. Buses run once daily and take around 1 day 22h on average but will vary depending on you book with.

Flights and Airlines

Yes you can fly from Adelaide and Hervey Bay. Flights depart from Adelaide (ADL) and arrive at Hervey Bay (HVB) - via Sydney (SYD). The flight takes around 3h 45m.

There is no direct flight from Adelaide to Hervey Bay. There is however a flight that goes via Sydney (SYD). This services will take at least 4h 25m (not including layover time).

The flight from Adelaide to Hervey Bay typically takes around 3h 45m. Flights depart from Adelaide (ADL) and and arrive into Hervey Bay (HVB).

The closest major airport to Hervey Bay is Hervey Bay Airport (HVB) (HVB) which is approximately 4km (2 miles) from Hervey Bay. Sunshine Coast Airport (MCY) (MCY) and Brisbane Airport (BNE) (BNE) are also nearby and might be a better alternative airport depending on where you are flying from.

Drive yourself

Yes it is possible to drive from Adelaide and Hervey Bay. The distance is around 2,195km (1,364 miles) by road and it will take around 24h 50m in normal traffic conditons.

If you don't have a car, the easiest way to get from Adelaide to Hervey Bay is to fly which takes, on average, 4h 25m and will usually cost around A$755 ($505).

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Compare travel optionsbetween Adelaide and Hervey Bay

Transport options from Adelaide to Hervey Bay
Transport optionDurationCostFrequencyDistance
Fly
4h 25m
A$755($505)
every 20 mins2,159km (1,342 miles)
Bus
1 day 22h
A$360($240)
once daily2,992km (1,859 miles)
Train and Bus
2 days 14h
A$100($68)
once a week2,989km (1,857 miles)
Drive
24h 50m
A$415($280)
on demand2,195km (1,364 miles)

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Airports near Hervey Bay

The following major airports near Hervey Bay offer regular flights to various popular destinations within Australia and internationally.

HVB
Hervey Bay Airport (HVB)
Domestic Airport
Distance
4km (2 miles) from Hervey Bay
MCY
Sunshine Coast Airport (MCY)
Domestic Airport
Distance
147km (91 miles) from Hervey Bay
BNE
Brisbane Airport (BNE)
International Airport
Distance
235km (146 miles) from Hervey Bay