Rome2rio's partners include

There are 7 ways to get from Gold Coast to Airlie Beach by train, plane, ferry, bus or car

Select a route below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Map of how to get from Gold Coast to Airlie Beach.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 614.6 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 54 min

What companies run services between Gold Coast, QLD, Australia and Airlie Beach, QLD, Australia?

You can take a train from Gold Coast to Airlie Beach via Helensvale, platform 2, Brisbane Roma Street, Proserpine, and Mill St at Proserpine in around 18 hours 36 minutes. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Gold Coast to Airlie Beach via Brisbane in around 21 hours 5 minutes.

Airlines
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Brisbane to Proserpine
Avg. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Flights from Brisbane to Hamilton Island
Avg. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Flights from Brisbane to Mackay
Avg. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $370
Flights from Gold Coast to Mackay via Sydney, Brisbane
Avg. Duration
9 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $2,500
Flights from Gold Coast to Mackay via Canberra, Brisbane
Avg. Duration
10 h 20 min
When
Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$220 - $2,500
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Brisbane to Proserpine
Avg. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $420
Flights from Brisbane to Hamilton Island
Avg. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Flights from Brisbane to Mackay
Avg. Duration
1 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $440
Flights from Brisbane to Mackay via Rockhampton
Avg. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $460
Flights from Gold Coast to Mackay via Sydney, Brisbane
Avg. Duration
7 h 22 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $3,000
Flights from Gold Coast to Mackay via Newcastle, Brisbane
Avg. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$320 - $3,000
Flights from Gold Coast to Mackay via Cairns, Townsville
Avg. Duration
9 h 45 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$190 - $390
Flights from Gold Coast to Mackay via Sydney, Townsville
Avg. Duration
9 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $390
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Brisbane to Proserpine
Avg. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $420
Flights from Brisbane to Mackay
Avg. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $330
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Brisbane to Proserpine
Avg. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $160
Train operators
TRANSLink QLD
Website
translink.com.au
Train from Helensvale, platform 2 to International Airport, platform 2
Avg. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Schedules at
jp.translink.com.au
Online
$16 - $21
Standard
$18 - $24
Train from Helensvale, platform 2 to Roma Street, platform 7
Avg. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
jp.translink.com.au
Queensland Rail
Website
queenslandrail.com.au
Train from Brisbane Roma Street to Proserpine
Avg. Duration
13 h 59 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$120 - $230
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Book at
bookings.queenslandrailtravel.com.au
A-Choice
$224
B-Quick
$123
Bus operators
Greyhound Australia
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Mackay to Airlie Beach
Avg. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $35
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$13 - $20
Flexifare
$22 - $35
Bus from Surfers Paradise to Brisbane Roma Street
Avg. Duration
35 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $21
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$7 - $10
Flexifare
$14 - $21
Bus from Brisbane to Airlie Beach
Avg. Duration
19 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$110 - $190
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$110 - $170
Flexifare
$130 - $190
Ferry operators
Cruise Whitsundays

How far is it from Gold Coast to Airlie Beach?

The distance between Gold Coast and Airlie Beach is 983 km. The road distance is 1177 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Gold Coast to Airlie Beach?

The cheapest way to get from Gold Coast to Airlie Beach is to drive which costs $160 and takes 15 hours 55 minutes.

What is the fastest way to get from Gold Coast to Airlie Beach?

The quickest way to get from Gold Coast to Airlie Beach is to train and fly which takes 6 hours 54 minutes and costs $190.

Is there a direct bus between Gold Coast and Airlie Beach?

No, there is no direct bus from Gold Coast to Airlie Beach. However, there are services departing from Surfers Paradise and arriving at Airlie Beach via Brisbane. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21 hours 5 minutes.

How long does it take to get from Gold Coast to Airlie Beach?

It takes approximately 6 hours 54 minutes to get from Gold Coast to Airlie Beach, including transfers.