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

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

Recommended option

Fly to Proserpine  •  5 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Proserpine (PPP) SYD - PPP

$118 - $400

6 alternative options

Fly to Hamilton Island  •  6 h

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Hamilton Island (HTI) SYD - HTI

$167 - $562

Fly to Mackay, bus  •  8 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Mackay (MKY) SYD - MKY
  2. Take the bus from Mackay to Airlie Beach

$168 - $389

Train  •  31 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Central Station to Brisbane 31
  2. Take the train from Brisbane Roma Street to Proserpine Spirit of Queensland

$207 - $359

Train, bus  •  34 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Central Station to Brisbane 31
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane to Airlie Beach Gx443 / ...

$195 - $313

Train, bus via Tamworth  •  39 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Hornsby Station to Muswellbrook Station 223
  2. Take the bus from Muswellbrook Station, Coach Stop to Tamworth Station, Coach Stop 355
  3. Take the bus from Tamworth to Brisbane
  4. Take the bus from Brisbane to Airlie Beach

$222 - $343

Drive  •  23 h 28 min

  1. Drive from Sydney to Airlie Beach 1227.2 miles

$170 - $260

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The cheapest way to get from Sydney to Airlie Beach is to fly which costs $150 - $550 and takes 5 h 42 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sydney to Airlie Beach is to fly which takes 5 h 42 min and costs $150 - $550.

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The distance between Sydney and Airlie Beach is 1532 km. The road distance is 1964 km.

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It takes approximately 5 h 42 min to get from Sydney to Airlie Beach, including transfers.

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What companies run services between Sydney, NSW, Australia and Airlie Beach, QLD, Australia?

Jetstar, Tigerair Australia and two other airlines fly from Sydney to Airlie Beach every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Sydney to Airlie Beach via Brisbane, Brisbane Roma Street, Proserpine, and Mill St at Proserpine in around 31 h 1 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Sydney to Proserpine
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Sydney to Proserpine via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Sydney to Proserpine via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Sydney to Hamilton Island
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $850
Flights from Sydney to Hamilton Island via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Sydney to Mackay via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 29 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Sydney to Mackay via Canberra, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Sydney to Mackay via Brisbane, Rockhampton
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Sydney to Proserpine via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Sydney to Hamilton Island
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Sydney to Hamilton Island via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Sydney to Hamilton Island via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Sydney to Mackay via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Sydney to Mackay via Port Macquarie, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Sydney to Mackay via Canberra, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Sydney to Proserpine
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Sydney to Hamilton Island
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $800
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Sydney to Proserpine
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $600
Train operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
14 h 12 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$95 - $140
1st Class
$130 - $190
Train from Hornsby Station to Muswellbrook Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$24 - $35
1st Class
$30 - $50
Queensland Rail Travel
Phone
1300 131 722
Email
reservations@qr.com.au
Website
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Brisbane Roma Street to Proserpine
Ave. Duration
14 h 7 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$110 - $220
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
A-Choice
$211
B-Quick
$116
Bus operators
Greyhound Australia

Greyhound Australia is the country’s only long distance bus operator running services in all states and territories. Greyhound Australia has been operating for 110 years and is the leading bus company in Australia. The extensive network now covers most of the Australian mainland and services more than 5 million passengers every year. Buses are equipped for the long journeys, with free WiFi, air-conditioning, full disability access, USB chargers in every seat and an on-board restroom.

Contact Details
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Mackay to Airlie Beach
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $29
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$12 - $19
Flexifare
$21 - $29
Bus from Brisbane to Airlie Beach
Ave. Duration
18 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$100 - $170
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$100 - $150
Flexifare
$120 - $170
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Muswellbrook Station, Coach Stop to Tamworth Station, Coach Stop
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info

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