There are 6 ways to get from Sydney to Airlie Beach by plane, ferry, 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.

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 Roma Street, Proserpine, and Mill St at Proserpine in around 30 h 53 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Sydney to Hamilton Island
Avg. Duration
2 h 27 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $850
Flights from Sydney to Hamilton Island via Brisbane
Avg. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Sydney to Hamilton Island via Melbourne
Avg. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Sydney to Proserpine
Avg. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Sydney to Proserpine via Brisbane
Avg. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Sydney to Proserpine via Melbourne
Avg. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Sydney to Mackay via Brisbane
Avg. Duration
4 h 1 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Sydney to Mackay via Brisbane, Rockhampton
Avg. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Sydney to Mackay via Townsville
Avg. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Sydney to Mackay via Canberra, Brisbane
Avg. Duration
7 h 2 min
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Sydney to Hamilton Island
Avg. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Sydney to Hamilton Island via Brisbane
Avg. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Sydney to Hamilton Island via Melbourne
Avg. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Sydney to Proserpine via Brisbane
Avg. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Sydney to Mackay via Brisbane
Avg. Duration
4 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Sydney to Mackay via Port Macquarie, Brisbane
Avg. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Sydney to Hamilton Island
Avg. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $800
Flights from Sydney to Proserpine
Avg. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Sydney to Proserpine
Avg. Duration
2 h 35 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
Avg. Duration
14 h 12 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$100 - $150
1st Class
$130 - $200
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
$221
B-Quick
$122
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 - $30
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$13 - $19
Flexifare
$22 - $30
Bus from Sydney to Brisbane Roma Street
Avg. Duration
15 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$85 - $150
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$85 - $130
Flexifare
$100 - $150
Bus from Brisbane to Airlie Beach
Avg. Duration
18 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$100 - $180
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$100 - $150
Flexifare
$120 - $180
Ferry operators
Cruise Whitsundays

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Sydney to Airlie Beach?

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

What is the cheapest way to get from Sydney to Airlie Beach?

The cheapest way to get from Sydney to Airlie Beach is to fly which costs $260 and takes 5 h 42 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Sydney to Airlie Beach?

The quickest way to get from Sydney to Airlie Beach is to fly which takes 5 h 42 min and costs $260.

Is there a direct bus between Sydney and Airlie Beach?

No, there is no direct bus from Sydney to Airlie Beach. However, there are services departing from Sydney and arriving at Airlie Beach via Brisbane. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 35 h 15 min.

How long does it take to get from Sydney to Airlie Beach?

It takes approximately 5 h 43 min to get from Sydney to Airlie Beach, including transfers.