There are 6 ways to get from Sydney to Airlie Beach by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly to Proserpine  •  5 h 36 min

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

$117 - $400

5 alternative options

Fly to Hamilton Island  •  6 h

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

$162 - $562

Train  •  30 h 55 min

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

$205 - $346

Bus Greyhound Australia  •  36 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Sydney to Brisbane Roma Street Gx243 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane to Airlie Beach Gx443 / ...

$177 - $307

Bus Premier Motor Service  •  39 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from Chatswood to Brisbane
  2. Take the bus from Aspley Gympie Road to Airlie Beach

$224 - $320

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 $160 - $550 and takes 5 h 36 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sydney to Airlie Beach is to fly which costs $160 - $550 and takes 5 h 36 min.

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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 36 h 15 min.

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The distance between Sydney and Airlie Beach is 1532 km. The road distance is 1963.5 km.

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The best way to get from Sydney to Airlie Beach without a car is to train which takes 30 h 55 min and costs $280 - $480.

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It takes approximately 5 h 36 min to get from Sydney to Airlie Beach, including transfers.

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Sydney to Airlie Beach bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, depart from Sydney station.

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The best way to get from Sydney to Airlie Beach is to fly which takes 5 h 36 min and costs $160 - $550. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $280 - $480 and takes 30 h 55 min, you could also bus, which costs $240 - $430 and takes 36 h 15 min.

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The quickest flight from Sydney Airport to Proserpine Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 30 min.

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Sydney to Airlie Beach bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, arrive at Airlie Beach station.

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Map of how to get from Sydney to Airlie Beach.
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  • Distance: 957.2 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 36 min

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 30 h 55 min.

Airlines
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Sydney to Proserpine via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Sydney to Hamilton Island
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Every day
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 52 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $750
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 Proserpine via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Sydney to Proserpine via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Sydney to Hamilton Island
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $800
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 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
Estimated price
$160 - $850
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
$90 - $140
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$90 - $140
1st Class
$120 - $190
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 - $210
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
A-Choice
$205
B-Quick
$113
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 Sydney to Brisbane Roma Street
Ave. Duration
16 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$80 - $140
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$80 - $120
Flexifare
$100 - $140
Bus from Brisbane to Airlie Beach
Ave. Duration
18 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$95 - $170
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$95 - $140
Flexifare
$120 - $170
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
17 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $130
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Airlie Beach
Ave. Duration
19 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $160
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Bus from Chatswood to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
17 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $140
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Bus from Aspley Gympie Road to Airlie Beach
Ave. Duration
19 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $170
Schedules at
premierms.com.au

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