There are 5 ways to get from Airlie Beach to Darwin by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly from Hamilton Island  •  8 h 13 min

  1. Fly from Hamilton Island (HTI) to Darwin (DRW) HTI - DRW

$341 - $399

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Bus  •  39 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Airlie Beach to Townsville
  2. Take the bus from Townsville to Tennant Creek
  3. Take the bus from Tennant Creek to Darwin

$223 - $405

3 alternative options

Fly from Proserpine  •  9 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Proserpine (PPP) to Darwin (DRW) PPP - DRW

$286 - $347

Train to Mackay, fly  •  9 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Proserpine to Mackay
  2. Fly from Mackay (MKY) to Darwin (DRW) MKY - DRW

$277 - $333

Drive  •  29 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Airlie Beach to Darwin 1725.3 miles

$240 - $360

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Airlie Beach to Darwin. However, there are services departing from Airlie Beach and arriving at Darwin via Townsville and Tennant Creek. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 39 h 30 min.

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The distance between Airlie Beach and Darwin is 2093 km. The road distance is 2760.4 km.

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The best way to get from Airlie Beach to Darwin without a car is to bus which takes 39 h 30 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 8 h 13 min to get from Airlie Beach to Darwin, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Airlie Beach to Darwin is to fly which takes 8 h 13 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 39 h 30 min.

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There is no direct flight from Hamilton Island Airport to Darwin Airport. The quickest flight takes 5 h 55 min and has one stopover.

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

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Darwin is 30 min behind Airlie Beach. It is currently 12:40 AM in Airlie Beach and 12:10 AM in Darwin.

Yes, the driving distance between Airlie Beach to Darwin is 2760 km. It takes approximately 29 h 5 min to drive from Airlie Beach to Darwin.

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Map of how to get from Airlie Beach to Darwin.
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  • Distance: 1308.3 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 13 min

What companies run services between Airlie Beach, QLD, Australia and Darwin, NT, Australia?

Qantas, Virgin Australia and three other airlines fly from Airlie Beach to Darwin hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Airlie Beach to Darwin via Townsville and Tennant Creek in around 39 h 30 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Hamilton Island to Darwin via Cairns
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $700
Flights from Hamilton Island to Darwin via Sydney
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $600
Flights from Hamilton Island to Darwin via Cairns, Gove
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $950
Flights from Hamilton Island to Darwin via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $310
Flights from Hamilton Island to Darwin via Cairns, Townsville
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,000
Flights from Hamilton Island to Darwin via Melbourne, Sydney
Ave. Duration
12 h 30 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$430 - $900
Flights from Proserpine to Darwin via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $330
Flights from Proserpine to Darwin via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
13 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $410
Flights from Proserpine to Darwin via Sydney
Ave. Duration
14 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $370
Flights from Mackay to Darwin via Townsville
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $850
Flights from Mackay to Darwin via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
7 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $470
Flights from Mackay to Darwin via Townsville, Cairns
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$210 - $600
Flights from Mackay to Darwin via Brisbane, Cairns
Ave. Duration
10 h 55 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $700
Flights from Mackay to Darwin via Brisbane, Townsville
Ave. Duration
9 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $950
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Hamilton Island to Darwin via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
10 h 37 min
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $750
Flights from Hamilton Island to Darwin via Sydney, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
11 h 30 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $750
Flights from Proserpine to Darwin via Brisbane, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
12 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$370 - $800
Flights from Mackay to Darwin via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $550
Flights from Mackay to Darwin via Brisbane, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
11 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$300 - $650
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Hamilton Island to Darwin via Sydney
Ave. Duration
9 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $350
Flights from Hamilton Island to Darwin via Sydney, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
10 h 35 min
When
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $390
Flights from Proserpine to Darwin via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $330
Flights from Proserpine to Darwin via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
13 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $410
Flights from Proserpine to Darwin via Sydney
Ave. Duration
14 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $370
Flights from Proserpine to Darwin via Melbourne, Sydney
Ave. Duration
12 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $460
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Proserpine to Darwin via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $290
Flights from Proserpine to Darwin via Sydney, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
13 h 30 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$270 - $380
Train operators
Queensland Rail Travel
Phone
1300 131 722
Email
reservations@qr.com.au
Website
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Proserpine to Mackay
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Book at
Queensland Rail Travel
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 Airlie Beach to Townsville
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $45
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$23 - $35
Flexifare
$30 - $45
Bus from Townsville to Tennant Creek
Ave. Duration
19 h 45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$120 - $220
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$120 - $180
Flexifare
$150 - $210
Bus from Tennant Creek to Darwin
Ave. Duration
14 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $140
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$80 - $120
Flexifare
$95 - $140
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Airlie Beach to Townsville
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Schedules at
premierms.com.au

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Airnorth, Jetstar, Virgin Australia and Qantas offer flights from Hamilton Island Airport to Darwin Airport.

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There are 139+ hotels available in Darwin. Prices start at $70 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Airlie Beach to Hamilton Island Airport is to ferry which takes 55 min and costs .

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