There are 5 ways to get from Airlie Beach to Great Keppel Island by bus, ferry, train, plane or bus and ferry

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

Bus, ferry  •  9h 59m

  1. Take the bus from Airlie Beach to Rockhampton
  2. Take the bus from Bolsover Street to Waterline Way at Keppel Bay Marina 20
  3. Take the ferry from Keppel Bay Marina, Red Jetty to Fisherman's Beach, Great Keppel Island

$98 - $147

Cheapest option

Train, bus, ferry  •  12h 50m

  1. Take the train from Proserpine to Rockhampton
  2. Take the bus from Bolsover Street to Waterline Way at Keppel Bay Marina 20
  3. Take the ferry from Keppel Bay Marina, Red Jetty to Fisherman's Beach, Great Keppel Island

$82 - $145

3 alternative options

Bus, ferry via Marlborough  •  11h 19m

  1. Take the bus from Airlie Beach to Marlborough
  2. Take the bus from Marlborough to Rockhampton George Street
  3. Take the bus from Bolsover Street to Waterline Way at Keppel Bay Marina 20
  4. Take the ferry from Keppel Bay Marina, Red Jetty to Fisherman's Beach, Great Keppel Island

$102 - $129

Bus to Mackay, fly, bus, ferry  •  9h 21m

  1. Take the bus from Airlie Beach to Mackay
  2. Fly from Mackay (MKY) to Rockhampton (ROK) MKY - ROK
  3. Take the bus from Terminal Dr at Rockhampton Airport to Waterline Way at Keppel Bay Marina
  4. Take the ferry from Keppel Bay Marina, Red Jetty to Fisherman's Beach, Great Keppel Island

$198 - $288

Ferry, bus and ferry to Proserpine, fly, bus  •  12h 13m

  1. Take the ferry from Port of Airlie to Hamilton Island Marina
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Hamilton Island Marina to Proserpine Airport
  3. Fly from Proserpine (PPP) to Rockhampton (ROK) PPP - ROK
  4. Take the bus from Terminal Dr at Rockhampton Airport to Waterline Way at Keppel Bay Marina
  5. Take the ferry from Keppel Bay Marina, Red Jetty to Fisherman's Beach, Great Keppel Island

$294 - $607

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Airlie Beach to Great Keppel Island is to train and bus and ferry which costs $80 - $150 and takes 12h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from Airlie Beach to Great Keppel Island is to bus and fly and ferry which costs $190 - $290 and takes 9h 21m.

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The distance between Airlie Beach and Great Keppel Island is 398 km.

The best way to get from Airlie Beach to Great Keppel Island without a car is to bus and ferry which takes 9h 59m and costs $95 - $150.

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It takes approximately 9h 59m to get from Airlie Beach to Great Keppel Island, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Mackay Airport to Rockhampton Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Qantas offers flights from Mackay Airport to Rockhampton Airport.

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There are 39+ hotels available in Great Keppel Island. Prices start at $150 AUD per night.

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Map of how to get from Airlie Beach to Great Keppel Island.
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  • Distance: 397.8 km
  • Duration: 9h 59m

What companies run services between Airlie Beach, QLD, Australia and Great Keppel Island, QLD, Australia?

There is no direct connection from Airlie Beach to Great Keppel Island. However, you can take the bus to Rockhampton, take the walk to Bolsover Street, take the bus to Waterline Way at Keppel Bay Marina, take the walk to Keppel Bay Marina, Red Jetty, then take the ferry to Fisherman's Beach, Great Keppel Island. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Airlie Beach to Great Keppel Island via Marlborough, Rockhampton George Street, Bolsover Street, Waterline Way at Keppel Bay Marina, and Keppel Bay Marina, Red Jetty in around 11h 19m.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Mackay to Rockhampton
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $300
Flights from Proserpine to Rockhampton via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $430
Flights from Proserpine to Rockhampton via Brisbane, Mackay
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Proserpine to Rockhampton via Melbourne, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
9h 5m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $950
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Proserpine to Rockhampton via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $550
Train operators
Queensland Rail Travel
Phone
1300 131 722
Email
reservations@qr.com.au
Website
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Proserpine to Rockhampton
Ave. Duration
6h 18m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $110
Book at
Queensland Rail Travel
Economy- B-Quick fare
$50 - $75
Economy- A-choice fare
$70 - $110
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, although service is limited in Western Australia with just a single route to Broome. Buses are equipped for long journeys, with free WiFi, air-conditioning, full disability access, USB chargers, reclining seats and an onboard bathroom.

Contact Details
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Airlie Beach to Rockhampton
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$70 - $120
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Early Bird
$70 - $90
Premium
$85 - $120
Advantage
$90 - $110
Bus from Airlie Beach to Mackay
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Early Bird
$35 - $45
Premium
$35 - $50
Advantage
$35 - $45
Premier Motor Service
Phone
+61 2 4423 5233
Email
reservations@premierms.com.au
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Airlie Beach to Rockhampton George Street
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $90
Website
Premier Motor Service
Bus from Airlie Beach to Marlborough
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $75
Website
Premier Motor Service
Bus from Marlborough to Rockhampton George Street
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Website
Premier Motor Service
Bus from Airlie Beach to Mackay
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
Premier Motor Service
Youngs Bus Service
Phone
+61 7 4922 3813
Email
info@youngsbusservice.com.au
Website
youngsbusservice.com.au
Bus from Bolsover Street to Waterline Way at Keppel Bay Marina
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
Youngs Bus Service
Bus from Terminal Dr at Rockhampton Airport to Waterline Way at Keppel Bay Marina
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
Youngs Bus Service
Cruise Whitsundays
Phone
+61 07 4846 7000
Email
reservations@cruisewhitsundays.com
Website
cruisewhitsundays.com
Bus and ferry from Hamilton Island Marina to Proserpine Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$83
Schedules at
cruisewhitsundays.com
Ferry operators
Keppel Konnections
Phone
+61 (0) 7 4847 6350
Email
transfers@keppelkonnections.com.au
Website
keppelkonnections.com.au
Ferry from Keppel Bay Marina, Red Jetty to Fisherman's Beach, Great Keppel Island
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
keppelkonnections.com.au
Book at
keppelkonnections.rezdy.com
Cruise Whitsundays

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