There are 4 ways to get from Airlie Beach to Heron Island by bus, ferry, train or plane

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  •  11 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Airlie Beach to Gladstone Gx447 / ...
  2. Take the ferry from Gladstone Marina to Heron Island

$110 - $151

3 alternative options

Train, ferry  •  12 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Proserpine to Gladstone Spirit of Queensland
  2. Take the ferry from Gladstone Marina to Heron Island

$128 - $162

Train to Australia By Seaplane, Gladstone Airport, fly to Heron Island  •  11 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Proserpine to Gladstone
  2. Take the plane from Australia By Seaplane, Gladstone Airport to Heron Island

$359 - $393

Bus to Australia By Seaplane, Gladstone Airport, fly to Heron Island  •  11 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Airlie Beach to Gladstone
  2. Take the plane from Australia By Seaplane, Gladstone Airport to Heron Island

$324 - $362

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

There is no direct connection from Airlie Beach to Heron Island. However, you can take the bus to Gladstone, take the taxi to Gladstone Marina, then take the ferry to Heron Island. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Airlie Beach to Heron Island via Mill St at Proserpine, Proserpine, Gladstone, and Gladstone Marina in around 12 h 57 min.

Train operators
Queensland Rail Travel
Phone
1300 131 722
Email
reservations@qr.com.au
Website
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Proserpine to Gladstone
Ave. Duration
7 h 44 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Bus operators
Greyhound Australia
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Airlie Beach to Gladstone
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$50 - $75
Flexifare
$65 - $95
Ferry operators
ferry
Ferry from Gladstone Marina to Heron Island
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$48
Schedules at
heronisland.com
Other operators
Australia By Seaplane
Phone
+61 419 669 575
Email
info@australiabyseaplane.com.au
Website
australiabyseaplane.com.au
Plane from Australia By Seaplane, Gladstone Airport to Heron Island
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$268
Schedules at
australiabyseaplane.com.au

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Airlie Beach to Heron Island?

The distance between Airlie Beach and Heron Island is 483 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Airlie Beach to Heron Island?

The cheapest way to get from Airlie Beach to Heron Island is to bus and ferry which costs $140 - $200 and takes 11 h 8 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Airlie Beach to Heron Island?

The quickest way to get from Airlie Beach to Heron Island is to train and fly which takes 11 h 3 min and costs $460 - $520.

How long does it take to get from Airlie Beach to Heron Island?

It takes approximately 11 h 8 min to get from Airlie Beach to Heron Island, including transfers.