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

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Train to Mackay, fly  •  7 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Proserpine to Mackay
  2. Fly from Mackay (MKY) to Hervey Bay (HVB) MKY - HVB

$237 - $481

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Bus  •  12 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Airlie Beach to Hervey Bay Gx411

$70 - $130

3 alternative options

Fly from Proserpine  •  5 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Proserpine (PPP) to Hervey Bay (HVB) PPP - HVB

$285 - $605

Train  •  13 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Proserpine to Maryborough West Spirit of Queensland

$107 - $157

Drive  •  12 h 24 min

  1. Drive from Airlie Beach to Hervey Bay 547.9 miles

$75 - $120

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The cheapest way to get from Airlie Beach to Hervey Bay is to drive which costs $100 - $160 and takes 12 h 24 min.

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The quickest way to get from Airlie Beach to Hervey Bay is to fly which costs $390 - $850 and takes 5 h 20 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Airlie Beach and arriving at Hervey Bay. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 12 h 15 min.

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The distance between Airlie Beach and Hervey Bay is 702 km. The road distance is 876.6 km.

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The best way to get from Airlie Beach to Hervey Bay without a car is to bus which takes 12 h 15 min and costs $100 - $180.

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It takes approximately 7 h 41 min to get from Airlie Beach to Hervey Bay, including transfers.

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Airlie Beach to Hervey Bay bus services, operated by Premier Motor Service, depart from Airlie Beach station.

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The best way to get from Airlie Beach to Hervey Bay is to fly which takes 5 h 20 min and costs $390 - $850. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $100 - $180 and takes 12 h 15 min, you could also train, which costs $140 - $220 and takes 13 h 58 min.

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There is no direct flight from Mackay Airport to Hervey Bay Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 25 min and has one stopover.

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Airlie Beach to Hervey Bay bus services, operated by Premier Motor Service, arrive at Hervey Bay station.

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Map of how to get from Airlie Beach to Hervey Bay.
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  • Distance: 438.5 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 41 min

What companies run services between Airlie Beach, QLD, Australia and Hervey Bay, QLD, Australia?

Virgin Australia, Qantas and Jetstar fly from Airlie Beach to Hervey Bay twice daily. Alternatively, Premier Motor Service operates a bus from Airlie Beach to Hervey Bay once daily. Tickets cost $85 - $120 and the journey takes 12 h 15 min. Greyhound Australia also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Mackay to Hervey Bay via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Mackay to Hervey Bay via Townsville, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Proserpine to Hervey Bay via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $550
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
5 times a week
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Proserpine to Maryborough West
Ave. Duration
10 h 16 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Bus operators
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Airlie Beach to Hervey Bay
Ave. Duration
12 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
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.

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Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Airlie Beach to Hervey Bay - Pialba
Ave. Duration
13 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $130
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$70 - $110
Flexifare
$90 - $130

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Yes, the driving distance between Airlie Beach to Hervey Bay is 877 km. It takes approximately 12 h 24 min to drive from Airlie Beach to Hervey Bay.

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Virgin Australia and Qantas offer flights from Mackay Airport to Hervey Bay Airport.

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There are 82+ hotels available in Hervey Bay. Prices start at $61 USD per night.

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