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There are 6 ways to get from Airlie Beach to Hervey Bay by bus, plane, ferry, bus and ferry, train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Bus to Mackay, fly  •  6h 22m

  1. Take the bus from Airlie Beach to Mackay
  2. Fly from Mackay (MKY) to Hervey Bay (HVB) MKY - HVB

$232 - $485

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Bus Greyhound Australia  •  12h 50m

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

$70 - $130

4 alternative options

Ferry, bus and ferry to Proserpine, fly  •  8h 39m

  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 Hervey Bay (HVB) PPP - HVB

$360 - $674

Bus Premier Motor Service  •  13h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Airlie Beach to Howard

$90 - $118

Train  •  13h 58m

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

$107 - $157

Drive  •  12h 24m

  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 $110 - $160 and takes 12h 24m.

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The quickest way to get from Airlie Beach to Hervey Bay is to bus and fly which costs $320 - $700 and takes 6h 22m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Airlie Beach and arriving at Hervey Bay - Pialba. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 12h 50m.

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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 12h 50m and costs $100 - $180.

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It takes approximately 6h 22m to get from Airlie Beach to Hervey Bay, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Airlie Beach to Hervey Bay is to bus which takes 12h 50m and costs $100 - $180. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $150 - $230 and takes 13h 58m.

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There is no direct flight from Mackay Airport to Hervey Bay Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 30m and has one stopover.

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Airlie Beach to Hervey Bay bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, arrive at Hervey Bay - Pialba 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: 6h 22m

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

Greyhound Australia operates a bus from Airlie Beach to Hervey Bay once daily. Tickets cost $70 - $130 and the journey takes 12h 50m. Alternatively, Queensland Rail Travel operates a train from Airlie Beach to Hervey Bay once daily. Tickets cost $95 - $140 and the journey takes 10h 16m.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Mackay to Hervey Bay via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Mackay to Hervey Bay via Rockhampton, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Proserpine to Hervey Bay via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
6h 51m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $490
Flights from Proserpine to Hervey Bay via Sydney, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$210 - $350
Flights from Proserpine to Hervey Bay via Melbourne, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$300 - $350
Train operators
Queensland Rail Travel
Phone
1300 131 722
Email
reservations@qr.com.au
Website
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Proserpine to Maryborough West
Ave. Duration
10h 16m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $140
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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 Mackay
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $28
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Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$12 - $18
Flexifare
$20 - $28
Bus from Airlie Beach to Hervey Bay - Pialba
Ave. Duration
12h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $130
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$70 - $110
Flexifare
$90 - $130
Premier Motor Service
Phone
+61 2 4423 5233
Email
reservations@premierms.com.au
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Airlie Beach to Mackay
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $23
Website
Premier Motor Service
Bus from Airlie Beach to Howard
Ave. Duration
10h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $110
Website
Premier Motor 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
$59
Schedules at
cruisewhitsundays.com
Ferry operators

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Yes, the driving distance between Airlie Beach to Hervey Bay is 877 km. It takes approximately 12h 24m 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 83+ hotels available in Hervey Bay. Prices start at $60 USD per night.

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