There are 7 ways to get from Airlie Beach to Rainbow Beach by plane, bus, 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.

Recommended option

Fly Proserpine to Brisbane, bus  •  9 h 6 min

  1. Fly from Proserpine (PPP) to Brisbane (BNE) PPP - BNE
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane International Airport to Rainbow Beach

$107 - $387

Cheapest option

Bus  •  15 h

  1. Take the bus from Airlie Beach to Rainbow Beach Gx411 / ...

$85 - $200

5 alternative options

Fly Proserpine to Maroochydore, bus  •  12 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Proserpine (PPP) to Maroochydore (MCY) PPP - MCY
  2. Take the bus from Noosa Junction to Rainbow Beach

$284 - $440

Train to Mackay, fly to Brisbane, bus  •  11 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Proserpine to Mackay
  2. Fly from Mackay (MKY) to Brisbane (BNE) MKY - BNE
  3. Take the bus from Brisbane International Airport to Rainbow Beach

$104 - $431

Fly Proserpine to Hervey Bay, bus  •  8 h 27 min

  1. Fly from Proserpine (PPP) to Hervey Bay (HVB) PPP - HVB
  2. Take the bus from Hervey Bay - Pialba to Rainbow Beach

$303 - $643

Train, bus  •  15 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Proserpine to Maryborough West Spirit of Queensland
  2. Take the bus from Maryborough to Rainbow Beach Gx447 / ...

$116 - $176

Drive  •  13 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Airlie Beach to Rainbow Beach 600.6 miles

$85 - $130

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Airlie Beach to Rainbow Beach is to drive which costs $110 - $170 and takes 13 h 48 min.

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The quickest way to get from Airlie Beach to Rainbow Beach is to fly and bus which costs $400 - $900 and takes 8 h 27 min.

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The distance between Airlie Beach and Rainbow Beach is 770 km. The road distance is 961 km.

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It takes approximately 9 h 6 min to get from Airlie Beach to Rainbow Beach, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Airlie Beach and arriving at Rainbow Beach. Services depart twice daily. The journey takes approximately 15 h.

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

Greyhound Australia operates a bus from Airlie Beach to Rainbow Beach twice daily. Tickets cost $85 - $200 and the journey takes 15 h.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Proserpine to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $420
Flights from Proserpine to Maroochydore via Sydney
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $400
Flights from Proserpine to Maroochydore via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $430
Flights from Proserpine to Maroochydore via Melbourne, Sydney
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$360 - $430
Flights from Proserpine to Maroochydore via Sydney, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$380 - $430
Flights from Mackay to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $430
Flights from Mackay to Brisbane via Rockhampton
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $460
Flights from Mackay to Brisbane via Townsville
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$50 - $330
Flights from Proserpine to Hervey Bay via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $470
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Proserpine to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Flights from Mackay to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $370
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Proserpine to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $420
Flights from Proserpine to Maroochydore via Sydney
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $430
Flights from Proserpine to Maroochydore via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $430
Flights from Proserpine to Maroochydore via Brisbane, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$380 - $430
Flights from Proserpine to Maroochydore via Brisbane, Sydney
Ave. Duration
11 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $430
Flights from Mackay to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $330
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
$20 - $28
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Proserpine to Maryborough West
Ave. Duration
10 h 16 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$100 - $140
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Bus operators
Greyhound Australia
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Brisbane International Airport to Rainbow Beach
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $160
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$23 - $35
Flexifare
$30 - $45
Bus from Noosa Junction to Rainbow Beach
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $27
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$11 - $17
Flexifare
$19 - $27
Bus from Hervey Bay - Pialba to Rainbow Beach
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $26
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$10 - $16
Flexifare
$18 - $26
Bus from Airlie Beach to Rainbow Beach
Ave. Duration
15 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$85 - $200
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$85 - $130
Flexifare
$100 - $150
Bus from Maryborough to Rainbow Beach
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $21
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$7 - $11
Flexifare
$15 - $21

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