There are 8 ways to get from Airlie Beach to Rainbow Beach by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  15 h

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

$85 - $190

7 alternative options

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 Gx446 / ...

$110 - $174

Drive  •  13 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Airlie Beach to Rainbow Beach 600.6 miles

$85 - $130

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

$105 - $374

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

$283 - $436

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

$101 - $420

Fly Proserpine to Hervey Bay, bus  •  9 h 9 min

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

$296 - $631

Drive to Moranbah, fly to Brisbane, bus  •  11 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Airlie Beach to Moranbah
  2. Fly from Moranbah (MOV) to Brisbane (BNE) MOV - BNE
  3. Take the bus from Brisbane International Airport to Rainbow Beach

$199 - $549

Questions & Answers

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

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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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The best way to get from Airlie Beach to Rainbow Beach without a car is to bus which takes 15 h and costs .

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The bus from Airlie Beach to Rainbow Beach takes 15 h including transfers and departs twice daily.

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

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The quickest flight from Proserpine Airport to Brisbane Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 30 min.

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Airlie Beach to Rainbow Beach bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, arrive at Rainbow Beach station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Airlie Beach to Rainbow Beach is 961 km. It takes approximately 13 h 48 min to drive from Airlie Beach to Rainbow Beach.

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Jetstar and Virgin Australia offer flights from Proserpine Airport to Brisbane Airport.

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There are 17+ hotels available in Rainbow Beach. Prices start at $74 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Airlie Beach to Rainbow Beach.
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  • Distance: 481 miles
  • Duration: 15 h

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 - $190 and the journey takes 15 h. Premier Motor Service also services this route once daily.

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 10 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, 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
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $430
Flights from Proserpine to Maroochydore via Sydney, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$380 - $430
Flights from Mackay to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $420
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
5 h 17 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $600
Flights from Proserpine to Hervey Bay via Melbourne, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $350
Flights from Proserpine to Hervey Bay via Sydney, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
7 h 57 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $300
Flights from Moranbah to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
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 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 Maryborough West
Ave. Duration
10 h 16 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$95 - $140
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Queensland Rail Travel
Train from Proserpine to Mackay
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $27
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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 Rainbow Beach
Ave. Duration
15 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$85 - $190
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$85 - $120
Flexifare
$100 - $150
Bus from Maryborough to Rainbow Beach
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $20
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$7 - $11
Flexifare
$14 - $20
Bus from Brisbane International Airport to Rainbow Beach
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $150
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$22 - $35
Flexifare
$30 - $45
Bus from Noosa Junction to Rainbow Beach
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $26
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$11 - $16
Flexifare
$18 - $26
Bus from Hervey Bay - Torquay to Rainbow Beach
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $25
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$10 - $15
Flexifare
$18 - $25
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Airlie Beach to Rainbow Beach
Ave. Duration
14 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $140
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Bus from Maryborough to Rainbow Beach
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Bus from Noosa Heads Junction to Rainbow Beach
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $21
Schedules at
premierms.com.au

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