There are 7 ways to get from Airlie Beach to Sunshine Beach by plane, bus, ferry, bus and ferry, car or train

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Fly from Hamilton Island, bus  •  7h 33m

  1. Fly from Hamilton Island (HTI) to Brisbane (BNE) HTI - BNE
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane Airport to Noosa Junction

$226 - $588

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Train  •  16h 16m

  1. Take the train from Proserpine to Cooroy Spirit of Quuensland

$102 - $237

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Ferry, bus and ferry to Proserpine, fly, bus  •  9h 26m

  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 Brisbane (BNE) PPP - BNE
  4. Take the bus from Brisbane Airport to Noosa Junction

$259 - $441

Bus to Mackay, fly, bus  •  9h 49m

  1. Take the bus from Airlie Beach to Mackay
  2. Fly from Mackay (MKY) to Brisbane (BNE) MKY - BNE
  3. Take the bus from Brisbane Airport to Noosa Junction

$163 - $482

Drive to Moranbah, fly, bus  •  9h 25m

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

$223 - $543

Bus  •  18h 11m

  1. Take the bus from Airlie Beach to Noosa Junction Gx411 / ...

$153 - $251

Drive  •  13h 50m

  1. Drive from Airlie Beach to Sunshine Beach 1000 km

$130 - $190

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The cheapest way to get from Airlie Beach to Sunshine Beach is to drive which costs $130 - $190 and takes 13h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from Airlie Beach to Sunshine Beach is to fly and bus which costs $220 - $600 and takes 7h 33m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Airlie Beach to Sunshine Beach. However, there are services departing from Airlie Beach and arriving at Duke St at Ed Webb Park via Noosa Junction station stop B. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18h 11m.

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The distance between Airlie Beach and Sunshine Beach is 816 km. The road distance is 1000 km.

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The best way to get from Airlie Beach to Sunshine Beach without a car is to train which takes 16h 16m and costs $100 - $240.

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It takes approximately 7h 33m to get from Airlie Beach to Sunshine Beach, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Airlie Beach to Sunshine Beach is to train which takes 16h 16m and costs $100 - $240. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $150 - $260 and takes 18h 11m.

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The quickest flight from Hamilton Island Airport to Brisbane Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 35m.

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Airlie Beach to Sunshine Beach bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, arrive at Noosa Junction station.

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Map of how to get from Airlie Beach to Sunshine Beach.
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  • Distance: 816.3 km
  • Duration: 7h 33m

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

Queensland Rail Travel operates a train from Airlie Beach to Sunshine Beach 5 times a week. Tickets cost $90 - $220 and the journey takes 12h 31m. Alternatively, Greyhound Australia operates a bus from Airlie Beach to Sunshine Beach twice daily. Tickets cost $140 - $250 and the journey takes 17h 30m. Premier Motor Service also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Hamilton Island to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Proserpine to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $360
Flights from Mackay to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $460
Flights from Mackay to Brisbane via Rockhampton
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $460
Flights from Moranbah to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $430
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Hamilton Island to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Proserpine to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Flights from Mackay to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $490
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Proserpine to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $360
Flights from Mackay to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $380
Train operators
Queensland Rail Travel
Phone
1300 131 722
Email
reservations@qr.com.au
Website
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Proserpine to Cooroy
Ave. Duration
12h 31m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$90 - $220
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Queensland Rail Travel
Economy- B-Quick fare
$90 - $130
Economy- A-choice fare
$150 - $220
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, although service is limited in Western Australia with just a single route to Broome. Buses are equipped for long journeys, with free WiFi, air-conditioning, full disability access, USB chargers, reclining seats and an onboard bathroom.

Contact Details
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Brisbane Airport to Noosa Junction
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
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Greyhound.com.au
Early Bird
$30 - $45
Premium
$35 - $50
Advantage
$30 - $40
Bus from Airlie Beach to Mackay
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Early Bird
$35 - $45
Premium
$35 - $50
Advantage
$35 - $45
Bus from Airlie Beach to Noosa Junction
Ave. Duration
17h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$140 - $250
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Early Bird
$140 - $190
Premium
$180 - $250
Advantage
$190 - $230
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
$83
Schedules at
cruisewhitsundays.com
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
$24 - $35
Website
Premier Motor Service
Bus from Airlie Beach to Noosa Heads Junction
Ave. Duration
16h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$150 - $210
Website
Premier Motor Service
Ferry operators
Cruise Whitsundays

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Yes, the driving distance between Airlie Beach to Sunshine Beach is 1000 km. It takes approximately 13h 50m to drive from Airlie Beach to Sunshine Beach.

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Qantas and Virgin Australia offer flights from Hamilton Island Airport to Brisbane Airport.

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There are 834+ hotels available in Sunshine Beach. Prices start at $150 AUD per night.

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The best way to get from Airlie Beach to Hamilton Island Airport is to ferry which takes 1h 5m and costs $62.

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