There are 7 ways to get from Airlie Beach to Surfers Paradise by plane, train, bus 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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Fly Proserpine to Brisbane, train  •  5 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Proserpine (PPP) to Brisbane (BNE) PPP - BNE
  2. Take the train from International Airport, platform 1 to Helensvale, platform 1

$99 - $250

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Train to Mackay, fly to Brisbane, train  •  8 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Proserpine to Mackay
  2. Fly from Mackay (MKY) to Brisbane (BNE) MKY - BNE
  3. Take the train from International Airport, platform 1 to Helensvale, platform 1

$95 - $296

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Fly Proserpine to Gold Coast  •  7 h 9 min

  1. Fly from Proserpine (PPP) to Gold Coast (OOL) PPP - OOL

$233 - $363

Train  •  18 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Proserpine to Brisbane Roma Street Spirit of Queensland
  2. Take the train from Roma Street, platform 4 to Helensvale, platform 1 Bdvl / ...

$120 - $225

Bus  •  21 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Airlie Beach to Brisbane Gx410 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane to Surfers Paradise

$111 - $226

Bus, train  •  24 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Airlie Beach to Brisbane Domestic Airport GX447
  2. Take the train from Domestic Airport, platform 1 to Helensvale, platform 1 Bdvl

$129 - $211

Drive  •  15 h 54 min

  1. Drive from Airlie Beach to Surfers Paradise 736.3 miles

$100 - $160

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Airlie Beach to Surfers Paradise. However, there are services departing from Airlie Beach and arriving at Surfers Paradise via Brisbane. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21 h 15 min.

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The distance between Airlie Beach and Surfers Paradise is 984 km. The road distance is 1178.1 km.

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The best way to get from Airlie Beach to Surfers Paradise without a car is to train which takes 18 h 30 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 52 min to get from Airlie Beach to Surfers Paradise, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Airlie Beach to Surfers Paradise is to fly which takes 7 h 9 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 18 h 30 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 21 h 15 min.

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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 Surfers Paradise bus services, operated by Premier Motor Service, arrive at Surfers Paradise station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Airlie Beach to Surfers Paradise is 1178 km. It takes approximately 15 h 54 min to drive from Airlie Beach to Surfers Paradise.

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

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Map of how to get from Airlie Beach to Surfers Paradise.
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  • Distance: 614.8 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 52 min

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

Jetstar, Tigerair Australia and two other airlines fly from Airlie Beach to Surfers Paradise every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Airlie Beach to Surfers Paradise via Blair Street at Main St, Proserpine, Brisbane Roma Street, Roma Street, platform 4, Helensvale, platform 1, and Helensvale, platform 5 in around 18 h 30 min.

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 Gold Coast via Sydney
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $370
Flights from Proserpine to Gold Coast via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $370
Flights from Proserpine to Gold Coast via Sydney, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $370
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
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 Proserpine to Gold Coast via Brisbane, Sydney
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$250 - $650
Flights from Proserpine to Gold Coast via Brisbane, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$320 - $750
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 Gold Coast via Sydney
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $370
Flights from Proserpine to Gold Coast via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $370
Flights from Proserpine to Gold Coast via Melbourne, Sydney
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $370
Flights from Mackay to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $330
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Proserpine to Gold Coast via Sydney
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $320
Train operators
TRANSLink QLD
Website
translink.com.au
Train from International Airport, platform 1 to Helensvale, platform 1
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $22
Schedules at
jp.translink.com.au
Online
$14 - $19
Standard
$16 - $22
Train from Roma Street, platform 4 to Helensvale, platform 1
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
jp.translink.com.au
Train from Domestic Airport, platform 1 to Helensvale, platform 1
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $22
Schedules at
jp.translink.com.au
Online
$14 - $19
Standard
$17 - $22
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
3 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Book at
Queensland Rail Travel
Train from Proserpine to Brisbane Roma Street
Ave. Duration
14 h 39 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $210
Book at
Queensland Rail Travel
A-Choice
$202
B-Quick
$112
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 Brisbane
Ave. Duration
19 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$100 - $220
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Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$100 - $150
Flexifare
$120 - $170
Bus from Airlie Beach to Brisbane Domestic Airport
Ave. Duration
21 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $190
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$110 - $160
Flexifare
$130 - $190
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Airlie Beach to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
18 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $160
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Surfers Paradise
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
premierms.com.au

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