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There are 6 ways to get from Airlie Beach to Sydney by plane, ferry, bus and ferry, 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 from Hamilton Island  •  4 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Hamilton Island (HTI) to Sydney (SYD) HTI - SYD

$166 - $558

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Ferry, bus and ferry to Proserpine, fly  •  6 h 51 min

  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 Sydney (SYD) PPP - SYD

$190 - $487

Train  •  31 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Proserpine to Brisbane Roma Street Spirit of Queensland
  2. Take the train from Brisbane to Central Station 32

$202 - $342

Bus Greyhound Australia  •  35 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Airlie Beach to Brisbane Gx410 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane Roma Street to Sydney Gx423 / ...

$175 - $305

Bus Premier Motor Service  •  37 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Airlie Beach to Aspley Gympie Road
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane to Chatswood

$228 - $301

Drive  •  23 h 28 min

  1. Drive from Airlie Beach to Sydney 1228.4 miles

$170 - $260

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The cheapest way to get from Airlie Beach to Sydney is to drive which costs $240 - $360 and takes 23 h 28 min.

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The quickest way to get from Airlie Beach to Sydney is to fly which costs $230 - $800 and takes 4 h 58 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Airlie Beach to Sydney. However, there are services departing from Airlie Beach and arriving at Sydney via Brisbane Roma Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 35 h 25 min.

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The distance between Airlie Beach and Sydney is 1532 km. The road distance is 1965.4 km.

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The best way to get from Airlie Beach to Sydney without a car is to train which takes 31 h 43 min and costs $280 - $490.

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It takes approximately 4 h 58 min to get from Airlie Beach to Sydney, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Airlie Beach to Sydney is to fly which takes 4 h 58 min and costs $230 - $800. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $280 - $490 and takes 31 h 43 min, you could also bus, which costs $240 - $430 and takes 35 h 25 min.

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The quickest flight from Hamilton Island Airport to Sydney Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 25 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Airlie Beach to Sydney.
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  • Distance: 957.2 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 58 min

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

Virgin Australia, Qantas and Jetstar fly from Airlie Beach to Sydney every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Airlie Beach to Sydney via Blair Street at Main St, Proserpine, Brisbane Roma Street, and Brisbane in around 31 h 43 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Hamilton Island to Sydney
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $850
Flights from Hamilton Island to Sydney via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Hamilton Island to Sydney via Cairns
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Hamilton Island to Sydney via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Proserpine to Sydney
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Proserpine to Sydney via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Proserpine to Sydney via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Hamilton Island to Sydney
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Hamilton Island to Sydney via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Hamilton Island to Sydney via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Proserpine to Sydney via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Hamilton Island to Sydney
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $800
Flights from Proserpine to Sydney
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Proserpine to Sydney
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $600
Train operators
Queensland Rail Travel
Phone
1300 131 722
Email
reservations@qr.com.au
Website
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Proserpine to Brisbane Roma Street
Ave. Duration
14 h 39 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $210
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Queensland Rail Travel
A-Choice
$201
B-Quick
$111
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Brisbane to Central Station
Ave. Duration
14 h 17 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$90 - $130
1st Class
$120 - $180
Bus operators
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
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$59
Schedules at
cruisewhitsundays.com
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
18 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$100 - $170
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$100 - $150
Flexifare
$120 - $170
Bus from Brisbane Roma Street to Sydney
Ave. Duration
15 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$75 - $140
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$75 - $110
Flexifare
$95 - $140
Premier Motor Service
Phone
+61 2 4423 5233
Email
reservations@premierms.com.au
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Airlie Beach to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
18 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $160
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Sydney
Ave. Duration
17 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Bus from Airlie Beach to Aspley Gympie Road
Ave. Duration
18 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $170
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Chatswood
Ave. Duration
17 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $130
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Ferry operators

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Sydney is 1 h ahead of Airlie Beach. It is currently 3:21 PM in Airlie Beach and 4:21 PM in Sydney.

Yes, the driving distance between Airlie Beach to Sydney is 1965 km. It takes approximately 23 h 28 min to drive from Airlie Beach to Sydney.

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Jetstar, Qantas and Virgin Australia offer flights from Hamilton Island Airport to Sydney Airport.

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There are 2086+ hotels available in Sydney. Prices start at $82 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Airlie Beach to Hamilton Island Airport is to ferry which takes 1 h 5 min and costs $60 - $95.

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