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There are 6 ways to get from Airlie Beach to Sydney by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly from Hamilton Island  •  4h 38m

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

$228 - $628

Cheapest option

Fly from Proserpine  •  4h 33m

  1. Fly from Proserpine (PPP) to Sydney (SYD) PPP - SYD

$163 - $326

4 alternative options

Train  •  32h 13m

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

$178 - $393

Bus via Brisbane  •  36h 46m

  1. Take the bus from Airlie Beach to Brisbane Pm19 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane to Sydney Gx422

$236 - $499

Bus  •  38h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Airlie Beach to Brisbane Pm19 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane to Sydney Pm11

$188 - $395

Drive  •  23h 7m

  1. Drive from Airlie Beach to Sydney 1886.9 km

$210 - $310

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The cheapest way to get from Airlie Beach to Sydney is to fly which costs $220 - $650 and takes 4h 38m.

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The quickest way to get from Airlie Beach to Sydney is to fly which costs $160 - $330 and takes 4h 33m.

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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 Roma Street busway, platform 2 and Brisbane. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 36h 46m.

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The distance between Airlie Beach and Sydney is 1532 km. The road distance is 1886.9 km.

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The best way to get from Airlie Beach to Sydney without a car is to train which takes 32h 13m and costs $170 - $400.

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It takes approximately 4h 38m to get from Airlie Beach to Sydney, including transfers.

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Airlie Beach to Sydney bus services, operated by Premier Motor Service, depart from Airlie Beach station.

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The best way to get from Airlie Beach to Sydney is to fly which takes 4h 38m and costs $220 - $650. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $170 - $400 and takes 32h 13m, you could also bus via Brisbane, which costs $230 - $500 and takes 36h 46m.

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The quickest flight from Hamilton Island Airport to Sydney Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 15m.

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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: 1531.5 km
  • Duration: 4h 38m

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

Qantas, Jetstar and Virgin Australia fly from Airlie Beach to Sydney every 4 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 32h 13m.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Hamilton Island to Sydney
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Hamilton Island to Sydney via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,300
Flights from Hamilton Island to Sydney via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,300
Flights from Proserpine to Sydney
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Proserpine to Sydney via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Hamilton Island to Sydney
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Flights from Hamilton Island to Sydney via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Flights from Proserpine to Sydney
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Proserpine to Sydney via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Proserpine to Sydney via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Hamilton Island to Sydney
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,300
Flights from Hamilton Island to Sydney via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,300
Flights from Proserpine to Sydney via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
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
15h 9m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$110 - $290
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Queensland Rail Travel
Economy-B-Quick fare
$110 - $160
Economy-A-Choice Fare
$160 - $240
A-Choice
$283
B-Quick
$156
NSW TrainLink
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Brisbane to Central Station
Ave. Duration
14h 17m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Website
NSW TrainLink Train
Bus operators
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
18h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $200
Website
Premier Motor Service
Bus from Brisbane to Sydney
Ave. Duration
18h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
Premier Motor Service
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 Airlie Beach to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
19h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$160 - $280
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Greyhound.com.au
Early Bird
$160 - $210
Premium
$200 - $280
Advantage
$220 - $260
Bus from Brisbane to Sydney
Ave. Duration
16h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $220
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Greyhound.com.au
Early Bird
$130 - $160
Premium
$160 - $220
Advantage
$170 - $200

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Yes, the driving distance between Airlie Beach to Sydney is 1887 km. It takes approximately 23h 7m 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 1900+ hotels available in Sydney. Prices start at $125 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 10m and costs $60.

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