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

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Fly from Hamilton Island  •  4h 50m

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

$210 - $470

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Bus  •  36h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Airlie Beach to Brisbane GX410 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane to Sydney GX421 / ...

$180 - $486

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Ferry, bus and ferry to Proserpine, fly  •  6h 48m

  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

$323 - $813

Train  •  32h 13m

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

$203 - $463

Bus via Albany Creek  •  37h 51m

  1. Take the bus from Airlie Beach to Aspley Gympie Road PM19
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane to Chatswood PM11

$195 - $347

Drive  •  23h 28m

  1. Drive from Airlie Beach to Sydney 1965.5 km

$260 - $390

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The cheapest way to get from Airlie Beach to Sydney is to fly which costs $210 - $470 and takes 4h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from Airlie Beach to Sydney is to fly which costs $210 - $470 and takes 4h 50m.

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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. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 36h 50m.

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The distance between Airlie Beach and Sydney is 1532 km. The road distance is 1965.5 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 $200 - $470.

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It takes approximately 4h 50m 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 4h 50m and costs $210 - $470. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $200 - $470 and takes 32h 13m, you could also bus, which costs $180 - $490 and takes 36h 50m.

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The quickest flight from Hamilton Island Airport to Sydney Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 20m.

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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 50m

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
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Hamilton Island to Sydney
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Hamilton Island to Sydney via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Hamilton Island to Sydney via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
5h 22m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Proserpine to Sydney via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Hamilton Island to Sydney
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Hamilton Island to Sydney via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Flights from Hamilton Island to Sydney via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Flights from Proserpine to Sydney
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Hamilton Island to Sydney
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Proserpine to Sydney
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Proserpine to Sydney via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Proserpine to Sydney via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
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
3 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
Transport NSW

Transport for NSW manages public transport for Australia’s New South Wales region, including metro, train, bus, ferry, light rail and coach. Hubs include Sydney, Byron Bay, Newcastle and Wollongong. Use an Opal card for cheapest fares in greater Sydney, the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, the Hunter and the Illawarra. Tickets for regional train and bus services need to be booked before travel (Opal cards are not accepted).

Contact Details
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Brisbane to Central Station
Ave. Duration
14h 17m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$90 - $170
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Economy
$90 - $120
First Class
$120 - $170
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
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$83
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, 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
18h 45m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$160 - $270
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Early Bird
$160 - $200
Premium
$200 - $270
Advantage
$210 - $250
Bus from Brisbane to Sydney
Ave. Duration
17h 5m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$130 - $220
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Early Bird
$130 - $170
Premium
$160 - $220
Advantage
$170 - $210
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
17h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
Premier Motor Service
Bus from Airlie Beach to Aspley Gympie Road
Ave. Duration
18h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $200
Website
Premier Motor Service
Bus from Brisbane to Chatswood
Ave. Duration
17h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
Premier Motor Service
Ferry operators
Cruise Whitsundays

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Yes, the driving distance between Airlie Beach to Sydney is 1966 km. It takes approximately 23h 28m 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 2747+ hotels available in Sydney. 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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