From Ayr bus to Airlie Beach. 3 h 28 min $34. From Ayr train to Proserpine, walk to Mill St at Proserpine, then line 1 bus to Shute Harbour Rd at Airlie Beach Central. 3 h 59 min $44. From Ayr drive to Airlie Beach. 2 h 39 min $27.
Greyhound Australia operates a bus from Ayr to Airlie Beach twice daily. Tickets cost $16 - $35 and the journey takes 3 h 28 min. Alternatively, Queensland Rail operates a train from Ayr to Airlie Beach 5 times a week. Tickets cost $26 - $40 and the journey takes 2 h 17 min. Whitsunday Transit also services this route every 4 hours.