There are 8 ways to get from Ayr to Rainbow Beach by train, plane or bus

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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Train to Glasgow, fly to Hervey Bay, bus  •  32h 51m

  1. Take the train from Ayr to Paisley Gilmour Street
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Hervey Bay (HVB) GLA - HVB
  3. Take the bus from Hervey Bay to Rainbow Beach

$1,169 - $4,010

Cheapest option

Train to Glasgow, fly to Brisbane, bus  •  32h 55m

  1. Take the train from Ayr to Paisley Gilmour Street
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Brisbane (BNE) GLA - BNE
  3. Take the bus from Brisbane Airport (BNE) to Rainbow Beach

$765 - $3,322

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Train, bus to Edinburgh, fly to Brisbane, bus  •  34h 20m

  1. Take the train from Ayr to Glasgow Central
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
  3. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Brisbane (BNE) EDI - BNE
  4. Take the bus from Brisbane Airport (BNE) to Rainbow Beach

$781 - $2,753

Train, bus to Edinburgh, fly to Hervey Bay, bus  •  35h 42m

  1. Take the train from Ayr to Glasgow Central
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
  3. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Hervey Bay (HVB) EDI - HVB
  4. Take the bus from Hervey Bay to Rainbow Beach

$1,085 - $3,641

Train to Glasgow, fly to Maroochydore, bus  •  35h 35m

  1. Take the train from Ayr to Paisley Gilmour Street
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Maroochydore (MCY) GLA - MCY
  3. Take the bus from Noosa Heads Junction to Rainbow Beach

$1,350 - $4,392

Train, train to Manchester, fly to Brisbane, bus  •  35h 40m

  1. Take the train from Ayr to Glasgow Central
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Preston
  3. Take the train from Preston to Manchester Airport
  4. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Brisbane (BNE) MAN - BNE
  5. Take the bus from Brisbane Airport (BNE) to Rainbow Beach

$844 - $1,940

Train to Glasgow, fly to Bundaberg, train, bus  •  37h

  1. Take the train from Ayr to Paisley Gilmour Street
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Bundaberg (BDB) GLA - BDB
  3. Take the train from Bundaberg to Maryborough West
  4. Take the bus from Maryborough to Rainbow Beach

$1,159 - $3,924

Train, train to Manchester, fly to Gold Coast, bus  •  41h 28m

  1. Take the train from Ayr to Glasgow Central
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Preston
  3. Take the train from Preston to Manchester Airport
  4. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Gold Coast (OOL) MAN - OOL
  5. Take the bus from Gold Coast Airport to Brisbane Roma St Bus Stop
  6. Take the train from Brisbane Roma Street to Cooroy
  7. Take the bus from Cooroy to Rainbow Beach

$1,078 - $3,390

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Ayr to Rainbow Beach is to train and fly and bus which costs £430 - £1,000 and takes 35h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from Ayr to Rainbow Beach is to train and fly and bus which costs £600 - £2,100 and takes 32h 51m.

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The distance between Ayr and Rainbow Beach is 16266 km.

It takes approximately 32h 51m to get from Ayr to Rainbow Beach, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Glasgow Airport to Hervey Bay Airport. The quickest flight takes 26h 25m and has two stopovers.

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Rainbow Beach is 10h ahead of Ayr. It is currently 7:54 AM in Ayr and 5:54 PM in Rainbow Beach.

Virgin Australia, Qantas and Emirates offer flights from Glasgow Airport to Hervey Bay Airport.

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There are 155+ hotels available in Rainbow Beach. Prices start at $150 AUD per night.

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Map of how to get from Ayr to Rainbow Beach.
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  • Distance: 16265.8 km
  • Duration: 32h 51m

What companies run services between Ayr, Scotland and Rainbow Beach, QLD, Australia?

There is no direct connection from Ayr to Rainbow Beach. However, you can take the train to Paisley Gilmour Street, take the walk to Paisley, Stop 3 Central Road, take the line 757 bus to Shortroods, Sanderling Road, take the walk to Glasgow airport, fly to Hervey Bay, take the taxi to Hervey Bay, then take the bus to Rainbow Beach. Alternatively, you can take the train to Paisley Gilmour Street, take the walk to Paisley, Stop 3 Central Road, take the line 757 bus to Shortroods, Sanderling Road, take the walk to Glasgow airport, fly to Brisbane, take the walk to Brisbane Airport (BNE), then take the bus to Rainbow Beach.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Glasgow to Hervey Bay via Dubai, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
26h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,100 - $3,900
Flights from Glasgow to Hervey Bay via Dubai, Melbourne, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
28h 35m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,200 - $4,100
Flights from Glasgow to Hervey Bay via Dubai, Sydney, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
31h 25m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,200 - $4,100
Flights from Glasgow to Hervey Bay via Dubai, Singapore Changi, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
34h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,200 - $3,800
Flights from Glasgow to Brisbane via Dubai
Ave. Duration
23h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,400 - $4,300
Flights from Glasgow to Brisbane via Dubai, Sydney
Ave. Duration
25h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,400 - $4,300
Flights from Glasgow to Brisbane via Dubai, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
26h
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,400 - $4,300
Flights from Edinburgh to Brisbane via Dubai
Ave. Duration
25h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,300 - $4,400
Flights from Edinburgh to Brisbane via Dubai, Sydney
Ave. Duration
27h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,300 - $4,400
Flights from Edinburgh to Brisbane via Dubai, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
27h 45m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,300 - $4,400
Flights from Edinburgh to Hervey Bay via Dubai, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
28h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,000 - $3,500
Flights from Edinburgh to Hervey Bay via Amsterdam Schiphol, Singapore Changi, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
30h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,400 - $5,500
Flights from Glasgow to Maroochydore via Dubai, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
26h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,300 - $4,600
Flights from Glasgow to Maroochydore via Dubai, Sydney
Ave. Duration
27h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,300 - $4,500
Flights from Glasgow to Maroochydore via Dubai, Melbourne, Sydney
Ave. Duration
27h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,300 - $4,600
Flights from Glasgow to Maroochydore via Dubai, Adelaide
Ave. Duration
35h 15m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,300 - $4,500
Flights from Manchester to Brisbane via Dubai
Ave. Duration
23h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,300 - $2,700
Flights from Glasgow to Bundaberg via Dubai, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
26h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,100 - $3,800
Flights from Glasgow to Bundaberg via Dubai, Sydney, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
32h
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,200 - $4,000
Flights from Glasgow to Bundaberg via Dubai, Melbourne, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
32h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,200 - $4,100
Flights from Glasgow to Bundaberg via Dubai, Singapore Changi, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
34h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,200 - $3,800
Flights from Manchester to Gold Coast via Dubai, Sydney
Ave. Duration
28h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,400 - $4,700
Flights from Manchester to Gold Coast via Dubai, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
30h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,400 - $4,800
Flights from Manchester to Gold Coast via Dubai, Perth
Ave. Duration
31h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,400 - $4,700
Flights from Manchester to Gold Coast via Doha, Sydney
Ave. Duration
26h 45m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$1,300 - $4,000
Emirates
Website
emirates.com
Flights from Glasgow to Hervey Bay via Dubai, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
26h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,100 - $3,900
Flights from Glasgow to Hervey Bay via Dubai, Sydney, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
31h 25m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,200 - $4,100
Flights from Glasgow to Hervey Bay via Dubai, Singapore Changi, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
34h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,200 - $3,800
Flights from Glasgow to Brisbane via Dubai
Ave. Duration
23h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,400 - $4,300
Flights from Glasgow to Brisbane via Dubai, Sydney
Ave. Duration
25h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,400 - $4,300
Flights from Glasgow to Brisbane via Birmingham, Dubai
Ave. Duration
26h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,400 - $4,300
Flights from Edinburgh to Brisbane via Dubai
Ave. Duration
25h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,300 - $4,400
Flights from Edinburgh to Brisbane via Dubai, Sydney
Ave. Duration
27h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,300 - $4,400
Flights from Edinburgh to Hervey Bay via Dubai, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
28h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,000 - $3,500
Flights from Edinburgh to Hervey Bay via Amsterdam Schiphol, Singapore Changi, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
30h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,400 - $5,500
Flights from Manchester to Brisbane via Dubai
Ave. Duration
23h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,300 - $2,700
Flights from Glasgow to Bundaberg via Dubai, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
26h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,100 - $3,800
Flights from Glasgow to Bundaberg via Dubai, Sydney, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
32h
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,200 - $4,000
Flights from Glasgow to Bundaberg via Birmingham, Dubai, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
28h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,100 - $3,900
Flights from Glasgow to Bundaberg via Dubai, Singapore Changi, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
34h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,200 - $3,800
Flights from Glasgow to Bundaberg via Dubai, Melbourne, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
34h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,200 - $4,100
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Glasgow to Hervey Bay via Dubai, Sydney
Ave. Duration
27h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,200 - $4,100
Flights from Glasgow to Hervey Bay via Dubai, Ngurah Rai, Sydney
Ave. Duration
27h 50m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$1,200 - $4,100
Flights from Edinburgh to Hervey Bay via Dubai, Sydney
Ave. Duration
29h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,100 - $3,700
Flights from Glasgow to Maroochydore via Dubai, Ngurah Rai, Sydney
Ave. Duration
29h 25m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$1,300 - $4,500
Flights from Manchester to Brisbane via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
22h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,100 - $4,100
Flights from Manchester to Brisbane via Singapore Changi, Sydney
Ave. Duration
25h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,100 - $4,100
Flights from Manchester to Gold Coast via Abu Dhabi, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
25h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,100 - $3,700
Flights from Manchester to Gold Coast via Abu Dhabi, Sydney
Ave. Duration
27h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,100 - $3,700
Singapore Airlines
Website
singaporeair.com
Flights from Glasgow to Hervey Bay via Dubai, Sydney
Ave. Duration
27h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,200 - $4,100
Flights from Edinburgh to Brisbane via Manchester, Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
27h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$1,200 - $5,500
Flights from Edinburgh to Hervey Bay via Dubai, Sydney
Ave. Duration
29h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,100 - $3,700
Flights from Manchester to Brisbane via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
22h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,100 - $4,100
Flights from Manchester to Brisbane via Singapore Changi, Sydney
Ave. Duration
25h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,100 - $4,100
Flights from Manchester to Gold Coast via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
33h 25m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$1,200 - $3,400
Flights from Manchester to Gold Coast via Helsinki, Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
26h 35m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$1,300 - $4,800
Etihad
Website
etihad.com
Flights from Glasgow to Hervey Bay via Dubai, Sydney
Ave. Duration
27h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,200 - $4,100
Flights from Edinburgh to Hervey Bay via Dubai, Sydney
Ave. Duration
29h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,100 - $3,700
Flights from Manchester to Brisbane via Abu Dhabi
Ave. Duration
23h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,100 - $2,900
Flights from Manchester to Gold Coast via Abu Dhabi, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
25h 47m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,100 - $3,700
Flights from Manchester to Gold Coast via Abu Dhabi, Sydney
Ave. Duration
27h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,100 - $3,700
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Glasgow to Brisbane via London Heathrow, Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
25h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,300 - $8,000
Flights from Manchester to Brisbane via Doha, Sydney
Ave. Duration
24h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,700 - $4,000
Flights from Manchester to Gold Coast via Doha, Sydney
Ave. Duration
27h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,300 - $4,000
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Brisbane via Amsterdam Schiphol, Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
27h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,500 - $5,500
Flights from Edinburgh to Brisbane via Amsterdam Schiphol, Incheon
Ave. Duration
27h 15m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,000 - $6,000
AirAsia X
Website
airasiax.com
Flights from Manchester to Gold Coast via Doha, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
26h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$900 - $2,700
Flights from Manchester to Gold Coast via Dubai, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
26h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$850 - $2,700
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Brisbane via Helsinki, Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
27h 30m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$1,400 - $6,000
Alliance Airlines
Website
allianceairlines.com.au
Flights from Glasgow to Maroochydore via Dubai, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
32h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$1,300 - $4,300
Cathay Pacific
Website
cathaypacific.com
Flights from Manchester to Brisbane via Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
25h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,300 - $3,300
Scoot Tigerair
Website
flyscoot.com
Flights from Manchester to Gold Coast via Helsinki, Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
26h 35m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$1,300 - $4,800
Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Ayr to Paisley Gilmour Street
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $45
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $22
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
$30 - $45
Train from Ayr to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$17 - $50
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $26
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
$40 - $50
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Preston
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$110 - $160
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$45 - $65
Off-Peak Day Single
$70 - $110
Anytime Day Single
$110 - $160
Train from Preston to Manchester Airport
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$13 - $20
Off-Peak Day Single
$23 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$25 - $35
Queensland Rail Travel
Phone
1300 131 722
Email
reservations@qr.com.au
Website
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Bundaberg to Maryborough West
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $30
Book at
Queensland Rail Travel
Economy- B-Quick fare
$21 - $30
Economy- A-choice fare
$16 - $23
Train from Brisbane Roma Street to Cooroy
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Book at
Queensland Rail Travel
Economy- B-Quick fare
$25 - $35
Economy- A-choice fare
$24 - $35
TRANSLink QLD
Phone
13 12 30
Website
translink.com.au
Train from Roma Street station, platform 9 to Cooroy station, platform 1
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
TRANSLink QLD
Bus operators
Premier Motor Service
Phone
+61 2 4423 5233
Email
reservations@premierms.com.au
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Hervey Bay to Rainbow Beach
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $28
Website
Premier Motor Service
Bus from Noosa Heads Junction to Rainbow Beach
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
Premier Motor Service
Bus from Maryborough to Rainbow Beach
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $23
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 Brisbane Airport (BNE) to Rainbow Beach
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Early Bird
$45 - $60
Premium
$55 - $75
Advantage
$55 - $70
Bus from Cooroy to Rainbow Beach
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Early Bird
$30 - $40
Premium
$30 - $45
Advantage
$30 - $40
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Website
Scottish Citylink
Byron Easybus
Phone
+612 6685 7447
Email
info@byronbus.com
Website
byronbayshuttle.com.au
Bus from Gold Coast Airport to Brisbane Roma St Bus Stop
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
Byron Easybus

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