There are 7 ways to get from Brisbane to Ayr by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly to Townsville, train  •  6 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Brisbane (BNE) to Townsville (TSV) BNE - TSV
  2. Take the train from Townsville to Ayr

$104 - $275

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Fly to Mackay, train  •  7 h 43 min

  1. Fly from Brisbane (BNE) to Mackay (MKY) BNE - MKY
  2. Take the train from Mackay to Ayr

$102 - $309

5 alternative options

Fly to Proserpine, train  •  6 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Brisbane (BNE) to Proserpine (PPP) BNE - PPP
  2. Take the train from Proserpine to Ayr

$117 - $274

Train  •  16 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Brisbane Roma Street to Ayr Spirit of Queensland

$120 - $240

Bus Greyhound Australia  •  22 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Brisbane to Ayr Gx443 / ...

$110 - $190

Bus Premier Motor Service  •  23 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Aspley Gympie Road to Ayr

$144 - $195

Drive  •  17 h 7 min

  1. Drive from Brisbane to Ayr 781.6 miles

$110 - $170

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Brisbane and arriving at Ayr. Services depart twice daily. The journey takes approximately 22 h 5 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Brisbane Roma Street and arriving at Ayr. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 16 h 17 min.

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The distance between Brisbane and Ayr is 1048 km. The road distance is 1250.5 km.

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The best way to get from Brisbane to Ayr without a car is to train which takes 16 h 17 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 36 min to get from Brisbane to Ayr, including transfers.

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Brisbane to Ayr bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, depart from Brisbane station.

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Brisbane to Ayr train services, operated by Queensland Rail Travel, depart from Brisbane Roma Street station.

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The best way to get from Brisbane to Ayr is to train which takes 16 h 17 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 22 h 5 min.

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The quickest flight from Brisbane Airport to Townsville Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 55 min.

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Brisbane to Ayr bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, arrive at Ayr station.

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Map of how to get from Brisbane to Ayr.
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  • Distance: 654.9 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 36 min

What companies run services between Brisbane, QLD, Australia and Ayr, QLD, Australia?

Queensland Rail Travel operates a train from Brisbane to Ayr once daily. Tickets cost $120 - $240 and the journey takes 16 h 17 min. Alternatively, Greyhound Australia operates a bus from Brisbane to Ayr twice daily. Tickets cost $110 - $190 and the journey takes 22 h 5 min. Premier Motor Service also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Brisbane to Townsville
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $490
Flights from Brisbane to Proserpine
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Flights from Brisbane to Mackay
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $370
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Brisbane to Townsville
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Brisbane to Townsville via Mackay
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Brisbane to Proserpine
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $420
Flights from Brisbane to Mackay
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $420
Flights from Brisbane to Mackay via Rockhampton
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $460
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Brisbane to Townsville
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $450
Flights from Brisbane to Proserpine
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $420
Flights from Brisbane to Mackay
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $330
Train operators
Queensland Rail Travel
Phone
1300 131 722
Email
reservations@qr.com.au
Website
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Townsville to Ayr
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $21
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Queensland Rail Travel
Train from Proserpine to Ayr
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
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Queensland Rail Travel
Train from Mackay to Ayr
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
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Queensland Rail Travel
Train from Brisbane Roma Street to Ayr
Ave. Duration
16 h 17 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $240
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Queensland Rail Travel
A-Choice
$234
B-Quick
$129
Bus operators
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 Brisbane to Ayr
Ave. Duration
22 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$110 - $190
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Saver
$110 - $160
Flexifare
$130 - $190
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Ayr
Ave. Duration
22 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $180
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Bus from Aspley Gympie Road to Ayr
Ave. Duration
22 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$140 - $190
Schedules at
premierms.com.au

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Brisbane to Ayr train services, operated by Queensland Rail Travel, arrive at Ayr station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Brisbane to Ayr is 1251 km. It takes approximately 17 h 7 min to drive from Brisbane to Ayr.

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Jetstar, Virgin Australia and Qantas offer flights from Brisbane Airport to Townsville Airport.

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There are nine+ hotels available in Ayr. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Brisbane to Brisbane Airport is to train which takes 20 min and costs .

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