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There are 7 ways to get from Bundaberg to Airlie Beach by bus, train, car, plane, bus and ferry or ferry

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Bus  •  10 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Bundaberg to Airlie Beach Gx402

$60 - $110

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Train  •  11 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Bundaberg to Proserpine Spirit of Queensland

$88 - $122

Drive  •  11 h 13 min

  1. Drive from Bundaberg to Airlie Beach 482.3 miles

$65 - $100

Fly Bundaberg to Hamilton Island  •  7 h 9 min

  1. Fly from Bundaberg (BDB) to Hamilton Island (HTI) BDB - HTI

$252 - $692

Fly Bundaberg to Mackay, bus  •  8 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Bundaberg (BDB) to Mackay (MKY) BDB - MKY
  2. Take the bus from Mackay to Airlie Beach

$238 - $747

Fly Bundaberg to Proserpine, bus and ferry, ferry  •  9 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Bundaberg (BDB) to Proserpine (PPP) BDB - PPP
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Proserpine Airport to Hamilton Island Marina
  3. Take the ferry from Hamilton Island Marina to Port of Airlie

$205 - $455

Train to Rockhampton, fly to Mackay, bus  •  8 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Bundaberg to Rockhampton
  2. Fly from Rockhampton (ROK) to Mackay (MKY) ROK - MKY
  3. Take the bus from Mackay to Airlie Beach

$227 - $714

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The cheapest way to get from Bundaberg to Airlie Beach is to drive which costs $95 - $140 and takes 11 h 13 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bundaberg to Airlie Beach is to fly which costs $350 - $1,000 and takes 7 h 9 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bundaberg and arriving at Airlie Beach. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 10 h 25 min.

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The distance between Bundaberg and Airlie Beach is 632 km. The road distance is 771.6 km.

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The best way to get from Bundaberg to Airlie Beach without a car is to bus which takes 10 h 25 min and costs $85 - $150.

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The bus from Bundaberg to Airlie Beach takes 10 h 25 min including transfers and departs twice daily.

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

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The best way to get from Bundaberg to Airlie Beach is to bus which takes 10 h 25 min and costs $85 - $150. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $120 - $180 and takes 11 h 15 min, you could also fly, which costs $350 - $1,000 and takes 7 h 9 min.

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There is no direct flight from Bundaberg Airport to Hamilton Island Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 5 min and has one stopover.

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Bundaberg to Airlie Beach bus services, operated by Premier Motor Service, arrive at Airlie Beach station.

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Map of how to get from Bundaberg to Airlie Beach.
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  • Distance: 395.3 miles
  • Duration: 10 h 25 min

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

Premier Motor Service operates a bus from Bundaberg to Airlie Beach once daily. Tickets cost $75 - $100 and the journey takes 10 h 25 min. Greyhound Australia also services this route once daily. Alternatively, Queensland Rail Travel operates a train from Bundaberg to Airlie Beach once daily. Tickets cost $85 - $120 and the journey takes 9 h 33 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Bundaberg to Hamilton Island via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $850
Flights from Bundaberg to Mackay via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Flights from Bundaberg to Mackay via Brisbane, Rockhampton
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Flights from Bundaberg to Mackay via Brisbane, Townsville
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $750
Flights from Bundaberg to Proserpine via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $350
Flights from Rockhampton to Mackay
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Bundaberg to Hamilton Island via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $650
Flights from Bundaberg to Proserpine via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Train operators
Queensland Rail Travel
Phone
1300 131 722
Email
reservations@qr.com.au
Website
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Bundaberg to Proserpine
Ave. Duration
9 h 33 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $120
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Train from Bundaberg to Rockhampton
Ave. Duration
3 h 14 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
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Queensland Rail Travel
Bus operators
Premier Motor Service
Phone
+61 2 4423 5233
Email
reservations@premierms.com.au
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Bundaberg to Airlie Beach
Ave. Duration
10 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $100
Website
Premier Motor Service
Bus from Mackay to Airlie Beach
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
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 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 Bundaberg to Airlie Beach
Ave. Duration
11 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $110
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Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$60 - $90
Flexifare
$75 - $110
Bus from Mackay to Airlie Beach
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $28
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Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$12 - $18
Flexifare
$20 - $28
Cruise Whitsundays
Phone
+61 07 4846 7000
Email
reservations@cruisewhitsundays.com
Website
cruisewhitsundays.com
Bus and ferry from Proserpine Airport to Hamilton Island Marina
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$59
Schedules at
cruisewhitsundays.com
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Yes, the driving distance between Bundaberg to Airlie Beach is 772 km. It takes approximately 11 h 13 min to drive from Bundaberg to Airlie Beach.

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Virgin Australia and Qantas offer flights from Bundaberg Airport to Hamilton Island Airport.

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There are 204+ hotels available in Airlie Beach. Prices start at $81 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Bundaberg to Bundaberg Airport is to line 4 bus which takes 5 min and costs $2 - $3.

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