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There are 5 ways to get from Bundaberg to Airlie Beach by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  10h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Bundaberg to Airlie Beach Pm16 / ...

$65 - $210

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Train  •  11h 42m

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

$85 - $163

Drive  •  10h 54m

  1. Drive from Bundaberg to Airlie Beach 771.4 km

$85 - $130

Fly from Bundaberg  •  9h 3m

  1. Fly from Bundaberg (BDB) to Proserpine (PPP) BDB - PPP

$97 - $313

Bus to Hervey Bay, fly  •  11h 36m

  1. Take the bus from Bundaberg to Hervey Bay
  2. Fly from Hervey Bay (HVB) to Proserpine (PPP) HVB - PPP

$147 - $389

Bundaberg to Airlie Beach by bus

The bus journey time between Bundaberg and Airlie Beach is around 10h 25m and covers a distance of around 785 km. The fastest bus normally takes 10h 25m. Services are operated by Premier Motor Service and Greyhound Australia. Typically eight buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Bundaberg to Airlie Beach bus schedules

Bundaberg → Airlie Beach
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The cost-effective way to get from Bundaberg to Airlie Beach is to drive, which costs $85 - $130 and takes 10h 54m.

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The quickest way to get from Bundaberg to Airlie Beach is to fly which costs $95 - $320 and takes 9h 3m.

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

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The distance between Bundaberg and Airlie Beach is 632 km. The road distance is 771.4 km.

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The best way to get from Bundaberg to Airlie Beach without a car is to bus which takes 10h 25m and costs $65 - $210.

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The bus from Bundaberg to Airlie Beach takes 10h 25m including transfers and departs once 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 10h 25m and costs $65 - $210. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $80 - $170 and takes 11h 42m, you could also fly, which costs $95 - $320 and takes 9h 3m.

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There is no direct flight from Bundaberg Airport to Proserpine Airport. The quickest flight takes 6h 5m 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: 632.5 km
  • Duration: 10h 25m

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 $65 - $100 and the journey takes 10h 25m. Greyhound Australia also services this route once daily. Alternatively, Queensland Rail Travel operates a train from Bundaberg to Proserpine 5 times a week. Tickets cost $80 - $160 and the journey takes 10h.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Bundaberg to Proserpine via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $310
Flights from Bundaberg to Proserpine via Brisbane, Sydney
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Flights from Bundaberg to Proserpine via Brisbane, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
12h 10m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $750
Flights from Hervey Bay to Proserpine via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $320
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Bundaberg to Proserpine via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $430
Train operators
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
10h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Website
Premier Motor Service
Bus from Bundaberg to Hervey Bay
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
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 Bundaberg to Airlie Beach
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $210
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Greyhound.com.au
Early Bird
$110 - $170
Advantage
$130 - $190
Premium
$140 - $210
Bus from Bundaberg to Hervey Bay
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Early Bird
$21 - $35
Advantage
$23 - $35
Premium
$25 - $40

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Yes, the driving distance between Bundaberg to Airlie Beach is 771 km. It takes approximately 10h 54m to drive from Bundaberg to Airlie Beach.

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Virgin Australia, Jetstar and Qantas offer flights from Bundaberg Airport to Proserpine Airport.

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There are 231+ hotels available in Airlie Beach. Prices start at $125 AUD 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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