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

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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Fly to Hamilton Island  •  9h

  1. Fly from Coffs Harbour (CFS) to Hamilton Island (HTI) CFS - HTI

$288 - $559

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Bus  •  27h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Coffs Harbour to Brisbane Roma Street Gx241 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane to Airlie Beach Gx443 / ...

$202 - $599

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Fly to Proserpine, bus and ferry, ferry  •  10h 15m

  1. Fly from Coffs Harbour (CFS) to Proserpine (PPP) CFS - 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

$358 - $519

Bus, train via Grafton  •  22h 53m

  1. Take the bus from Coffs Harbour to Grafton City South
  2. Take the train from Grafton Station to Brisbane 31
  3. Take the train from Brisbane Roma Street to Proserpine

$202 - $369

Bus, train  •  24h 29m

  1. Take the bus from Coffs Harbour to Brisbane Roma Street Gx241 / ...
  2. Take the train from Brisbane Roma Street to Proserpine Spirit of Queensland

$214 - $453

Bus via Logan City  •  31h 7m

  1. Take the bus from Coffs Harbour to Westfield Garden City
  2. Take the bus from Aspley Gympie Road to Airlie Beach

$245 - $330

Drive  •  19h 8m

  1. Drive from Coffs Harbour to Airlie Beach 929.9 miles

$180 - $270

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The cheapest way to get from Coffs Harbour to Airlie Beach is to drive which costs $180 - $270 and takes 19h 8m.

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The quickest way to get from Coffs Harbour to Airlie Beach is to fly which costs $280 - $600 and takes 9h.

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No, there is no direct bus from Coffs Harbour to Airlie Beach. However, there are services departing from Coffs Harbour and arriving at Airlie Beach via Brisbane. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 27h 25m.

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The distance between Coffs Harbour and Airlie Beach is 1199 km. The road distance is 1487.8 km.

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The best way to get from Coffs Harbour to Airlie Beach without a car is to bus and train via Grafton which takes 22h 53m and costs $200 - $370.

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It takes approximately 9h to get from Coffs Harbour to Airlie Beach, including transfers.

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Coffs Harbour to Airlie Beach bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, depart from Coffs Harbour station.

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The best way to get from Coffs Harbour to Airlie Beach is to fly which takes 9h and costs $280 - $600. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $200 - $600 and takes 27h 25m.

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There is no direct flight from Coffs Harbour Airport to Hamilton Island Airport. The quickest flight takes 5h 50m and has one stopover.

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Coffs Harbour to Airlie Beach bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, arrive at Airlie Beach station.

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Map of how to get from Coffs Harbour to Airlie Beach.
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  • Distance: 749.4 miles
  • Duration: 9h

What companies run services between Coffs Harbour, NSW, Australia and Airlie Beach, QLD, Australia?

Qantas, Jetstar and two other airlines fly from Coffs Harbour to Airlie Beach every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Coffs Harbour to Airlie Beach via Brisbane in around 27h 25m.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Coffs Harbour to Hamilton Island via Sydney
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$300 - $800
Flights from Coffs Harbour to Hamilton Island via Sydney, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,100
Flights from Coffs Harbour to Proserpine via Sydney, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
6h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $430
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Coffs Harbour to Hamilton Island via Sydney
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $850
Flights from Coffs Harbour to Hamilton Island via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $800
Flights from Coffs Harbour to Proserpine via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$230 - $700
Flights from Coffs Harbour to Proserpine via Sydney, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $750
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Coffs Harbour to Proserpine via Sydney
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $370
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Coffs Harbour to Proserpine via Sydney, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $430
Train operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Grafton Station to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4h 4m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Economy
$35 - $55
1st Class
$50 - $75
Queensland Rail Travel
Phone
1300 131 722
Email
reservations@qr.com.au
Website
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Brisbane Roma Street to Proserpine
Ave. Duration
14h 7m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$150 - $290
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Queensland Rail Travel
A-Choice
$283
B-Quick
$156
Bus operators
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
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$83
Schedules at
cruisewhitsundays.com
Premier Motor Service
Phone
+61 2 4423 5233
Email
reservations@premierms.com.au
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Coffs Harbour to Grafton City South
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Website
Premier Motor Service
Bus from Coffs Harbour to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
9h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
Premier Motor Service
Bus from Brisbane to Airlie Beach
Ave. Duration
19h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$160 - $220
Website
Premier Motor Service
Bus from Coffs Harbour to Westfield Garden City
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $85
Website
Premier Motor Service
Bus from Aspley Gympie Road to Airlie Beach
Ave. Duration
19h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$170 - $230
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 Coffs Harbour to Brisbane Roma Street
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $160
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Early bird
$60 - $80
Advantage
$80 - $120
Premium
$85 - $160
Bus from Brisbane to Airlie Beach
Ave. Duration
18h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$140 - $440
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Early bird
$140 - $180
Advantage
$190 - $310
Premium
$210 - $440
Ferry operators

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Yes, the driving distance between Coffs Harbour to Airlie Beach is 1488 km. It takes approximately 19h 8m to drive from Coffs Harbour to Airlie Beach.

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Jetstar, Fly Corporate, Virgin Australia and Qantas offer flights from Coffs Harbour Airport to Hamilton Island Airport.

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There are 219+ hotels available in Airlie Beach. Prices start at $125 AUD per night.

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The best way to get from Coffs Harbour to Coffs Harbour Airport is to line 364 bus which takes 5m and costs $3 - $5.

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