There are 6 ways to get from Gladstone to Airlie Beach by bus, train, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Bus  •  8 h 5 min

  1. Gx442 / ...

$50 - $160

5 alternative options

Train  •  9 h 27 min

  1. Spirit of Queensland

$74 - $101

Drive  •  8 h 26 min

  1. 370.6 miles

$50 - $80

Fly to Proserpine  •  6 h 56 min

  1. GLT - PPP

$188 - $508

Fly to Hamilton Island  •  7 h 33 min

  1. GLT - HTI

$402 - $640

Fly to Mackay, bus  •  6 h 59 min

  1. GLT - MKY

$175 - $518

Questions & Answers

The distance between Gladstone and Airlie Beach is 476 km. The road distance is 593 km.

The cheapest way to get from Gladstone to Airlie Beach is to drive which costs $70 - $110 and takes 8 h 26 min.

The quickest way to get from Gladstone to Airlie Beach is to fly which takes 6 h 56 min and costs $240 - $700.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Gladstone and arriving at Airlie Beach. Services depart twice daily. The journey takes approximately 8 h 5 min.

The bus from Gladstone to Airlie Beach takes 8 h 5 min including transfers and departs twice daily.

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

Greyhound Australia operates a bus from Gladstone to Airlie Beach twice daily. Tickets cost $50 - $160 and the journey takes 8 h 5 min. Alternatively, Queensland Rail Travel operates a train from Gladstone to Airlie Beach 5 times a week. Tickets cost $70 - $100 and the journey takes 7 h 45 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Gladstone to Proserpine via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $450
Flights from Gladstone to Hamilton Island via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
6 h 7 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,100
Flights from Gladstone to Hamilton Island via Brisbane, Sydney
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$340 - $550
Flights from Gladstone to Mackay via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from Gladstone to Mackay via Brisbane, Rockhampton
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $900
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Gladstone to Proserpine via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $750
Flights from Gladstone to Hamilton Island via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$290 - $850
Flights from Gladstone to Mackay via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $700
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Gladstone to Proserpine via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $450
Train operators
Queensland Rail Travel
Phone
1300 131 722
Email
reservations@qr.com.au
Website
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Gladstone to Proserpine
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Bus operators
Greyhound Australia
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Gladstone to Airlie Beach
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $160
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$50 - $75
Flexifare
$65 - $95
Bus from Mackay to Airlie Beach
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $30
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$13 - $19
Flexifare
$21 - $30

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